What I Coach – U14 & Recreational

Skills Coach – Award

Course Outline


This course is an exciting practical based course, designed to teach candidates how to develop physical movement skills, technical skills and build basic tactical understanding by using game-based coaching. Candidates will need to consider how they will use what they have learned to ensure the practices are inclusive. It will also give the candidate the knowledge and ability to Game Coach (A term introduced at the early stages of basketball to replace the referee). 

On completion candidates will gain the skills needed to assist in facilitating fun, inclusive and engaging basketball sessions. Candidates will be assessed during the course. 

Pre-requisites: The candidates must be at least 14 years old when attending the course. Before coaching, coaches over 16 years old are required to attend a Child Welfare and Protection in Sport workshop or equivalent. We would recommend all coaches attending an appointed persons first aid course.

Delivery: This course is covered over 4 hours and can be done in one day or over a number of sessions. The sessions are fully practical.

Cost: £30 per person.

Skills Coach – Qualification

Course Outline

Description: There is an option to add on to your Skills Coach Award and gain an SQA Qualification at SCQF Level 5.   

On completion candidates will gain the skills needed to understand their role in the coaching environment including safety and planning of sessions.  Candidates will be assessed via video submission of their coaching session. 

Pre-requisites: The candidates must be at least 14 years old and hold the Skills Coach Award or equivalent (e.g. Make it Happen, Getting Started award, UKCC Level 1) 

Delivery: This is a research project where you will be required to do your own research, speak with other coaches and use the information and learning materials found on the basketballscotland website to complete a portfolio of work.

Cost: £70