Welcome to our coaches learning hub.  On this page:  Coaches’ Clinic with Olly Reid; Coaching Growth; How to get and keep girls playing?; She Hoops with Lauren Jackson.


TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: The 3rd specialist Coaches’ Clinic in our series for Junior Domestic and Junior Representative coaches is coming up.

‘Teaching defensive concepts + advantages/disadvantages in offensive games’ hosted by Olly Reid.
This Coaches Clinic will be presented by our newly appointed Dragons BigV Championship Men’s Head Coach, Oliver Reid. Covering ‘Teaching defensive concepts & advantages/disadvantages in offensive games’, Olly will cover his coaching philosophy on both ends of the floor.
Coaching education through clinic format is extremely beneficial to enhancing a coach’s ability to further improve the playing performance of the players they coach.
Monday 20 March 2023
Canterbury Girls Secondary College
16 Mangarra Road, Canterbury
7:30pm to 9:00pm
BOOKING DEADLINE: Friday 17 March at 5:00pm
Any queries, please contact Operations Administration:



An opportunity for Junior Domestic coaches to develop their skills and knowledge of basketball by becoming involved in the Camberwell Dragons Junior Representative program.


A coach who would like to be a part of the Coaching Growth initiative would be aligned with an experienced coach in the Dragons Junior Representative (VJBL) program. Your role would be to attend (where possible) all training and Friday night matches and act as an additional member of the coaching staff. You would be given responsibilities as directed by the head coach of that team with a view to upskilling and teaching you as much as they can about basketball.  

This would include:    

  • Player – individual skill development, offensive and defensive
  • Team structure – offensive and defensive patterns and concepts
  • Strategy – Assist with reading the game, player rotation and game management
  • Training – Planning a session. Long term and short-term planning.


To educate new coaches by developing their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the game. This will allow them to develop the players and teams they currently coach and inspire them to want to coach their own Dragons Junior Representative team in the future.

To express your interest, please contact:



This is a Coaching Girls Guide with strategies for engaging and retaining girls in sport.  This is a great read for coaches of girls and parents of girls.  This is available on the Nike website and can be accessed here:


Go Dragons!


She Hoops: Lauren Jackson AO OLY has launched a free online platform for women, ‘She Hoops’.

It’s designed to create a community for women in basketball to get together, learn and develop with a number of notable basketball identities such as legendary NBA official Dee Kantner, former WNBA Commissioner Donna Orender and trailblazing coaches Carrie Graf and Sandy Brondello.

There are six sub-sites looking at coaching, cultural diversity, community, officiating, administrators, and Indigenous inclusion.  Check it out sportsfans.  More information:  HERE

Photo courtesy of FOX SPORTS




The podcast is designed to provide all coaches with the tool and a greater understanding of some of the hot topics. Join Basketball Victoria (hosted by Rob Coulter) as they delve into the issues requiring greater focus and discussion beyond what is  generally covered in a standard x’s and o’s session.

With a great guest line up and plenty to talk about, this is a series you are not going to want to miss.

Basketball Victoria – Coaching Podcast

Go Dragons!




We ask that all Dragons Coaches complete the Department of Health COVID-19 Infection Control  Training Module.  COVID-19 infection control online training covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.  This is a FREE course and takes only about 20 minutes to complete.

COVID-19 Infection Control  Training



We have updated our coaches and player/parent guidelines accordingly.  Please read them carefully.


Key requirements for coaches for training and games:

  1. Ensure players wipe basketballs and sanitise hands at the beginning and end of training sessions
  2. Complete Team Checklist at the beginning and end of every session.  Checklists should be stored in a folder in your Covid kit.
  3. Please clean areas where players and spectators have gathered at the end of training sessions.
  4. Covid kits should be brought to all training sessions and games.
  5. If you require extra wipes, sanitiser, paper towels etc, please contact Geoff at

A BSO will be present at all training sessions before grading commences.  They will have cleaning products if you currently don’t have a Covid kit and will assist with anything else you require.  Please let Geoff know if you don’t have a Covid kit at



Go Dragons!