Welcome to the home of the coach on England Basketball's website.
England Basketball is dedicated to supporting coaches, tutors and assessors, and to provide opportunities for all those wanting to play, coach, and develop basketball in England.
In this section you will find information about basketball coaching and resources to help the country's coaches at all levels of the sport. England Basketball recognises that the development of quality coaching goes hand in hand with the development of quality basketball. An important aspect of this is the recognition that grass roots, development, national league and national team coaches are all equally valuable to England Basketball.
England Basketball's Vision for Coaching...
....to develop the best coach education system we can, to provide sufficient number of coaches who are fit for purpose and are able to cater for the needs of every player at each stage of their development.
Become a coach and inspire others to succeed!
Throughout England there are many local and national league clubs, schools, youth groups and other organisations, all of which need coaches. The role of a basketball coach is to motivate and support players at all levels who want to develop new skills and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Coaching is one of the most rewarding roles in sport; success is not possible without quality coaching. Becoming a Coach benefits you and your community!
To be an active coach you need to 'get qualified' and be licensed with England Basketball.
England Basketball aims to provide a quality and inclusive coach education programme serving coaches of all abilities. To achieve this aim the Coach Education Programme is organised for the development and training of basketball coaches. The scheme provides an incentive to men and women to improve their knowledge of the game and enables England Basketball to maintain a list of active coaches prepared to play a part in the development of basketball in England. For more details on coaching courses see below -
Organise my own England Basketball coaching course
Check our Courses Calendar to find out when the next course is in my area
Contact my Regional Coordinator to find out about courses and coaching development in my area
The Coaches Clipboard email is circulated to all affiliated coaches (who have provided a valid email) with all the latest coaching news and updates from England Basketball. The news letter contains information on the latest sports coach UK High Performance Workshops, BCA clinics, international and domestic events and details of new initiatives affecting coaching. If you are not receiving your Coaches Clipboard please contact England Basketball.
Child Protection, DBS Checks & Licensing
England Basketball strongly recommends that all licensed coaches of players 18 and under need to have a current valid Disclosure & Barring Service check. Coaches wishing to obtain a DBS should go to the Child Protection
pages of our website.