Community Coaching Course

Here’s something to ease the isolation boredom!

Basketball Victoria will be holding an online Community Coaching course on Sunday May 31. This zoom webinar tips off at 10am (runs for approximately 90mins) and is only $10!

Click here to sign up!

In future seasons, the Bendigo Basketball Association will require all domestic coaches complete this course. See comments below

Going forward all coaches will be required to complete at minimum the Community Coaching Course to participate as a coach within the Bendigo Basketball Association. Head coaches will be required to complete (Level I) Club Coaching Course. Additional information will be provided relating to opportunities to complete the accreditation courses.

Coaching courses coming soon!

If you’re looking to take your coaching to the next level, here are two courses that you may want to look at… both coming to Bendigo Stadium in September.

What:  Community Coach Course (previously level 0)
Where: Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis Street, West Bendigo
When: Saturday 21st September, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: FREE
Click here to register

What:  Club Coach Course (previously level 1)
Where: Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis Street, West Bendigo
When: Sunday 22nd September, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $150 incl GST
Email Rob Coulter to register, click here

Female coaches to the fore

If you’re a female coach and you’re looking to improve or you are interested in hearing from some of the games best, here’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss!

Basketball Victoria Country is holding a special, Female only coaching clinic on December 9 at Bendigo Basketball Stadium. Click here for more information.

Enjoy a full day’s worth of incredible insights from an array of coaches, mentors and key note speakers from across the basketball and wider sporting community.

The clinics start at 11am, with attendees also gaining free entry to the Bendigo Spirit vs Townsville Fire WNBL clash!

Click here to register!

Join the Coaching Club!

Looking to step it up a notch? Basketball Victoria will be holding a Club Coaching course on Sunday, June 4 from 10am-4pm at Bendigo Stadium. The course is open to anyone who is looking to develop their skills and learn more about the game of basketball from a coaches perspective.

The cost of the course is $150. If you are interested in attending, register here.

For more information contact Rob Coulter at Basketball Victoria by email here.

Coaching visit

This Wednesday, February 15 newly appointed Basketball Australia High Performance coach Peter Lonergan will be conducting practice for the Basketball Victoria NITP program athletes at Girton Grammar school from 6pm – 7.30pm.

Peter is one of Australia’s finest and most respected basketball coaches. He has worked as an assistant coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at World Championship level with the Australian Opals (2006 Gold Medal).

The session is open to any coach who would like to attend, as Peter works with our region’s elite young basketball talent (no RSVP necessary) and offers a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into high level coaching.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Coaching Course

Looking for an early Christmas present for that special basketball nut in your life? How about enrolling them in the Club Coaching Course on Saturday December 17 at Bendigo Stadium?

Running from 11am-5pm, this course replaces the old Level 1 coaching qualification, and is a great way to improve your coaching skills.

The program consists of six hours of practical on court work, and one hour of online training. It is suitable for coaches of all levels looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to plan a season, structure a training session, and build on individual and team skills in both offence and defence. 

Cost for the day is $155.85. EDIT: The Bendigo Basketball Association & Beavers Basketball Club will be covering the cost of this course for any Beavers coaches who are looking to attend! Email Peter Allan for more information.

Click here to register and if you’re after any further information, email Rob Coulter at Basketball Victoria


Get into the Spirit!

It’s almost that time – the WNBL Bendigo Spirit are fast approaching another action packed WNBL season!

Visit the Bendigo Spirit website to keep up to date with all the latest news, pre-season events and to check their schedule. The Spirit’s season tips off at Bendigo Stadium on Saturday October 8 versus Adelaide Lightning, so get your membership and get ready to show your support!

Plus, be at Bendigo Stadium on Saturday, October 15 to see our very own Beavers under 10 & under 12 girls play at halftime! (more on this closer to the day!)

And finally,  if you’re looking to add some polish to your coaching join Bendigo Spirit superstar, Kelsey Griffin, at Eaglehawk Secondary College on Wednesday, September 21 from 7.30-8.30 for a coaching clinic. A fantastic opportunity to meet KG and learn tips and drills for the 2016/17 summer season and beyond!

Go Spirit!