New Delhi, Aug 7: With the assistance of the international basketball federation (FIBA), the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and its state associations will conduct five coaching certification courses through August and September. This marks the second time the BFI has organised such courses, having hosted two in December 2013 and two more in March 2014.

FIBA instructor Nelson Isley, who taught all four previous coaching clinics, will once again travel to India to train upcoming coaches. Isley has over seven years of playing experience across the world and over 38 years of coaching experience.

Of the five courses, four will be Level 1 providing the basics to beginner coaches and one will be Level 2, allowing the coaches who passed Level 1 in the previous four courses to obtain the next level of certification.

Over 120 coaches from across the country are expected to participate in the clinics. The courses will take place in Delhi NCR (Aug 16-20), Hyderabad (Aug 21-25), in Assam (Aug 27-Sep 1), Ahmedabad (Sep 3-7) and Ludhiana (Sep 9-13).