B-Ball Y’all: Cucuyo Seeks Coach for 2013

Cucuyo is a nonprofit organization that brings American and Dominican youth together for an arts and language summer program in Bonao, Dominican Republic.

Basketball Tournament in La Ceiba
2012 Basketball Tournament in Bonao

Why are we looking for a basketball coach, you ask?

In addition to our theatre workshops this year, we’d like to offer three weeks of basketball training to kids, teens, and adults. Basketball is hugely popular in Bonao; every year the community hosts a tournament with local teams that attracts hundreds of spectators. And even in the hottest mid-day sun, teens and adults come to the community club every day to play basketball—but none of them has ever had access to formal coaching.

We’re looking for a coach to work with three age groups and lead them through drills, court strategies, and other exercises. We want someone who can teach them to be team players and how to improve their skills. This is a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of youth and adults in this small, underserved community, pick up some Spanish, and earn valuable experience coaching abroad.

Cucuyo will pay all expenses, including food, lodging, and in-country transportation, EXCEPT airfare to the Dominican Republic. (There is a chance we can pay or subsidize part of this too, but we won’t be certain until early 2013.) Workshops are 5 days a week Monday through Friday and will include a mini-tournament that the coach is free to plan as they wish. Included in the trip is a surprise weekend excursion that involves delicious food and a relaxing trip to the beach.

If interested, please email your CV and a brief description of your interest in the position to moreplease@cucuyo.org. Spanish is not a requirement, but some functional knowledge is a big plus.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2013
Dates of program: June 29-July 18, 2013
Questions? Sure! Email moreplease@cucuyo.org or see www.cucuyo.org for more information.

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