Viewing: Dori Oldaker

With this week’s USAB.com focus on the point guard position, our question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network was simple: What are the most important characteristics of a good point guard, and what do you look for the most when it comes to that position?   Sue Phillips, head coach,...

With the growth in popularity of organized 3x3 basketball around the world, it’s no longer just a pick-up game. Furthermore, the skills that can be taught and promoted via 3x3 can just as easily carry over to the full-court, 5x5 game. Some of the coaches who are part of the USA Basketball...

As 3x3 basketball continues to grow in popularity around the world, USA Basketball has been building momentum in the 3x3 space as well. Check out some of the players who have made their mark on 3x3 representing the United States.

Novice coaches might think they can just bring a team together for practice and wing it, but that won’t be very helpful for young athletes looking for structure and direction. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How much time do you typically spend on planning and organizing each...

  • Date:
    Jan 30, 2015

USA Basketball coaches know what it's like to coach a team that is loaded with talent. Having to coach a team of players who are all used to being the best and the go-to player on their teams can be a good problem to have. Still, there are challenges -- managing egos, developing chemistry and a...

  • Date:
    Jan 23, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of the USA Basketball Coaches Network. Some of the best basketball coaches in the country have worked with USA Basketball over the years, and many of them have agreed to join us here at USAB.com to offer insights and share experiences that can help young players and...

Entering her 12 th  season as the girls basketball head coach at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh , Dori Oldaker also is a veteran USA Basketball coach. Most recently, she led the U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal in the 3x3 competition at the 2014 Youth...

Western Pennsylvania is generally considered football country, but don’t tell that to Dori Oldaker . Entering her 12 th season as the girls basketball head coach at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Oldaker has always been all about hoops. “It’s what we did,” said...

Coach Dori Oldaker (Mt. Lebanon H.S., Pa.) On today’s semifinal and final game: I can finally breath. At first I was really nervous with the Netherlands game, but I was so confident in our girls, and I knew they would come strong in the end. I’m just so proud of them. We had talked...

Nanjing, China   • Roster • Results • Additional Quotes • Photo Gallery Behind an eight-point effort, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line from Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.), the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team...