Training

Sandy Saints train at various locations in Bayside. Because of the increasing popularity of junior basketball, training venues are becoming harder and harder to source. Sandy Saints has access to a limited supply of training venues, and is working hard to access more court availability, and where possible, indoor venues. The Club cannot always provide a full court.

Prior to each season Team Managers will be contacted by the Club’s Training Coordinator who will request the team’s preferred day, time and venue for training.

Please be mindful that it is impossible to accommodate ALL teams/coaches and their preferred training day of the week/times.

To ensure the safety and well-being of ALL children, IT IS IMPERATIVE the following procedures are followed:

In addition to the Coach and Team Manager, we encourage one other parent to present during training to supervise the children. This is particularly important for the younger age groups and/or larger groups where behaviour often requires a number of adults to supervise.

● Players must bring their own basketball and water bottle to training;

For all training enquiries please contact the Club’s Training Coordinator at training@sandysaints.com.au

Coaching Courses

All coaches must be at Level 0 in line with SBA and BV compliance.


If a parent wishes to attend a coaching course offered through the SBA, please enrol in the SBA Coaching Courses and then send the receipt to treasurer@sandysaints.com.au for reimbursement.


It is the Club’s expectation that parents will volunteer as coaches for their children’s team and we are committed to supporting parents. The Club will pay the costs of any parent wishing to undertake training through the SBA or Basketball Victoria’s coaching courses.


The Club has appointed Ian Leckie as the Director of Coaching. Ian provides support, resources and guidance to the volunteer coaches of Sandy Saints teams. Every new coach will be provided with a ‘coaches kit’ to use during training sessions and games after they attend a Sandy Saints coaching clinic run by the Director of Coaching.

Coaching Courses - Community Course and Club Course is accredited by BV and facilitated by SBA each school term and Sandy Saints reimburses coaching courses.


Coaching Assistance and Clinics

Our Director of Coaching Ian Leckie runs tailored coaching clinics twice a year to provide our coaches extra support.