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Level 1 Award in Coaching Basketball

Overview :England Basketball


The basic level if you’re starting out in basketball coaching. It’s great if you already have a club coach and you’re planning to work alongside them in a school or coaching environment. This qualification enables you to assist other coaches in delivering sessions.

You will need to be under supervision and it is a supporting role.


This is the basic level of coaching qualification, which gives outline knowledge of basketball, and enables the holder to introduce basketball and to assist a Coach Award holder (or above). The holder is not covered by the Association’s insurance for working unsupervised and must work under the supervision of a minimum of a Coach Award holder. Examples are:-

Parents of performers, Sports centre staff, Teachers, Youth workers, Players or ex-players, Interested adults, Students

External Candidate fee             £105
Leeds Beckett Student Fee        £95

Course One
Saturday 16 March 2019 0930-1700
Saturday 23 March 2019 0930-1700

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Candidates must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
  • Actively involved in basketball, either player, parent, teacher etc
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Course Syllabus to cover

  • Passing (including getting free and catching the ball)
  • Shooting
  • Dribbling
  • Individual offence
  • Individual defence
  • Playing the game and simple tactics
  • Introducing the game to beginners
  • Basic rules – contact, movement and dribbling, as per the Apprentice Referee Syllabus and Handbook.
  • Organising practice sessions
  • Communication skills
  • Teaching players the skills of passing, set shooting, lay-ups, footwork, dribbling and basic one v one and team play.


Candidate for this award shall be assessed by the course tutor taking a minimum of one 10 minutes coaching session with a group of players (6-10). The course tutor is responsible for continual assessment of the students for the duration of the course and for making the final decision regarding gaining the award.

Course Duration

  • 2 Days

Course Venue

  • Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ

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Essential Course Information 2018 PDF

Contact the coach education team

0113 812 7437
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