Schedule for Coaches Conference Confirmed

Posted on Aug 20 2019

With the 4th annual Basketball Australia Coaches Conference just over a month away, the schedule of presentations and on-court clinics has been finalised with a great range of topics and high level presenters. The conference will provide information on a range of on and off court elements of coaching and has something for coaches of all levels.

Headlining the list of presenters are FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches president Patrick Hunt, former Opals mentor Brendan Joyce, Bendigo Spirit head coach Tracy York and internationally recognised shooting coach Dave Love. They will join AFL icons Nathan Burke and David Parkin, along with elite and development coaches from association, state and national levels in sharing valuable information for the coaches in attendance.

Thanks to the support of the Victorian government and the Ballarat Basketball Association, the BA Coaches Conference brings high level coach development to regional Victoria and provides information on the latest trends in coaching, as well as leadership and relationship building. Registrations are now being taken for the Conference, to be held at Ballarat Grammar Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3.

The schedule for the 2019 event is –

Wednesday, October 2 –

10am                                  Introduction and welcome

10.15am                             Keynote One – Long Term Athlete Development – Patrick Hunt

11am                                    On-court clinic One –

          • Nico Loureiro – Sequential training concepts
          • Dave Love – “My shooting non-negotiables”
          • Tracy York – Drills for developing for perimeter players

1pm                                         Lunch break

1.30pm                                    Break-out groups –

          • Nathan Burke – Communicating with players
          • Greg Hire – Athlete wellbeing
          • Scott Talpey – Strength & conditioning for young athletes

2.30pm                                    Afternoon tea break

2.45pm                                    On-court clinic Two –

          • Dave Love – Assessing shots, changing habits & layering drills
          • Nico Loureiro – linking skill and decision-making

4.15pm                                    Break-out groups –

          • David Stiff – the psychology of coaching
          • Nathan Burke – Working with parents
          • Gerard Hillier – leadership at the association level
          • Jenni Screen – holistic junior athlete development

5.15pm                                    Review and consolidation of learnings – Patrick Hunt

6.30pm                                    Networking and social evening – venue TBA

Thursday, October 3 –

8.15am                                    On-court clinic Three – Peter Lonergan – Defending dribble penetration

9am                                         Keynote Three – Leadership in Coaching – David Parkin, AFL coaching legend

10.15am                                  On-court clinic Four – Brendan Joyce – Establishing the running game

11.20am                                  The Players’ Panel – Kelly Wilson, Greg Hire & Zoe Carr

12.30pm                                  Lunch

1pm                                         On-court clinic Five – Dave Love – Building a shooting program

2pm                                         The Coaches Panel – Dave Love, Jan Stirling and Brendan Joyce

3pm                                         Conference concludes

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