Coach Development

CBA’s Head of Pathways and Community Development, Benjamin Constable works with BBNZ’s Community Lead Lori McDaniel to provide development opportunities for coaches and linking teams and clubs with coaches looking for new challenges.

We highly encourage all new and experienced coaches to attend the upcoming Coaches Connection Forum to up-skill and connect with all coaches in the community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ben or Lori to have your details added to our coaches database, to ensure that you are contacted when a clinic or other development opportunity that may interest you is coming up.

You can find helpful coaching documents and website links by clicking here.

Courses Available:

Introduction to Basketball Coaching (available now online)


The Introduction to Coaching Course is delivered via an online platform facilitated by Basketball New Zealand and Sport New Zealand. It can be completed in your own time and will cover the following topics:

Module 1

  • An Introduction to Good Sports

Module 2

  • Planning and Delivery

Module 3

  • Working with Others

To sign up for these online modules

  • click on the link below
  • create a login
  • then “Search Learnings”
  • select- CBA Region Basketball New Zealand: Aktive Good Sports

Click here to register for this online module:

Supplementary Documents

FIBA Introduction to Coaching Manual

FIBA mini ball coaching manual 

Welcome to Coaching in Canterbury

Intermediate/Kiwi Hoops Coaching Course (available soon)

Online Modules

Thriving Under Fire and Safety Net

Pre requisite- Good Sport online modules

90 minutes in class                 


Practice planning

Coaching styles

Age and stage break down (Skill matrix)

LTAD, what it is and why it’s important

90 minutes on Court               

  • Observing appropriate language, movement skills, and drills
  • Basketball Decision Training
  • Coaching your peers through drills

Online Miniball/Junior Basketball  Manual:

Basketball New Zealand Community Course/FIBA Level 1 (Click here to register your interest)


  • Good Sports
  • Safety Net
  • Thriving Under Fire
  • Kiwi Hoops*


  • FIBA Content
  • Break Down of Game film*

Classroom Session 2x 90minute sessions/1x 3 hours

  • Yearly Training Plans and Organisational Sheets
  • SOP (National, Regional, Personal)
  • Philosophy
  • Providing Feedback
  • Program Management
  • Game Management- disruptive defensive tactics, use of time outs and subbing
  • Modified Games
  • Skill Matrix (age and stage- concepts)

On Court Practical 90 minutes

Deliver a 20 min session on a pre-assigned FIBA topic using provided athletes or bring your team** TBD.

Practice Observation               

90 minutes of observations completed by a BBNZ coach development officer.

Secondary School Student Coaches Course (available now)

This program is designed to aid our student coaches in their development by providing a mentor and trainer to facilitate basketball knowledge and be available as a resource. The program will be delivered in school and includes the “Good Sports” online coaching modules.

  • Session 1 Philosophy and Coaching your Peers
  • Session 2 Practice Planning
  • Session 3 Game Coaching and Management
  • Observation of a game or practice

You can get started on this course by signing up for the online modules

  • click on the link below
  • create a login
  • then “Search Learnings”
  • select- CBA Region Basketball New Zealand: Aktive Good Sports

Clink this link to register

Contact Lori McDaniel for more details at or click this link to register your interest in upcoming courses.