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USA Basketball Coach Academy Set for Oct. 2 in Los Angeles

  • Date:
    Sep 27, 2021

Basketball coaches in the Los Angeles area will have the opportunity to sign up for a full day of professional development at the USA Basketball Coach Academy that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Homenetmen Glendale Ararat in Los Angeles.

The 2021 USA Basketball Los Angeles Coach Academy will be a one-day session and will cost $25. Registration is available online and includes a USA Basketball t-shirt, coaching notebook and a boxed lunch. Check-in will be 8:30-9 a.m. PDT on Oct. 2, with sessions concluding at 5 p.m.

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.

Set to speak at the 2021 USA Basketball Los Angeles Coach Academy are:

  • Terri Bamford, La Jolla Country Day School, girls basketball head coach
  • Cori Close, UCLA, women’s basketball head coach & two-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach
  • Mark Jensen, Whittier College, men’s basketball head coach
  • Harvey Kitani, Rolling Hills Prep, boys basketball head coach
  • Chris Oliver, Basketball Immersion and The Basketball Podcast, founder
  • George Raveling, Naismith Hall of Fame Inductee, co-founder of The Daily Coach and a two-time U.S. Olympic assistant coach
  • Dave Severns, Los Angeles Clippers, pro personnel scout
  • Don Showalter, USA Basketball, director of coach development and 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach

Guest speakers will focus on their areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics that apply on and off the court. Attendees will have networking opportunities to meet with one another, as well as with speakers. Participants will be required to wear masks and will be physically distanced.

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

Attendees must be at least 18 years old to register.

For questions about USA Basketball Coach Academies, please contact

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