head coach / general manager
General Manager - Head Coach
Shooting - Sports Conditioning - Strength Training
Karl is a passionate and enthusiastic coach with a strong focus on youth athlete development. Karl’s philosophy is very much athlete centric, which includes an understanding of an athlete’s psychological needs as well as an alternate skill acquisition approach to learning a new skill.
NZ’s number 1 rated 3x3 basketball player, Karl is known as a phenomenal shooter and is always looking to pass on his knowledge and experience to the athletes he works with.
Come and say hi to Karl at The Swish Factory and ask him what you need to do to become a great shooter!
Player Coach – NZ Senior Men’s 3x3 Basketball Coach 2019.
Head Coach - Avondale College Premier Basketball Team 2018.
Head Coach - Birkenhead College Open Women’s team.
Head Coach – NZ Under 18 Men’s 3x3 Basketball Team (Gold at the Asia Cup in 2018).
Head Coach – NZ Under 19 Men’s 3x3 Basketball Team (Youth Olympics, Bueno Aires, 2018).
Head Coach - NZ 3x3 Basketball University Men’s team.
Head Coach - Sacred Heart College Premier and Under 17A Basketball Team’s 2017/2018.
Five seasons in the NZ NBL - Auckland Stars, Harbour Heat & Waikato Pistons.
Two seasons in the British Basketball League with the Worcester Wolves.
Number 1 Ranked 3x3 Player in New Zealand since 2015.
National 3x3 Men’s basketball team from 2014 to 2019.
Our coaches have decades of experience coaching basketball to all age groups and skill levels - from beginners to pros. They understand that no two athletes are alike and will work with you to improve your game at your pace.
Fundamentals - Preparation
Roger has a passion for basketball and for helping players achieve their goals. He shares his positive energy willingly bringing out the best in the athletes he works with.
2019 Assistant coach Avondale High school premiers Boys
2019 head coach North Harbour 19C Boys
2018 Assistant coach Avondale High school premiers Boys A. Appointed with Coach Halfway through the year
2018 head coach North harbour U17B Boys Qualified for NZ U17 Nationals
2017 Assistant Coach Westlake Boys High School Premiers
2017 Assistant North Harbour U16 Boys Qualified for Nationals
2016 Head Coach North Harbour U15B Boys Qualified for NZ U15 Nationals
2015 Head Coach North Harbour U14B
2015 Head Coach North Harbour U14 Team To Dandedong Melbourne Winter Tournament
2014 Head Coach North Harbour U13C Team Qualified for U13 Nationals
2013 Head Coach TNIS Boys Runners up at AIMES games Winners Harbour Grade 1
2013 Head Coach TNIS Year 7 winners Year 7 grade
2009 to 2012 Coach Primary School teams Northcote Primary
Playing 15 years in the days of no charge circle and jump balls was more than just the start of the game.
High school & University, Auckland and Canterbury Club competitions U20 & Senior Grades.
Post-up - Defence - Strategy
Justine has fifteen plus years of experience coaching at New Zealand, association and high school level, including five years of involvement within the Basketball New Zealand age group programs.
Due to Justine’s playing experience, she has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to play internationally and in the United States College systems.
Justine has the ability to create great coach athlete relationships and the ability to develop strong players through the use of goal setting.
To find out more about playing College Basketball in America or what it takes to compete on the international level, have a chat to Justine next time you are at The Swish Factory for a training session.
NEW ZEALAND LEVEL
Head Coach – NZ U18 Women 3X3 Basketball Asia Cup in 2018
Assistant Coach – NZ U15 Girls –FIBA U15 Oceania Champs in 2018
Assistant Coach – NZ U16 Girls- Australian State Champs in 2017
Assistant Coach – NZ U19 Women- Series vs China in 2016
Assistant Coach - NZ U17 Girls – FIBA U17 Oceania Champs in 2015
Assistant Coach – NZ Women 3x3 FIBA World Cup in 2016
Assistant Coach - NZ Women 3x3 Basketball FIBA Oceania Champs 2015
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – U17A Girls team in 2018,
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – U23 A & B Women’s teams in 2016
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – Harbour Breeze in 2015,
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – U19 Women’s team in 2014,
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – U15A Girls team in 2012
Head Coach - Harbour Basketball – U15B Girls team in 2011
Assistant Coach – Harbour Breeze Basketball Team, 2017 and 2018,
Assistant Coach – Harbour Basketball U19 Women’s team in 2015,
Assistant Coach – Harbour Basketball U17A Girls team in 2014
Head Coach –Westlake Girls High School from 2013 to 2015.
Ten plus years playing in WBC (and its predecessor) for Waikato, Auckland , Waitakere and
Harbour – part of 3 National Campion teams
Attended University of San Diego on a 4 year NCAA Division I basketball scholarship (1994-1998)
1999 Tall Fern and Olympic team trialist
Shot selection - Ball Handling - Shooting - Pressure
Widely recognised as one of the best basketball coaches in New Zealand, former Breakers and Wellington Saints head coach, Kevin Braswell heads up the Swish Pathways Academy.
Along with his coaching expertise, Kevin also brings a wealth of playing experience to share with developing athletes, having spent four years at Georgetown University and 15+ years as a professional in Europe and NZ
2016–2018 Wellington Saints
2018–2019 New Zealand Breakers
2002 Tournai Estaimpuis
2003 Spójnia Stargard Szczeciński
2003–2004 Basket Draghi Novara
2004–2005 Florida Flame
2005 Columbus Riverdragons
2005 Pınar Karşıyaka
2005 Kolossos Rodou
2006 Metros de Santiago 2006–
2007 Standart Samara reg. Toliatti
2007–2008 Selçuk Üniversitesi
2008 HKK Široki
2008–2009 Cholet Basket
2009 Barak Netanya
2010 New Zealand Breakers
2010 Limoges CSP
2010–2011 New Zealand Breakers
2011–2015 Southland Sharks
2012 Melbourne Tigers
2016 Wellington Saints
Athlete focused - Motivation -
Lana is a dedicated, driven and reliable Coach who is articulate and athlete focused with proven expertise in motivating youth. With over 20 years of playing basketball and 8 years coaching experience for girls of all ages, the ability to create training plans as well as ensuring that the players are academic focused. Lana enjoys coaching at a high level in challenging environments where she can help Students and athletes grow and develop as individuals.
Head Coach - U16 Girls North Harbour - Eltham Dandenong Junior Basketball
Tournament Australia (2019)
Head Coach - U15A Girls Harbour Basketball Representative in 2018
Head Coach - Westlake Girls Junior Premier in 2018
Head Coach - Westlake Girls Open Team in 2018
Assistant Coach - Westlake Girls Premier Team in 2018
Head Coach - U15A Girls Harbour Basketball Representative in 2017
Head Coach - U13A Girls Harbour Basketball Representative in 2016
Grade Coach/Assistant - Westlake Girls Open in 2016
Assistant Coach - Westlake Girls Premier Team in 2015
Head Coach - U17A Girls Harbour Basketball Representative in 2015
Woman’s A Grade Competition (2000 – 2019)
3rd Division Competition Massey
1st Division Competition Massey
3rd Division Competition Waitakere
1st Division Harbour Girls
Birkenhead College A Grade Team (1995 – 1999)
U15 Harbour Basketball Rep player.