Level 2 Basketball Coach

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This online course will provide future coaches and/or current coaches who want to enhance their craft with the knowledge, skills, and drills necessary to coach basketball up to a national level, including social, youth, adult and national leagues. This course consists of six 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 5 months of enrolment. The practical component is explained at the bottom of this page. The information in this course was gathered from respected worldwide sources including FIBA, NBA, Canadian Basketball, England Basketball and London Basketball Association (LBA). 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.

*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.

Lesson One

The LBA coaching course will start off by explaining the different roles of a coach, as well as basic safety measures and issues.  

Lesson Two

Is a very in-depth analysis of how to coach skills.  This lesson will cover topics such as creating a fun environment, building rapport with participants, analyzing data, feedback, and many more.  

Lesson Three & Four

Focus entirely on practice sessions and training sessions respectively.  Both focus on the necessary skills, equipment, drills, and other considerations when planning and running either of the two.  

Lesson Five

Gets into the basketball fundamentals such as shooting, passing, defence, etc.  Within these topics, different types, correct form, drills, and in game uses will be provided.  Coaches will use this information to help the development of their players and in forming a team tactic.  

Lesson Six

The course covers what is necessary to properly develop players.  This section encompasses all the other lessons, and it explains the ideologies in which all the previous information will be used. 

*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 16 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 10 hours with your verifier at the discussed location & schedule. A marking scheme and logbook will be provided to properly assess each candidate.


Throughout this coaching course, videos, pictures, and infographics are used to help the reader visually understand what they are learning about.  These extra information will help visual learners understand the material more.  


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