Scott Flemming BFI Coach (L) and FIBA Coaching Instructor Nelson Isley

File Photo: Scott Flemming BFI Coach (L) and FIBA Coaching Instructor Nelson Isley at last year’s certification course.

New Delhi, 7 August 2014: With the assistance and guidance of FIBA World, the BFI and their State Basketball Association’s will be conducting five (5) FIBA Coaching Certification Courses throughout August and September of 2014.  This marks the second time the BFI has organized such courses, having hosted two (2) in December 2013 and (2) more in March 2014.

FIBA Instructor Nelson Isley, who taught all 4 previous coaching clinics, will once again be traveling to India to train the young, up-and-coming coaches.  Coach Isley has over 7 years of professional playing experience across the world and over 38 years of coaching experience, including his most recent stop as Head Coach / Technical Director of the Mozambique Women’s National Team in 2006. Coach Isley has traveled the globe teaching the FIBA Coaching Certification Courses in various nations, including Nicaragua, Singapore, Guatemala and Malaysia.

Of the five (5) courses, four (4) will be Level 1 providing the basics to beginner coaches and one (1) will be Level 2, allowing the coaches who passed Level 1 in the previous four (4) courses to obtain the next level of certification.   The Level 1 course focuses on teaching the basics of basketball to players age 8-14.  Level 2 teaches the intermediate level of basketball, focusing on players 15-19.

Over 120 coaches from across the country are expected to participate in the clinics.

The FIBA Coaching Certification program dates and cities are:

  • 16 – 20 August: Delhi/NCR (Level 2)
  • 21 – 25 August:  Hyderabad (Level 1)
  • 27 August – 1 September:  Assam (Level 1)
  • 3 – 7 September:  Ahmedabad (Level 1)
  • 9 – 13 September:  Ludhiana (Level 1)

Any coaches interested in Level 1 should register online via BFI’s registration portal at

Gopalakrishnan R
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