Knox All Stars
Belgrave South Red Devils
Boronia Buffaloes
Chandler Park Jets
Emerald Lakers
Ferntree Gully Falcons
Knox City Cougars
KSC Phoenix
Mountain Tigers
Saints Basketball Club Boronia Inc.
South East Eagles
Southern Bears
Basin Wildcats
Wantirna Jetbacks
Wantirna Wasps
Coaching Training Plans

Congratulations on putting your hand up to be a coach. This experience can be one of the most rewarding and challenging for you.

Regardless if you are a seasoned coach or a newbie, if you are open to embracing change, you can always learn something new or pick up different coaching methods that you can integrate into your current style to assist your players and take your team to the next level.

When coaching a domestic team, you have limited time with your players each week, sometimes the results might not come straight away. I strongly recommend you develop the fundamentals of each and every player first. Don’t be too concerned with developing an offensive structure, especially for teams competing in Under 12’s or younger. Try to keep things as simple as possible for your players. Don’t over-complicate things.

Basketball is the most over coached sport in the world. So let’s simplify it and make it about your players learning the fundamentals of the game in a good, positive and fun environment.

This winter season you will be provided with weekly training plans which I have designed for use with my own daughter’s U10s team. You will see that each training plan can easily be adapted for both boys and girls, along with having the flexibility to be simplified or extended for younger or older age groups. This will be in addition to discussing a weekly topic focus to assist with any issues that you may be faced with throughout the season.

I encourage you to send me any requests or questions you may have to Opens window for sending in order for me to address them each week.

I’m looking forward to working together this season.


Good luck


Matt Shanahan

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