The MBCA Mission has always been to “promote basketball throughout the State of Missouri.” We are doing this with over 1,400 members who are provided professional liability insurance through the MBCA, along with accolades for coaches, players and events. We also provide team rankings for all classifications (both girls and boys) weekly throughout the basketball season; we are the only organization in the state that provides this service.
The NHBCO has had an interesting year. After returning from the Raleigh, NC NHSBCA Convention, we got to work to putting together the largest coach’s clinic in the history of New Hampshire. We had coaches from all over New England attend the clinic and everyone got to see some great speakers headlined by Kurt Miller the Head Coach of the WNBA Connecticut Suns. Joining Coach Miller this year was Maureen Magarity from UNH, Paul Culpo from Castleton University, Charlie Mason from New England College, and Pat Quinn from NX Generation Athletics. The coaches in attendance really felt like this was an outstanding day of networking and gathering new ideas. One of the biggest reasons for improved attendance was the decision to move the clinic to the state capital Concord, NH. The central location was a hit.
It’s been another successful year thus far for the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. Please enjoy a visit to our website at www.wisbca.org to see all the special events we host. The result of many of these events are highlighted in the following paragraphs. Please feel free to inquire about any of our happenings by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Tennessee Basketball Coaches Association currently has several things going on as this busy 2018-19 school year picks up steam. We continue to enjoy our sponsorship agreements with Baron Rings, PGC Basketball, and Dr. Dish – very excited about these solid relationships that continue to improve the “quality” of resource/opportunities for our membership. Our partnership with Dr. Dish allows us to give away a Dr. Dish All-Star shooting machine to a BCAT member each year! Also, we have started to offer $500 scholarships to children, players, and managers of our member coaches. Plans to create a Tennessee Basketball “Hall of Fame” remains in progress, and we are continuing to send out weekly playbooks/notebooks to our coaches as we continue to look for ways to increase the value of our association for the Tennessee high school basketball community. We have also expanded our All-Star games – have 4 teams from around the state and play 2 games with each team. Finally, we maintain our solid relationship with the NHSBCA (National High School Basketball Coaches Association), relying on their support and expertise as our country moves into a new era of scholastic basketball.
The Florida Basketball Coaches Association was started in Orlando at a meeting of Central Florida head coaches / organized by Coach Ed Kershner in the Fall of 2009
The IBCA is excited for the start of the 2018-19 school year. We have had a lot going on in our great state of Illinois - with the IBCA in particular. Last year, the IBCA began the “Century Club” recognition for our coaches. Another initiative that we began was the Program Victories Milestones. Twenty-one programs throughout the state were recognized for total program wins throughout their school’s history. We also recognized “Organizations of the Year”. The inaugural winners of this award were the Centralia Holiday Tournament, the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, and the DeKalb/Chuck Dayton Holiday Classic. It is so important to the IBCA to continue to recognize and highlight our great coaches, programs, and organizations throughout our state every year! More information can be found on our website.
Good things are happening in Iowa with the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) -
Maine McDonald’s All-Star Weekend continues to be the focal point of the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches. This showcase event has grown steadily throughout the years and now includes all-star team practices, a formal awards banquet, and all-star games. Students athletes are recognized for their prowess on the court and in the classroom. Coaches of the year are recognized as well. In recent years, the MABC has established a new award entitled The Spirit of the Game. The award recognized players who have overcome substantial obstacles in their pursuit of their basketball dream. In 2009, CBS Sports feature this award presentation as part of their pre-game show for the men’s final four in Michigan. Jason McElwain, of ESPN fame, was on hand to make the presentations. The award has gone on to become a truly inspirational moment of each year’s banquet.