A USA Basketball Coach Academy – presented by Nike – will take place on Aug. 8-9 at Durango High School in Las Vegas. Registration and more information are available online.
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. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.
Expected to present at the event are:
- Jennie Baranczyk, Drake University women’s basketball head coach
- Jeff Culver, University of Colorado Colorado Springs Men’s Basketball coach and USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team court coach
- Mike Dunlap, Loyola Marymount University men’s basketball head coach
- Kevin Eastman, motivational speaker and former NBA coach
- Mike Jones, DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball head coach and gold medal winning USA Basketball coach
- TJ Otzelberger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas men’s basketball head coach
- Jennifer Rizzotti, George Washington University women’s basketball head coach and gold medal winning USA Basketball coach
- Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director and 10-time gold medalist USA Basketball head coach
- Brendan Suhr, former NBA coach
- Sharman White, Pace Academy boys basketball head coach and gold medal winning USA Basketball assistant coach
USA Basketball Coach Academies feature a multi–day format with presentations catered to coaches of all experience levels working with players of any skill set.
On Aug. 8, the USA Basketball Coach Academy in Las Vegas will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PDT with an evening social reception at Top Golf from 7-9 p.m. And on Aug. 9, the academy will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Registration for the event is $225. USA Basketball gold licensed coaches are eligible for a 25% discount.
Attendees will have 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.
Sessions at a 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.
Attendees must be at least 18 years old to register.