MIES, Switzerland, Nov 2, 2016: The World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC), in association with FIBA, have released a new and improved “Coaches Manual” which is to be made available to all basketball coaches around the world free of charge.
It replaces the book formerly known as “Basketball for Young Players” which consisted of two coaching levels.
The Coaches Manual offers a third coaching level and also includes content specific to Mini-Basketball. Over the course of 2017-2018, it will be translated into different languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindu, Portuguese and Spanish.
The release of the book marks the starting point in a complete review of the coaching education and development resources currently in place around the world. The next step in this process will see the launch in the near future of a new WABC online platform that will centralise all resources and information.
WABC President Patrick Hunt said: “The Coaches Manual provides an outstanding resource for coaches at all levels. It offers them information and techniques to not only enhance players’ skills and understanding but also to assist shape players’ character and teach values that lead to success in life and our wonderful global game. FIBA and the WABC remain committed to developing and supporting coaches and we are pleased this resource will reinforce that commitment and resolve.”
FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann said: “The World Association of Basketball Coaches and FIBA have worked together to revamp and update a guide that is essential in the development and growth of basketball players from a very young age. I wish to thank WABC President Patrick Hunt for seeing this project through.”
The aim of the World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) is to improve the standard of the game by improving the standard of those teaching the game. Therefore, the core activities of the WABC are dedicated to basketball coaches’ development throughout the world, which includes, among other activities, the organization of coaching clinics worldwide as well as the production of coaching resources in several languages.
In addition, the WABC is engaged in creating and developing a worldwide basketball coaches’ community, which is already composed of thousands of high level coaches from all countries around the world, with the purpose of creating a platform supporting basketball coaches’ development through the exchange of knowledge.
The WABC also provides input and advice regarding playing and coaching standards and trends to the FIBA Technical Commission through the WABC Advisory Committee, which is comprised of current or former National or Head Coaches who have had exposure to international coaching or worked with players who have competed in international competition.
All WABC activities are endorsed by and organized through FIBA, the world governing organization of basketball.
For more information, visit the WABC’s official website