Level 1 Basketball Coach

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Introduction to Level 1

Level one coaching 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 four online lessons and one 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. In connection with a few organisations across the globe, such as FIBA, USA basketball, Canada Basketball, and Basketball England. With these organisations and some coaches with great experience the level one coaching course will have the best and most relevant information and practices. Providing the best level one coaching course while still making it accessible to all communities. We have arranged great benefits through our partner LBA as candidates will be able to make use of this course. The most important information from these sources was taken to form ideas about coaching.

Lesson one

The level one coaching course starts with a brief history of the sport, court size & equipment, being a role model and having a positive attitude as a coach, and much more. 

Lesson two

This lesson consists of 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. 

Lesson three

This is all about health and safety on and off the court. What to look out for before allowing your players to step onto the court, how the team should treat one another, and how to look out for indications which could prevent injury.

Lesson four 

Going in detail about the coach and their coaching styles and approaches. This lesson goes in depth on the way a new coach should approach each training session. As well as the different types of coaches that are the most common.

*Please note: There are many different styles, philosophies, and ways to progress the game. There is not a one answer fits all as the game continuously evolves. With that’s said, all answers for this course and its quizzes should be drawn from the course to ensure a passing grade for the quizzes and the online course.

Practical Lesson

Once the full contents of the online course is completed, candidates must now connect with a verifier to complete their practical final. The practical will be a physical, in-person workshop making sure all the content in the course was fully understood, assessing the knowledge of the candidates. 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 if you a 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 & 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 in line with 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 & schedule. A marking scheme and logbook will be provided to properly assess each candidate.  


All throughout this course there will be pictures, videos, and animations to help every participant follow efficiently and effectively. This helps the participants visualise what they are learning about. The goal is for each participant to be fully prepared after this course as well as to have a better understanding of each lesson and topic within 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 the following point when working through this course as certain components of this course may not be relevant to you.


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