Basketball England’s call for female tutors to inspire coaches and drive the development of basketball

Basketball England is looking for new female coach educators that can inspire and create enthusiasm amongst new and existing coaches. 

The aim is to drive participation and development of basketball in a range of environments.  

Working with Sport Structures – a national sport training and consultancy, who are responsible for managing BE’s coach education workforce and supporting the coordination of coaching courses – the governing body has produced a new guide that gives clarity on how to become a tutor and/or assessor in basketball 

As well as encouraging women to apply for the roles, BE is welcoming applications from all communities to ensure the basketball workforce is truly representative of the communities it serves. 

Basketball England Coaching – Delivery Manager Brian Aldred said:  

“Our vision is to be an inspirational sport that is accessible to everyone, and coaching is an essential driver for us to achieve that.  

“Coaches are at the centre of our clubs and communities. They bring people together in a welcoming environment, providing connections and support for people to be healthier and happier. Sitting behind them is a coach education workforce that assists in their development and fires their desire to keep learning. 

“As part of our current recruitment drive, we are looking for women that want to take their person-centred coaching skills and deliver great learning experiences for our coaches through tutoring.” 

Sport Structures Managing Director Kath Percival said: 

“We are very conscious that the workforce needs to reflect the players in the sport and at the moment, we have an imbalance in our tutor workforce. To address this, we are working with Basketball England to take positive action to inspire a new generation of women to take up and progress in coach education. 

“We have also made changes to the pathway to promote accessibility whilst maintaining quality of delivery.” 

Interested in becoming a coach educator? Successful applicants will get:   

  • Access to tutor resources via the Hive learning platform, including virtual course orientations. 
  • Quarterly tutor communications via a newsletter. 
  • Access to regular workforce continual professional development (CPD) events (a minimum of two events will run per year).
  • BE tutor polo shirt.  

Applications close at the end of March. 

Basketball has the power to change lives. The #GameTime campaign will aim to raise awareness of the positive impact that our sport can have on people no matter who they are or where they are from. 

Basketball England aims to engage one million people in basketball via the Commonwealth Games 2022, 3x3 and more.  

Whether you want to: 

  • Support Team England 
  • #GetInvolved as a player, coach, official, volunteer or fan 
  • Or improve your local court with #ProjectSwish 

...regardless of age, gender or background, across every part of the basketball family, it's #GameTime!