Basketball Queensland has put together a coaching event for the development of our Queensland coaches. Individual sessions are free to attend subject to registration; Coaches wishing to obtain their Association accreditation must complete all sessions and register into the Full Association Accreditation course at a cost of $270.00.
DATE & LOCATION:
29 November to 1 December 2019
Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Kessels Road, Nathan, Mount Gravatt QLD 4111
Who are our BQ Coach Presenters? What are the coach sessions all about?
29th NOVEMBER 2019
Warwick is a vastly experienced Performance Level Coach over 10 seasons as a QBL Head Coach and 15 years as a State Head Coach in NSW, Victoria and Queensland – leading teams and medalling at Australian Junior Championships. He was the National Teams Director for British Basketball, overseeing the teams successes at EuroBasket. Warwick is currently the Performance Director with WNBL Champion Club, JCU Townsville Fire & is the General Manager of Game Development for Basketball Queensland.
Coach Leadership: So you want to be a coach? Do you know why?
Why Coach? Why would you be a good coach? Do you know what you don’t know about coaching? This session explores and analyses the important characteristics and attributes of a successful coach-leader.
Coach Leadership: Understanding a philosophy & Basketball Queensland’s Style of Play
Every coach needs a philosophy, and Basketball Queensland has a clear focus on what and how to play, including coaching youth athletes to reach their optimal level. This session discusses and introduces the BQ Style of Play as the key coaching framework for coaches in Queensland.
Adam has a PhD in Skill Acquisition and he is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. He has two decades of experience working in the fields of teaching and skill acquisition. Adam worked for 10 years as a skill acquisition specialist at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) where he worked with a range of sports including basketball, swimming, volleyball, water polo, netball, athletics, and rowing. His primary role was to work with coaches, athletes, and sports scientists to maximise skill learning and performance. Adam also worked for four years as a physical education teacher in Australian and British secondary schools. Adam’s research into skill acquisition includes areas such as expert perceptual skills (e.g., decision-making), scaling of equipment in junior sport, and investigating the effects of a defender in basketball shooting.
Coaching Innovation: Skill Acquisition: How to use skill acquisition principles in basketball coaching.
Skill acquisition has emerged over the past couple of decades as a critical discipline area for guiding coaches on practice design and implementation. There are some key principles that coaches can use to help enhance the skills of basketball players.
30th NOVEMBER 2019
David Claxton has been involved in basketball in Australia for more than 45years. He was instrumental in establishing the Queensland State League competition, coached Queensland State Teams, NBL teams and General Manager of the NBL team, Gold Coast Blaze. David was also assistant coach of the Australia Boomers, and has spent over 15years as the basketball director of The Southport School. David Claxton has participated as a coach at every level of basketball in Queensland. He has mentored thousands of players and hundreds of coaches on their basketball journeys.
Coach Leadership: So I got the job! Now, how do I plan a season program?
Learn from an NBL Coach of Year, Dave Claxton who discusses what you should be doing before your team hits the court, and how to expect the unexpected throughout a season.
Coach Leadership: We trained, we played but what actually happened?
Postgame evaluation is part of the coaching process but how soon? What areas do you analyse?
Steve Catlin is the Brisbane Bullets’ Head of Video Analytics and Statistics, and Basketball Queensland’s Head Technical Adviser. Steve has also been a Head Coach in the Basketball Queensland state program and has an extensive background in basketball as a player, coach and administrator.
Innovative Coaching: How can technology help you become a better coach?
Learn from the Brisbane Bullets Head of Video Analytics and Statistics, Steve Catlin on how technology can support coaches at any level of the game!
Bo Hanson, has been working within sport and the business sector for over 20 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career, comprising of four Olympics and including three Olympic medals, he has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports, and various countries.
Coaching Mindfully: The psychology of coaching – Understanding who you are, and who you are coaching
A system to help identify who you are coaching and how they impact and interact with each other.
Coaching Mindfully: Can you get them together? Beyond the ‘me’, towards the ‘we’
How do you get collaboration and understanding on the court?
Jason Fiddes has extensive experience in training programs and wellbeing consulting around Queensland. He has previously worked in player welfare roles for both the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Bullets and provides strategies and solutions on personal development to groups and/or individuals of the National Basketball League and QLD Academy of Sport.
Coach Mindfully: An Introduction to Mental Health First Aid
The Mental Health First Aid module is a quick introduction into the issue that is mental health in sport. It aims to heighten the awareness of the resources available and why this is so important.
Rob Beveridge is an internationally recognised Basketball coach with over 27 years of professional coaching experience and was recently inducted into Basketball New South Wales Hall of Fame for his contribution to Coaching. Rob has coached over 300 games in the NBL and has extensive national and international coaching experience. Rob is also a 14-time winner of the Coach of the Year award winner.
Coaching Tactically: What’s important when you coach? What I’ve learned?
Gain insight into what an elite coach focuses on during a game and some in-game adjustments.
Coaching Tactically: International trends – How it relates to youth basketball, and you as a coach in Queensland
Man to man concepts – How do you contain and disrupt on defence and optimise your teams offence?
Luke Cann is the current State Performance Manager and the 2018 QBL Men’s Coach of the Year. Luke has also lead Queensland to a recent silver medal at the Australian National Championship.
Coaching Tactically: Playing with pace and early offensive concepts
Hear from BQ’s State Performance Manager on what to focus on in transition offence and incorporate varied post positions to maximise space to optimise youth team offence.
Jackie Brown is the current Queensland South U18 Women’s Head Coach coming off the back of a silver medal at this year’s Australian Championship. She is also a former WNBL player, who played in the US on a scholarship. Jackie is also the Australian Sapphires Assistant Coach.
Coaching Tactically: BQ Style of play – Why do we tag-up in transition defence?
Learn about Basketball Queensland’s tag-up philosophy and how it can earn you more possessions and disrupt opposition teams.
1st DECEMBER 2019
CJ Bruton was one of the Australian Boomers most skilful players in his time, who dominated NBL competition winning the NBL Championships 6 different times, after coming through the Australia Junior Championship ranks. CJ is now an Assistant Coach with the Brisbane Bullets.
Coaching Technically (Offence): Understand the ‘me’ in ‘we’ – Effective one-on-one offensive skills
Former Australian Boomer, 6-time NBL champion, and Brisbane Bullets Assistant Coach, gives his perspective and teaching on coaching individual offensive skills to youth athletes.
Coaching Technically (Defence): Can I really I stop my opponent? Or should I just contain them? Effective individual defensive skills
CJ Bruton flips the perspective and shows you how to coach effective individual defensive skills.
Peter Lonergan is Basketball Australia’s Director of High-Performance Coach – Development and Talent Identification. He has extensive coaching experience including Assistant Coach of the Australian Opals, Head Coach of the Australian Sapphires and has been heavily involved as a coach at an Australia Junior Championship level. Peter also currently sits on the FIBA WABC Executive Committee.
Coaching Tactically: We know space is important, but how do we best facilitate good spacing and then take advantage?
Observe an on-court NPP (National Performance Program) training session with some of Queensland’s best athletes and run by BA’s Director of High-Performance Peter Lonergan. This session will focus on offensive spacing which is a key element of BQ’s Style of Play.
Coaching Tactically: We know space is important, but how do we best facilitate good spacing and then take advantage?
After watching the training session above this time represents a great opportunity for coaches to ask questions and probe the mind of one of Australia’s great basketball brains in Peter Lonergan.
Coaching Technically: Teaching shooting and the key areas of emphasis
This sessions aims to breakdown some of the perceived barriers to coaching shooting and help simplify what is such a vital part of our game. Peter will go through some key areas of focus in terms of technique and show you how to isolate these as individual elements to help improve your athletes shooting as whole.
Coaching Tactically: The art of creating advantages and exploiting these as a team
Peter will break down some of the primary ways to create advantages as a team with a focus on mid-late shot clock opportunities. This session will not only look at how a player can create for themselves as an individual but also for their teammates.
Stewart Briggs has a Bachelor of Human Movement Science degree from Southern Cross University and a Master of Education (Developmental Kinesiology) degree from Bowling Green State University, USA. Stewart was the first Australian to work as a full-time Strength & Conditioning Coach at a Division I college in the United States. During his 6+ years in the USA he attained a large amount of experience in both men’s and women’s basketball. Highlights including turning around the women’s program at BGSU by helping to prevent ACL injuries, winning Missouri Valley Conference titles with Drake University and working with Antonio Daniels for 3 years prior to him being drafted No. 4 in the 1998 NBA Draft. When Stewart returned to Brisbane to live he started Acceleration Australia which has trained over 3770 basketball players and coaches to help the sport become more athletic. Highlights have included 7 years with the Brisbane Bullets (2001 – 2008) and the many individual athletes who have gone onto great heights such as 3 years with Cameron Bairstow when he was a young player. That is where Stewart is most passionate is to help young Australian players achieve their dreams in the sport of basketball.
Coaching Physically: What do I need to understand about athletic development if I want to be a good coach?
Hear from Acceleration Australia’s expert staff on how you can best support your athletes’ development and get the most out of their body.
Coaching Physically: Overtraining in youth basketball – what can I do?
Learn about load management and how to help minimise the risk of athlete injury and reduce time off the court. See our article on Load Management & Athlete Wellness