USA Basketball Coach Academy – Las Vegas

(Quick links to each section: Event Details / Registration / Facility Location / Academy Features / Academy Schedule / Speakers and Presenters / Preferred Hotel)

Event Details

Friday, August 18, 2017 – Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • Friday, August 18
    • 6:30pm – 7:00pm - Academy check-in
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm - Evening reception, W Las Vegas Wet Rooftop Pool
  • Saturday, August 19
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm - Academy morning sessions
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm - Networking lunch
    • 1:00pm – 6:00pm - Academy afternoon sessions
  • Sunday, August 20
    • 8:30am – 9:00am - Sidelines breakfast session
    • 9:00am – 1:00pm - Academy morning sessions

*Approximate times listed. Schedule subject to change.


The cost of the Las Vegas Coach Academy is $250.

Registration will close once capacity is met.

USA Basketball

Group discounts available for organizations sending multiple coaches to the academy. Please email for more details!

Facility Location

Friday reception

W Las Vegas

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Saturday and Sunday sessions

Chaparral High School

3850 Annie Oakley Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Coach Academy Features

  • Guest speakers

  • On and off-court presentations

  • Catered meal

  • Nike / USA Basketball gift items

  • Live training for the USA Basketball Coach License

  • Networking opportunity with attendees and speakers

Academy Schedule

The academy schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

Speakers and Presenters

Don Showalter

Don Showalter: USA Basketball – Coach Development Director & Men’s Junior National Team Head Coach

Sharman White

Sharman White: Georgia State University – Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Sue Phillips

Sue Phillips: Archbishop Mitty High School – Head Coach Girl's Basketball & San Jose Cagers – Program Director & Head Coach

Mike Jones

Mike Jones: DeMatha High School – Head Coach Boy’s Basketball

Tates Locke

Tates Locke: Former Collegiate Head Coach – Men’s Basketball

Kate Achter: Loyola University Chicago – Head Coach Women’s Basketball

John Carroll

John Carroll: Boston Celtics – Former Head and Assistant Coach

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Matt King: O’Connor High School – Head Coach Boy’s Basketball & CCV STARS – Director of Basketball

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson: Legend Leadership Group – Leadership Coach & Consultant

Dave Bollwinkel

Dave Bollwinkel: Chicago Bulls – Scout

Dave Thorson

Dave Thorson: Drake University – Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Mark Adams

Mark Adams: Player Development Coach / Clinician

Dr. Pete Van Mullem

Dr. Pete Van Mullem: Lewis-Clark State College – Associate Professor of Coaching and Sport Administration

Full list of speakers coming soon!

Preferred Hotel

W Las Vegas

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NY 89109

  • $139.00/night

Booking instructions

Individual attendee reservations will be made online by using the StarGroups reservation website HERE or by calling into the house reservations department (866) 912-1020 and referencing the USA Basketball room block. Reservations must be made by 8/4/2017 or while availability remains to guarantee preferred rate.

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