Queensland Coaches Invited to Emerging Coach Initiative

Six coaches in Queensland have been selected for Basketball Australia’s inaugural Emerging Coach Initiative (ECI). 

Aspiring young coaches (aged 22-35 years old) from all states and territories were invited to nominate for the ECI that will provide formalised professional development for coaches

The one-year program will include a raft of development, experiential learning and mentoring with a focus on developing identified young coaches and building depth in the pathway.

To be coordinated by the Basketball Australia Director of High-Performance Coach Development, the program will include input and leadership from industry and academic professionals to ensure it is a holistic growth opportunity for the participants.

Coaches in the program will also receive a series of formal qualifications including:

- Basketball Australia Performance Coach accreditation

- Basketball Australia Coach Developer accreditation

- SportsCode/Hudl Level Two certification

The program coaches will be engaged in a series of on-line and face to face development activities over the next 12 months. The process for selection was via Expression of Interest, with the applications then considered by a selection panel.

Selected Coaches

- Bradley Kann (North Gold Coast Seahawks)

- Kerry Williams (Queensland/Cairns Basketball)

- Lennon Smartt (Cairns Taipans )

- Luke Cann (Queensland/Logan Basketball)

- Michael Lake (Queensland/South West Metro )

- Sean Carroll (Queensland/Logan Basketball)

For a full list of selected coaches click here.


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