There are a dozen reasons why a person decides to become a basketball coach. Some of us are former players who are looking to give back or stay involved in the game, or possibly have children who play and we volunteer to coach their team. Others are asked to coach within their community to fill a need, but whatever your motivation is, coaching young players requires a high level of responsibility and maturity.

Coaching our youth should be exciting, rewarding and fun for everyone involved.

Wellington Basketball’s Coaching Club are pleased to offer the BBNZ Kiwi Hoops to help develop your understanding of key fundamentals, rules and various strategies based on the level you are working with. Kiwi Hoops program provides a developmental pathway for young players from ages 5 - 13 years as they learn and develop their skills and understanding of the game.

Kiwi Hoops offer four certified stages aligned to the following school years:

  • Bounce: Ages 5 - 7 (Years 1 - 2)
  • Mini: Ages 7 - 9 (Years 3 - 4)

  • Pro: Ages 9 - 11 (Years 5 - 6)

  • All Star: Ages 11 - 13 (Years 7 - 8)

The structure, focus and format changes at each stage based on the developmental needs of the players. All coaches at the Bounce, Mini and Pro levels are invited to further develop their education by participating in Wellington Basketball’s Hoop Kids program, working with kids and their continued development in the sport.  For those coaches at the All Star level are encouraged to further hone their coaching skills in Wellington Basketball’s I AM FAN program, an advanced basketball development program for Hoop Kids ballers who want to train and play like the big kids.

For more information about becoming a coach and being a member of Wellington Basketball’s Coaching Club, please contact us to register or if you have any queries.