Brian Kerle Basketball Academy offers an elite 12 month academy experience.  Each participant within the academy is given the opportunity to advance their career prospects by completing a nationally accredited diploma while undertaking an advanced basketball education program.

The intensive 1 year full-time program is suited to males and females aged between 16 and 25 years and will be delivered by qualified educators being led by dual Olympian and 4 time NBL championship coach, Brian Kerle.  Participants will be coached by leading educators, sports coaches and personal development mentors to help achieve their maximum potential.

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Basketball Skill Development Components

The Academy Program will focus on the following core elements:

  • Player profiling

  • Coaching of individual skills including specific position development

  • Coaching of team offense and defense concepts

  • Strategy and game knowledge

  • Practical game application sessions - Games against SBL, State and local rep sides as well as visiting overseas teams

  • Guest coaching by leading NBL coaches and players –both past and present


Academy Specialty Components

The Academy offers participants the following specialty education topics:

  • Strength and conditioning program

  • Nutrition program

  • Sprint training

  • Stretching and mindfulness program

  • Player welfare management

  • Personal development and mentoring program

  • Social and emotional well-being program


Education Program Components

  • Cert 3 in Fitness(C3 Guarantee) including first aid with Fit Education.

  • Qualify for a Diploma of Sports Development. There are many RTO’s out there including TAFE who can provide (RPL) Recognition of Prior Learning. BKB works closely with Fit Education.

  • Coaching certificate

  • Referee certificate

  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)

  • Anti-doping course


Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the academy?
One year starting March 2018.

How much will it cost?
Cash up front $750.  Students may be eligible for a Vet Student Loan (VSL) by an approved provider. An approved provider will be able to provide more information on VSL.

Am I eligible to receive a VSL loan?
Please refer to the government website via this link or download the Student Information Booklet here.

Am I eligible to join the Brian Kerle Basketball Academy?
Age 16+  Finished or left school.

What skill level do you need to be?
Intermediate and above.

How many days do I have to come to the academy?
3 or 4 per week depending on the progress of the course.

What days and times is the academy?
To be decided.

What education will I receive?

  • Diploma in Sports Management - SIS50612. Delivered by Fit Education RTO #32155

  • Coaching certificate

  • Referee certificate

  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)

  • Anti-doping course

How will the education be delivered?

  • Through BKB program experience of real life practical learning with a mix of coaching, mentoring, running workshops and training people.

  • Formal classroom based learning.

  • Online

What career paths are available to me after the program?

  • Sport Development Manager

  • High Performance Manager

  • Competition Manager

  • Program Developer

  • Talent Development Manager

  • Gym Instructor (Cert III in Fitness)

  • Group Fitness Instructor (Cert III in Fitness)

  • Personal Trainer (Cert IV in Fitness)

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach (Cert IV in Fitness / Diploma of Sport Development)

  • Manage a Sports Centre (Diploma of Sport Development)

  • Work with Athletes (Diploma of Sport Development) Exercise Specialist (Diploma of Fitness)

  • Basketball Coach

  • Basketball Umpire

Keen to find out more?

  1. Download our outline at the button below

  2. Look out for an email with more information

  3. Read through everything

  4. Book a call directly with Brian to find out if it’s the right fit for you

  5. Chase your dreams and learn along the way!

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Feel free to call Brian on 0488 690 877
or email
directly for questions you may have.

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