Bearcats Junior Coaching
The West Adelaide Basketball Club is always interested in current and potential coaches to be involved with our junior and youth league coaching programs.
Interest is welcome for boys and girls teams (Under 10 to Youth League).
There is more information below or you can contact:
Manager, Junior Basketball Operations (U10-U18) - Dion Grieger (0432 974 536) or
High Performance Coaching Adviser - Jimmy Alexander (0429 059 224)
INTERESTED IN COACHING IN 2022/23?
The West Adelaide Basketball Club is always interested in current and potential coaches to be involved with our junior and youth league coaching programs. Interest is welcome for boys and girls teams (Under 10 to Youth League).
An Expression of Interest form can be filled in online here: Bearcats Coaching
Coaches at West Adelaide should:
Provide a dynamic and engaging learning environment for their team
Implement the club’s curriculum and skills development program
Attend coaching development workshops run by the club and other club functions
Provide regular communication with players and parents
Complete registration paperwork including Working with Children Clearance, Play by the Rules and Code of Ethics
In addition, Age Group Head coaches (Division 1 coaches) are expected to:
Maintain oversight of all teams and coaches within the age group
Attend or assist with lower division trainings on an agreed regular basis
Provide coaches within the age group additional support and guidance with the implementation of the concepts and skills within the club curriculum.
All coaches will have additional support of our Junior Coaching Directors. Coaching positions are for 12 months.
These roles are ideal for those coaches who are unable to commit to a full-time coaching role but would still like to be involved. We have a variety of assistant coaching options ranging from those with coaching experience right through to those who are just starting their coaching journey or would just like to help the club.
The club relies significantly on the support of parents to help take on many of our junior coaching roles. If you are interested in coaching but do not have the time to coach another team which your child does not play in then this might be the option for you. After teams have been selected, we will appoint parent coaches into any vacant positions. Note that for Division 1 and 2 teams on Friday nights the club intends to appoint non-parent coaches wherever possible and practical providing they are suitably qualified.