Coaching Opportunities – Come join us!
Balwyn Blazers is a community club that emphasises player participation. This means that the number of coaching vacancies reflects the maximum number of teams that can be fielded from players who register. Typically, this varies between 90 - 120 teams.
For the winter season (April-September), the coaching commitment is for 16 season games and up to three finals games with an hourly training session each week. For the summer season (October-March), the time commitment is for 14 season games and up to three finals games with an hourly training session each week.
As a community club, we embrace the diversity within the community. Our coaches will vary greatly in background, age, gender, basketball skill and experience, personal style and individual talents. This is a positive for the growth and development of our players and the club. For further information, please contact the Club President.
The splendidly diverse knowledge and experience (inside and outside basketball) within our coaching group is a real strength. Whether you are new or experienced, the club can support you in flexible and varied ways that suit your individual preferences and fit in with the demands of family, work and competing interests. Various resources, activities and opportunities are available to coaches but what and how you respond is entirely up to you.
As a Club, we provide development and assistance to you as a coach. This can include but is not limited to:
- Level 1 coaching accreditation with Basketball Victoria
- Mentoring, with particular focus on junior coaches and those new to coaching or with little experience
- Physical coaching assistance where required
- Individual workout sessions with players if requested
- Structured coaching programs or workshops for different aspects of basketball
Online Coaching resources
An excellent online resource for basic through to advanced drills, plays and coaching tips, please go to:
Our Facebook page is:
Other forms of support
We are a community club and you can always seek advice or assistance from the age group coordinator and/or other coaches. No question is too silly and every coach at the club had a "first season" once upon a time. Some things you may wish to consider:
- We can organise more experienced/skilful players to attend a few of your sessions to demonstrate particular skills if required, and
- Advice on communicating with parents, players and officials can be provided as needed
Basketball is intended to be a recreational activity for enjoyment and health. This code of conduct has been developed by Basketball Victoria to give participants some guide to the expectations it has on those participants. It is intended to assist everyone to obtain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in basketball.