The CENTRAL Institute of Technology, in partnership with Basketball WA, is giving students the chance to combine academic study with their passion for the game.
And several Central students have just become qualified Basketball coaches after passing the Level 1 NCAS Basketball Coaching course.
Students enrol in the Certificate IV in Sport (Development) and are then released twice a week for Basketball sessions aimed at both improving their skills and giving them a foot on the coaching ladder.
“I am pretty lucky to be playing Basketball and gaining a qualification at the same time. It beats sitting in the classroom all day,” said Geordie Murray, a talented player from Maddington.
Fellow student Jayden Forrest said: “The Cert IV course is less than a year long so it’s a pretty quick way to get training that can lead to higher level qualifications. I think it is great to gain a recognised qualification in coaching on top of my academic studies.”
Vlad Alava, Basketball WA’s Education & Training officer, said the organisation was excited about helping young people forge a career in sport. “This is a great opportunity for students to take their passion for sport to another level and gain recognised certification,” he said.
As well as spending time on Basketball, students also study subjects including sports science, strength and conditioning, event management and psychology. The Certificate IV qualification is a pathway to either employment or to higher education.
For more information, please contact Dave Evans on 9202 4349 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
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