Introduction to Wheelchair Basketball

Gerhard Smith · February 5, 2021

Course Description

The Introduction to Wheelchair Basketball Course is designed to give an all-around basic understanding of Wheelchair Basketball.

Aimed primarily at new coaches and school teachers, wanting to gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the game of Wheelchair Basketball.

KEY AREAS COVERED INCLUDE:

 

  • Basic Classification
  • Basic Rules
  • Coaching Fundamentals
  • Basic Coaching Drills & Skills
  • Player Hygiene.
  • How to plan a practice session
 

Wheelchair Basketball South Africa’s philosophy to coaching

We have designed our coach training courses to make sure that our coaches will develop their athletes properly. Every basketball skill needs to be taught with the correct progression and has been customized for a player’s level of development. Skip the early fundamentals, and new athletes will develop bad habits that are almost impossible to break. Or – even worse – may get overwhelmed with the complexity of a new skill and quit.

If the coach spends too much time on the easy stuff his athletes will get bored, lose interest and lose concentration. To avoid this, our coaching road map teaches a simple skill progression from school kids to national athletes. The following are the three levels of skills that athletes need to learn and what they involve.

Basic Fundamentals Technical Skills Tactical Skills
Understanding and performing the basic mechanics of wheelchair basketball Learning how to move your body to perform common wheelchair basketball tasks Decisions and plays to gain advantage over the opposition
Start by teaching the basic mechanics of the game. The essential skills that establish a foundation for success – like chair control, chair skills, form shooting, defensive positioning, communication, and basic rules. Next, move onto the common basketball tasks that players need to master - shooting, passing, ballhandling, rebounding, offence and defence. Finally, we move onto the decisions and actions players make in game situations, to help give their team an advantage over an opponent. For example, knowing how to make a back door cut, execute a pick, a seal, a screen, or come over from the weak side to take a charge.

Coaching Pathway

Introduction to Wheelchair Basketball

School Coach (Apprentice) | Club Assistant Coach

Club CoachTo begin your Wheelchair Basketball Coaching Career, you will need to first complete the Introduction to Wheelchair Basketball Course.

Phase 1

  • Theory - Online.
  • Final Exam Pass mark 75%.

Phase 2

  • You will be invited to a WBSA Practical Coaching Camp where you will be accessed and evaluated.

Phase 3

  • Once you have passed the Pratical Evaluation, you will need to complete your Coaching hours before being awarded you Qualification.
Entry Level

National Level 1 Coaching

Club Coach | Provincial Head Coach

This is the second progression in the Coaching Pathway.

Phase 1

  • Theory - Online.
  • Final Exam Pass mark 80%.

Phase 2

  • You will be invited to a WBSA Practical Coaching Camp where you will be accessed and evaluated.

Phase 3

  • Once you have passed the Pratical Evaluation, you will need to complete your Coaching hours before being awarded you Qualification.
Level 1

National Level 2

Provincial Head Coach | SuperSport Clubs Head Coach | National Team Assistant Coach  

This the third progression in the Coaching Pathway.

Phase 1

  • Theory - Online.
  • Final Exam Pass mark 85%.

Phase 2

  • You will be invited to a WBSA Practical Coaching Camp where you will be accessed and evaluated.

Phase 3

  • Once you have passed the Pratical Evaluation, you will need to complete your Coaching hours before being awarded you Qualification.
Level 2

National Level 3 Coaching

National Team Head Coach

This is the fourth progression in the Coaching Pathway.

Phase 1

  • You will be invited to a WBSA Advanced Practical Coaching Camp where you will be accessed and evaluated.

Phase 2

  • Once you have passed the Pratical Evaluation, you will need to complete your Coaching hours before being awarded you Qualification.
Level 3

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Course Includes

  • 65 Lessons