All HT Heat Coaches are required to comply with the Basketball Victoria Code of Conduct for Coaches.

Code of conduct

  1. Remember that basketball is for enjoyment
  2. Be reasonable in your demands
  3. Teach understanding and respect for the rules
  4. Give all players a reasonable amount of court time
  5. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents including their coaches
  6. Instil in your players respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement
  7. Guide your players in their interaction with the media, parents and spectators
  8. Group players according to age, height, skills and physical maturity, whenever possible
  9. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players
  10. Be prepared to lose sometimes
  11. Act responsibly when players are ill or injured
  12. As well as imparting knowledge and skills, promote desirable personal and social behaviours
  13. Keep your knowledge current
  14. Ensure that any physical contact with a player is appropriate
  15. Avoid personal relationships with players
  16. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person
  17. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided

Ref:  Basketball Victoria – Codes of Conduct

Guidance on some first aid aspects – refer to Dealing with Concussion


First and foremost, a good coach cares about his or her players and wants to get the best out of them. A coach must have the motivation and patience to teach each player the fundamentals of the game, whilst supporting their emotional well-being within the team. When you teach fundamentals, you should emphasize perfection. Repetition should occur constantly until it is done instinctively within a game situation. An effective coach is generally seen as a ‘student of the game’; one that develops their craft on an ongoing basis through observation of games and expert coaches, attending coaching courses and research into current best practice. The club also recognises that each coach will have their own unique philosophy, and we support this development.

  • Level 0 Coaching Course – available to all new coaches
  • Level 1 Coaching Course – paid by the Club after 1 full season of coaching
  • Individual skill development – to assist potential coaches to develop fundamental skills (based on expression of interest on an as needed basis)

Coaches update

To enable all coaches to develop and maintain contemporary knowledge, we provide regular tips and links to relevant sites.

Junior Coaches

  • Must be at least 14 years of age and will commence initially as an Assistant Coach
  • Must have at least one clear age range separating them from their players
  • Duke of Edinburgh candidates volunteering as coaches will only be appointed as Assistant Coaches

Access & Equipment

  • Required keys will be provided to all senior coaches
    • These are to be used responsibly and only for the purposes of accessing the gym to undertake training
    • Keys are to be returned at the end of the season if the coach has not been allocated a team for the subsequent season
    • Training Basketballs are available in the Senior & junior gym


For expenses incurred in the coaching role, coaches are provided with a reimbursement as a “Thank you” at the presentation night.

Coaching Coordinator Contact

Coaches can contact the Coaching Coordinator via email at

Coaching Coordinators are available to assist Coaches with drills,tips on coaching and anything else to help you with developing your Coaching skills.