Post date: Nov. 6, 2019

Application Deadline: Nov. 18, 2019


Canada Basketball is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 U18 Women’s National Team (U18WNT) Program as it begins a new two-year U18/U19 cycle for athletes born 2002 or later.

The five positions available are as follows:

  • 2019-20 U18/19WNT Head Coach (1);
  • 2019-20 U18/19WNT Assistant Coaches (2);
  • 2019-20 U18/19WNT Performance Analysis Coach (1);
  • 2019-20 U18/19WNT Team Manager/Apprentice Coach (1)

Interested individuals are asked to forward a cover letter, a copy of their coaching resume and references.  Please note that interested individuals would need to confirm their availability for the dates outlined for the 2019-20 U18/19 WNT program below in red.

If you have any questions regarding these positions or the application process, please contact Denise Dignard at (416) 614-8037 ext. 204.

Forward applications to:

Canada Basketball

ATTN: Denise Dignard

1 Westside Drive, Suite 11, Toronto, Ontario M9C 1B2

Email: Fax. (416) 614-9570


Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2019

Canada Basketball thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected will be contacted.


2019-20 U18/19 Women’s National Team Program

The U18 Women’s National Team will be comprised of athletes born January 1, 2002 or later, who have Canadian citizenship.  This year, the team selected will compete at the 2020 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women dates tbc (traditionally either in June or July), 2020.


U18WNT Program Goals:

  • Develop ‘Winners’(competent, confident, connected, competitors who are leaders with character) for the Senior Women’s National Team Program with overall goal of consistent podium performance by Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) at the Olympic Games and World Championships.  This includes:
  • Developing a winning culture that is aligned and consistent with all levels of the Women’s High Performance Program (WHPP);
  • Developing winning athletes who have the desire to train their skills, concepts and decision making at a world-class level;
  • Developing winning coaches (transformational vs transactional) that can teach and deliver the Canadian ‘Style of Play’ and develop winning athletes at the world-class level;
  • Developing winning performance enhancement staff (therapist, performance analyst, strength and conditioning expert) and support staff (team manager) that contribute to the performance objectives.
  • 2020 U18WNT Competitive Objective: To qualify for the 2021 FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup;
  • Develop a pool of ‘targeted’ athletes with international potential that are committed to represent Canada and becoming world-class at the top international level;
  • Provide guidance in training and monitor progress of ‘targeted’ athletes to meet Gold Medal Standards throughout the year, including leading into, during and following the age-group assessment camps and U18WNT tryouts, camps and competitions;
  • Evaluate each athlete’s improvement against the best in the world (Gold Medal Standards) at top international level;
  • Provide much needed vision and frame of reference of the international context to ‘targeted’ athletes selected to participate in these program activities;
  • Provide international and national team program experience to ‘targeted’ coaches working with Train to Compete / Learn to Win stage elite athletes who are committed to becoming world class and helping Canada achieve the ultimate goal of podium success for the SWNT program and developing winners.

The upcoming U18 women’s national team training and monitoring activities for this U18 age-group have tentatively been set as follows:

  • ‘Targeted’ athlete training pods or equivalent throughout the year;
  • Webinars/planning conference calls – TBD base on need and time of year
  • December National Age-Group Assessment Camp: December 12-16, 2019;
  • March National Age-Group Assessment Camp: March 26-31, 2020;
  • *U18WNT tryout by invitation and training camp: up to maximum of 15 days in 2020.
  • *U18WNT exhibition competition; 2-4 days just prior to main competition 2020
  • *Main Competition (U18 FIBA America Qualifier): 7 days in summer 2020 (historically been held in June/July)



Candidates will be evaluated based on the demonstrated achievements of the following:


  • Have Canada Basketball’s NCCP Train to Compete with a commitment to complete Canada Basketball’s NCCP Learn to Win and professionally develop.
  • Have experience coaching at the provincial, TAS athletes, national or professional level.
  • Knows the athletes in the U18 pool.
  • Have experience in coaching, playing or knowledge of international and/or professional basketball.
  • Possess a superior knowledge of the technical and tactical aspects of basketball at the international level.
  • Have excellent teaching, communication and team building skills.
  • Transformational vs. transactional
  • Ability to work as part of a coaching team.


  • Demonstrated aptitude for technology.
  • Proficiency in the use of performance analysis tools.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and proficiency in analytics and advanced statistical analysis in the sport of basketball.
  • Ability to teach athletes and lead educational and/or scouting sessions using video analysis tools.


  • Be fully committed to and aligned with the vision of Canada’s women’s high performance program.
  • Understand their current context and application to the FIBA game and Women’s National Team context.
  • Have experience, knowledge and/or demonstrated competencies working/dealing with high performance athletes.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of the required athletic and skill development needs for athletes at particular levels of the long-term athlete development model (LTAD) in the Train to Compete and Learn to Win phases that will lead towards Canada’s goal of podium success at Olympic Games.
  • Ability to work with technology and statistical analysis in teaching and developing winning athletes.
  • Have the ability to work as a member of a team of dedicated professionals in the pursuit of a common goal to become world leaders.
  • Show the willingness to contribute to the growth of the Women’s National Team and High Performance Program coaching system.
  • Make the necessary time commitment to be part of the program and coaching team.
  • Display loyalty to Canada Basketball and the high performance program.


Please note that coaches and performance analysis coaches selected to work with Canada Basketball will be required to have the following:

  • Criminal record check screening and vulnerable sector screening
  • Abide by the responsible coaching movement’s rule of two.
  • NCCP’s Making Ethical Decision module and online exam
  • CAC’s Making Headway online module




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Contact Name: Elaine Sun
1 Westside Drive, Suite 11
Toronto, ON M9C 1B2
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