Nick O’Leary has been asked by England Basketball to write a Foundation for Teachers basketball book to help primary and secondary school teachers deliver basketball through the new National Curriculum for PE (NCPE).
Nick, who is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education (PE), said: “The book will provide teachers with a theoretical background to deliver basketball in PE as well as lesson plans and information to plan units of work.
“It will emphasise the requirements of the new NCPE, including the need for basketball through PE to contribute to learning other than the physical or practical.”
Nick has also been approached by the governing body England Basketball to deliver a number of national workshops to experienced coach tutors. The workshops aim to equip the tutors, who train new and existing basketball coaches, with updated knowledge of learning theories and how such theories can be applied to training of coaches.
Nick, who is also a Senior Coach and Coach Tutor, added: “The aim will be to give coaches the ability to empower basketball players to think for themselves on court rather than the coach ‘dictating’ what should be occurring.”
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