LEARN. DEVELOP. CREATE.

Coach Sidney Mines was elected to pursue his professional basketball career in Australia. He was apart of the Australian education system for 30+ years. During this time some of his achievements were playing professionally for the state basketball league (SBL) in Queensland, the continental basketball league (CBA) and the Australian basketball Association (ABA), now recognized as the (QABL). Coach Mines played for 30+ years and at the age of 41, he became the oldest Continental Basketball League player to record a triple double, and made history in basketball circles as being the oldest player to have played in the league.

At age 43 Mines played his last game as a Spartan when they won the State Championship. Another achievement by Mines was being the 1985 “Runner Up” for the “NBL Allstar Dunk” competition.

In 2005, Coach Mines was inducted into Concordia University Basketball Hall of Fame for his service as a basketball player and an athlete. Coach Mines has worked professionally, both as an educator and a basketball player in Australia for over 30+ years. Coach mines holds two major records with 76 points and 37 rebounds in a single game, breaking his own rebounding record by collecting 49 rebounds in a single game against the Australian National Team Center.

Coach mines is the recipient of the Jack Ross Memorial award, Club Basketball Coach of the year award, recognition for the 25 year educational service award, back to back NEita teaching excellence award (2008,2009), and Runcorn state high school basketball coach of the decade award, Metropolitan West basketball outstanding service award, and in 2014, Coach Mines was inducted into the Runcorn State High School coaches Hall of Fame. Due to his dedication and coaching achievements, Runcorn State High School named one of the basketball courts in Coach Mines honor (Sid Mines Court).

Coach Mines has won numerous junior state championships both in high school and club ball. Many of his students are currently playing basketball in local, national leagues throughout Australia and internationally overseas. Currently, many of them are attending the University in the USA and professionally overseas.

Knowledge & Experience

Proper Instruction & Solid Foundation

Culture and Character

Players who attend my basketball camps will leave with some amazing training experience. Each year I want to host a camp for all level of athletes, including the elite and professional players.

Also players who attend my camp can expect an intense combination of on-court skill development, movement specific performance, as well as nutrition recommendation throughout training camp. My training at the Institute will focus on improving players weaknesses, honing in on their strength and conditioning, so that the athletes can perform at their peak throughout their season.

My primary goal is to fully prepare each athlete for basketball, as well as build a solid foundation for elite level players. I have collegiate and professional experience. This wealth of experience and knowledge offer players a unique and comprehensive perspective. My main focus will be on footwork recognition, advanced ball control, game simulated conditioning, shot technique correction and shot form throughout the duration of the camp.

Hall Of Fame Coach

SIDNEY MINES

2017

  • Head Coach Southern Districts U/18 Boys Spartans
  • U/18 Boys Classics Championship runners up
  • Impact International Basketball Coach

2016

  • Assistant Coach Southern Districts SEABL Men Team
  • Head Coach Southern Districts U/18 Boys Spartans
  • Impact International Basketball Coach

2015

  • Head Coach Southern Districts U/18 Boys Spartans
  • Assistant Coach Southern Districts SEABL Men Team
  • Impact International Basketball Coach
  • Head of Australian Basketball Services Elite Training Southeast Queensland
  • Head Coach SDBAL U/18 Boys Ups Developmental Program

2014

  • Head Coach U/16 Boys Brisbane Spartans Representative Team
  • Head Coach SBL Brisbane Development Team (Championship Winners)
  • Guest International Coach at Alabama Youth Clinics, USA
  • Individual Skills Coach for SEABL Men and WNBL Players
  • Coach Individual Post Footwork workshop New Mexico Highlands University, USA

2013

  • Basketball Coach, Runcorn State High
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys BBI Silver
  • Head Coach Runcorn Open Boys Champ Schools Competition Division 1 (5th place)
  • Coach Individual Skills Development Workshop WWCC Juco College, USA
  • Head Coach U/16 Boys Brisbane Spartans Representative Team
  • Head Coach SBL Brisbane Spartans Development Team

2012

  • Head Basketball Coach Runcorn High
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcon State High Year 9 Boys BBI Silver
  • Head Development Coach SDBAL U/18 Boys UPS Program
  • Head Coach Open Champ Schools Competition Division 11 (Winners)

2011

  • Head Basketball Coach, Runcorn State High School
  • Head coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys BBI Silver
  • Head Coach Open Boys Champ School Competition Division 11 (Winners)

2010

  • Head Coach Southwest Metro Pirates Development League (D-League)
  • Head Coach Open Boys Metropolitan West Regional Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Southwest Pirates U/18 Boys Southern Cut League (Classics Champion)
  • Head Coach Open Boys Champ Schools Competition Div 11 (Winners)
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys BBI Champs (Bronze)

2009

  • Head Coach Southwest Metro Pirate Development League (D-League)
  • Head Coach Open Boys Metropolitan West Regional Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Southwest Pirates U/18 Boys Premier League Team
  • Head Coach Open Boys Champion Schools Competition Division 11 (Winners)

2008

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn Boys Triple Champions U/18, U/23 and U/16 Boys
  • Head Coach Metropolitan West Regional Open Boys Team Champion (Winners) Toowoomba, Qld. (First win in 30 years since West Morton Open Boys regional team has won and the first win ever for Metropolitan West Open Boys regional team)
  • Head coach Southwest Pirates U/18 Boys Premier League team (Bronze)
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys BBI State Champions

2007

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 8 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn Years 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Southwest Pirates Under 18 Boys Premier League Team Winner (State Champions)
  • Head coach Open Boys Metropolitan West Regional Team (Cairn, QLD)
  • Southwest Pirates Coach of the Year Award
  • Head coach Southwest Pirates U/18 Boys Premier League Team

2006

  • Head Coach Gold Coast U/16 Boys Premier League Rep Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 8 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn Blues U/16 Boys and U18 Boys Club Champions
  • Head coach Runcorn State High Year 9 Boys BBI Champions
  • Head Coach Southwest Metro Pirates U/18 Boys Premier League

2005

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High U/15 Boys Regional Championship Team
  • Head Coach Rucorn State High U/16 boys Runners Up
  • Head coach Runcorn State High Open Boys Team
  • Head Coach Gold Coast Southern Cut Rep U16 Boys Basketball Team. This team winner of the Basketball Queensland State Classics Fair Play award
  • Head coach Runcorn State High Year 8 Boys Basketball Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn state High Year 9 Boys Basketball Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 8 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head coach Runcorn State High Year 10 Boys Metropolitan Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Year 8 Boys BBI Champions
  • Head Coach Club Celtic’s U/15 Boys and U/17 Boys Basketball Team
  • Inducted into Concordia University Athletic Hall Of Fame

2004

  • Head Coach BQJBC U/16 Boys Southern Cup Runner Up Team
  • Head Coach Logan Southern Cross Cup Women Basketball Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn state High U/15 Boys Championship Team
  • Head coach BBI U/15 Boys BBI Tournament Champions
  • Head Coach U/15 Boys Regional Challenge Championship Team
  • Head Coach U/18 Boys Metropolitan West Regional Team

2003

  • Winner Of The Jack Ross Memorial Sporting Scholarship Regional Award For My Outstanding Achievements and Contribution To Coaching
  • Head Coach Runcorn State High U/15 Boys Championship
  • Head Coach Logan U/14 Boys Regional Runners Up Team
  • Head Coach Logan U/14 Boys National Representative Team
  • Head Coach Logan Southern Cross Cup Men’s Team

2002

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Logan Southern Cross Cup Men’s Team
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Championship

2001

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Championship

2000

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Open boys Metropolitan West Regional Team

1999

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Open boys Metropolitan West Regional Team
  • Southern District Spartans State Champions

1998

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Championship
  • Head Coach Open boys Metropolitan West Regional Team

1997

  • Head Coach Runcorn State High Open Girls Champions
  • Head Coach Runcorn U/15 Girls Runners up
  • Head Coach Open boys Metropolitan West Regional Team

1993

  • Ipswich State High School Boys 3 on 3 National runners up
  • Ipswich State High School District Champions

1990

  • Toowoomba Mountaineers State League Champions
  • Head Coach Open boys Metropolitan West Regional Team

1989

  • Head Coach UCFC U/14 Girls
  • Head Coach UCFC U/18 Boys

CHAMPIONS TRAIN,
LOSERS COMPLAIN.

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