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Ever wanted to coach basketball?

Want to give back to your community?

Coach 3rd-5th grade youth through Up2Us Sports this winter!

The Celtics sponsor basketball clinics in community centers around Eastern Massachusetts for 500 boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade from February to April.  Youth learn Celtics drills and work to improve their drill scores to earn Celtics game tickets and other prizes.  Program is free for youth to participate and appropriate for all skill levels.


Coach Rodrigo leading Jr. Celtics through games at the 2015 Kick-off clinic. 


Volunteer Commitment - Total hours: approximately 15 hours over 2-3 months

-          Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 - Coaches Training (Practice Facility - Waltham)

-          Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – Clinic #1  (Madison Park HS, Roxbury)

-          Saturday, March 12th, 2016 – Clinic #2 (Madison Park HS, Roxbury)

-          4 One Hour Practices at a greater Boston community center

o   Session 1 practices run once a week from 2/8/16 to 3/6/16

o   Session 2 practices run once a week from : 3/14/16– 4/10/16


Potential Practice Locations





West Roxbury



South End



East Boston












How to Get Involved

Step 1: Volunteer to be a coach!   That's this step. Use the registration form here

Step 2: We'll follow up in a few weeks with specific practice locations and time slots for you to choose from. There will be a variety of practice times and locations all over Eastern mass.  See the list at right for past practice site locations. 

Step 3: Attend coach training at the Celtic’s practice facility in Waltham*.  You’ll learn about the structure of practices, rules and scoring for the drills, and some tips and tricks for ensuring all the kids you coach are having fun. 

*We’ll help you get a ride to the facility if you don’t have a car!

          Saturday, January 23rd, 2015 - Coaches Training

Step 4: Attend both Jr. Celtics kick-off clinics.  These clinics are fun events in which the kids learn about the importance of practicing basketball skills, being physically active, and eating healthy.  There will be Celtics players at these events as well as media and other volunteers.  It’s a fun and easy day. You’ll get to meet the kids you’ll be coaching the following four weeks. 

           Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – Clinic #1  (Madison Park HS, Roxbury)

           Saturday, March 12th, 2016 – Clinic #2 (Madison Park HS, Roxbury)

Kelly Olynyk defends a Jr. Celtic at the 2015 Kick-off clinic at Madison Park High School

Step 5: Go to community center once a week for 4 weeks to run practices with approximately 20 kids.  Score the kids on the drill of the day and play fun and physically active games with them to help improve their basketball skills.  Send drill scores to Up2Us Sports after each practice so kids can earn the chance to attend a Celtics game!

Step 6: Go to the Celtics game with your kids! You’ll get tickets to this game and will have a great time and good opportunity stay connected with the kids for the future.

Sign up to be a volunteer today! 

CONTACT INFO: Susan, (O) (857) 254-9065

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