The USA Basketball Coach Academy - presented by Nike - is designed to provide coaches with valuable insight and education on how to teach the game of basketball to young people, as well as how to implement fun, safe and feasible programming throughout various organizations (i.e. schools, recreation centers, clubs and leagues). The coach academy is presented in a multi–day format with presentations led by USA Basketball staff and guest speakers in coaching and leadership positions. Attendees experience 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.
Coaches learn the USA Basketball curriculum to impart a proper skill development path while teaching the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, guest speakers will focus on areas of expertise and deliver sessions on best practices among coaches and administrators both on and off the court.
Sessions at the 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. During breakouts, coaches have a choice of sessions to attend based on which topics most interest them and best suit their program or team needs. All options will offer comprehensive education, taught either on or off the court.
Q: Who is the coach academy designed for?
A: The USA Basketball Coach Academy is designed for everyone! Coaches of all experience levels and who teach players of any ability will find many benefits from attending academies. Designed to include full group presentations, breakout sessions and panel discussions, any coach will be able to engage with the guest speakers and content. Coaches will leave the event with an increased understanding of the USA Basketball Player Development Model and curriculum, as well as new practical drills, plays and theories to implement within their own teams and organizations. Whether you are a currently USA Basketball licensed coach or new to our youth programming, we welcome you to join us in this one-of-a-kind coach development opportunity.
Q: How old must you be to attend a coach academy?
A: All coach academy attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Q: Where do I check-in for the coach academy?
A: Attendee check-in will be set up thirty minutes prior to the start of the coach academy. All details, including times and locations of check-in, will be communicated closer to the event date by email to all attendees. You will receive a credential at check-in which must be worn throughout the duration of the coach academy.
Q: Is there any USA Basketball apparel available for purchase at coach academies?
A: USA Basketball apparel is not sold on-site at events. Apparel may be purchased on our online store HERE.
Q: How can my facility or organization host a future coach academy?
A: USA Basketball is always interested in connecting with new locations to host coach academies. If you have a facility potentially interested in hosting a coach academy or any other USA Basketball Youth Development event, please fill out our event host application HERE.