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Basketball Coach Information

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2018-2019 Coach Information

Star Distribution Form

NBA Scoresheet:  Word Document  /  PDF

(There will not be an online coach training this year for returning coaches.  All Head and Assistant Coaches must attend the coach training.)

Coach Registration

All head coaches must register for free online.   This registration sets up your team page and allows you to invite players and assistant coaches to join your team.  Coach registration can be done by clicking on the "Sign Up" link in the module above.

If you are the head coach of more than one team, please make sure that you sign up for all divisions/teams during the registration process.

Background Check
In addition to the online registration, coaches must also fill out an online volunteer background check.  Please email Brian Bennett at [email protected] to get the link to complete the online form.  Put "Basketball Coach Background Check" in the subject line.

Please submit all other basketball questions to Gail Mixon at [email protected].

Ministry Safe Training
At Prestonwood Baptist Church, we require all staff members and volunteers to complete MinistrySafe's Sexual Abuse Awareness Training before participating in our programs.  After registering to coach, you will be sent a training link to complete the online training. You must complete this video training and quiz before you are scheduled to serve.  Upon completion, please take a screenshot of the Certificate of Completion and email to Gail Mixon at [email protected] to speed up the process of approving you to coach.

Why is the Ministry Safe Training now required?

Earlier this year, federal legislation was enacted arising out of abuse discovered in a number of different sporting organization: USA Gymnastics and USA Taekwondo, to name a few.  That legislation contains several provisions designed to reduce the risk of sexual molestation of minors in sports.  Certain organizations are required to adhere to each provision and other organizations have less stringent requirements.  All organizations, however, can look to the provisions as establishing best practices as it relates to youth, sports, and abuse prevention.  These provisions include the creation and enforcement of policies and procedures to prevent abuse, as well as periodic training in the obligation to report and identify abuse.

Prestonwood takes its responsibility to step out against child abuse very seriously.  We also recognize that other churches and organizations look to Prestonwood for leadership and guidance as we strive to be proactive, rather than reactive, in addressing concerns such as these.  We believe that we have an obligation to follow best practices.  As mentioned, one of those best practices is training.  Prestonwood has partnered with MinistrySafe, a local expert in the field, to offer that training and assist with the creation of policies. 

We hope this helps to clarify why PSO has begun requiring volunteers to complete this training.  We are all troubled by the harsh realities of abuse, and will always do what we can to prevent abuse.  Training to raise awareness is one step we can take to protect those children in our care.

Steps for Head Coaches to Register:

Step 1: Create a new account on this website if you have never logged in, or log in with existing credentials by using the buttons at the top right of the page.

Step 2: Click on "Coach Sign Up" in the main bar at the top of any page, or "Sign Up" in the top module on this page, and then click on "Volunteer Now" beside "2018 - Winter - Basketball". 

Step 3: Select the division(s) in which you want to coach.  If you coach more than one team, please select all the divisions that apply and then click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Select yourself to be the Head Coach

Step 5: Enter your remaining information. This is where you will enter your Team Name.

Step 6: Your team page is created! Go to your team page and click on the "Roster" tab.  Then click on the "Manage Roster Invites" button.  From here you can invite players and assistant coaches to your team by entering their email address. This page also tells you how many players have joined your team and what the minimum and maximum players per team are. PLUS, the team code is on this page too. You can pass this code out to anyone who you would like to join your team. When you enter emails on this page, each email will already include the team code. Tell the parents of your players not to pass out the team code to anyone that is not on your roster or they will be able to register for your team.

Coaches, Keep in mind that there is a maximum of 10 players per team (8 in PreK Divisions).  If you played in our league last season you must invite all of your players back to play for you.  If you have an open spot, you can fill it with a new player of your choice; however, in most cases, any player that played on another team in our league last season is not eligible to play on your team.  Please read the rules (link below) for complete details.

Coach's Manual

A hole-punched hard copy of the coach's manual will be provided at the coaches meeting (see Key Dates for dates and times). You will need to provide your own 3 ring notebook. We will also keep the entire coach's manual posted here if you need an additional copy. Click the link below for a PDF of the 2018-2019 Coach's Manual.

2018-2019 Basketball League Coach's Manual

The Coach's Manual above includes the 2018-2019 Rules. 

Except where the rules unique to PSO apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Association Rules Book for the current year.  Click HERE if you would like to order a NFHS rule book.

NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Division Score Sheet - PDF

NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Division Score Sheet - Word Document

Value Lessons
The 2018-2019 Value Lessons are included in the Coach's Manual above.  The value lessons are called "Locker Room Talks" in the Coach's Manual and are done each week before or after practice.  They include verses to be memorized by the players.  The virtues covered this year are Self-Control, Responsibility, and Hope.

Practice Sign Up

PSO provides one hour of practice time each week in the Prestonwood Sports & Fitness Center.  Coaches will sign up on a first come, first serve basis at the PSO Basketball Coaches Meeting.  However, a coach can request a practice time early by completing the following items:

  1. Register online as a coach (see coach registration process above).

  2. Complete the online background check (see "Background Check" above).

  3. Complete the Ministry Safe Training (link will be sent to you after you register as a coach if you have not completed the training - this training is good for 2 years and covers all leagues).  Take a screenshot of the certificate of completion and email it to Gail Mixon at [email protected]

  4. Submit by email a complete roster to Gail Mixon at [email protected].

  5. Get the players on your roster to register.  Your team roster must have between 7-10 players and you must have 100% of those players registered in order to secure an early practice time.  You can invite players and assistant coaches to your team through your team roster page (see step 6 below for getting to this page).  Beginning October 16th the last roster submitted to Gail becomes your official roster and PSO has the right to start adding players to the rosters of teams with low number of players (see rules for more details).

  6. Once registered as a coach, you can go to your team page to check your roster of players.  Log in with your normal registration login, then click on "My Account" in the top right, then click on the "Volunteer" tab under your name.  The teams you have been assigned to will be listed there and you can click on them to go to the team page to see your roster.  To see contact information you will have a link on your roster page that says "Print Roster."  This link is only visible to coaches that have been assigned to the team.  

  7. When you have completed the first 5 items above you will need to email Gail Mixon at [email protected] for confirmation.  When she confirms all items are complete she will send you a confirmation email that includes practice information questions.  Please forward that email with the questions answered to Brad Freeman at [email protected].  Please check the available practice times via the links below to help answer the questions.

Click HERE for available NCAA Division (PreK-2nd Grade) practice times.  We will try to keep this updated but be aware that some practice spots may have been filled since the last posting of this schedule.

The NCAA plays cross-court games on our portable goals.  Each team will have one portable goal for practice on half of their game court.  Coaches can coordinate with other coaches to practice across from each other so that the full game court can be utilized for practice with that other team.

Click HERE for available NBA Division (3rd-6th Grade) practice times.  We will try to keep this updated but be aware that some practice spots may have been filled since the last posting of this schedule.

The NBA plays full-court games on our main goals.  Each team will have one goal on a half court for practice.  Coaches can coordinate with other coaches to practice across from each other so that the full game court can be utilized for practice with that other team.


We have paid referees from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Officials Association in our NBA Divisions (3rd-6th Grade) only.  In our NCAA Divisions our coaches referee.  In our PreK Boys and our PreK-K Girls divisions we have the coaches of the teams playing officiate their own games.  In our other NCAA divisions we have a coach from each team referee the game before theirs.  If your game is the first on that court for the day then we ask you to come back to the last game on that court.  The refereeing responsibilities can be divided among all the coaches on the team.  For example, if there are 2 coaches, each coach will referee 4 games.  By having our coaches referee, we are better able to create the environment that we want to establish for our league.  It also helps the coach learn what it is like to be a ref.  Some argue that we lose consistency in the refs from game to game.  But when is the last time that you really saw any kind of consistency from paid refs (don't tell them I said that!)?

Coaches Meeting

Coaches will be required to attend a coaches meeting where a clear message will be provided regarding the mission of the PSO Basketball League, league rules, expectations, etc. All coaches will be expected to attend and sign a statement of understanding. Coaches meeting dates are listed on the Key Dates page.  You must attend one of the mandatory meetings.

Post-Season Tournament

There will be a post-season tournament in the NBA (3rd - 6th grade) divisions.  Participation in this tournament is an added bonus and not a right.  It is not guaranteed that all teams will make it into the tournament (at least 4 teams from each division will qualify for the post-season tournament).  Seeding in this tournament will be determined based on win/loss record during the regular season.  In the event of ties the online standings may not be correct (please check the official rules for tie breaker rules).  Teams will only advance to the post-season tournament if they can field a team of at least 5 players and one coach at the Skills Clinic (please check key dates for date and time).  The tournament is a single elimination tournament.  Failure to attend the Skills Clinic is considered a loss in the tournament.

Uniform Order 

*Uniform order deadline will be November 7th for the 2018 season.  Uniform order must be submitted and  paid for by this date in order to guarantee uniform arrival by the first game.

The registration fee does not include player uniforms.  PSO has a preferred provider relationship with Cardinal's Sport Center.  Through this relationship, orders must be placed by the coach for the team.  Coaches must follow the uniform order process.

Uniform Ordering Process
1.  Coach fills out and submits order form and payment to Cardinal's prior to the deadline
2.  Cardinal's will contact the coach when the uniforms are ready for pick up.
3.  Coach or team representative picks up uniforms from Cardinal's in Plano.
4.  Coach or team representative distributes the uniforms to the team at a practice or time and place of choice.

PSO Basketball Uniform - COACH:
There may be optional items available to parents when they order their uniforms.  If you would like your team to order shooting shirts, socks, etc. as a team, then make sure you stop by Cardinal's to work out the details and then communicate with your team.  You will need to note those items on the order form.  You can also order wristbands (NCAA Teams) and coach shirts through Cardinal's but, again, will need to work that out with Cardinal's.  If you have any questions about these items, please contact Cardinal's Sport Center through the contact information on the form.  The order form will be submitted according to the instructions on the form.  Your only option this year will be to place the entire order for the team and pay for it all at one time.  If you prefer to not use a personal credit card you can collect cash from the team.  Cardinal's will not take more than one check for the order.    

NCAA (PreK-2nd Grade) Forms

NCAA Jersey Information    •    NCAA Shorts Information    •    NCAA Wrist Band Information

2018 NCAA Coach Order Form    •    Roster Form (must be submitted with order form)

NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Forms

NBA Jersey Information    •    NBA Shorts Information

2018 NBA Coach Order Form    •    Roster Form (must be submitted with order form)

PSO Basketball Uniform - PARENT Orders:
Parents, If you are on a returning team and have a uniform that fits from last year, please check with your team coach to see if you are ordering new uniforms this year or using last year's uniform.  If using the same uniform as last season, you do not need to order a uniform unless you need a replacement piece or a new item.  Again, check with your coach before placing your order.  All players must order a t-shirt and star pack to give to the coach.  The coach will hand out stars after each game.  The stars will be ironed on to the sleeve of the t-shirt. 

Once the coach has decided on the team uniforms, he/she will communicate that information to the team.  PSO will not be able to answer uniform questions.  Please contact your coach.


4817 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 985-1144
Shopping Center at the northeast corner of Park and Preston
(Click HERE for a Google Map)

All uniform orders will begin on September 22nd.  The key dates page has the uniform order deadline.


League Replacements for last year's uniforms Package cost per player Requirements
NCAA (PreK-2nd Grade) Available through Cardinal's. Reversible Jersey $27
(PSO Logo on front)
Shorts (not reversible) $8
T-Shirt w/ PSO Logo $7
Star Pack $5
Total  $47
*Uniforms must include the PSO logo.  Cardinal's is the only authorized dealer to apply the logo.
*T-Shirt is required by rule under the jersey for boys and girls.
*Stars are kept by the coach and handed out after games.
NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Available through Cardinal's. Reversible Jersey $39
(Team Name on Jersey)
Reversible Shorts $20
T-shirt w/ PSO Logo $7
Star Pack $5
Total  $71
*Same requirements as above.
*Numbers required on front and back of jersey.
*The increase in cost is due to higher quality uniform and team names on jerseys.

Coaching Tips

Below are links to some websites that will help you as you are coaching your players.  We will add to these as we come across good information.  The internet is full of great ideas but, as with anything, some of what is out there is bad information or not easily implemented at the youth level where you only have one or two practices a week.  The thing to keep in mind is to help players understand concepts that can apply to different situations.  Click on the titles below to be taken to the site.

Breakthrough Basketball

The Mavs Basketball Academy (MBA) Coaches Association


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