We are proud to be launching four new Regional Academies as part of wider programme to rebuild our player pathway.  The need to do so is in line with our newly established Talent Principles, particularly basketballscotland’s responsibility to provide the appropriate development opportunities across the pathway.

Our Regional Academies will be North, West, East and Central; and the initial phase of the programme will see each Academy host four squads throughout an Inter-Regional games programme from February to June 2018.

Each Academy will be resourced with the following:

  1. Academy Manager (Logistics Role)
  2. Boys Head Coach
  3. Girls Head Coach
  4. Boys Assistant Coach
  5. Girls Assistant Coach
  6. Boys Lead Development Coach
  7. Girls Lead Development Coach
  8. Boys Assistant Development Coach
  9. Girls Assistant Development Coach
  10. Apprentice Development Coaches x 2

What is in it for me as a coach??

  • An opportunity to work and gain credible experience within a performance development programme
  • Work with players with the desire to succeed within a development or a national team programme
  • Get in at the start of our Academy concept and help to shape its future
  • Access to our wider coach development and mentoring programmes
  • Work with our National Performance Coaches on delivering the National Style of Play
  • Create a route into performance and / or high-performance coaching

What are we looking for in a coach??

  1. A belief that talent is a process of learning
  2. Motivated to develop themselves as a coach
  3. Focus effort in key areas of their own development
  4. Embrace challenges – “I can’t do it YET”
  5. Understands that setbacks, and losses, are part of the learning process
  6. Learn from negative experiences and feedback
  7. Understand their need to drive things and own their own development

What will a typical Academy weekend look like?

Morning Day 1                 Girls Championship Squad Training (Coached by the Head & Assistant Academy Coaches)

Afternoon Day 1              Girls Development Squad Training (Coached by the Lead & Assistant Development Coaches)

Morning Day 2                 Boys Championship Squad Training (Coached by the Head & Assistant Academy Coaches)

Afternoon Day 2              Boys Development Squad Training (Coached by the Lead & Assistant Development Coaches)

At this point we are inviting applications for the following positions in each Academy:

  1. Boys Head Coach
  2. Girls Head Coach

Details of the application process can be found here.