coach Education

2022 Coaching Courses


Basketball Tasmania is pleased to reveal the schedule for 2022 Coaching Courses:

Let’s Coach Basketball:

  • 21 February 6.00pm - 7.30pm @ Swisherr Hoops Academy, Hobart 

  • 7 March 6.00pm - 7.30pm @ Elphin Sports Centre, Launceston

  • 18 March 6.00pm - 7.30pm @ Penguin Sports Centre, Penguin


Club Coaching Course:

  • 23 January 8.30 am - 5.30pm @ Ulverstone Sports Centre, Ulverstone (POSTPONED - NEW DATES TBA)

  • 5 February 8.30am - 5.30pm @ Moonah Sports Centre, Hobart

  • 6 February 8.30 am - 5.30pm @ Elphin Sports Centre, Launceston

Association Course:

  • 12-13 March 10.00am - 9.30pm and 9.00am - 3.30pm @ Ulverstone Sports Centre, Ulverstone


Please express your interest for these courses here


For more information about the accreditation process, and what each course entails, please see the information below.



Coach Accreditation


Basketball Tasmania offers coaching courses to upskill and educate coaches and we strongly encourage all coaches to become formally accredited as it provides these benefits:

You will be recognized by Basketball Australia, Basketball Tasmania, local CAMS and associations, clubs, parents and players as an accredited coach

  • It ensures you are up to date with rules

  • You will have the latest techniques and teaching methods for basketball at your 

  • By accrediting and staying updated it ensures you are aware of how to safely conduct a training session thereby reducing the likely hood of legal actions

  • It shows you care for your athletes and want to give the best! 

The process for registering for a course is:

  • Complete the expression of interest.

  • You will receive a registration and payment form.


Once sufficient coaches completed the two-step process, a course will be facilitated.

Courses on Offer

Lets Coach Basketball ($10.00 and two hours)

A short two hour coaching course that provides an introduction to coaching through a non-accredited course, perfect for those new to coaching.

Club Coaching Course ($140 and eight hours)

A course delivered under the Basketball Australias accreditation system with the face to face basketball component taking eight hours. To achieve accreditation a candidate completes the practical course component as well as the Sport Australia online beginning general coaching principles course or provides equivalent recognition of prior learning. This course is for coaches who are coaching local domestic basketball to state junior championships.


Association Course ($340 and 15 hours)

A Basketball Australia accredited course with the face to face basketball component taking 15 hours. This course is for those who are coaching senior representative competition, state teams and NBL1. Candidates must have a club course accreditation or prove they have coached at previously mentioned levels and have the capacity to understand course content.


Expression of Interest

To express interest for one of the above coaching courses, please complete the online form here


Items to bring

A pen, paper for taking extra notes, active clothing suitable for moving, drink bottle and snacks/lunch. Candidates will need to participate in some very light physical activity that will be at an intensity similar to brisk walking.


Presentation briefing

All modules will be presented to allow candidates to experience coaching, being coached by each other and being coached. Formal coach accreditation courses have evolved tremendously during the past ten years. Courses were once about someone talking at you as a candidate and the challenge was to see how much you could write down. We will not present a heap of drills, instead, candidates need to show they are competent in being able to form a group, communicate key teaching points, provide effective and timely feedback to the participants, and increase/decrease the complexity of the activity to suit the needs of the participants.

2022 Coach Acceleration Initiative

Basketball Tasmania is pleased to announce that the Coach Acceleration Initiative will be returning in 2022!


The Basketball Tasmania Coach Acceleration Initiative has been devised to provide identified coaches throughout Tasmania with additional professional development, training, and mentoring opportunities.


The one-year program will focus on developing coaches and building depth in the Tasmanian system.


The program will be coordinated by Basketball Tasmania’s State Head Coach - Nic Martin, and Basketball Development Officers (BDO’s) – James McKinnon & Sam Adams and will include input and leadership from industry professionals.


Coaches in the program will also receive a series of formal qualifications, including –

  • Basketball Australia Association Coach accreditation

  • Basketball Australia Coach Developer accreditation


Who is the program for? –

To be eligible for the program, applicants must have a Working with Vulnerable People Registration and meet at least TWO of the following criteria –

  • Currently coaching in the State Development Program or Future Development Program as a network coach

  • Coaching experience at Junior Representative Level

  • Coaching experience at Senior Level

  • Current Basketball Australia Club Coach accreditation


Program structure –

The program will commence in February 2022 and the draft schedule will include –


February 2022

  • Online induction webinar

  • Individual meeting with regional BDO to devise Individual Development Plan

March 2022

  • Individual meeting with your “Coaching Buddy” (who was a member of the 2021 program)

  • Attendance at Basketball Tasmania’s High-Performance Camp, which will include the Association Coach Accreditation Course. This is scheduled for the 12th and 13th March.

April-June 2022

  • Mentoring session with BDO’s and scouting workshop 

  • Attendance at State Team Camp and/or FDP/SDP Camps

  • Review of team practice session and/or game

  • Online webinar series begins

July-September 2022

  • Association Course Assessment due 6 August

  • Present at Coach Huddle in Region

  • Mentoring session from elite national coaches

October-December 2022

  • X’s and O’s Article due 28 October  

  • Attend State-wide League and observe High Performance Teams

  • Attendance at elite team practice


Application and selection process –

  • Expressions of Interest will be called in December 2021 and promoted through the Basketball Tasmania website and network

  • Candidates will be required to submit a written application, including cover letter and a coaching resume of no more than 2 pages

  • Applications should be submitted here

  • All Expressions of Interest will be considered by the review and selection committee, which will consist of –

    • Basketball Tasmania Basketball Development Manager

    • Basketball Tasmania Basketball Development Officer – North

    • Basketball Tasmania Basketball Development Officer – North-West

    • Independent panel member

  • Expressions of Interest close Monday 24 January 2022

  • A limited number of coaches will be accepted into the program and the intention is to have representation from across the state


Program cost –


The Tasmania Coach Acceleration Initiative will cost successful applicants $400 ($340 goes directly towards the Association Coach Accreditation). Also covered in the cost is a coaching pack, administration time, and delivery from presenters.


Accommodation and travel costs for participants are excluded in price.   


Successful applicants will be invoiced once the selections have been finalised.


For more information, please contact:


Applications should be submitted here: https://form.123formbuilder.com/6050058/form

australian coach pathway

Basketball Australia has recently updated its National Coaching Accreditation Scheme coach accreditation levels. Details of which and an explanation of the levels can be found here.