2017 Coaches conference

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Basketball Australia will again bring coaches together from throughout the country for the second annual National Coaches Conference, to be held at the BA Centre of Excellence in Canberra on May 2 and 3, 2017.

After the success of the inaugural event last year, this year’s conference will focus on “Teaching the Why of the How” and will feature a host of presentations from prominent elite coaches and sports science experts.

The conference is a key part of Basketball Australia’s ongoing commitment to coach development of all levels of the sport and provides coaches with the opportunity to learn the latest techniques, as well as exchange ideas with colleagues and network with experts in the areas of strength and conditioning and skill acquisition.

An impressive list of presenters will be revealed in the coming days and the conference will be opened with a keynote presentation from President of the FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches and Australian coaching icon Patrick Hunt.

NBA Global Academy coach Nico Loureiro will conduct an on-court session on developing post players and respected Newington College coach Rex Nottage is set to present a workshop of “building a program”.

Other presenters will be revealed in the coming days and will include coaches from the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and guests from the WNBL and NBL.

All on-court sessions and presentations will be themed around “Teaching the Why of the How” and will provide coaches of all levels with unique insights into best practice techniques in player development, team strategy, leadership and communication.

Cost for the 2017 Conference is $200 and there is an “early bird” discount for coaches registering prior to April 8. To register click here.

The schedule for what will be two days of high level coach development is –

Tuesday, May 2 –

9am                                       Introduction & welcome

9.15am                                 Presentation – Driving your professional development – Patrick Hunt (President, FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches)

10am                                     On-court Session One – Developing multi-skilled players

10.45am                               Morning tea

11am                                     On-court Session Two – Building team defence

11.45am                               Small group session – Identifying key learnings

12.30pm                              Lunch break

1.15pm                                 Presentation – The international learner

2.15pm                                 Break out groups – 90-minutes

Group 1 – Building & leading a program – Rex Nottage (Newington College)

Group 2 – Skill acquisition

Group 3 – Talent identification systems

Group 4 – Developing female athletes

3.30pm                                 Afternoon tea/review of key learnings

4pm                                       Observe COE team practice

5.30pm                                 Review and Day One concludes

6.30pm                                 Social evening/networking opportunity

Wednesday, May 3 –

8.30am                                 On-court session Three – Developing post players – Nico Loureiro (NBA Global Academy)

9.15am                                 Strength & conditioning presentation

10am                                    Morning tea

10.15am                               Communication presentation (including group tasks)

11.15am                               On-court Session Four – Developing point guards –

12.30pm                              Lunch break

1pm                                      Panel/Q & A

For more information, please contact Basketball Australia Head of High Performance Coach Development Peter Lonergan – peter.lonergan@basketball.net.au