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Thank you for your interest in coaching a Hopkins Girls Basketball Association team (HGBA). HGBA is a 501c3 volunteer-run organization and wouldn't exist without volunteers like you! 

All coaches interested in volunteering for a HGBA coaching position must complete the Coach Screening Form in full by Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. 

HGBA is a member of Trusted Coaches. The Trusted Coaches online training and educational program provides our youth coaches with concussion instruction, a nationwide criminal background check, and certification in the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® course. Coaches are issued a Trusted Coach Membership Card and placed on the Trusted Coaches National Registry upon completion. If you are selected to coach or assistant coach a team, you will be required to complete the online training at no cost to you.

As a coach, you will be responsible for working with a team of ideally 8-10 players, planning and executing practice plans, and coaching the team during warm-ups and games.   To apply, please fill out the coach application. Our coaching director will be interviewing coaching applicants and selecting coaches and assistants for each team formed.

To receive full consideration to coach with the Hopkins Girls Basketball Association (HGBA) you will need to:

  1. Complete the online Coach Screening Form.
  2. Lead drills during Pre-Eval Clinics (Sept. 7 and 14th)
  3. Complete an interview.*
  4. Attend coaches clinic and coaching meetings offered by HGBA.  Dates and times will be communicated via email to the email address listed on your account.
  5. Complete the online Trusted Coaches training prior to October 15th, which includes a criminal background check.

*Priority will be given to those who coached at the 4th grade level or higher last year.

Due to coaching shortages and aligned with other associations, HGBA will pursue coaches for teams playing at the A or B-level in 6th-8th grade.  Athletes who make these teams will now pay a $50 coaching fee to offset coaching costs.  If a paid coach is unable to be secured, parent volunteer coaches will be utilized and no coaching fee assessed.

Next Steps:

Our coaching director, Ana Garcia, will be in contact with coaching candidates to schedule an interview once the Coach Screening form is completed.  Interviews will be conducted via Phone, Zoom or In-Person dependent upon availability.

Coaching decisions and offers will be made following team formation.

All coaches interested in volunteering for a HGBA coaching position must complete this application in full by Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. 


  • Conduct a pre-season parent meeting during the first few weeks of your practice season.
  • Communicate with your team manager and parents regarding practice updates and information, tourney logistics, and HGBA events. 
  • Plan and be prepared for each practice.
  • Practices should be split between skill development and game development. The amount of each will be dependent on the grade level, time of the season, and the skill level of each player/team.  HGBA will provide guidance on this.
  • We want to help the girls learn the game of basketball and HGBA believes in utilizing a motion offense. Use this as a foundation.
  • Be punctual to each practice and game, allowing time to meet before warm-ups begin.
  • Know the rules of the sport and each tournament and abide by them. 
  • Instruct team members in the rules of the game and motivate each player to compete according to the rules at all times.
  • Meet with your team immediately following each game of a tournament to reflect.

Contact Us

Hopkins Girls Basketball Association

HGBA, PO Box 27524
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Email: [email protected]

Hopkins Girls Basketball Association

HGBA, PO Box 27524
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Email: [email protected]
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