This online course is the first step to become an accredited coach. This course will provide all future and aspiring coaches with the necessary information and materials to become a coach. This course will surely benefit all participants as it will introduce different coaching tactics, drills, skills, and knowledge of basketball.
This course consists of 4 online lessons and 1 practical component in which candidates will connect with a verifier to carry out their practical hours to receive their certification for this course. This must be completed within 3 months of enrolment. The practical component is explained at the bottom of this page.
This course was creating in connection with organisations across the globe, such as FIBA, USA Basketball, Canada Basketball, Basketball England and London Basketball Association (LBA). Paired with information from current coaches, this course entails the most relevant information and practices. We have arranged great benefits through our partner LBA as candidates will be able to make use of this course.
*This course was designed in the UK, for the UK market. However, it is still relevant to nations across the world. Please do consider this when working through this course, as certain components may not be relevant to you.
By the end of this lesson, participants will have knowledge on the history of the sport, court size and equipment, being a role model, having a positive attitude as a coach, and much more.
By the end of this lesson, participants will have obtained knowledge about the rules, regulations, first steps to planning a training session, and the different learning styles for both athletes and coaches. With more topics included in this lesson it will teach fundamentals and how to maintain a fun and positive environment for both coaches and athletes.
By the end of this lesson, coaches will have a clear understanding of safety both on and off the court. This includes knowing what to look out for before allowing players to step on the court and how to take appropriate action in case of injuries.
By the end of this lesson, new coaches will have an understanding of different styles of coaching and how to select one, how to approach and structure training sessions, and how to get the most out of each session.
*Please note: There are many different styles, philosophies, and ways to progress the game. There is not a one-size-fits-all answer as the game continuously evolves. With that said, all quiz answers in this course will be drawn from the materials provided to you.
Once the full contents of the online course are completed, candidates must now connect with a verifier to complete their practical final. The practical will be a physical, in-person workshop assessing the knowledge of the candidates to ensure all content in the course was understood. The practical component will be done with a verifier who will assess and grade each candidate on their performance and knowledge of the online course content. Please note there is a subtle difference depending on if you signed up to this course as an individual or as part of a group.
As an individual – You may start your practical at any point once you enrol on the course. To complete your practical you must complete a minimum of 10 hours with your verifier at the discussed location and agreed upon schedule. A marking scheme and logbook will be provided to properly track the progress of each session.
As part of a group – You will complete your practice according to the location and schedule confirmed with your group manager. To complete your practical you must complete a minimum of 5 hours with your verifier at the discussed location and agreed upon schedule. A marking scheme and logbook will be provided to properly assess each candidate.
All throughout this course there will be videos, pictures, and infographics are used to help the course candidate visually understand what they are learning about. The goal is for the course candidate to be fully prepared after this course as well as to have a better understanding of each lesson and topic within this course.