Youth Coaching 

For the 2019-20 season, Cleveland Basketball (CB) head coaches will be selected on the following basis:

  • High School (Fall teams)

    • Frosh & JV will be Varsity player coaches with parent/guardian supervision, per tradition.

    • Varsity will have parent/guardian volunteer supervision.

  • Warrior Prep

    • Grades 5-8 will be paid, non-family member coaches for all teams.

  • Hoop Teams

    • Grades 6-8 will be paid, non-family member coaches for all teams. These coaches will be paid by CB & their coaching fee will be built into the registration cost.

      • Family members will be able to serve as team parents & assistant coaches should the head coach approve. (CB does not pay assistant coaches or reimburse costs of licensing.)

    • Grades 3-5 will be parent/guardian volunteer coaches for all teams.

  • Rec Teams

    • Grades 3-8 will be parent/guardian volunteer coaches for all teams.

Any exceptions to the above will be at the discretion of Cleveland Basketball board of directors.

Note: If we didn't have volunteers for REC & some of our off-season Hoop teams, we would no longer be able to offer those options to our community.  Your help is truly appreciated & impactful on kids who love the game of basketball & enjoy playing year-round.

Requirements, Forms, & Documentation for Coaches:

All coaches, whether volunteer or paid, must complete a certification process. Our program requires a USA Basketball license, acquired after a background check & mandatory coach trainings. We also require completion of a concussion training. All of these are offered online. Certification typically opens up each year in September. Licensing is valid for 1 year, which will make you eligible to coach multiple seasons within the year with us if you’d like!

All coaching expenses related to required licensing for your assigned team will be reimbursed to you by CB.

Interested coaches should contact us at

If hired, please provide your USAB license #, proof of completions, & payment receipt for reimbursement.

Certifications needed for specific team can be found below.