Robbie Cadee - 2019 Coach Developer at Norths

2019 will see NSBA introduce the Coach Developer Program to the NSBA Representative Program. Our club has been selected to be a part of a nationwide program supported by Basketball Australia, The Australian Sports Commission and BNSW.

The aim is to provide more support for coaches in their coaching environment, ie on the job. The role of the Coach Developer (CD) is to provide ongoing support, advice and encouragement to the coach. It’s as simple as that: hands on help for the coach in the art of coaching. No ‘targeting’ is involved; research tells us that this kind of support is valuable and appreciated by first time through to highly experienced coaches working with participants from junior to elite.

The role of the Coach Developer will be filled by Robbie Cadee.

There’s no one that sums up coaching in this country quite like Robbie. His ability to form relationships with both players and management makes him unique.

Robbie won the NSW Coach of the year in 1981, 1986 and 1988. He also won the 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988 and 1993 Coach of the Year awards in the NSW ABA conference.

His efficient coaching techniques landed him both NBL and WNBL coaching jobs and he thrived. He won the National Basketball League Coach of the Year in 1983 and the Women’s National Basketball League Coach of the Year in 1988.

Achieving all that he could at both state and national levels left Robbie wanting more. In 1986 he got his first shot on the international stage. Robbie went to Russia to lead the Australian Women’s team at the World Championships. He continued as coach of the Women’s Team until 1992 and enjoyed traveling the world as coach of the women’s team.

His international basketball resume took him on some incredible campaigns including:

  • Pre- Olympic Qualifying Tournament- 1988 Malaysia Head Coach
  • Seoul Olympic 1988 – Head Coach
  • World Championships – 1990 Malaysia Head Coach
  • Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament – 1992 Spain Head Coach

Robbie was the first ever coach to take an Australian women’s team to a medal round which he achieved at the 1988 Olympics. After a number of World Championships and Pre-Olympic Qualifying tournaments, he got his shot with the Australian Men’s team at the 1994 Toronto World championships as the Assistant coach.

In addition to being the NSBA Coach Developer, Robbie will also take up the position of Under 18 Girls age group Head Coach.

We are thrilled to have Robbie on board for another year and having him aid NSBA Coaches to grow and develop.

Thanks Robbie!


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