USA Basketball today announced an inaugural 2017 USA Basketball 14U National Tournament for boys and girls teams comprised of players who are 14 years old or younger.

USA Basketball will conduct its first 2017 Coach Academy Presented by Nike at Joliet Catholic Academy, featuring Samantha Quigley on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Youth basketball coaches will have the opportunity to attend nine USA Basketball Coach Academies Presented by Nike throughout the United States in 2017.

  • Author:
    By Tony Fryer
  • Date:
    Jan 13, 2017

Lots of players would like to be able to increase their shooting range and become a good 3-point shooter. We all know of examples of players, like Robert Horry , who are recruited to join teams mostly because of their ability to make 3-point shots. Big Shot Rob has seven--that's right, seven -- NBA...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Jan 11, 2017

I love the English language and have always been fascinated by words. While I'm a basketball strength and conditioning coach by vocation, writing and public speaking are two of the mediums I use to disseminate my message of safe, purposeful, and innovative training techniques and concepts all over...

  • Date:
    Dec 19, 2016

Take a look back at the tremendous speakers that took the time to participate in the USA Basketball Coach Academy in 2016.

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Dec 5, 2016

If you asked almost any middle school, high school, collegiate and professional coach to name the one basketball skill or character trait that is THE MOST important to the future success of a player, and most benefits the team that the player is on, many coaches (if not most) will tell you...

Beginning in 2017, all coaches and event operators participating in NCAA certified basketball events need to obtain a USA Basketball Gold Coach License.

USA Basketball and the NBA have teamed up to develop the first-ever youth basketball guidelines aimed at improving the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, with a specific emphasis on promoting player health and wellness.

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