The four-month fully ONLINE course for advanced basketball coaches is intended for coaches, physical education specialists, basketball team and club leaders whose activities are focused on the development of young basketball talents.

The four-month distance learning program will provide a clear understanding of how the training of young basketball players is organized in one of the most productive basketball talent programs – the Lithuanian basketball system. Course participants will understand the essence of the multi-year basketball training model, the principles of talent selection, the main aspects of technical-tactical training, analyze the most effective models of basketball organization, will be introduced to young basketball players’ injury prevention, innovative training methods and other basic must-to-know information on effective basketball training.

The course will be delivered by leading Lithuanian and European basketball experts

Topics of every week:

Week 1. Topic: Basketball management models.
Week 2. Topic: Training young body.
Week 3. Topic: Designing multi-year development of basketball players;
Week 4. Topic: Talents identification;
Week 5. Basics of basketball players technique;
Week 6. Topic: Basketball technique development;
Week 7. Topic: Basics of basketball offense;
Week 8. Topic: Basketball offense
Week 9.Topic: Basketball offense;
Week 10.Topic: Basics of basketball defense;
Week 11. Topic: Basketball defense;
Week 12. Topic: Injuries prevention for basketball players;
Week 13. Topic: Psychological preparation in basketball;
Week 14: Topic: Innovative training models for youth basketball players;
Week 15: Topic: A new approach for physical preparation in youth basketball;
Week 16: Topic: How to create a winning  team.

Detailed information:

Duration of the course: 4 months, 16 weeks, 2 classes per week. 100% online course.

Online course

Structure of the class: One online class duration up to 90 min.

Study weekdays: Optional

Structure of the topics: One week covers one topic, which is divided in two classes.

Evaluation: One reflection form (up to 200 words to each question) should be completed on each topic and sent to the course coordinator by email

Diploma awarded: Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association diploma and International Basketball University diploma.