Become a coach
Whether you are wanting to coach your own child or looking for a development program to expand your existing skills, Belmont Saints can easily provide opportunity and support you on this pathway.
there are 4 great benefits of being a basketball coach
Coaching is EMPOWERING
What’s better than watching the kid who could barely dribble a ball when you started, become your team’s top team player? As a coach, you get to see these kinds of transformations on a regular basis, knowing that you were a part of that transformation. It’s empowering to help kids grow as individuals and as a team.
You’ll gain new leadership skills as you go and help your players find their place and personalities. As an added bonus, coaching can be just plain fun when the players are having a blast on the field or court. When your team wins, you’ll feel a sense of achievement and get to enjoy your players’ satisfaction and confidence in their own skills.
mentor to the youth
Coaches are mentors, first and foremost, and they need to remember that every moment. While it’s easy to get caught up in the adrenaline of a game, a good coach has to make little decisions all the time about what the individual player needs. As a mentor, building kids up and giving them the tools they need to succeed is top priority.
Ultimately, people choose to become youth coaches because they love it. They love giving back, helping kids excel, and mentoring the next generation. Unlike so many other jobs, coaching has real meaning, and great coaches make a positive impact on every player they encounter. As a coach, the greatest reward is the personal impact you’ll make on other human beings every day you’re on the field.
You’d be surprised to learn how many skills you improve as a coach. You might think that you’re only helping your team improve their game and their social skills, but the truth is that you’ll inevitably go through some personal self-development as well.
Being a youth coach forces you to grow and get creative. When you’re working with kids, you can’t lose your temper, which teaches you new methods of dealing with irritation and conflict. It’s important to lead with patience and be a calm presence, even when you’re angry or frustrated (working with kids, it definitely happens). You’ll need to adapt and hone your ability to change your tone, learn to use good negotiation tactics, and above all, communicate.
On-going Coaching Development
BQ currently facilitate the Community, Club & Association accreditation and are working with BA to reinstate further accreditation pathways.
In addition to this, Belmont Saints Basketball is committed to the continued the development of their coaches (for those who want to develop), through our own regular development programs, tailored to the read and react style of play.