27 May, 2024

BWB begins review into the coaching system

British Wheelchair Basketball has begun an extensive review into our coaching system, evaluating the current structure and developing a plan of actions to improve and grow opportunities across the country for new and existing wheelchair basketball coaches.

In April this year, an initial workshop was held over two days to gather feedback from an initial group of individuals across the community, hearing from members operating across the sport – within clubs, performance pathways, and at grassroots level.

Jenny Buckham-Hedges, Workforce Manager at British Wheelchair Basketball, commented:

“We recognise that it is only through the passion, dedication, and expertise of wheelchair basketball coaches that the sport will continue to grow and offer valuable opportunities for players from a community level through to the GB Pathway.

“If we are to produce great coaches who provide great experiences for participants, we need a coaching system that enables coaches to feel supported, connected, and confident that they have the right skills to make an impact through their coaching.

“The time we spent in the April workshop was only a starting point, and we would like to hear from a much wider group of players, coaches, coach developers and other members around what they believe is critical if we are to develop a Coaching System across the sport that makes coaches feel valued and recognised, and ensures they feel supported to provide their players with the best possible experience.”

The review will continue to build momentum over the coming months through direct engagement with the community. If you’re a wheelchair basketball coach who would like to be involved in the review, email Jenny on j.buckhamhedges@britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk

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