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Wheelchair Basketball - British Wheelchair Basketball Leader Award

Who is the course designed for?

The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to introduce the basic skills of wheelchair basketball to children and novice players. There are no course entry pre-requisites but it is advised that candidates are a minimum of 14 years of age.

Course structure

  • The course lasts 6 hours (including lunch and comfort breaks)
  • There is no formal assessment; instead there will be on-course tutor appraisal.
  • Courses are delivered by accredited BWB tutors.
  • All course resources are included in the course fees.
  • Course will involve both classroom based and theoretical sessions and practically based sports hall delivery.

What can a Leader do?

This award enables the Leader to deliver a safe introduction to wheelchair basketball to children and novice players. Depending on the background of the Leader they may need to be under direct supervision of a Grade 2 wheelchair basketball coach or qualified teacher.

External Candidate fee             £75
Leeds Beckett Student Fee       £70

Course One

Sunday 10 November 2019 1000-1600

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Candidates must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
  • Actively involved in basketball, either player, parent, teacher etc
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Course Syllabus to cover

  • Passing (including getting free and catching the ball)
  • Shooting
  • Dribbling
  • Individual offence
  • Individual defence
  • Playing the game and simple tactics
  • Introducing the game to beginners
  • Basic rules – contact, movement and dribbling, as per the Apprentice Referee Syllabus and Handbook.
  • Organising practice sessions
  • Communication skills
  • Teaching players the skills of passing, set shooting, lay-ups, footwork, dribbling and basic one v one and team play.


Candidate for this award shall be assessed by the course tutor taking a minimum of one 10 minutes coaching session with a group of players (6-10). The course tutor is responsible for continual assessment of the students for the duration of the course and for making the final decision regarding gaining the award.

Course Duration

  • 2 Days

Course Venue

  • Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ


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