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 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.
For a coach to receive their Club Coach accreditation they must complete the online theory component of the course on the eTrainu online platform prior to attending the face-to-face component of the course. A link to the eTrainu online component will be emailed within 24 hours to the registered email address upon registration.
Coaches are no longer required to complete the Australian Sports Commission’s Community Coaching General Principles online course.
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:
Strength & Conditioning
Communication & Leadership
Pick & Roll Offense and Defence
Basketball Australia Style of Play
Game Scouting and Preparation
For a coach to register to an Association Coach Course they must hold their Club Coach Accreditation for at least 1 year.
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.
Basketball Coaches around NSW can begin to get involved through their local Basketball Association. To find yours, simply click on the link above and contact them either through email or phone call. If you do not hear from anyone within the Association, please contact Jarrod via email.
If a Basketball Association does not exist in your area, many coaches have started coaching at their local schools.