Resources for Coaches

This page provides NWB coaches at both domestic and representative levels an assortment of online courses, and other resources such as drills and skills booklets, to assist in their development. We recommend that coaches engage with this content early in the season to build foundational knowledge, improve terminology and acquire a repertoire of up to date coaching drills and techniques. A brief explanation is provided for each resource so that coaches can assess their players and teams suitability. 

If you have any questions or have additional resources that you think would be beneficial to NWB coaches, please contact NWB Coach Development Manager – Rebecca Stephens at


Online Coach Development Courses

Community Course:

Complete the Community Coaching General Principles Certificate 

Register for the SportAus portal and complete the CCGP certificate – your first coaching accreditation! Register here

FIBA Online Coaching Courses – for Grassroots, Junior club, and Representative coaches

The International Basketball Federation provides FREE online coaching courses for coaches at all levels. These courses are ideal for the new coach who would like to create a solid foundation to build upon, or more experienced coaches that would like to explore any advances in coaching as outlined by our international governing body. CLICK HERE


Skills and Drills Booklets

Aussie Hoops Activity Booklet for Grassroots and Junior club coaches

This activity book contains 100+ games and activities that focus on all aspects of the game of basketball, using a games sense approach as opposed to a drills approach. These activities are best suited to new players, Wiz Kidz, Under 9’s, Under 11’s and Under 13’s players and teams. CLICK HERE

Skills and Drills Bookletfor Junior club and Representative coaches

This resource provides an assortment of skills and drills that can be implemented in to Under 13’s, Under 15, Under 17’s and above, as well as high division club teams and representative programs. Many of these drills require a solid grasp of basketball fundamentals, concepts and rules. CLICK HERE

USA Basketball Youth Development Guidebookfor Grassroots, Junior club and Representative coaches

USA Basketball provides a comprehensive guide for coaches of all age groups and skill levels, and the types of skills that should be taught. 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. CLICK HERE


Miscellaneous Coaching Resources

Basketball Australia Coaching Resources – for Grassroots, Junior Club and Representative Coaches

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. CLICK HERE

Basketball Queensland Coaching Resourcesfor Grassroots, Junior Club and Representative Coaches

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. CLICK HERE

Player Skills Development Matrix – for Grassroots, Junior Club and Representative Coaches  

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. CLICK HERE