Mackenzie Stewart - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
3w ago
Today is a bit of a special episode, Neil is joined by the 2023 Ford Aussie Hoops Coach of the year, Mackenzie Stewart from the Cockburn Cougars in Western Australia. I’m just going to include the section from the nomination form that got Mackenzie the award, and then you will hear my chat with her and hopefully you are as impressed as I am by a young lady with a very bright future in coaching basketball if she wants it. Mackenzie continues to focus on providing high quality programs that offer development of basketball skills, fundamentals and gameplay understanding for all junior skill level ..read more
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Jarrod Moore - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
1M ago
Neil is joined by Jarrod Moore, the Coach Development Manager from Basketball NSW. The discussion covers nurturing confidence, balancing development levels and the age old debate is there a difference between teaching and coaching ..read more
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Sami Whitcomb - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
1M ago
In today's episode, we are thrilled to delve into the inspiring journey and expertise of Opal Sami Whitcomb, a dynamic force in the world of basketball. With an impressive career spanning both domestic and international arenas, Sami's unique insights, skillset, and dedication to the game make her a standout figure in the basketball community. Join us as we explore her experiences, insights, and the invaluable lessons she brings to the court, offering our listeners a wealth of knowledge for building better basketball skills and strategies ..read more
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Tyrone Thwaites - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
1M ago
Welcome back to season 4 of Building Better Basketball. Neil Gray Game Development Manager at Basketball Australia is joined by Tyrone Thwaites from the Cockburn Basketball Association in Western Australia. Cockburn are an association with 336 teams, the largest Aussie Hoops program in Australia for 2 years running and home to a Womens NBL1 Championship side and an NBL 1 Coach of the year who also happens to be their Chief executive Officer! No prizes for guessing that’s Tyrone ..read more
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JP Nerbun - The Sports Parent Solution - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
3M ago
Our first return guest on Building Better Basketball and he is back to talk about one of the biggest issue that coaches face, PARENTS! He has a fantastic new book out called the Sports Parent Solution and in this episode he dives into the questions, the solutions and the experiences in that book across the vast spectrum of parent involvement in the game.   A must listen for any coach working with young athletes ..read more
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David Herbert - Building Better Baskebtall
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
6M ago
Todays guest is David Herbert, the Centre of Excellence Women’s Program Head Coach. David has over 25 years of experience within the Basketball Australia pathways having coached in the NBL1, WNBL, National Junior Championships and as a national team's Head Coach. David is the current head coach of the Ballarat Miners NBL1 women’s team. David has received numerous coaching accolades including WNBL Coach of the Year, Coach of the Year Victoria and Queensland and the SEABL coach of the year ..read more
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Georgia Koopmans - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
8M ago
Georgia Koopmans is a current NBL1 Player, a 3 time Vic Country representative and two time captain, the new Helping Hoops Charity Shootout Champion and one of the most passionate Junior Coaches you will hear! Neil and Georgia talk about her comeback from a significant knee injury, her history with Helping Hoops and her amazing record breaking performance and her coaching philosophy working with young kids in country Victoria. Georgia also pays it forward with a question for our very own David Herbert in the traditional podcast question!   Helping Hoops - Home - Helping Hoops ..read more
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Dion Devow - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
9M ago
Neil is joined by the founder of Canberra’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused Basketball Club the Winnunga Warriors. The club organises the NAIDOC Basketball Tournament as a way to create an awareness of NAIDOC week within the ACT Community and to also demonstrate how their club is committed to the motto of reconciliation in action. The 2023 Tournament will be held from 7 - 9 July 2023 and due to the size of the competition will be held at multiple venues around the ACT.  Neil and Dion talk about the journey of the club, the success of the tournament and the learnings it ..read more
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Lauren Robinson - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
9M ago
This weeks guest will be no stranger to you if you went and did the @asc Reflection Course last week. Lauren Robinson is coaching with @knoxbasketball at multiple levels including @nbl1 , @basketball_vic within the Wheelchair program and is leaving on Sunday in her role as manager with the @ausgliders  . On top of that for a young coach she has an incredible amount of knowledge from her own studies. This is a great episode for coaches of all levels to get an insight on reflection and the coaching journey!  Link to Aus Sport Reflection course- How you improve | Australian Sports Commi ..read more
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Scott Tutton - Building Better Basketball
Building Better Basketball
by Basketball Australia Coaches
10M ago
We are recording this weeks podcast bang in the middle of National Volunteer Week (NVW) Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2023 is The Change Makers, representing a celebration of our power to drive change and ensure volunteering is inclusive of all members of the Australian community and celebrate, thank and recognise the significant contribution of the 3 million sport volunteers. To have a chat about that Neil is joined by Scott Tutton. Scott is currently the Head of Clubs and Volunteers at Cricket Australia. Originally a Sydney boy he ..read more
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