Blackburn Vikings


Big v coaches


The Blackburn Vikings Basketball Association Inc. (BVBA) are calling for interested persons for the following Blackburn Vikings Coaching Positions for the 2020 Big V Season.

Applications are for the following positions: 

•    Championship Men  – Head Coach
•    Championship Men – Assistant Coach
•    Div 2 Women - seeking promotion to Division 1 – Head Coach
•    Div 2 Women – Assistant Coach
•    VYCM - Head Coach
•    VYCM - Assistant Coach
•    Div 2 Youth Women - Head Coach
•    Div 2 Youth Women - Assistant Coach 

As a Big V Coach your duties include, but are not limited to the following;

•    Organise tryouts, selections and an extensive pre-season for the upcoming season.
•    Recruit suitably experienced players and team staff to the program.
•    Lead, train and communicate with players in a disciplined, professional and informative manner.
•    Provide 360 feedback, leadership and guidance to players on and off the court.
•    Attend all training sessions, games and tournaments.
•    Incorporate current Vikings junior representative players into the senior program.
•    Arrange and schedule practice matches and pre-season training.
•    Develop and implement game tactics and strategies within the team in preparation for all games.
•    Manage and dealing with player issues both individuals and the group.
•    Liaise confidently and professionally with media and sponsors when requested by the Association and if approached externally.
•    Attend all professional development opportunities, meetings and functions organised by BVBA.
•    Lead coordination of off court initiatives as directed by BVBA, including team fundraising activities.
•    Actively work towards the association’s goals for on court success.
•    Adhere to the Basketball Victoria and Big V Codes of Conduct and related policies;

 The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and attributes:


•    Coaching experience, including experience coaching senior athletes;
•    Level 1 (Club Coach) Accreditation;
•    Working with Children Check;
•    Willing to work weekends and evenings as required; &
•    Legally entitled to work in Australia.


•    Level 2 (Association) or Level 3 (Performance) Accreditation;
•    Head coach experience at Big V level equivalent or higher; &
•    Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. sports coaching, sports management etc.

Reporting Lines

•    The Head Coach reports to the BVBA Executive Committee and appointed BVBA staff.

To send completed applications or for further information please contact:

BVBA Vice-President
Email: vice.president@blackburnvikings.com
Website: www.blackburnvikings.com

Applications must be received by COB on Monday 16th September, 2019.
All applications will remain private & confide