To coach India's best players to maximize on their potential, the country will first need to coach the coaches. They will need to empower Indian basketball's best tactical and motivational minds with world class knowledge of the game, and then, watch them apply the knowledge on improving the future athletes of the game.
the first iteration of four courses that concluded in February, FIBA's instructor Nelson Isley will once again travel to India to train young, up-and-coming Indian coaches. The next five courses are scheduled from August 16 - September 13 in Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad, Assam, Ahmedabad, and Ludhiana.
Over 120 coaches from across the country are expected to participate in the clinics. State Basketball Associations in each of the host cities will help the BFI and FIBA in organizing the events.
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 here.
FIBA's Coach Nelson Isley has over 7 years of professional playing experience across the world and a total of 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.