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04/06/2021
Oceania
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Rising Coaches Program set to launch

GOLD COAST (Australia) - FIBA is set to launch the Rising Coaches Program (RCP) in the Oceania region to continue the development of coaches in the Pacific.

The Rising Coaches Program has been developed to provide identified coaches aged under 25 with professional development opportunities to improve their coaching competence.

The participating coaches for the program were nominated by their respective National Federations.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to provide a Coach Development program in the Oceania Region as part of FIBA’s strategic priority objectives," shared FIBA in Oceania Development Manager, Annie La Fleur.

"We want to congratulate the young coaches on being nominated by their Federations and we look forward to working with them throughout the series of topics," she added.

The Rising Coaches Program will consist of 8-sessions and will start on 8 June 2021. The program aims to complement FIBA's Global Objectives; Empower National Federations, Enlarge the FIBA Family and Women in Basketball.

With these guiding principles, the program was dedicated to helping the Federations develop potential national team coaches for their programs.

"We believe this program will provide valuable tools to help the participants throughout their coaching journey and will assist them in their endeavor to be a part of the National Team coaching staff in the future," mentioned La Fleur.

The 2-month program will include theoretical learning and workshop discussions in all aspects of coach development. It will include mentoring from world-class players, coaches, and industry professionals with a focus on building depth in the pathway for identified coaches.

The program has confirmed a total of 15 participants from over 7 countries with facilitators from Australia and New Zealand to moderate the sessions.

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