Complete coaching guide to the Flex Offense play

Coach Mac has published a complete coaching guide to the Flex Offense, which he says is “a great offense for all teams from middle school and up.” He loves “this offense because it’s position-less and develops complete basketball players.”

Click on the image below to access the guide.

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Another great article for coaches – earning your player’s trust

I found another great article for our coaches on building trust with your players – but as a player or a parent, it’s also well worth the read … keep our coaches on their toes!!

Coach Mac has lots of great content on his site, including shooting drills – check out his training drills on our page.

If you find a great article you’d like to share with other teams, why don’t you drop me a line at

Interested in broadening your coaching skills?

Sponsored and supported by Basketball Victoria , Disability Sport & Recreation and the Broadmeadows Basketball Association, we would like to invite all of our coaches, players and parents to attend and get an insight into coaching Wheelchair Basketball.

Coaching wheelchair basketball

Developing your skills as a coach

Coaching course 2014The Broadmeadows Basketball Association would like to offer all beginning or new coaches, parents and team managers, the opportunity to participate in the Coaching Basketball 101 course.

This introductory course is scheduled for 4 May and will focus on the basic skills of coaching.

Venue: Court 1 – Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium Dimboola Road.

Duration: 3 Hours

Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cost: $15.00

Register Now! Call Robert on: 0417 313 382 or the Stadium on: 0428477321, or email

Please also refer to the attached BBA calendar for further coaches’ development sessions during 2014, including a Coaching Basketball ‘102’ for intermediate coaching skills.

BBA coaching calendar 2014

Renew your Working with Children Check online from early April

From early April 2014, cardholders who are required to renew their WWC Check will no longer need to go to Australia Post to lodge a paper form and present their current card.

Read more here …

Training and our heat policy

Heat%20Exhaustion%202[1]Welcome back to the new year. As you may know, our competition starts again this weekend. Refer to the Greenvale teams page for your match times for Saturday.

Training does resume this week, however please be mindful of the health and safety of our players and abide by our Heat Policy <click here to read>.

Take care out there and good luck for the rest of the season – remembering we have an extra couple of games this time before finals start, to bring the season into line with our school terms.

Update your Working with Children Check

Working with Children Check Logo, Victoria, Australia.

Getting ready for next season, our new club policy is for all our team managers, coaches and committee members to have their Working with Children Check up-to-date and have Greenvale Basketball Club associated with their details. Once you have your card, you can do all those updates online, now.

On the Working with Children Check website, take the “Update your details” link and you’ll get the following page …

Update my detailsClick the button half way down the page and you’ll get a login page … if you haven’t logged in before, or forgotten your details, there are links for that … once in, make sure you have Greenvale Grizzlies listed as an organisation – if not, you can add it as an organisation …

Remember our address is PO Box 2222, Greenvale, Vic 3059.

Two new exciting club sponsorships – do you have an opportunity for us?

Two exciting new sponsorships have come our way.

Madison’s Wood Fired Café, sponsors of our coaches and team managers’ tops, have kicked off an exciting sponsorship deal – our Coach’s Award – a weekly award chosen by each coach to recognise a player in the team. The player and family will receive a voucher providing 20% off the total bill when eating in at Madison’s café. Conditions do apply, so see your voucher for details.


Meant 2 Be, the current supplier of our uniforms and club signage, has introduced a program that generates a contribution back to our club. Purchase any product from My Celebration Shop and it will automatically raise funds for us. You can also personalise any items by including your name at no additional charge. Use the Fund Raiser Code GBBC when you check out your purchase. You don’t even need to buy a product with a Grizzlies logo on it! Read more about it here, or visit the celebration shop!

Celebration shop

If you can think of other sponsorship opportunities, such as local businesses sponsoring a team’s alternate/training tops so you don’t have to wear those smelly bibs, or supporting the administration of the club, please let us know.