Coaches Helping Coaches – Patrick & Roger

Patrick &  Roger

The Coaches Helping Coaches (CHC) program supports experienced coaches in recruiting and mentoring new coaches into the Ontario sport community. Patrick and Roger are a coaching pair who successfully completed the program in 2014-2015. Read on to find out more about their experience!

New Coach -Roger
Assistant Coach – Bantam Girls
Markham Unionville Minor Basketball Association (MUMBA)
Markham, ON


How did this program benefit you as a new coach?
It helped me put together practices and skill progressions. There were also a ton of new drills that I learned.

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?
Basketball Learn to Train

What was the most important thing that you learned as part of your NCCP Training(s)?
How to deal with participants in all situations.

What is your favourite part of coaching?
Seeing the progression in the kids.

What are the next steps for you in coaching?
I will continue to be an assistant coach with MUMBA and work towards becoming a head coach.



Mentor Coach – Patrick
Head Coach, Girls D1
Toronto Triple Threat
Toronto, ON


Why did you decide to become a coach?
I love being around the game of basketball and wanted to teach the skills of the game to the next generation of young players. I’ve played the game for over 30 years and wanted to teach it after my playing days were done. It’s been extremely rewarding seeing kids that I’ve coach go onto have success at various levels with Canada and the United States. I enjoy being in the gym teach and running drills that help the players improve fundamentally.

What is your favourite part of coaching?
Teaching the fundamentals to young players. I get excited when I have new material to teach. I like seeing the drills being run properly and the benefits the players receive from getting good instruction.

How did the program benefited you as a mentor? 
It benefited me in giving me the opportunity to review and also seeing and helping someone that’s passionate about coaching and teaching young people. It made me feel good to help someone get involved.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?
Feedback was provided on how to be successful in coaching. Practice plans, handling parents, offences, defences and specials where discussed. The constant learning that is required to stay current and maintain effectiveness.


 Apply for the 2015-2016  Coaches Helping Coaches  Program during  National Coaches Week in Ontario  September 19-27, 2015