July 18, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Basketball Cleveland Coach Academy – Presented by Nike, will take place on Aug. 4-6 at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.
Coach academies provide valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators of basketball. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, guest speakers deliver on and off court sessions on basketball and leadership topics.
Check-in for the Cleveland coach academy is from 6:30-7 p.m. (all times are CDT) on Aug. 4, and the first sessions will run from 7-9 p.m. that evening. On Aug. 5, sessions run from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
The cost of registration is $185 and includes on and off the court presentations, Nike/USA Basketball gift items, catered meals, a USA Basketball memorabilia viewing, networking time and training for a USA Basketball 2017-18 coach license. Registration and more information is available at: bit.ly/2017CoachAcadCleveland.
The presenters are highlighted by Don Showalter, USA Basketball coach development director and an eight-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award winner; Koby Altman, assistant general manager, pro personnel for Cleveland Cavaliers; Jerrod Calhoun, head men’s basketball coach at Youngstown State University; Keith Dambrot, head men’s basketball coach at Duquesne University; Dennis Felton, head men’s basketball coach Cleveland State University; Eric Flannery, head boys basketball coach at St. Edward High School and a gold-medal winning USA Basketball U16 and U17 assistant coach; Cheri Harrer, head women’s basketball coach at Baldwin Wallace University; Chris Holtmann, head men’s basketball coach at Ohio State University; Tom Izzo, head men’s basketball coach at Michigan State University; Clark Kellogg, college basketball analyst for CBS Sports; Dave Lower, Athletes in Action; and John Spezia, owner, general manager and head coach of the Illinois Coal Miners (CBA).
USA Basketball offers a gift voucher program that allows the partial or full purchase of an academy registration to help send a coach to an academy. More information is available at usab.com/coachvoucher.
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball.
The USA Basketball Youth Development division is tasked with the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety, while promoting, growing, and elevating the game. USA Basketball is committed to providing youth throughout the country safe, fun and developmentally appropriate environments in which they can enjoy the game. Current USA Basketball Youth initiatives include coach licensing and education; organization accreditation; coach academies; regional skill camps for boys and girls; open court programs; and a 14U National Tournament for boys and girls.
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