Becoming a Rambler Coach

Ramblers is always looking for volunteer coaches for both our house league and competitive programs. Much of our success is because of the dedicated parents, students and family members who volunteer their time coaching our athletes. If you are interested in becoming a Ramblers house league or competitive coach please fill out the coaching application form below.

Coaches Application

Police Check

Because we hold the safety of all children in the highest regard, all coaches have to complete a voluntary police check before participating in their first scheduled game or practice. There a few different options on how to get this done and at a reduced volunteer cost. Please click on the link below to get details on how to get your police check done.

Police Check Instructions

High School Student Volunteer Hours: Our house league program is an excellent place for students to get some of their volunteer hours in for school. Whether it be in coaching, scoring and timing or refereeing! We will sign off on the hours for the volunteer.

Requirements for Competitive Coaches: In order for our coaches to coach in the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships, they must meet certain NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) requirements. NCCP in the past included three components, namely Theory, Technical and Practical. Now it is called Learn to Train (Level 1) and Train to Train (Level 2). See below for the levels required for each age group.

NCCP certification needed:

Coaching Category

Level of NCCP Certification Needed

U10 to U12 – Head and Assistant  Coaches Learn To Train Certified – Full Level one NCCP Certification
U13 to U19 – Head Coach Train to Train Certified – Full Level two NCCP Certification
U15 to U19 – Assistant Coach

Learn To Train Certified – Full Level one NCCP Certification

Coaches will be fully reimbursed after taking the required weekend coaching clinic. There is a two step process. First you must submit your receipt to the Quest For Gold. For details please click here.  Once you have received payment from Quest for Gold then Ramblers will reimburse the remainder of the cost.



NCCP Clinics & Certification: For more information on clinics and certification, please click Here

Coaching Certification Links: Learn to Train – Clinic Schedule   Train to Train – Clinic Schedule

After the clinic, participants will be asked to submit a coach’s portfolio to a trained Ontario Basketball Introduction to Competition evaluator and arrange for an evaluation.? Evaluations are to be arranged through the Ontario Basketball office or through an evaluation clinic.

Please complete the following steps prior to contacting Ontario Basketball for an evaluation:

Note: Participants entering into an Introduction to Competition course must print off and prepare the following three assignments prior to attending the course.? Failure to do so may result in an unsuccessful training session.

Pre task #1       Pre task #2         Pre task #3