Coaches are “Guardians of the Game.” We share a collective responsibility to serve and support student-athletes, fellow coaches and the game of basketball.
Guardians of the Game is a national awareness and education platform led by the NABC. The goal of the platform is to amplify the positive role coaches play in the lives of student-athletes and the contributions coaches make to their communities and society at large.
The Guardians of the Game program emphasizes five core values:
Advocacy – NABC members advocate for the best interests of student-athletes, coaches, and the game of basketball.
Leadership – NABC members are role models and provide leadership on issues impacting the game of basketball and society.
Service – NABC members strengthen their communities through civic involvement and service.
Education – NABC members support student-athlete academic excellence and are committed to helping coaches develop professionally on and off the court.
Inclusion – NABC members champion the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion and support equal opportunities for all in the coaching profession.