Coaching Development

Northside Wizards Basketball has the goal that all coaches within our affiliated club system and/or Wizards programs will have an appropriate coaching accreditation. Having experienced and knowledgeable coaches within our association is fundamental to ensuring that our players get the most out of the game and their own abilities. To achieve this we are committed to ensuring that our coaches have access to regular and ongoing development opportunities and resources. We align with Basketball Australia and Basketball Queensland’s Coach Accreditation Framework. Whether you are coaching a team of beginners or a national team, we want to support you to become an even stronger coach.

Click on the links below to register for an upcoming coaching course or express your interest in attending by contacting NWB [email protected]

NWB’s next coaching course will be:

Monday, April 8th
⏰ 6:30 PM
📍 Northside Indoor Sports Centre, Performance Centre

Coach Accreditation Framework

There are five recognised levels of coaching accreditation within Australia. NWB facilitate the Club Coach course in-house, offered at no cost to those actively coaching within the NWB system. Higher levels of accreditation are conducted by Basketball Queensland. Basketball Queensland have mandated a minimum accreditation for coaches in their system. See the table below for more information.


Community Coach

Recommended to all coaches before commencing interaction with players. This course is the first required step for coaches to gain formal accreditation in the sport of basketball.  Suitable for junior players, new coaches and parents who have an interest in getting involved with the sport.

To complete the Community Coaching General Principles Certificate you simply register for the SportAus portal and complete the CCGP certificate – your first coaching accreditation!

Register here

Club Coach

Recommended for domestic club level coaches and required for representative coaches.  Consisting of a 5 hour practical component, coupled with an online component, coaches will learn how to plan a season, structure a training session, and build on individual and team offensive and defensive concepts.  NWB will deliver the 5 hour practical component of this accreditation at least 4 times a year, one course every school holidays.  Please register online for our next available course.

Association Coach

Required for most junior representative coaches, coaches involved with state programs and senior representative teams.  For a coach to register in an Association Coach Course they must hold their Club Coach Accreditation for a minimum of 1 year. Association courses are generally only held a couple of times a year.  To register go to: 

Performance/Master Coach

Required for coaches involved with Basketball Australia’s national team programs. 

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