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1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF) (Sport Structures)

This course applies to performance coaches and leads to an accredited qualification. It is aimed at those wishing to coach performance players in colleges, universities, regional squads and national league clubs and is applicable those who have a number of years experience of competitive sports and wish to graduate to higher levels of coaching and performance.

Nottingham Wildcats Arena, Nottingham, NG3 7EB
Coach Education / education@sportstructures.com / 0121 455 8270

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF) (Sport Structures)

To complete the Coaching Level 3 you must be coaching a team at International, regional, national league or BUCS competitions. You will be required to pass a theory and practical assessments which will be while you are coaching your team in both practice and match situations. In addition you will have to plan for a season and profile at least two of your players developing a plan for their improvement. You will be required to complete a portfolio of work with the help of the tutors and online learning portal. The course will be classroom, practical on-court, online learning and home study

Why take this qualification?

  • Ideal for Level 2 coaches who are seeking to enhance their continual professional development
  • Improve your knowledge of the game both technically and tactically
  • Develop your 'game' coaching and organisation
  • Develop your understanding and application of analyzing player performance
  • Can lead to paid roles in as a head coach within a basketball club

Objectives of the course:

  • To build on the knowledge gained on any previous courses
  • Be able to Coach a Club Team in regular, high-standard competition
  • Be able to communicate effectively with individuals and teams
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of tactical awareness
  • Be able to organise training programmes utilising sports science principles
  • Be able to observe, analyse and monitor performance & give feedback
  • Be able to share ideas and coaching experiences with other coaches
  • To develop a relevant personal coaching/playing philosophy


The programme does require a level of experience and this is deemed as the following:

Coaches should:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • hold a Level 2 or equivalent basketball Coaching Qualification
  • have experience of coaching the same group of players at U16 national league level or above for at least two full sessions within the past 3 years
  • be coaching and training the same team in regional/Club environment with regular training sessions and have competitive matched scheduled on a regular basis
  • have experience of coaching a variety of players at more than one element of the player pathway and at a variety of age groups.
  • be IT literate and be able to access the internet (support can be provided here if necessary
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • It is highly recommended that coaches have attended a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Basketball or equivalent


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