Below is information for our current and prospective traveling and in-house coaches. For information about coach development, drill ideas, and plays, visit our Coaches Corner here.
Most coaches in our program are volunteers. Adults interested in head coaching should express their interest during sign ups, or by contacting the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews of head coach candidates are conducted by select members of the Board with members removed who have any conflicts. The interviews are held in August. After the interviews, the coaching candidates are ranked. During tryouts, the independent evaluators will put the players into skill level pools. Coaches are selected based on the pool in which their child has been assigned. If more than one coach has a child in a given pool, the coach with the highest rating in the interviews will be designated the head coach for that pool level.
If you are interested in a head coach position for Eagan Basketball, please fill out the application below and send to email@example.com.
Please note: We select teams first, placing players on A, B, C teams based on talent level at tryouts. Then, we look at who applied to be a head coach for each team and then the highest ranked head coach is selected. We do not place players on A,B,C teams based on who has applied to be a head coach. This means, a child will not be "penalized" as a bubble A/B player or B/C player and forced on the lower team if their parent coach applicant is the only parent to have applied to be a head coach for a certain level. This also means, some teams may not have a parent coach applicant. In this scenario, parents will need to volunteer to coach if a paid coach cannot be secured for that team.
As a volunteer run organization, we need multiple parents to volunteer to coach.
Once you have been selected as a coach for a team, there are some things that you will need to do prior to having contact with the kids. EAA runs our background and training/certification requirements, which may change year-to-year. In general, EAA requires that coaches have the following:
The following is a list of guidelines that all coaches are expected to follow. Eagan has developed a reputation for producing teams that are competitive and have a high level of class. We would ask that you work to continue this reputation throughout the season.