As part of our commitment to improving the standard of basketball in the county and the wider area we are always looking to help enthusiastic coaches gain experience in coaching or to sponsor them as they complete their coaching qualifications.
Bedford Thunder is always in need of coaches to help make our sessions run smoothly and ensure our players get the most out of their time with us. The minimum requirement to help lead a session is the Basketball England Level 1 Coaching qualification. If you already have this we can help you become a fully qualified coach by completing Level 2 - if not we can look into how we can get you onto the first rung of the coaching ladder.
All courses are run through Basketball England and a list of available course and when and where they will be run can be found on their website.
We will cover half the cost of a Basketball England Level 1 or Level 2 coaching course upon completion and cover the rest once you have led or assisted with a set number of Thunderbolts sessions.
For example, if your course costs £120 we will reimburse £60 once you receive your certificate and the outstanding balance once you've led or assisted six Thunderbolts sessions (one session per £10, rounded down to the nearest £10).
If you're a budding coach and want to gain more experience of extra qualifications then please get in touch here so we can discuss how we can help you along the way. We are also always on the lookout for referees and table officials and offer similar schemes for the corresponding qualifications.