HCPSS Inclement Weather Line: (410) 313-6827.
HCPSS Lockout Contact: (443) 472-5969
The HCPSS Inclement Weather Line is updated on weekends by 7:00 AM. Closures announced at that time mean all games scheduled at HCPSS schools that day are cancelled. If inclement weather closings take effect while games are in progress, all games after the current games in progress are completed will be cancelled for that day. Games in progress will be allowed to be completed. Check the HCPSS inclement Weather Line the following day at 7:00 AM to see if the gyms will be opened or closed for that day.
HCYP Basketball Middle School & Travel Team Coaches
Volunteer Middle School & Travel League Basketball Coach Requirements
Howard County Youth Program, Inc. (HCYP)
Howard County, MD
The ideal HCYP Basketball head coach candidate will be a strong, energetic person with leadership skills who instills character development and provides direction to student athletes so that they may achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in basketball.
All HCYP Basketball coaches are volunteers responsible for selecting, coaching and managing their teams. Coaches are selected and confirmed or reconfirmed for each basketball season, which runs from May 1 – April 30 each year. No coach may continue in the capacity as an HCYP Basketball coach until they are confirmed or reconfirmed for the new season.
Mandatory COACH Application:
HCYP Basketball Middle School & Travel Coaches
All HCYP Basketball Middle School & Travel Coaches are required to fill out, sign and submit The Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) Volunteer Basketball Coach Application and agreements to HCYP Basketball's codes of conduct and ethics for themselves, players and parents.
As a youth sports coach, your actions can help lower an athlete’s chances of
getting a concussion or other serious injury. Aggressive or unsportsmanlike
behavior among athletes can increase their chances of getting a concussion
or other serious injury. It is your responsibility as a coach to not only ensure the safety of your players and help prevent the inconcurrence of concussions, but also to recognize important signs that a player may have sustained such an injury.
All HCYP Coaches are required to take the free Online CDC Concussion Training Course which is made available to coaches, parents, sports officials, athletic trainers and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a certificate of completion which you can print out and submit the HCYP Basketball Middle School & Travel Teams Commissioner. You will not be allowed to conduct any practices with your team until you complete this program.
Please note you will first be asked to set up a free account so that your test can be administered. More importantly, you will be significantly strengthened and empowered to best ensure the safety, health and well-being of your players. That is is your highest priority!
Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for all teams are required to take this training course. Anyone who may be in a position of managing a player's playing time in games or practices are responsible for the players' safety. There can be no exceptions to this requirement. No coach will be allowed to begin or resume coaching duties until he or she successfully completes this training program and presents their certificate of completion to HCYP Basketball.
Concussion Fact Sheet For Coaches... Click Here!
Get important information about concussions, what they are, what to look for and how to prevent them in this information four-page fact sheet for coaches.
Get important information about concussions, what they are, what to look for and how to prevent them in this two-page fact sheet for parents and other caregivers of players.
For further questions contact:
Middle School & Travel Commissioner