BE Level 3 Certificate in Coaching course set for this summer

Basketball England, in conjunction with Red Star Basketball Camp UK and the City of Leeds Basketball Club, will be delivering the BE Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball this summer.

The course has been constructed to provide the very best learning environment for level two coaches wishing to develop their coaching pedagogy, and will provide a unique opportunity to apply theoretical learning from level three on the floor in an elite camp environment.

The coaches will be able to learn from some of the best coaches from Europe and around the world, such as Milan Manderic and Zeljko Vasiljevic of Red Star Belgrade, Manny Bloom of Palmer Trinity High School, USA, and decorated BBL and WBBL coach Matthew Newby, among others. 

The three-day course will run from Tuesday 30 July 2024 until Thursday 1 August 2024.

Red Star Camp UK 2023 was their largest to date, with 225 campers in attendance (Red Star Basketball UK)

The format of the course will be split into a mixture of technical and tactical, underpinned in the classroom and led by Basketball England's Talent Programme & Pathway Manager Sam Messam, providing opportunities to observe coaches through skill work, small-sided games and by delivering on-court sessions with formative feedback.

Candidates will also participate in three coaching clinics led by highly-respected coaches from the camp. This model has been designed to immerse the level three candidates in a great learning environment where they will be able to gain valuable experiences that can then be applied to their coaching. 

Basketball England's Delivery Manager for Coaching Brian Aldred said:  

"We are delighted to be working with Red Star Basketball Camp UK to provide an exceptional learning environment for coaches wanting to achieve their level three.

"By combining the course with a quality, elite players camp, it allows coaches to trial their new learnings in a safe space, whilst immersing themselves in the nuances of the game with like-minded coaches.

"Our teaching staff will be able to observe the coaches and give immediate feedback on practices and coaching behaviours, and it is also an opportunity for Basketball England to provide differing ways in which we enrich the course and learnings of those involved." 

Basketball England's Talent Programme & Pathway Manager Sam Messam, who will be leading the course, added:

"Coach learning is very much a situational activity underpinned by debate, observations, exploration, and challenge.

"Bringing level three candidates together and immersing them in a rich learning environment, supported by an array of basketball experience and expertise, will enable us to get the very best out of the coach candidates and support them as they begin their level three journey.

"I'm really excited to be a part of this pilot, and to be in a position to facilitate three days of learning and development as we continue to enrich our coaching community."

Basketball England's Talent Programme & Pathway Manager Sam Messam

Further information

The course has 24 places and applicants are invited to apply using the button at the foot of this page. The deadline for applications is the 21 June 2024 at midday.

The cost of the course will be £675, and this does not include any accommodation or meals throughout the camp.  

Candidates can purchase the following packages in additional to the course cost if required:

  • Non-residential package - This includes lunch and evening meal for all three days at a cost of £74.  
  • Residential package - This includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meal at a cost of £233. 

Please note that there are prerequisites for this course:

  • Coach candidates must be 18 years of age. 
  • Hold a level two Basketball England coaching qualification. 
  • Have experience coaching a team at U16/U18/Mens'/Womens' in two out of the last three seasons. 
  • Be coaching in one of the following competitions - NBL/DiSE/BUCS Prem or 1A/AOC.
  • Be coaching and training the same team with regular training sessions and have regular competitive matches scheduled. 
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing). 
  • Have access to a laptop as there is online learning and an e-portfolio to complete as part of the course. 

Additional information, how to apply and the ability to contact Sports Structures for further details can all be found from the buttons below.