Coaching Resources



As basketball makes more and more use of technology some fantastic resources have been developed. Here are a few of the most useful sites we have found:

  • Jr. NBA Site – 48 separate practice plans, along with detailed drill instructions and videos. Suitable for use with miniball players, right through to senior High School players
  • World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) – Read through the various curriculums and their content for coaches, players, and managers in Europe and other FIBA accredited countries (including NZ). This includes miniball and Levels 1,2, and 3
  • Cleaning the Glass – Delves in to some NBA questions, and explores why certain actions/types of player or more successful than others
  • ACC SportsSmart – Find out more about the SportSmart Warm up programme to optimise performance and keep injury free.
  • Balance is Better  – a Sport New Zealand website with up to date information on best practice in coaching junior athletes
  • Basketball Immersion Podcasts – a website that provides thought provoking, detailed podcasts with coaches from all over the globe


Welcome to Coaching in Canterbury–  a useful document about the basketball landscape in our region, basic rules of the game, roles in the game, and tips for new coaches.

Blank-scoresheet – (as stated)

Good Sports Spine – an outline of Development v Performance in junior athletes by  Aktive and Good Sports

Mini-Basketball Dos-and-Donts – a one page document from FIBA

Practice Planning Considerations for Junior Athletes– a short document outline key points to consider when planning trainings, with a few practice plan examples.

Key Points For Coaches – a one page document containing key things for coaches to consider

Participant-athlete-development-research – a brief article from Sport New Zealand around junior athletes development pathways

Practice Plan Template– a blank practice plan with court diagrams and room for notes

2022 Club competition guide – Approach to the Game Guidelines for Winter Club Competition (1)