Get in the game, coaches.

Lead the next generation of players to success or pursue a deeper career in coaching.

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Get started leading the next generation

As a basketball coach in Queensland, you will influence the lasting impression that participants and their families have with our game. Basketball throughout the state relies on dedicated volunteers to teach people how to play the game and compete.

We recognize there is a need to support these volunteers with high quality, consistent, accessible education, training and guidance. The volunteer coach role is fundamental to the development of players, coaches, pathways in sport and of the game of basketball in Australia.

Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport, a school, club or representative team or even an NBL1 North team, we hope you enjoy coaching Everyone’s Game.

Coaching accreditation
levels and courses

Basketball Queensland (BQ), in partnership with our Associations and Clubs, host a number of coaching accreditation courses and events throughout the year. Registration and accreditation are the first step to help guide & develop your own growth as a coach and to better assist your players coaching experience.

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QLD Coaches

Streamline your coaching journey

Once registered as a coach you are a member of Basketball Queensland coach community through the BQ Coaches App. Get quick access to drills, videos and documents, keep track of your Accreditation and download coaching certificates, and book into upcoming courses and clinics.

High Performance Coaching

Basketball Queensland (BQ) registers, educates, trains, accredits, and licenses all coaches who are active within membership clubs and Associations in Queensland. Selected coaches will be invited to participate in BQ's High Performance Program after they register as an “Aspire Coach” or apply for a State Head Coach position.

High Performance Programs

Aspire Female

Coaching program designed specifically for up-and-coming or experienced female coaches.

Aspire Regional

Coaching program designed for coaches based in our regional hubs between Cairns to Gympie.

Aspire Elite

Coaching program designed for our elite level coaches aspiring to pursue a career in coaching at the next level.

State Program Selection

BQ offer State, Emerging and Program coaching positions annually. These programs provide on-court learning opportunities for coaches looking to coach at the next level. It is the start of the pathway for coaches to become State Team staff. Contact us for more information on the program or to register.

Frequently asked questions

Need a bit more information?

Want to learn more about coaching for Basketball Queensland? Get in contact with our Player and Coach Development Manager, Luke McGuire via

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