Wanted: Basketball coaches
Love basketball? Want to inspire the next generation of basketball players?
Waverley Wildcats basketball club is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on parents and volunteers to deliver a full range of basketball activities. Becoming a volunteer gets you involved in a great family environment while helping our children learn valuable skills both on and off the court.
Why volunteer as a coach?
Becoming a coach is one of the most rewarding volunteer roles available. By building up the skills and confidence in our young athletes, you also improve their communication and teamwork skills, and make a lasting impact on their lives.
But I don’t think I know enough to coach a team?
You may know more than you think! Shooting, dribbling, defending, rebounding, and passing are among the most significant skills required to play basketball. You can incorporate the drills from our website into your training sessions, and basic skills courses can be reimbursed by the Club (but check with the President prior to enrolling.)
Petrol money of up to $150 per season can also be reimbursed.
Training sessions and games: What’s the commitment?
Training sessions run for 45 minutes per week at Holy Family Primary School, 220 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley. Training is conducted from 4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons based on your availability. It’s possible for 2 people to coach the one team.
Games are played on Saturdays. Game times are based on the age of team at stadiums including the Knox School, Nunawading Stadium, Mallauna College, Ringwood Stadium, Forest Hill College.
The seasons run in line with school terms.
Winter competition runs from the start of Term 2 to the end of Term 3.
Summer competition runs throughout Term 4 and Term 1.
All coaches require a Working With Children check which can be applied for online or directly from Australia Post.
Sign me up
Contact Christine O’Rourke on 0408 421 311 for further information.