USA Basketball and the NBA announced a set of rules and standards for youth basketball competitions to enhance the development and playing experience for young athletes.
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 do I obtain my USA Basketball Coach License following the coach academy?
A- USA Basketball Youth Development will contact each academy attendee by email following the event. The information in the email will explain how to create or renew a coach account along with the link directing you to the proper website. Once your account is created, your courses will be updated to reflect completion of the Youth Development and SafeSport courses taught at the coach academy.
Depending on the license type you choose, there may be additional online courses to complete that were not taught at the coach academy. Successfully passing a background check will be the third and final component required to obtain a coach license.
Please allow approximately one week following the event for USA Basketball to email you with details on creating your account and completing the licensing process.
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.