Coaching is hugely important to the continued growth of our game. This site is dedicated to our coaches and will be updated regularly with new resources, course information among others to help you develop and grow as a coach.

Development Manager, Cam Wilson is responsible for providing development opportunities for coaches, and can assist with coaching vacancies, and coaches looking for new challenges.

Please contact Cam at 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. 

Kiwi Hoops Course

Register your interest in attending a Basketball New Zealand certified entry level(ages 5-12) coaching course. The course will consist of one 90 minute theory session and one 90 minute practical session. It is a user friendly introduction to basic basketball coaching with a focus on helping to provide fun and participation for young players. Once registered, you will receive finalised details of date, time and location for your Kiwi Hoops Course.

  • We have a Kiwi Hoops course scheduled in for the 8th of February

Any questions, please contact Callum Bryan

Level 1 Coaching Course

The FIBA Level One Certification is recognized internationally. This qualification will be required in 2020 for any coach wishing to lead a team at a Regional or National Representative Tournament in New Zealand. We strongly encourage coaches at the Whelan and Thomson Trophy level to also seek this qualification as we foresee this being needed at Secondary Schools in the near future. Prior learning will not be applied here, so all current coaches are urged to gain their certification.

The FIBA Level One Course consists of two separate four hour sessions (split over two days a week apart)

  • Currently there are no course’s scheduled for 2022

Once registered for either course  you should receive all the information once your place is confirmed. If you do have any questions, please contact Matt Cunninghame

Online Coaching Modules

Through the Sports Tutor system there are only courses and modules that can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Visit the Sports Tutor System here, sign up, and browse the BBNZ Categloue for online courses. 

Coach Mentoring

Operations Manager Matt Cunninghame & Competitions and Community Lead Callum Bryan are available for coach mentoring and guidance during your club, school or representative season. Coaching can be a daunting and challenging task but also incredibly rewarding, Matt & Callum are happy to help you on your learning journey. Reach out to Matt on

NCBA Coach Handbook

The Coach handbook provides information on NCBA’s development philosophy, some information around skill learning, coach code of conduct/behaviour and selection characteristics in order to best prepare an NC coach for their role.

Coaching Resources

NCBA has a youtube channel in which there are different drills shown, skills broken-down and concepts shared. Visit the channel and make sure you click subscribe.

World Association of Basketball Coaches –  All coaching curriculum documents (miniball to senior) and resources for players, managers and coaches

Jr. NBA – Provides practice plans and drills for school aged basketballers of different levels

Various coaching PDFs and documents are posted above on the right.