USA Basketball To Host Las Vegas Coach Academy August 18-20
The USA Basketball Las Vegas Coach Academy - presented by Nike, will take place on Aug. 18-20 at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.
USA Basketball Coach Academies provide valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators of basketball. Academy sessions impart to coaches of all levels the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, guest speakers deliver on and off court sessions on basketball and leadership topics.
Check-in for the Las Vegas coach academy is from 6:30-7 p.m. (all times are CDT) on Aug. 18, followed by a reception from 7-9 p.m. at the Retro Pool Lounge at SLS Las Vegas. The first sessions, all of which take place at Chaparral High School, will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Aug. 19, and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 20.
The cost of registration is $250 and includes on and off the court presentations, the Friday evening social event, Nike/USA Basketball gift items, catered meals, a USA Basketball memorabilia viewing, networking time and training for a USA Basketball 2017-18 coach license. Registration and more information is available at: bit.ly/2017CoachAcadLasVegas.
USA Basketball Las Vegas Coach Academy presenters are highlighted by Don Showalter, USA Basketball coach development director and an eight-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award winner; Kate Achter, head women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago; Jay Bilas, basketball analyst for ESPN; Dave Bollwinkel, scout for the NBA Chicago Bulls; Mike Jones, three-time, gold-medal winning USA Basketball coach and head boys basketball coach at DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.); Frank Martin, head men’s basketball coach at University of South Carolina; Niko Medved, head men’s basketball coach at Drake University; Josh Pastner, head men’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech; Sue Phillips, two-time, gold-medal winning USA Basketball head coach and head girls basketball coach at Archbishop Mitty High School (Calif.) and for the San Jose Cagers; Scott Thompson, Legend Leadership Group; and Sharman White, gold-medal winning USA Basketball assistant coach and an assistant men’s basketball coach at Georgia State University.USA Basketball offers a gift voucher program that allows the partial or full purchase of an academy registration to help send a coach to an academy. More information is available at usab.com/coachvoucher.