The programme is a three-month development course created by the Lions organisation - which has successful teams in the BBL and WBBL - for British coaches. It targets individuals aiming to pursue a full-time coaching career in basketball and want to learn and expand their knowledge of coaching concepts.
In addition to on-court delivery, the coaches will also learn about human development and the importance of communication and relationship building.
This opportunity, unique in British Basketball, will see selected coaches placed at one of the Lions’ partnering basketball clubs in Europe where the coaches will be fully engrained in their coaching staff between February and May 2023.
Lions say they have ‘designed this programme to create an environment that formulates new ideas and philosophies to help develop the minds of a new generation of British coaches’.
"The goal of the programme is for coaches to be fully immersed in the host club’s development system and be monitored by their coaches. They will be challenged and exposed to different basketball styles.
“We want the coaches to be aware of their responsibility when stepping into coaching/mentoring roles and reflect on what it means to be a good mentor.
Cernivec believes it is important for up-and-coming women coaches to apply for the programme, to help more women follow in the footsteps of pioneers such as the late Andrea Boland, the first and only woman coach in the BBL.
“I think it is very important women are encouraged to take opportunities like this.”
Basketball England Coaching Deliver Manager Brian Aldred said: “This is an exciting opportunity and we encourage developing coaches to take it up.”
London Lions are looking for openminded individuals who have a strong desire to:
Find out more and apply HERE. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 22 January.
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