Instructional League Co-Ed Basketball

Updated Thursday September 13, 2018 by WRA Editor.

WRA Basketball

Instructional registration will open on September 10, 2018

Currently seeking Commissioners, Coaches and Sponsors for all Divisions.

The Whitpain Recreation Association (WRA) Basketball program, for boys and girls grades 1-12, is conducted by volunteer coaches and administrators and is devoted to the enjoyment of the sport of basketball and development of basketball skills.

Over 800 youths participate in the intramural and travel programs with evaluations beginning in November.  

 The foundation of any successful program is the strong support of the parents and their willingness to volunteer. Volunteering to coach or help out is very gratifying.

 Registration:  Registration for the 2018-2019 season will open on September 10th, 2018.  

Instructional League:  This 8-week program has been developed for 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls.  The focus is on developing the kids' basic basketball skills and having fun!  The Instructional League will start on Saturday, January 5 and run every Saturday for 8 weeks.

 

 Intramural Basketball Chair: Patrick Traver, traverp2@gmail.com

 

Minor/Student Volunteers

 
All volunteer coaches and assistant coaches who are minors and/or students must, together with his/her parent/guardian, complete and submit to the appropriate Division Commissioner the Parent or Guardian Attestation for Minor/Student Volunteers (click here to view/print the document).

If there is an issue that you need to disclose regarding your minor/student child, please contact Patrick DiNicola, VP of Operations to discuss it.  A decision will be made on an individual basis whether to exclude a student from volunteering based on the nature of the infraction and/or the amount of time since the infraction occurred.
 
Student Volunteers Under 21 Years of Age
 
All student volunteer coaches and assistant coaches must be paired with a registered adult age 21 or older, who may or may not be a parent, and who has completed the online background check on this WRA website.  Only students OVER  18 years of age should also submit the online background check.  

The designated registered adult must be present with the student volunteer at all WRA practices and games.  All volunteers under 21 years of age must complete and submit to the appropriate Division Commissioner the Volunteer Affirmation Form for Minors/High School Students (click here to view/print the document).  
 
Description of Responsibilities to be a Volunteer Coach:
 
•    Notify Teams when you are assigned your team.  Coaches will have limited access to the player database and will be able to conduct team management from their personal WRAsports.org account.
•    Work with opposing coach and Division Commissioner.
•    Communicate with your team regularly.
•    Communicate with your commissioner when questions or issues arise.
•    Attend one practice and/or one game each week for the season.
•    Be a positive role model for your players and parents.  We’re here for the kids