“If your heart’s not in it, don’t do it”
Action shot 3At Transition Sports we handpick coaches who are passionate about the game and eager to pass on their skills and knowledge to a new generation of basket ballers. Our coaches are 100% committed to developing and supporting our kids on and off the court. We understand that there are times when people take on coaching roles for the wrong reasons (ego, status, because no-one else has put their hand up), which is why we ask all our coaches the tough questions:
- Why are you coaching?
- What are you hoping to achieve by being a coach?
- Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses?
- Are you open to adapting and learning?
“If you need me I’ll be there for you”
People often comment on the bond between Transition Sports coaches and players, and the level of support we provide. Our coaches understand that they are a big part of a player’s life, a thus their role may extend beyond that of a coach to include being a mentor, family friend, on-court councillor, or whatever a kid needs. This may involve receiving basketball-related calls or texts outside ‘working hours’, but that’s the level of commitment we expect from our Transition Sports family.
“Practice what you preach”
We demand excellence in effort and technique from our players, and likewise from our coaches. Just as we ask players to be honest with themselves and work on their weaknesses, we expect our coaches to continue to develop themselves and their coaching methods for the benefits of our kids.
“If I was to go to a personal trainer who was overweight or unfit, it would not motivate me to train. If they can’t do it, what the hell are they yelling at me for? Similarly, if I cant dribble a ball how can I push my player to?”
Our Selection Process
- Observe how a coach interacts/communicates with their existing players and teams
- Discuss core values with coach, both sporting and personal
- Invited to run sessions with Transition Sports students
- Coach accepted based on positive player/parent feedback