Resources for Coaches

This page will guide NWB coaches at both domestic and representative levels to an assortment of drills, courses and resources to assist in the development of your players and teams. We recommend that you engage with this content early in your season to improve your coaching and stay up to date with the latest coaching drills and techniques.

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FIBA Online Coaching Courses – The World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) provides a number of online coaching courses for coaches of all levels. These courses are FREE and ideal for new coaches that would like a solid foundation to build upon or more experienced coaches that would like to increase their knowledge base.

Basketball Australia Coaching Resources – Basketball Australia offers a range of resources that can be implemented in to your coaching right away. These include training plans, instructional videos, factsheets and an array of other useful items that will be of benefit to all levels.

Basketball Queensland Coaching Resources – Basketball Queensland provide an assortment of online resources including apps, website, youtube channels and social media accounts that can be accessed to support and improve your coaching.

SPORTSAUS Coach Development Resources – The Australian Sports Commission offers a cache of general coaching resources for the junior sports coach. This includes information on how to best plan your training sessions, your focus for game day coaching and advice on how to get the best out of your junior athletes.

USA Basketball Youth Development Guidebook – USA Basketball provides a comprehensive guide for coaches of all age groups and skill levels. In particular, check out the player development curriculum for introductory athletes (pg. 41-82), foundational athletes (pg. 83-182), or advanced athletes (pg. 183-287) depending on your team’s requirements.

Aussie Hoops Activity Booklet – This activity book contains 100+ games and activities that focus on all aspects of the game of basketball. These are best suited to Wiz Kidz, Under 9’s, Under 11’s and Under 13’s players and teams.

Skills and Drills Booklet – This resource provides an assortment of skills and drills that can be implemented in to junior representative teams as well as higher division club teams.

Player Skills Development Matrix – This document can be used as a guide for all coaches as to what they should be teaching and what their players should be able to achieve at each age level. Please note, this is a guide only and coaches must adapt their teachings based on the level, experience, knowledge, understanding and skill of each team they coach.