Why should I Coach?

The recruitment, development and retention of basketball coaches is vital for the game of basketball at all levels.

It is the role of the coach to provide players of all ages with the best possible sporting experience that will help ensure their continued participation in basketball.

Coaches need to be able to understand and coach the skills relevant to the level of the player they are coaching, and just as importantly, be able to interact with players in a positive way.

The BBNZ Coach Development Programme provides a comprehensive development pathway from helping run Kiwi Hoops games to coaching at a representative and national level. The programme provides a curriculum with four BBNZ levels: Kiwi Hoops, Community, Performance and High Performance.

  • Kiwi Hoops Coach | Foundation, Learning Modules, Advanced Modules
  • Community Coach | Foundation, Learning Modules, Advanced Modules
  • Performance Coach | Foundation, Learning Modules, Advanced Modules
  • High Performance Coach | Foundation, Learning Modules, Advanced Modules

A copy of the Coach Development Programme with additional details on each of the courses listed above, including formats and prerequisites, can be found here.


How do I start?

Simply contact your local association – it really is that simple! Our associations regularly run training courses that cater for individuals that are just starting out or existing coaches looking to take the next step and upskill. To find your nearest association please click here. You can also view upcoming training opportunities in your area by visiting our national Course Finder.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Coach Development Director, Natu Taufale, for any additional information you require.


Free online coach courses and resources

With support from Sport NZ, Basketball New Zealand has launched it’s own Learning Management System via SportTutor. This will allow coaches to complete the theory component of specific courses online. To get started all you need to do is:

  • Register online here to access Basketball New Zealand’s SportTutor portal
  • Under the Search Learning dropdown select Basketball New Zealand

All online courses are free to complete. To view all online courses please click here