Info for Coaches and Team Manager

 A big welcome to our new Coaches & Team Managers!

Training Time

Training is held during the week between 3:15pm and 8:45pm at the Mt Eliza Primary School Hall.

Each session runs for 45-60 minutes depending on the year level 



If this is your first time coaching, then here are some tips from one of our Coachs, Matty, to help you -

Prepare and be organised . Kids will have fun! if you are not decisive and keep them interested.

Have 15-20 drills that you can call upon quickly to change tact and keep them moving and motivated. Kids love games and being competitive. Make them fun and with an outcome, whether it is last person standing wins or they have to do a lap of the court if they are "out". For your own benefit have team "rules" that you want followed. These are individual and necessary, maybe 3-4 only for young kids.

I use a whistle at training to get attention from the kids, and our No. 1 team rule is when the whistle goes, they come to me , sit down and be quiet while I'm talking and no bouncing of balls!

Always start training with a brief discussion of the previous game, what they did right, and areas that need to be worked upon in the session ahead.

Personally I always start with "lay ups". With young kids in basketball they need to practice this as it's a crucial part of the game and it helps warm them up.

Keep it brief and practice from both sides of the court. Kids need to learn left and right ball handling from an early age and lay ups are the perfect way to get this achieved.

From here move into areas that need work from previous game. It may be shooting was poor, or travelling was an issue.. invent games or "Google" drills that kids can do to improve their skills. 5-7 minutes per drill is adequate and you will find after a few sessions they will get very good at it and you can vary or change it to suit. Finish the session with a quick 3 on 3 or whatever suits, half court game as reward for good training. This helps reinforce skills learned or practiced in the session.

Planned and effective training sessions are the key to your kids getting playing good basketball and enjoying the sport.


In addition to Matt's little tips,

Please find below links to Basketball Coaching Made Easy booklets that were developed by Basketball Asutralia. These booklets have been formulated to proven assistance to aspiring level 1 coaches. These booklets cover general coaching pronciples and applies them specifically to basketball, with emphasis in having sound knowledge of the skills and principles of basketball as as better organisation of training sessions, appropriate methods of teaching and correcting techniques and methos of analysing performance.

There are currently 4 booklets in the Basketball Coaching Made Easy series:

  • Introduction, Role of the Coach, Inclusive Coaching and Sports Science
  • Training Drills
  • Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills
  • Team Offensive and Defensive Skills


FDBA VJBL 'No-Zone' Clinic Video

FDBA recently hosted the VJBL No-Zone clinic with former AIS & NBL coach Ian Stacker. This clinic covers the principles of man on man defence and may be of benefit to coaches within the FDBA domestic competition.


A snapshot of the concepts covered:

·         On ball vs off ball 

·         On ball situations

·         Off ball situations / help defence

·         Split line / help defence 

·         Defensive triangle

·         5 out concepts

·         Benefits of man to man vs zone defence 


Click on image below to view the clinic (redirects to FDBA YouTube channel)

VJBL 'No-Zone' Clinic




Team manager info

Please find attached at the bottom a Team Manager Info file to help Team Manager get started.


For team managers, please download the TEAMAPP application.  You can use this application to communicate with your team.

For access:

  1. Please download TEAMAPP to your phone at and search for "Mt Eliza Meteors".
  2. Sign-up to TEAMAPP. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.
  3. Search for "Mt Eliza Meteor's" and request access. (There will be many apps from the result list as there is an app setup for each team)
  4. There are two apps to select - 
      1. The one that is just "Mt Eliza Meteors". This is to communicate with everyone else in the club.
      2. The one that starts with "Mt Eliza Meteors" and "the details of your team". Invite your team mates and you can communicate with them.


Extra Information

If you would like some information on the games, here is a family-friendly link to check out, 


The ruling on Fill-in Players and Fair and Equal Playing Time are attached below;