ALL E.Bees coaches are volunteers, usually parents, sometimes older siblings, occasionally players from older E.Bees age groups and sometimes friends of players. All our Coaches deserve the support the reasonable decisions and actions and should be respected for their basketball expertise and dedication.

Each coach of an E.Bees team is required to comply with the following Basketball Victoria Code of Conduct for Coaches.

  • Remember that basketball is for enjoyment

  • Be reasonable in your demands

  • Teach understanding and respect for the rules

  • Give all players a reasonable amount of court time

  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents including their coaches

  • Instil in your players respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement

  • Guide your players in their interaction with the media, parents and spectators

  • Group players according to age, height, skills and physical maturity, whenever possible

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players

  • Be prepared to lose sometimes

  • Act responsibly when players are ill or injured

  • As well as imparting knowledge and skills, promote desirable personal and social behaviours

  • Keep your knowledge current

  • Ensure that any physical contact with a player is appropriate

  • Avoid personal relationships with players

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person

  • Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided

Working with Childrens Check

Every E.Bees coach above the age of 18 must hold a Working With Children Check.  Click here to go to the application process for a Working With Children check. This is free for volunteers. You can also get an application form from any post office.

New coaches will need to complete a member protection declaration (Attachment F) if they commence prior to having a Working With Children check.


Training Resources

Here are some basic coaching resources to help new coaches to get started;