Become a Coach

How to become a Basketball Queensland Coach

As a basketball coach in Queensland, you will often form the lasting impression that participants and their families have with our game.

Basketball throughout the state relies on dedicated volunteers to teach people how to play the game and compete.

We recognize there is a need to support these volunteers with high quality, consistent, accessible education, training and guidance. The volunteer coach role is fundamental to the development of players, coaches, pathways in sport and of the game of basketball in Australia.

Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport, a school, club or representative team or even an NBL1 North team, we hope you enjoy coaching Everyone’s Game.

How To Get Started


Find a Club/Association

Contact your local club or association to enquire about coaching opportunities to take your first step into coaching. You can find your local associations here.


Register with BQ

All coaches involved in BQ associations and clubs must register for the BQ database via OUG_Coach App. It's free to register and helps us keep in touch with you about upcoming courses and coaching opportunity. 


Community Coaching Course 

This is first level of accreditation and is nationally recognised. To complete click here

Once you have completed the course, please email your certificate to Luke McGuire.


Get Coaching

That's it! Now that you're registered and you've completed your first coaching course you're ready to start coaching at your local association or club.


Ongoing Learning support from BQ

Once you have started coaching you will most likely seek some support and further learning and BQ offers three forms of learning support for all registered coaches

What's next...

Please check the Coach Accreditation Pathway Page  for what is next in your coaching pathway.

Please note that for more advanced coaching positions, including any rep coaching positions additional accreditations are required - for more information:

For more information please contact:

Coach Development Manager Luke McGuire -


Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre
357 Browns Plains Rd
Crestmead, QLD 4132


P: (07) 2113 4835
PO Box 534,
Capalaba QLD 4157

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