Coaches - Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Please find details of upcoming courses HERE.

Make It Happen Course

Description - The Make It Happen is a 6 hour long course which aims to give candidates the skills needed to facilitate fun and engaging basketball sessions. It is designed to teach candidates how to develop physical movement skills, technical skills and build basic tactical understanding by using games based coaching. It will also give the candidate the knowledge and ability to Game Coach (A new term introduced at the early stages of basketball to replace the referee). This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a foundational understanding of coaching and officiating or a better general understanding of the game.

Cost - This course costs £275 as a standard rate. For this price you can put up to 24 candidates on the course. There is no minimum number of candidates however the price remains at £275 regardless of how few candidates attend.

This is a tutor-led course, you can request a course HERE. (Note this is not confirmation of the course.)

  • You will be expected to provide a facility for 6 hours, ideally with access to both classroom (with projector) and a court.

UKCC Level 1

Description – This is the basic level of coaching qualification for those who wish to commit to coaching basketball. Upon completion of the course successful candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to safely organise and supervise basketball activities, including group coaching and using pre-planned coaching session cards
  • Promote and establish working relationships and high standards of behaviour with players, coaches, parents and officials in the overall development of basketball
  • Demonstrate an understanding of:
    • generic coaching skills
    • basketball-specific coaching skills
    • coach and performer/player development
    • health and safety
    • working with parents
    • basic rules/laws of basketballs
    • demonstrate an ability to identify and adapt basketball activities and sessions for a variety of different age groups
  • Demonstrate an awareness of further personal development opportunities in basketball

Cost - £102 subsidy price. £170 full price.

This is a tutor-led course, you can request a course HERE. (Note this is not confirmation of the course.)

Course lasts 2 full days or 4 evenings.

Candidates must be 16 years old or above on Day 1 of the course.

UKCC Level 2

Description – The Level 2 provides the coach with a general overview of all aspects of basketball and sports coaching. On successful completion of the courses, candidates will be able to:

  • establish an effective, fair and equitable coaching environment
  • establish a safe coaching environment
  • revire participants needs and establish goals for coaching sessions
  • produce plans for sessions that support participants development
  • plan for the evaluation of sessions
  • prepare participants for coaching sessions
  • establish and maintain working relationships with participants and others
  • deliver coaching sessions
  • develop participants performance
  • conclude coaching sessions
  • evaluate participants performance and the effectiveness of sessions
  • monitor personal coaching practice

Cost - £140 subsidy price. £350 full price.

This is a tutor-led course, you can request a course HERE. (Note this is not confirmation of the course.)

Course lasts 5 full days over 2 months or more.

Candidates must be 18 years old or above on Day 1 of the course.

Subsidy Information

Subsidies will be applied for by basketballscotland on behalf of the applicant when they sign up to the course.

Candidates must sign up at least 4 weeks ahead of the course taking place in order for subsidies to be applied for.

Requesting a Course

If you are a club or organisation and have enough candidates to fill a course (minimum 10, maximum 16) you may request a closed course. You must request a course at least 2 months before the first day of the course. You will be responsible for finding and paying for a venue to host the course and basketballscotland will provide tutors and make the subsidy application.

You can request a closed course HERE. Please note this is simply a request and not confirmation of a course booking.