Clinic Highlights from a Busy 2022

Posted on Dec 20 2022

One of the great strengths of Australian coaches and coaching is the spirit of sharing and the culture of providing clinics to share ideas, techniques, drills and concepts.

In 2022, there were some than 86 clinics conducted nationally, with more than 1800 coaches attending in person and thousands more viewing on-line to improve their coaching craft.

These clinics included a host of national team coaches, along with international presenters and state high performance staff and covered a host of topics to impact the sport at all levels.

We have picked a few highlights that coaches can take some time out to view and observe across the holiday season.

Boomers Coaches Share Insights – 

As part of the “Festival of the Boom” in Melbourne, Boomers coaches John Rillie, Mike Kelly and Kerry Williams presented on a raft of topics, with 220 local coaches attending in person and more than 5000 coaches accessing the information on-line.

Coaches attending the clinic as part of the Boomers FIBA qualifying window were also treated to a talk from legendary coach Brian Goorjian.

Opals Coaches Present Clinics As Part of World Cup Year 

The Australian Opals enjoyed a stellar 2022, culminating in a bronze medal on home soil as part of the hugely successful FIBA Women’s World Cup.

Assistant Coach Paul Goriss shared his insights across multiple clinics, while network coach/scout Kristen Veal presented a valuable clinic for Perth coaches during the year.

As part of the World Cup, FIBA and the World Association of Basketball Coaches presented a clinic featuring FIBA Hall of Fame Coaches Jan Stirling and Tom Maher, with more than 110 coaches attending.

Centre of Excellence Coaches Out and About

Coaches from the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence presented clinics across all states and territories during the year, with young assistant coaches Ash Arnott and Sarah Graham busy in this space

.Basketball Australia Director of High Performance Coach Development Peter Lonergan also presented a series of clinics during the year, focused on areas such as decision making and skill development.

Thank you to all the coaches who attended these clinics and from all at Basketball Australia Coaching, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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