Coaching Opportunities

Coaching community sport can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. Northside Wizards Basketball (NWB) is always looking for new people to join our coaching ranks. Whether you are volunteering to coach your child’s team for the first time, looking for some extra income through paid coaching work, or you are a seasoned player wanting to give back to the game, NWB has something for you. Below is the coaching pathway available to all coaches within NWB. Read on to find out more information and see if you can find something that fits you!

For more information or to get involved with our coaching pathways please email NWB Coach Development Manager – Rebecca Stephens at rebecca@northsidewizards.com

Grass Roots Coaching

Wiz Kidz Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. Held at multiple venues throughout the northern suburbs, Wiz Kidz is often the first experience many children and their families have with NWB and the sport of basketball. Coaches need the ability to teach primary school aged children the skills and rules required to play basketball in a fun and engaging manner. 

Holiday Clinic Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. Held during school holidays at central venues, these clinics offer players additional opportunities to have fun, make new friends, and develop their basketball skills. Similar to Wiz Kidz, coaches need a repertoire of games and activities to engage players whilst simultaneously developing their skills and understanding of how the game should be played.

School Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. NWB often provide support to primary schools and high schools within the region, helping to generate ‘excitement’ around the sport of basketball and expose the public to our brand. These programs support kids to get active and have fun whilst promoting our sport, strengthening relationships with the community and actively recruiting new players in to NWB competitions. 

 

Domestic Competition Coaching 

Junior Club Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. NWB facilitates both boys and girls club competitions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, during the school term. Each team requires a game coach that also facilitates training once a week as they compete against other teams for a shot at the grand final trophy. Coaches with a basic understanding of the rules, strategies, concepts and skills required to compete are of benefit to NWB competitions. 

Holiday Clinic Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. Each school holiday the Wizards provide a set of clinics for domestic players keen to develop their skills, play games, and access alternative coaching opportunities. Usually lead by an experienced coach, this is the ideal place for coaches to pick up additional skills and drills for use with their own club team and players. 

Club Development Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. Development programs are accessible to players and coaches who want to improve their skills and access alternative coaching opportunities. These programs are facilitated by NWB during school terms as well as in house at club team training sessions. Coaches with a basic understanding of the rules, strategies, concepts and skills required to compete are of benefit to the NWB development program. 

 

Junior Representative Coaching

Head & Assistant Rep Coaches should hold at minimum the Club Coach accreditation. Northside Wizards representative teams compete against other associations from around Queensland in the quest to be crowned State Champions. ‘Rep’ teams train twice a week and play games on a home and away basis, culminating in the Queensland State Championships. Seasoned club coaches or those with some level of playing history are best suited to these roles.

Rep Development Coaches should hold at minimum the Community Coach accreditation. Up and coming coaches have the opportunity to watch and learn from more established coaches by taking on a development position within the representative program. ‘Rep’ teams train twice a week and play games on a home and away basis culminating in the Queensland State Championships. Often this is a good position to learn some new concepts and drills that can be taken back to your club team trainings and games. 

Rep Holiday Clinic Coaches should hold at minimum the Club Coach accreditation. In addition to holiday camps for grass roots and domestic players, NWB offers camps for elite players wanting to take their game to another level. This is the ideal place for coaches to access additional drills and concepts to benefit their own players and team coaching. Holiday program coaches are best suited to those with prior coaching and/or playing experience.

Rep Development Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Club Coach accreditation. Rep development programs are accessible to representative players and coaches who want to develop their skills and access alternative coaching opportunities. These are facilitated by NWB during school terms and in the lead up to each upcoming representative season. Development program coaches are best suited to those with prior coaching and/or playing experience.

 

Senior Representative Coaching

Senior Head & Assistant Coaches should hold at minimum the Association Coach accreditation. Northside Wizards enter senior men’s and women’s teams in to the NBL1 and QSL competitions. Games are held on weekends on a home and away basis throughout Queensland, with teams training twice a week. Senior Representative coaches should have prior experience coaching at representative and/or senior levels, as well as some sort of playing experience.

Senior Development Coaches should hold at minimum the Club Coach accreditation. Up and coming coaches have the opportunity to watch and learn from more experienced coaches by taking on a development position within the senior representative program. Games are held on weekends on a home and away basis throughout SEQ with teams training twice a week. These development coaches should have some representative level coaching experience with a playing background.

 

Basketball Queensland Coaching

Future Development Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Association Coach accreditation. The FDP is the entry-level tier of BQ’s Performance Program, focusing on the identification, support and development of athletes aged 12-13 years old. BQ provide expert coaches, resources and support as well as training and mentoring for local representative coaches in attendance.

State Performance Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Association Coach accreditation. The SPP involves the systematic and progressive identification, selection and development of athletes in the Under 15 to Under 20 age groups. Coaches who have demonstrated the ability to perform at the highest levels of junior basketball need to either apply or be invited to be involved with the SPP. 

National Performance Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Association Coach accreditation. The top tier of BQ’s elite development pathway, the NPP is a dedicated and intensive program for Queensland’s elite basketball athletes. Coaches who have demonstrated the ability to perform at the highest levels of junior basketball need to either apply or be invited to be involved with the NPP. 

State and Development Team Coaches should hold at minimum the Association Coach accreditation. Queensland’s elite junior athletes compete at the Australian Junior Championships each year in Under 20, Under 18 and Under 16 age groups. Younger and new SPP athletes are selected for either the US College Exposure Tour or the Talent Development Programs as preparation for potential selection in the State Teams the following year. Coaches who have demonstrated the ability to perform at the highest levels of junior basketball need to either apply or be invited to be involved with the NPP. 

 

Basketball Australia 

Centre of Excellence Coaches should hold at minimum the Performance Coach accreditation. The COE is based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Basketball Australia employees full time head and assistant coaches to lead the development of Australia’s best up and coming male and female talent. 

Australian Junior National Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Performance Coach accreditation. Basketball Australia appoints head and assistant coaches to roles for U/17, U/19 and Emerging Boomers/Opals National Junior Teams that compete at Oceania and Asia Qualifiers as well as the Junior World Championships.

Australian Senior National Program Coaches should hold at minimum the Performance Coach accreditation. The summit of coaching is to lead your country against the best in the world.. Basketball Australia employ head coaches, assistant coaches and technical assistants for the Australian Boomers and Opals Senior National Teams that compete at Commonwealth Games, World Cups and the Olympics.

 

For more information or to get involved with our coaching pathways please email NWB Coach Development Manager – Rebecca Stephens at rebecca@northsidewizards.com