Coach Accreditation

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Wyndham Basketball is committed to ensuring all coaches who coach in WBA programs and for affiliated clubs are appropriately qualified. The National Coach Accreditation process is a key piece of coaching qualification. As a basketball coach, you will often form the players (and their families) first impression of basketball. Throughout Australia basketball relies on dedicated volunteers to teach people how to play the game.  WBA recognise there is a need to support these volunteers with high quality, consistent, accessible training.  This is fundamental to the development of players, coaches, pathways in sport and of the game in Australia. Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport or a national team, we hope you enjoy coaching “Everyone’s Game”.


The current accreditation structure for basketball coaches in Australia is as follows:

Community Coach  – recommended for all coaches before commencing interaction with players. This two hour training session is based around teaching skills and drills to run at training sessions for junior players. Suitable for junior players, new coaches or experienced coaches, looking for drills to run at their training sessions to improve their athletes. Cost is $150 per course, and can have as many coaches as you want involved.

 Club Coach  – recommended for club level coaches and novice representative coaches. Replacing the former Level 1 NCAS course, this program consists of six hours of practical on court work, and one hour of online training. Suitable for coaches of all levels looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to plan a season, structure a training session, and build in individual and team skills to both their offence and defence. This course also gives access to the Coaching Made Easy resources of Individual Body Movement and Ball Skills, Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills, Role of the Coach, Team Offensive and Defensive Skills, and Training Drills.

Association Coach – recommended for established representative coaches and NITP coaches. For a coach to register to an Association Coach Course they must hold their Club Coach Accreditation for at least 1 year. Association courses are generally only held a couple of times throughout the year, across Victoria. Werribee usually host an Association course once a year in November. The Association course typically viewed as a level of accreditation that provides coaches with some specialised learnings from experts from various fields within basketball, for example:

–          Nutrition

–          Strength & Conditioning

–          Communication & Leadership

–          Pick & Roll Offense and Defence

–          Basketball Australia Style of Play

–          Game Scouting and Preparation

Performance Coach  – recommended for coaches in Basketball Australia’s national team programs.

Master Coach – honorary accreditation by Basketball Australia.

To find out about coming coach accreditation courses near you, please go to –

Coach Accreditation EOI

To ensure we can host an adequate number of courses locally at Eagle Stadium, Wyndham Basketball is seeking expressions of interest for coaches interested in completing the following levels of accreditation:

  • Community (Level Zero)
  • Club (Level One)
  • Association (Level Two)

To find out more about coach accreditation please contact Basketball Victoria Coach Development Officer, Rob Coulter OR WBA’s Jackie Gibson

Email:    OR

To express your interest in coach accreditation course PLEASE CLICK HERE.


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