November 14, 2014

FIBA/BFI Coaching Certification courses in five more Indian cities this month

Back by popular demand! After holding basketball coaching certification courses for Indian coaches in various Indian cities in August and September this year, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in partnership with the international governing body of basketball FIBA have announced that the certification courses are set to return once more to the country. The new set of five courses will be held between November 24 to December 22, 2014 in five new locations: Chennai, Kochi, Chandigarh, and to be determined cities in Maharashtra as well as in the North-Eastern states.

Once again, FIBA Instructor Nelson Isley will return to India to be at the helm of the coaching team, teaching Indian coaches about the basics (Level 1) and intermediate (Level 2) fundamentals of Basketball Coaching.

Schedule of clinics are as follows:
  • November 24-28 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Level 2)
  • November 30 - December 4 - Northeast (City To Be Determined) (Level 1)
  • December 6-10 - Kochi, Kerala (Level 1)
  • December 12-16 - Maharashtra (City to Be Determined) (Level 1)
  • December 18-22 - Chandigarh (Level 1)
Each city will host the clinics over a five-day programme. This is the tentative schedule for each city:
  • Day 1 and 2 - Theoretical Courses (2 sessions per day)
  • Day 3 - Practical Courses (2 sessions)
  • Day 4 - Practical Course (1 session) and Examination (1 session)
  • Day 5 - Practical Courses (2 sessions)
At the end of the event, there will be a written examination along with a practical evaluation. Upon passing both pieces, the participating Coach will receive a Level 1 or 2 certification.

Interested coaches can sign up for Level 1 here and Level 2 here. Note that only those who have passed Level 1 prior to June 2014 are eligible for Level 2. See more about the selection criteria here at the BFI's website.

It seems like Coach Isley will have another busy month travelling all across India and working to help improve the level of our coaches. Hopefully, the coaches who attend will make the most of this unique opportunity to help elevate their mind-game to higher levels.

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