Become a Mentor

The WBCA Coach to Coach Mentoring Program brings coaches together during the basketball season to share ideas, confront challenges and learn from each other's experiences.

Mentor eligibility

To become a mentor, you must:

  • Be an active WBCA member and renew your membership before August 31;
  • Have five years experience in your current role;
  • Be willing to adhere to all WBCA polices;
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program;
  • Be willing to share your knowledge, experience and wisdom;
  • Commit to spending a minimum of one hour a month with mentees; and
  • Be willing to communicate with mentees between monthly sessions.

Each group will have at least one leader-mentor who will administer the group. However, groups may have multiple mentors.

 Mentor requirements
  • Complete a mentor application.
  • Participate in a mentor-training conference call.
  • Make initial contact with your mentees prior to your first group mentoring session.
  • Set up and conduct monthly mentoring sessions with your group.
  • Check in with your mentees one-on-one in between the group sessions.
  • Serve as a direct resource to your mentees outside of the scheduled group sessions (outside of scheduled/regular communications, the mentee assumes the lead role for maintaining contact).
  • Communicate regularly with the program coordinator and submit monthly meeting and activity information.

Resources

Location

All group mentoring sessions are generally conducted via conference call; however, text message and email chains may also be used. Also, you may choose to participate in person if mentees are in close proximity.

Time commitment

The WBCA Coach to Coach Mentoring program runs the length of the basketball season – September to April. You must communicate with your mentoring group for at least one hour each month.

Registration

Applications for the 2017-18 program closed Aug. 4.

 

“I highly recommend this program to any and all coaches. I gained very valuable information and many ideas that I immediately used with my team. Meeting and working with a team of coaches gave us a great platform for sharing and collaborating on issues, concerns, and topics to make each other better. I am thankful I now have four new fellow coaches who I can bounce ideas off of, learn from, and help grow the game with.”

– NCAA Division I head coach