As one season ends, and another is about to begin…
Continue thinking about your players and how to build a culture where every athlete on the team contributes and grows. They have many people in their life but none whose relationship with them is continually focused on making them a better player and person. Win or lose, the opportunities that you provide these young people will stay with them forever while helping to shape them for the rest of their lives. Our desire is that this newsletter will stimulate your thinking and help prepare you and your teams on and off the court. Be sure to also check out our website at to see information that is pertinent and related to what WIBCA does. Best of Luck to each of you as you embark on the 2019-20 hoop journey.

Continue to Grow Your Game
Joe Harris
President, WIBCA


Upcoming WIBCA EVENTS:  (                             


  • November 18th Start of Season
  • March 4th -7th State Tournaments
  • March 21, 2020 ALL-STATE GAMES @Curtis High School in University Place.
  • April 18th NW Shootout-Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR
  • May 2nd & 3rd WIBCA Showcase, Bellevue College
  • May 16thChelan Spring Clinic
  • for info and online registration
Renew your 2019-2020 WIBCA/WSCA Coaches Association membership. Now is a key time to get this done so that starting in the fall of 2019 we will be able to communicate with you on all pertinent WIBCA dates and information.  Please go to: WIBCA Membership


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Founded in 1978, WIBCA is the association of high school boys’ basketball coaches from across the state of Washington. We are a non-profit organization and are under the umbrella of the Washington State Coaches Association. Our members are made up of High School Basketball Coaches from the State of Washington.

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National High School Basketball Coaches Association
The National High School Basketball Coaches Association is an umbrella organization uniting the over 30 states that have State Basketball Coaches Associations to work for the betterment of the game. The NHSBCA is the national voice for high school basketball coaches, working to foster high standards of professionalism and to support coaches.
June D1 Recruitment Shootout
If you feel you have a player that  is of potential NCAA Division 1 caliber, please get them nominated for next years D1 event at Bellevue College on 27thand 28th. This past years event was a great success with over 80 college coaches in attendance and we are expecting next years to be even better. The nomination process is already open on the WIBCA website at: (NCAA Event) for high school coaches only to nominate their players.