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2019 USA Basketball LA Coach Academy

USA Basketball Coach Academy Set for June 8-9 in Studio City

  • Date:
    May 28, 2019

A USA Basketball Coach Academy – presented by Nike – is set for June 8-9 at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, California, and it will be the first USA Basketball Coach Academy of 2019. Registration and more information are available online.

Launched in 2015, USA Basketball Coach Academies provide valuable insight and education to basketball coaches and administrators. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to children of all ages and ability levels. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.

Expected to present at the event are:

  • Mike Dunlap, Loyola Marymount University men’s basketball head coach
  • Kevin Eastman, motivational speaker and former NBA coach
  • Jon Gordon, bestselling author and speaker
  • Tamara Inoue, University of California-Irvine women’s basketball head coach
  • Matt King, Arizona Basketball Coaches Association executive director and USA Basketball Youth Development regional coordinator
  • Vanessa Nygaard, Windward School girls basketball head coach and a two-time gold medalist USA Basketball assistant coach
  • Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty High School girls basketball head coach and a two-time gold medalist USA Basketball head coach
  • LaChina Robinson, basketball analyst and founder of Stretch Beyond
  • Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director
  • Brendan Suhr, former NBA coach
  • Russell Turner, UC Irvine men's basketball head coach

USA Basketball Coach Academies feature a multi–day format with presentations catered to coaches of all experience levels working with players of any skill set.

The USA Basketball Coach Academy at Harvard-Westlake School will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8 and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 9.

Registration for the event is $185. USA Basketball gold licensed coaches are eligible for a 25% discount.

Attendees will have networking opportunities to meet and socialize with one another, as well as with speakers. In addition, USA Basketball and Nike gift items will be provided to all registered attendees. 

Sessions at a USA Basketball Coach Academy feature a variety of styles of teaching, including: player demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, on court basketball instruction and off court coaching techniques and life skills training.

Attendees must be at least 18 years old to register.

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