Basketball Coach - More coaches are required to help at the training sessions. The Club has many athletes wishing to train but, at present, not enough coaches for the numbers. Special Olympics New Zealand National Games are being held here in Christchurch in December 2025; this is the start of the buildup for our teams.
If you have played Basketball or still play, excellent otherwise keenness is most important; experience would be great but not necessary. Experienced coaches will be on hand to guide the training sessions.
Each Monday evening, for an hour during the season. Depending on the level of the team, B and C teams start training at 5.45 pm until 6.15 pm. The A team starts training a little later and trains until 7 pm. The time will depend on the level of the team you are coaching. If you have a preference for time, SOC will work with you. The season starts in March until late September. Events are held over some weekends, but attending is not compulsory, although they are fun.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Applicants for this role are required to undergo Police vetting.
You can find out more about this process on the Police website:
Protection of our athletes due to their vulnerability. All of our athletes have an intellectual disability.