Junior & Youth League Coaching in 2021

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 downloaded here: Bearcats Coaching 2021 (Word) 

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 Police 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 and initial squad trainings for some 2021 age groups will commence from October 2020 and run concurrently with the current season. 


Future Leaders Coaching Program
We are excited to announce the launch of the club’s Future Leaders coaching program. The aim of this program is to develop coaches who have the passion and desire to be an elite level coach and run a Division 1 program one day or to be a Basketball SA High Performance coach. Coaches who are accepted into the Future Leaders program will coach a team of their own in Division 2 or 3 and will receive additional training and mentoring from the club’s Mentor Coaches.


Assistant Coach
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. 


Parent Coach
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.


Mentor Coach
The club will appoint a number of mentor coaches to commence in 2021. These coaches will support the Junior Coaching Directors and provide mentoring and guidance to our junior coaches. Those in our Future Leaders program will each be assigned a dedicated mentor coach who will work with you throughout the season. Our mentor coaches will all have head coaching experience at State, Premier League or WNBL/NBL level.


Please refer any questions to our Coaching Directors:

  • Under 10/12/14 - Dion Grieger (tel 0432 974 536, email dagrieger@gmail.com)

  • Under 16/18 - Jimmy Alexander (tel 0429 059 224, email jamesalexander824@gmail.com)

  • Youth League - Roger Stankovic (tel 0427 221 157, email rogerstankovic316@gmail.com)