Longstanding FIBA instructor Nelson Isley will be back in India in November & December for the FIBA Level 1 and 2 Coaches Certification Course.

Longstanding FIBA instructor Nelson Isley will be back in India in November & December for the FIBA Level 1 and 2 Coaches Certification Course.

Bengaluru, 1st November, 2015: The Basketball Federation of India along with FIBA is set to conduct the Level 1 & 2 FIBA Coaching Certification Courses in various parts of the country. Each clinic will be a 5-day course of 2 sessions per day, consisting of theoretical as well as practical sessions that will also include a written and practical evaluation.

These courses are held in line with BFI and FIBA’s long-term coaching development strategy. Hence, all current and aspiring coaches in India are encouraged to take active interest as it helps in improving their chances to coach the National Team along with developing the game in India. FIBA Instructor Mr. Nelson G. Isley will be the instructor at these courses; he has over 40 years of International basketball experience as a player, coach and instructor.  This will be the US born Isley’s fifth time in India.  His previous stints in India were for the conduct of 14 similar clinics.

Dates & Location of the courses:

Sr. No. FIBA Coaching Certification Dates Location
1. LEVEL 1 18th – 22nd November, 2015 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
2. LEVEL 1 25th – 29th November, 2015 Bangalore, Karnataka
3. LEVEL 2 3rd – 7th December, 2015 Chandigarh
4. LEVEL 2 10th – 14th December, 2015 Hyderabad, Telangana
5. LEVEL 1 16th – 20th December, 2015 Kolkata, West Bengal

The curriculum for these courses is based on FIBA Basketball for Young Players: Chapters 1 – 5 (Level 1) and chapters 6 – 10 (Level 2) which can be found online at http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/expe/coac/p/openNodeIDs/1232/selNodeID/1232/!baskForYounPlay.html

To apply for these courses, coaches can click on the links below:

The eligibility criteria for the Level 1 clinics are:

  • Ability to read/write English
  • Age above 18 years old
  • Currently active as a coach, ideally at school or college levels

We encourage all current and aspiring state coaches to apply, as FIBA requires these certifications to participate in international events.  Additionally, the BFI will be implementing a similar coaching structure/system in the near future in which certain minimum certifications/qualifications are required to coach at the National Levels.

The FIBA Coaching Certification Course – Level 1 will have 30 seats and Level 2 will have 15 seats on a first come first serve basis for active coaches from all over the country. Only Level 1 certified coaches with the recommendation from the FIBA Instructor will be given a slot to attend the Level 2 course. For further inquiry please check the BFI website (www.basketballfederationindia.org) or email the BFI at bfi.ecoach@gmail.com.

About FIBA Coaching Certification Courses

FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, organizes these courses across the world as a development initiative. These courses have been organized in India since 2013 with the plan to have as many FIBA Certified coaches in India as possible to help develop the game at a higher level. These courses are all part of the long-term strategy of the BFI and FIBA to increase the coaching knowledge of the game at the grassroots as well as elite levels.

Previous clinics were conducted in Mumbai (Level 1), Ranchi (Level 1), Delhi (Level 1 & 2), Chennai (Level 1 & 2), Hyderabad (Level 1), Chandigarh (Level 1), Ahmedabad (Level 1), Assam (Level 1), Kochi (Level 1), Ludhiana (Level 1), Patna (Level 1), and Pune (Level 1).

Gopalakrishnan R
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