Two years ago

Term Limits for Junior Coaches

Arising from a discussion of the continuing dominance of Vic Metro in U16 AJCs and national club champs was that Vic metro clubs tends to have higher rate of turnover of coaches relative to NSW and SA. In contrast, in NSW and SA certain club coaches are reappointed year after year despite poor performance of their teams at a national level. Defenders of the current order say that there is a lack of coaching talent to replace incumbents. Opponents counter that incumbents misuse insider privileges to block new coaches from developing.

Parents won't kick up a fuss as few are basketball literate anyhow but are smart enough to realize that annoying a long standing coach will only see their kid get less court time.

State agencies like BNSW and BSA need to be convinced that there is a problem. If they do, a possible measure to consider is imposing term limits on coaching appointments at rep district clubs. What do you think?

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Two years ago

Let's try looking at the muppet running "high performance" before you run volunteer coaches out of the sport.

He really has no idea compared to other high performance managers and BSA itself is run the same.

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Two years ago

from what i have heard in SA not a lot of people apply for the positions hence why not a lot of change happens

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Two years ago

Red84 I know you are NSW but I think you will find that in SA there is a turnover policy with the High-Performance Manager. Depending on variables I've been told by those close to him it is 4 yrs max that he aims to turnover Head Coaches for.

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Two years ago

This is such an important issue. As basketball grows in popularity the need to ensure enough infrastructure and enough coaches to support development is crucial. Coaches should want to share their knowledge and expertise to help grow the sport.

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Two years ago

Dont think SA Country have a lot of coaches in general thats why they roll out the same ones each year.

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Two years ago

Very interesting discussion. Completely agree that there needs to be a higher turnover.

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Hanging Round  
Two years ago

Surely "turnover" is reliant on supply and demand.
Let's be realistic
Demand for good coaches is high at District clubs
Demand for any new coaches to train & develop is high
Supply of new coaches, especially experienced is very low..
Hence low turnover. The very vast majority of people who coach do it to assist clubs in trying to develop players and promote their 'love' of this great game

It's not like you could make money from it, so coaches at each club continue until they need a rest or feel comfortable in stepping aside
Always a tough situation

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