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Community Coaching Course @ Riddles Creek

This is Basketball Victoria's basic introductory coach course, and is a great opportunity for new parents and coaches to be upskilled. Beginners Welcome!

Date: Monday 1st July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location: Riddells Creek Recreation Centre, Sutherlands Rd, Riddells Creek

Registration is free, compulsory, and open now.

For further information please contact Basketball Victoria on (03) 9837 8000 or email rob.coulter@basketballvictoria.com.au

European Coach Development Clinics 2019

Learn from highly respected European professional coaches from 4 x Eurocup Champions Valencia Basket Club

Registration is free, and necessary to reserve your place. Sessions are run 6:45-8:45 PM, and at eight locations around Victoria, including Gisborne Secondary on 9 July, and Bendigo Stadium on 10 July.

"Euro Exposure" Basketball Camp 2019

Unique opportunity for current or aspiring representative players aged 10-17 years old, to learn from the coaching staff of 4 x Eurocup Champions Valencia Basket Club

Registrations are open, and costs $85 for a six-hour session, 9:30-3:30 PM, and at eight locations around Victoria, including Boardman in Sunbury on 9 July, and Bendigo Stadium on 10 July.

2019 BVC Under-12 Skills Days

The 2019 BVC Under-12 Skills Days are back, with players set to receive expert coaching across the state on 20-21 July.

The Skills Days are for players of all abilities and standards and are open to all athletes at country associations. The coaching programs concentrate on the individual skills relevant for players in the U12 age group.

The Under 12 Skills Days are designed to offer junior basketballers from all associations the opportunity to receive coaching to develop their skills to the highest possible level. The U12 Skills Days are for players born in 2008 and 2009.

Registrations open for the 2019 Under 12 Skills Days on Friday 3 June.

CLICK HERE for further information on the BVC Under-12 Skills Days

Check-in from 9.30am for a 10am start and day concludes at 4.00pm. The BVC U12 Skills Days are for players of all abilities and standards. The coaching programs concentrates on the individual skills relevant for players in the U12 age group.

This program is run in July each year, and players can be selected to represent Country Victoria at the BVC Jamboree in Echuca in September each year.

The cost to attend the Skills Day is $99 (Early Bird Special). To receive the Early Bird Special registration must be received by 8 July 2019. Registrations received after 8 July 2019 will cost $120. Registrations for participants received after 17 July 2019 will be ineligible to attend the BVC Jamboree.

Development Pathways

Basketball Victoria/MRBA Player Pathways

Basketball has a number of avenues that players can take to improve their game, which can be confusing. With Macedon Ranges being on the border of Country and Metro, it can be confusing to understand how the different pathways link together (or not). This document aims to make this clearer and show which steps are prerequisites to others in the Basketball Victoria system. There is no ''right'' pathway, and you can re-join pathways at different times.

Page two also includes a ''Myth Busters'' section to help correct a number of misunderstandings that have been circulating in the MRBA community. Please contact us with any questions you may still have at andrew.condron@gravitasltd.com.au.

BV Coaching Courses

Please contact Rob Coulter at Basketball Victoria with any questions: rob.coulter@basketballvictoria.com.au


Community Level: Designed for small groups of people aspiring to start coaching at an Aussie Hoops or domestic primary school level, but who have limited understanding of basketball. This is a two-hour course that covers basic teaching points of skills and fundamentals, shows drills that can be used at a training session for junior athletes, and provides guidance on how the drills can be adapted for different age groups and skill levels.


Club Level: Designed for individuals who have been playing or coaching for at least 12 months, who want to obtain further information about planning training seasons and developing player skills, and is suitable for people aspiring to coach at a school, domestic club level and the lower levels of representative basketball. The course includes an online theory component, assessment program, manuals and other coaching assistance resources. Participants undergo a six-hour theory session that includes particpation in drills, facilitated by an on-court presenter, and concludes with an assessment of coaching competency.


Association Level: Those that have held their Club level accreditation for 12 months and are looking to further their coaching education to incorporate higher level representative level teams, state teams and senior teams. The course runs for 19 hours, 3 of which is a strength and conditioning session at Core Advantage in Oakleigh. The other 16 hours are a mix of theory and practical work, where coaches are on court and working in small groups. There is an assessment task included where coaches need to design their trials period and 10 weeks of session plans, or they’re able to complete a video assessment of them taking a training session and covering off certain competencies.

Macedon Ranges Basketball Association
Buffalo Stadium 1-27 Forest St, Woodend
Postal Address: PO Box 887, Woodend VIC 3442
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