FIBA, WABC to host Level I coaching programme in Guyana


The World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) coaching instructor Nelson Isley is scheduled to arrive in Guyana to kick-off the implementation of FIBA and the WABC’s “Start Coaching” programme for grassroots coaches and conduct a Level 1 Coaches Assessment Clinic for more advanced coaches.

The sessions will be held February 16-17.

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) informed on Wednesday that the two-day clinic will comprise of grassroots coaching activities from the newly published Handbook which includes a Coach Workbook, Activities Book, Practice Plans and a Facilitator Handbook to support National Federations to promote and grow coaches at grassroots level, including ex-players, new coaches, parents and physical education (PE) teachers.

FIBA technical advisor and instructor Nelson Isley

This newly developed Handbook features: Coach Workbook: the “textbook” for the programme; Activities Book: a collection of activities that coaches can use to teach; Practice Plans: 10 practice plans to help a coach get through their first season and Facilitator Handbook: the Coach Workbook including sample answers to the follow-up sections

GABF General Secretary Patrick Haynes, lobbied with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to get

WABC’s Instructor Nelson Isley to kick-off the Start Coaching program in Guyana as part of the GABF’s strategic goals to promote basketball coaching at the grassroots level.

Patrick Haynes said, “This is the key to making our sport stronger, more popular and enjoyable for all.” “This program is designed to give coaches starting out in coaching practical tips on how to make learning basketball fun and how to keep players active and engaged.

I believe the GABF can use these resources to not only provide valuable coaching information and coaching methods but also encourage and help those interested to start coaching.”

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