Basketball Ballarat will be the host for the fourth annual Basketball Australia Coaches Conference when it is held on October 4 and 5 this year.
The annual Coaches Conference provides coaches from all around Australia with the opportunity to learn from leading presenters, share ideas with colleagues and gain exposure to some of the best practice techniques and methods of the global game.
In what will be a huge week of basketball for the city, Ballarat will also play host to the Australian Under 14 Club Championships which runs from September 30 – October 5.
“Basketball Ballarat is excited to host this year’s conference in conjunction with the Under-14 Club Championships,” said Basketball Ballarat CEO, Peter Eddy.
“For regional Victoria to have such a high quality educational and development experience come to the area will help provide a terrific learning and networking opportunity for regional coaches as well as those from across Australia.
Respected international shooting coach Dave Love has been secured as one of the keynote presenters for this year’s conference and more high level presenters will be announced soon.
Love has worked in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic and, since 2001, has helped develop the shooting skills of young basketball players with his ‘The Love of the Game’ program.
“In addition to having such a high-profile international coach in David attending, Basketball Ballarat looks forward to hosting Peter Lonergan, Basketball Australia’s Director of High Performance Coaching and Talent Identification, who is internationally recognised for the quality of his coach education work,” said Eddy.
Early bird registrations for the 2019 Basketball Australia Coaches Conference will open July 1 so coaches should save the date for what will be a massive two days of coaching, learning and development.