Representative Coaching

​​​​​​​Coach Selection

U13: Basketball Hawkes Bay may choose to create a panel to select coaches if it wishes.

U15+: Basketball Hawkes Bay will select a panel, if needed.

Advertisement of Positions

BBHB Coaching Positions will be advertised in the month of November for the following year. The BBHB Coach Selection Panel should expect to meet and select coaches at the end of November, and again, in July for the U13 Representative Programme.​​​​​​​

Considerations for Selections

The BBHB Coach Selection Panel should consider, but not limit themselves to, the following criteria when considering coaches:

  • Willingness and ability to work within the BBHB programme
  • Willingness to accept learnings and mentoring from BBHB staff members responsible
  • Willingness to work alongside other representative coaches to create a positive and growing culture in the coaching space
  • Balancing the value of a coach who has invested many years with a certain group of players against the value of players receive a ‘new voice’ and ‘new style’
  • Level of experience as a coach

If there are multiple suitable candidates for a position, the BBHB Coach Selection Panel may call for a interview.

Ratification of Selections

All appointed coaches will be subject to the BBHB Code of Conduct & Police Vetting.

Training and support: There will be a documented induction meeting for all new and returning rep coaches/managers to BBHB, to ensure:

  • Commitment to the programme
  • Quality/suitability of the individual
  • BBHB expectations & requirements
  • Understanding of their support structure

Once appointed, coaches will then sign an appointment letter and volunteer agreement provided to them by BBHB.

BBHB is working hard to establish a network of coaches who are investing in the development of athletes that can play at a national standard, be examples to their athletes in their commitment to learning about the game and be positive role models in their behaviour.