The Magic Coaching program is driven by our Directors of Coaching who evaluate, select and manage coaching staff for each respective age group.
They appoint our Age Group Head Coaches and Development Team Coaches who have been chosen based on their ability and willingness to impart their experience, and expertise in the game of basketball,
All our coaching staff are committed to provide the best environment for athletes to improve and represent Magic well.
Director of Coaching:
The Magic Program has a dedicated Girls’ and Boys’ Director of Coaching. The Directors of Coaching are responsible for leading and managing the coaching program.
They are responsible for appointing Age Group Head Coaches and Development Coaches, which are ratified by the Junior Magic Committee.
They are responsible for the technical aspects of coaching and playing basketball at Hawthorn Junior Magic.
They provide coaching assistance and direction further advance coaches development to improve Magic players.
Hold current Level 2 coaching accreditation.
Age Group Head Coaches:
The Head Coach’s of each age group are responsible for their own coaching team, and overseeing the player education and development within that group.
Have an understanding of Magic’s style of play
Have recent experience in Junior Representative development, programs and competitions.
Development Team Coaches:
Coaches are responsible for the player development within their own team. They provide a professional and positive learning environment for all athletes. Coaching styles may vary from from coach to coach but all coaches aim for the same result – to improve Magic’s player skill level.
Assistant Coaches are nominated by the team coach in consultation with the Head Coach of an age group and ratified by the Director of Coaching. Their role is to support the team coach in player development.