Coach to Coach Mentoring Program

Applications for the 2019-20 program are closed. 

The Coach to Coach Mentoring Program is a traditional, small-group mentoring program designed to bring coaches and staffs together during the basketball season to share ideas, confront challenges and learn from each other's experiences.

This program creates a structured platform – monthly conference calls – for organic, open conversation for those who have recently began their coaching journey.

Become a mentor.

The mentor serves as a direct resource to mentees and acts as facilitator of the group — making initial contact and scheduling/conducting calls with the group.

Become a mentee.

The mentee is encouraged to actively prepare for and participate in monthly mentoring sessions with the group.

Requirements:

  • Must be a WBCA member.
  • Must have three or more years of experience in your current role.
  • Must attend a WBCA training session via video conference or teleconference.
  • Must be employed by a school (collegiate or scholastic).
  • Must attend all scheduled meetings.

Requirements:

  • Must be a WBCA member.
  • Must have two or less years of experience in your current role (exceptions varied).
  • Must attend a WBCA training via video conference or teleconference.
  • Must have a desire to work in the profession (employment is not required).
  • Must attend all scheduled meeting

Seven mandatory calls:

  • Call 1 must be completed between Oct. 7, 2019 - Oct. 25, 2019.
  • Call 2 must be completed between Nov. 4, 2019 - Nov. 22 2019.
  • Call 3 must be completed between Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019.
  • Call 4 must be completed between Jan. 6, 2020 - Jan. 24, 2020.
  • Call 5 must be completed between Feb. 3, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020.
  • Call 6 must be completed between March 2, 2020 - March 20, 2020.
  • Call 7 must be completed between April 7, 2020 - April 24, 2020.

Resources:

Tips for program success:

  • Make yourself available to all members of your group.
  • Communication is key. Discuss with your huddle best ways to communicate with each other (e.g. text, Google Hangout, House Party).
  • Attend all scheduled calls.
  • Be willing to share your knowledge, experience and wisdom.
  • Be willing to communicate with your mentor and other mentees in your group between sessions.
  • Be willing to adhere to all WBCA polices.
  • Reach out to Latasha Lewis if you have any questions or concerns.