Become a Coach

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Become A Coach

Why become a Coach?

There are lots of reasons why people get involved in coaching.

As a basketball coach, you will often form the first lasting impression that participants and their families have with our game.

Basketball throughout Australia relies on dedicated volunteers to teach people how to play the game and compete.  We recognise there is a need to support these volunteers with high quality, consistent, accessible training.  This is fundamental to the development of players, coaches, pathways in sport and of the game in Australia.

Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport or a national team, we hope you enjoy coaching Everyone’s Game.




Basketball Australia's

Coaching Accreditation Structure

Club Coach Accreditation(Formerly Level 1)

Suited for domestic and representative grade coaches, the Club Coach Course is the most commonly delivered course throughout NSW.

It is typically viewed as the entry-level basketball coaching accreditation for any coach who is interested in investing time into improving their coaching skill set. This accreditation is mandatory for all head and assistant coaches coaching in Association representative basketball.

During the course, coaches will be competently assessed, and learn about teaching individual skills, offensive and defensive team concepts, communicating with youth athletes, and running efficient training sessions. For a coach to receive their Club Coach accreditation after the course, they must complete the following online components, prior to the course:

  1. Online theory component via etrainu. Details for this online component are emailed to participants after their registration to a course.
  2. Completing the Play by the Rules Child Protection and Safeguarding course.

A prerequisite to participate in this course includes being a minimum age of 16.

Association Coach Accreditation (Formerly Level 2)

Suited for higher representative grade coaches (including Division 1, State Teams etc) the Association Coach Course is delivered 1-2 times a year in both metropolitan and regional NSW.

It is typically viewed as a level of accreditation that provides coaches with some specialised learnings from experts from various fields within basketball, for example:

Recovery & Nutrition for Young Athletes
Strength & Conditioning
Advanced Offensive Concepts
Defensive Schemes & Systems
Game Scouting & Preparation

For a coach to register to an Association Coach Course, they must hold their Club Coach Accreditation for at least 1 year and be a minimum age of 21.

Master/Performance Coach Accreditation (Formerly Level 3)

These National levels of accreditation are suited for coaches involved with NSW State Teams, and higher. Facilitated by Basketball Australia, coaching candidates require an endorsement from a State/Territory basketball association or national league club to participate in the program.


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Have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does my accreditation last for?

A NSW basketball coaching accreditation lasts for two years. Upon expiry, an email will be sent to the Coach as a reminder to renew and costs $30. Coaches no longer receive a letter to renew.

I am 15 years or younger, and want to learn how to coach?

This is excellent, participants who are 15 turning 16 this year are welcome to register for the Club Coach Course (former level 1). Younger participants who wish to start coaching can find free online coaching courses via the Community Coaching resources accessible here.

How can I check the current status of my accreditation?

Currently, coaches can find their valid accreditation certificate through an email sent via If this email cannot be found, please contact the current Coach Development Manager.

How do I renew my accreditation?

Once you receive a link (through email) to renew your accreditation, coaches will be required to click on the link and follow the prompts. In preparation for renewal, coaches will require:

  1. Their Basketball NSW Accreditation number – found on their most recent accreditation.
  2. A valid or renewed Play By The Rules Child Protection & Safeguarding badge.

After the renewal is completed through payment ($30), an updated accreditation e-certificate is emailed to that participant by the end of the week from

For any additional questions, please contact the current Coach Development Manager.



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