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Winter 2024 Coach Resources

Instructional Curriculum (Practice Plans)

The Jr. NBA has developed a new, turnkey instructional curriculum with four levels – Rookie, Starter, All-Star, and MVP – that provide proper instruction to youth players at every level of skill development. Each of the four levels of the curriculum has 12 practice plans, for a total of 48 total practices plans that serve as helpful resources for all coaches – including inexperienced volunteer coaches working with young players for the first time.


Volunteer Coaching Clearances

All volunteer coaches for the Upper Merion Park and Recreation programs are required to secure a free volunteer background and child abuse check. 

  • The clearances are free of charge

  • Please print hard copy and/or Email PDFs of your clearances to League Staff

Below are the instructions to obtain your clearances

PA Volunteer Criminal Background Check


  • Click "Volunteers Only" check and fee is waiver. You will be provided record check number and option to print clearance. Make sure that you record your record check number and Print hard copy and/or PDF of clearance.

PA Volunteer Child Abuse Clearances


  • Create Free Individual Account. You will be required to create username and password.

  • After you create account you must login and submit Application for "Volunteer Having Contact with Children" that is valid for 57 months