Coaching – Paid Staff

Our staff consists of former high school, college and pro basketball players, and coaches who know how to teach the game and communicate effectively with children and young adults.

We teach children in grades K-11 the proper doses of learning over time, while benefiting from a good sweat, games and fun.  We offer weekend training sessions, Boost weeknight workouts, private and semi-private sessions in addition to our local Manhattan-based league called The Gotham Basketball Association.  In the GBA, we compete against Motion teams and other NYC/metro teams.  The league consists of 78 teams, which are divided by skill and experience level in effort to create constructive game experiences.

What We Are Looking For:

A coach who is involved in the teaching process, with great presence, knowledge and an ability to create a relationship with players that is valuable to their development as ballers, teammates and individuals.

1. Time Commitment

  • Weeknight Workouts: 2 hours Tues, Wed or Thurs evening
  • K-3: 2 hours Saturday or Sunday morning
  • Grade 4: 2 hours Saturday (Boys) or Sunday (Girls)
  • Grade 5/6: 2 hours Saturday & Sunday
  • Grade 7/8: 2 hours Friday & Sunday
  • Off for major holidays

2. Coaching Responsibilities

  • Supervise athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities.
  • Plan, develop and implement an effective program to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate in athletic contests; formulate behavioral objectives; administer discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasize safety precautions.
  • Organize practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; teach basic fundamental skills; prepare daily practice activities and keep records on file; emphasize and promote good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches.
  • Assume responsibility for all phases of the program (when in charge); follow procedures for handling injuries; submit to the Head of Coaching a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during practice/games; maintain injury records from a scraped knee to a bump on the head.
  • Establish an effective system for using equipment and maintaining equipment quality; assure the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; perform weekly safety check for all equipment; hold players responsible for lost or damaged equipment; complete inventory lists and provide information to Head of Coaching.
  • Make written recommendations to Head of Coaching regarding program, facilities, player and parent issues/improvements; assist the staff in achieving the objectives of the program.

3. Administrative Responsibilities

  • Know your gyms – entrance and exit, emergency procedures, equipment locations
  • Take attendance at each session. Report to the office any players who are not on your list. During the season, report players who do not show up
  • Wear Mo’ Motion gear to all events. If you need extras, email the office.
  • Give advance notice whenever possible if you will miss a session. We will need time to find a sub.
  • Communicate weekly schedule to parents once the team season begins
  • Distribute uniforms to your teams – email the office uniform numbers. Collect uniforms at the end of the season.

I’m Interested… Now What?

Application Process

  • The first step in the hiring process is to complete the online application.
  • The second step is to send a resume to office@momotion.org.
  • After the interview process, there are several more steps our coaches (paid and volunteer) need to take. Our staff will direct you to these at the appropriate time.