Coach Corner

February 9, 2020

Coaching athletes, regardless of age or ability, requires the coach to maintain effective communication. To get your message across, you’re required to understand quality verbal communication. But what defines this? Below are 5 key points ALL coaches should use to maintain good communication with their players.

1. Develop Credibility:

2. Posi...

February 9, 2020

The Summer holidays are upon us, the longest period of the year without basketball. The biggest struggle coaches have is ensuring their kids continue to improve their skills… ON THEIR OWN. Do these excuses sound familiar? “I was busy, it was too hot, I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t have a basketball ring”. 

Put a stop to the laziness.
End the confusion.
Get your kids wanting to do more!

Here are some simple skills any ch...

February 18, 2019

“Train like you play” – a token phrase used timelessly amongst coaches of all sports. However, practice should not be at game speed… instead, training should be FASTER! Why is this the case? Training at a pace where players aren’t comfortable, forces them to adapt (via a lot of mistakes). Once game day arrives, they’re able to beat their player, finish with pressure and game day decisions are easier, the game seeming slow and...

December 5, 2018

“A sub is called. All five players on the court turn their attention towards the bench, eyes open with fear as they hope their teammate isn’t coming on for them. Their teammate runs towards them, tapping Jimmy on the shoulder. “You’re off”. He puts his head down in shame and slowly takes himself off the court. He sits down and wonders what went wrong and why he is off again?”

Substitutions; an aspect of the game no player...

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Sophia Ikosidekas

Here are some highlights from the recent Coaches Night run by MEBC Coaching Coordinator

Sophia Ikosidekas.

Coaches Night 2018



Video tutorial: Beginners Guide to Shooting


The start of a new season is a good time to get back to basics. This youtube video from ILoveBasketballTV steps through the foundations for shooting effectively.


Video tutorial: How to shoot in real games


Watch this YouTube video from ILoveBasketballTV to learn how to improve your in-game shooting.


Video tutorial: How to dribble better and make layups


Watch this YouTube video from ILoveBasketballTV to learn how to improve your dribbling and layups with your weak hand.


Club and Community Coaching Courses


If you're interested in finding out more about the Club and Community coaching courses offered through Basketball Victoria, contact Kylie Coen on


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