Here we will assist all coaches at both domestic and representative levels by providing access to drills, resources, courses and more materials that will assist in your development as a coach. We recommend that you regularly visit this page to improve your coaching and stay up to date with all the latest coaching drills and techniques that you can use in your program.
You have limited time with your players each week, sometimes the results might not come straight away. I strongly recommend you develop the fundamental skills of each player. 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. 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.
If players under your guidance can execute the fundamentals of the game efficiently and consistently, winning will be a by-product that naturally occurs. A major emphasis in your sessions should be placed on fundamental skill acquisition.
Players will have confidence in a coach who runs a well organised, interesting and systematic practise session. I always have a session plan whenever I run my trainings. Develop long term objectives based on individual and team talent available and short-term objectives that will assist in reaching these long-term objectives. Format training plans and game plans. Write these down and keep for future reference.
It doesn’t matter how much you know about the game of basketball if you are not able to communicate this effectively to your players. Focus on teaching points within a drill you run. General rule of thumb is to have three teaching points within a drill especially in the younger age groups. Encourage and stay positive with your players. Be consistent with all players in your messages that you deliver. Make sure you are firm on poor behaviour also, poor body language and attitude needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

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What size Basketball should I use?2019-10-09T19:06:29+11:00

Recommended ball size for competition, Hornets Academy & 3×3:

  • Competition | Female: U9-Senior (Size 6)
  • Competition | Male: U9-U14 (Size 6), U15-Senior (Size 7)
  • Hornets Academy | 3-5years (Size 3 or 4 depending on size of child), 5-7years (size 5), 8years+ as per competition.
  • 3X3 | All competitions play with a 3X3 Basketball (Size 6 but weight of Size 7).
What is the height of a backboard?2019-10-01T11:51:24+10:00

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

Click here to view FIBA Equipment regulations

How do I become a Hornets Academy Coach?2019-08-18T21:26:38+10:00

Applicants must have their Club Coaching (previously Level 1) Coaching Certificate. Must be 14 years+ to become an apprentice coach.

Send your resume to Danielle D’Morias | danielle@hillshornets.com.au

What are the rules of Basketball?2021-03-22T16:03:27+11:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.

Why does HBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2019-09-22T15:47:36+10:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.

Click here to learn more.

What is the pathway for a COACH?2019-08-22T10:33:33+10:00
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