Key Roles of the Coach

Planning and Organisation: An essential task for any coach is to organise and coordinate their team. Practice times and venue arrangements are often most critical, whether it be at the Albany Leisure & Aquatic Center, school facilities or a community court. Coaches who take the time to plan and organise are more likely to achieve their goals and objectives.


Motivator: All coaches need to be motivators. This will instil a positive, resolute approach to challenges in their players.


Leader: It is important for all coaches to display positive leadership. It is the coach that players will look to in moments of crisis. As leaders, coaches set the agenda, determine priorities and provide a direction.


Teacher: A coach must be able to share information and ideas. Players are very similar to students in that they are always seeking new information to continually improve their game.


Trainer: In addition to in-game advice, coaches are also responsible for the preparation of their players through training. Training includes both skill and fitness development along with strategy training.

Key Rules of Basketball

Many rules of basketball are clear-cut and obvious, others may not be as straight-forward for coaches and players new to the game. Below is information on some of those rules, regulations and policies. If you require further clarification we encourage you to email our Referee Co-Ordinator via [email protected] or approach on of our referees at ALAC who will be happy to help.

Coaching Education

If you'd like to further your knowledge as a coach and earn a state-wide or nationally recognised qualification Basketball WA conduct a number of accredited coaching courses throughout the year. All require a Working With Children Check and information can be found through the links below.

Coaching Resources