Coaching in China for YBDL (Youth Basketball Development League)

YBDL is the only youth basketball training agency in Shanghai with 100% all foreign-trainer team. It provides kids from 5 to 15 years old with well-organized and disciplined American basketball learning environment. It helps the kids develop basketball skills, creates a positive environment and teaches them sportsmanship and team work.

In order to introduce basketball to Chinese kids, let them enjoy the fun of basketball, and benefit from sports, YBDL costly built up an international team to create a systematized and scientific basketball training course, strictly selected well experienced coach as technique director to manage the training as well as develop youth basketball training evaluating system.



Now with their official intro out of the way, this is what they are looking for:

Full-time Basketball Coach/Trainer – YBDL

School: YBDL
Position: Coach/ Trainer
Description: Position: China Youth Basketball Coach/Trainer

  • Monthly Salary: based on experience, starting at 13000RMB+
  • Rent (YBDL housing included) or Stipend if Coach Chooses his own apartment
  • Flight Stipend Provided
  • Desired City: Over 10 Cities in China
  • Anticipated Start Date: To Be Determined
  • Contract Length: 1 Year
  • Annual Holiday Leave (5 Days+ Official Chinese Holidays)
  • Standard Probation Period is 2 months
  • Only 44-55 Training Sessions Per Month + Bonus Opportunities
  • Up to 40-hour work week typical consisting of
    o 25-30 hours coaching/training events
    o 10-15 hours of office work/meetings for program development

Standard Job Requirements:

  • Basketball Coaching/Training
  • Participate and demonstrate in clinics (including internal clinics)
  • Designing class plans
  • Participate in company marketing events
  • Up to 3 Days in the office per week
  • Salary and Accommodation (based on experience)
  • Average Player Ages: 4-16

Preferences Include:

  • Highly charismatic and motivated coaches who can work with players from age 4 and up to adulthood.
  • Global-minded coaches who can adapt to a foreign environment quickly.
  • Trainer who can handle some physical demand
  • Have experience coaching youth camps, clinics and teams.

Documents Recommended for Applying:

  • Resume/CV
  • Basketball/Fitness Certifications (if available)
  • Pictures/Videos (coaching activity preferred followed by playing activity)
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Letter of Recommendation and/or References

Basic Requirements Include:

  • Bachelors Degree (with diploma diploma available)
  • 2-years Full-time Working Experience (*usually after bachelor’s program*)
  • Basketball Playing/Coaching Experience
  • Non-Criminal Background

About YBDL:

  • Largest Youth Basketball Organization in China that focuses on foreigner basketball trainers
  • Over 100 coaches from 20+ countries
  • Over 15,000 current weekly players in the program
  • Partnered with Nike, Adidas, Bounce, and other brands
  • Hosted clinics with professional players; including Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and more
  • Allen Iverson currently serves as one of YBDL’s Brand Ambassadors


You can contact the following people over e-mail and WeChat:

Jafar Johnson – YBDL Director


WeChat: JafarJhonson

Srdjan Solkotovic – YBDL Coach


WeChat: Shole93

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