INFORMATION FOR COACHES
BASKETBALL VICTORIA DOMESTIC COACHES CLINICS
Basketball Victoria run clinics for domestic coaches on occasions throughout the year. These clinics cover skills, drills and basic coaching philosophy and featuring many experienced coaches such as Kevin Goorjian, Paul Lankford and Ross Wignell. Click here to visit the website for more information.
COACH FREE ENTRY PASS
This season coaches will be entitled to a "Coach Pass" allowing them free entry into the game venue (for all venues - Nunawading, Ringwood, Oakleigh and Forest Hill). You will need to provide your Co-ordinator (Lyn Moran for Week Night, Will Scheider for Friday and Brett Salter for Saturday) the following details: Name, postal address, email address, contact number, Working With Children number and team.
CHILD PROTECTION ACT
The introduction of amendments to the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act 2005 places a legal obligation on all organisations that deal with children and young people to ensure that their employees and volunteers have been screened and trained to carry out their role appropriately. This means that we will require all our coaches to undertake the following:
This is a free process for volunteers and simply requires you to complete an online application - click here to complete an online application and then follow the instructions on submitting your application at an Australia Post Shop. If you already have a WWCC and need to renew it, you can now do this entirely online, please use the same link to go to the WWC website.
Please note: police officers, teachers and coaches under 18 years of age are exempt from this requirement but need to provide proof of exemption.
This is a Basketball Victoria document (click here to access). It needs to be completed and then signed in front of a qualified witness, similar to a standard Statutory Declaration (so can be signed in front of a pharmacist, school principal, police officer etc).
We will need all coaches to complete a short online course provided by the Australian Sports Commission in association with the Play By The Rules organisation. This is a free, entirely online course (of approximately one hour, but can be completed in stages) that covers the basic concepts of the Child Protection Act in relation to sporting clubs. Click here to access the course. You will obtain a certificate at the end of the course.
Coaches are required to abide by the Codes of Conduct adopted by Nunawading Kangas and ensure that all players and spectators associated with their team do likewise. Please click on the links below to view the Codes of Conduct.
You cannot coach without having provided the correct proof - this is Basketball Victoria's Policy - please abide by it to avoid confusion and embarrassment. Please refer to Basketball Victoria's website for more information on their requirements.
Assistance and additional information can be obtained from Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This may appear a difficult process, but as we are all parents of players, we are all interested in ensuring our children enjoy their sport and are safe while they do it and this process will help ensure that.
Links to external coaching resources
We often receive coaching tips and resources which we’d like to share with you. If you find anything that you believe will be helpful to others, please send us the link to share
Paul Flynn, the Operations Manager at Nunawading Stadium, has sent us the following links:
Developing Post Players: http://team.fastmodelsports.com/2015/09/01/developing-post-players/
Blake Griffin article on improving shooting: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/why-aint-he-dunkin/