To provide the student / athletes with a skills based focus with a view to carry these into competition at varied levels. Local club or high performance training squads all require a set of skills and a level of competitiveness that coaches want to see transfer into game play.
We look to facilitate the above development through drills, breakdown advantage / disadvantage scenarios as well as small-sided games. Athletes get the opportunity to compete in both the half and full court where numbers allow, and aim to implement what they have learned into competition.
Footwork & shot preparation
Finishing inside the key – both sides of the body
Catch & shooting with & without use of the dribble
Cutting & moving off the ball
Shooting off a screen – Reading defenders position
Competitive shooting vs time / team mates
1 on 0, 1 v 1 – Developing the skills to have vision whilst making complex, in game moves.
Passing to both stationary & moving players (away from defenders)
Driving to the basket & having the ability to find teammates who are open.
Use of dribble hand off (DHO), screens (Reading defenders and taking opportunities – Decision making)
Playing after passing to the post player – Moving and helping teammates off the ball.
FIBA Accredited coach
Assistant Coach – Melbourne Boomers WNBL
Assistant Coach Australian U17 men 2010 & 2012
Assistant Coach Australian U/19 men 2013
Assistant Coach Australian U/19 Women 2017
Vic Metro Head Coach – U16 Boys 2005-2007
Vic Metro Head Coach - U 18 Boys 2008-2009
Vic Metro Head Coach – U20 Women -2015