Wheelchair Basketball SA

Wheelchair Basketball SA
Workshop & Grading of Coaches
For future reference, all coaches will be graded to the following Levels.
All present and future coaches will have to attend a Level 1 clinic before attending future
clinics. There are certain aspects of the Level 1 clinics that are of great importance and
are not part of the higher levels.
Level 1
Two day workshop
Any person wishing to become a Wheelchair Basketball Coach
 Player’s responsibilities:
Personal and team hygiene
Pressure care
Drugs in sport
Chair care
 Setting up of a wheelchair
 Basic Stretching and Fitness training
 Control of chair
 Pushing, stopping and turning
 Dribbling, passing and rebounding
 Shooting
 Simple defence and offence moves
 Communication
 Importance of ‘Team Spirit’
 Understanding of the various Classifications
 Basic rules of basketball
 Assessment
Level 2
Three day workshop
Requirements: Attained a Level 1 grading, two years experience as an assistant to a club
coach, one-year experience as a club coach.
 Ball handling skills
 Dribbling
 Passing
 Rebounding
 Shooting
 Defence: zone, ‘teacup’, half court and full court
 Offence: screens, blocks, pick-and-rolls and seals
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Basic game planning
Basic presentation on Refereeing
Basic presentation on Classification
Level 3
Four day workshop
Requirements: Attained a Level 1 grading, two years experience as a club coach or oneyear experience as a Provincial coach and attended a Classifiers Clinic.
 Coaches will participate in a wheelchair during the workshop
 Wheelchair positioning
 Passing: Right hand pass, left hand pass, double handed chest pass, bounce
pass, hook pass and lob pass
 Dribbling: Right and left hand dribbling, cross over dribbling back and front
 Rebounding: Positioning and anticipation
 Shooting: Right and left hand shooting, lay ups, free throws, correction of
 Defensive drills: 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, double switch, triple switch, cross court
switch, half and full court press, zone defence and a tea cup defence
 Offensive drills: 2 on 1, 3 on 2, 4 on 3, 5 on 4, pick and roll, screening,
blocking and seals
 Defensive game plans: 2 out 3 zone, 3-man full court 2-man half court, double
‘d’, read offence and react.
 Offence game plans: Full court picks, figure of 8, loading, read defence and
 Basic game plans
 Presentation on the interpretations of the rules and rule changes
 Assessment
Level 4
Five day workshop
Requirements: Attained a Level 1 and 3 grading, three years experience as a
provincial coach or two years experience as an assistant to the National coach or one
year experience as a National coach and attended a Referee’s Clinic.
 Presentation by a Nutritionist
 Presentation by a Biokinetist
 Presentation by a Sports Psychologist
 Coaching different teams (men and women)
 Identification of potential players
 Recognition of player’s strengths and weaknesses
 All defensive and offensive drills
 Special game situations
 Scouting and evaluating of opposition teams
 Game analysis (with or without video)
 How to prepare defensive and offensive game plans
 How to prepare a game plan against a particular team
 How to motivate the player and team
 Planning combinations
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Practical game analysis sessions
Short and long term planning and preparation (1 to 4 years) including
preparation games for qualifiers, World Championships and Paralympics.
Level 5
Requirements: Attained a Level 4 grading, two Paralympics or World Championships
as National Coach and recommended by the Coaching Commission and ratified by
the Board of Directors.
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