The four-month 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 months course lectors:
Prof. Albertas Skurvydas. Leading Lithuanian and European physiologist, sports scientist, expert of physical loads application management. Newest scientific works: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=albertas+skurvydas
Prof. Rutenis Paulauskas. Leading basketball professor of Lithuania, former LTU national Womens and Youth team head coach, basketball scientist. Newest scientific works: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=rutenis+paulauskas
Prof. Alejandro Vaquera. FIBA World strength and conditioning expert, professor at LEON University, Spain. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=alejandro+vaquera
Prof. Rimtautas Gudas. Leading European arthroscopic surgeon, Lithuanian National Men’s Team doctor. Professor at The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Rimtautas+Gudas
Dr. Mindaugas Balčiūnas. Former General Secretary of Lithuanian Basketball Federation, founder of IBU, Doctor of basketball science. https://balciunasm.wixsite.com/website
Dr. Vydas Gedvilas. President of Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association, European Champion in Women’s Basketball.
Dr. Vytenis Trumpickas. Head doctor of Lithuanian National Men’s Team.
Coach Stepas Kairys. Lithuanian Basketball expert, Head coach of Lithuania Highest division teams.
Coach Andrius Vaicekauskas. Coach at Žalgiris Kaunas Youth program, Leading Lithuanian personal basketball coach.
Coach Izzat Ismail. Lebanon Womens Basketball Coach, Arab League Champion. https://www.facebook.com/THE.FIGHTER.91
Coach Dalius Lubys. Head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas Youth program. Head coach of Lithuanian Youth National teams. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalius-lubys-906854152/
Coach Dalius Ubartas. Head coach of Lithuanian National Youth teams. U20 European champion. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalius-ubartas-961b3432/
Virginijus Praskevicius. European Champion in Eurobasket 2003, former LTU National team player, ex-Euroleague player. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginijus_Praškevičius
Ex. player Modestas Paulauskas. Olympic Champion, legendary Lithuanian basketball player.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modestas_Paulauskas
H. dr. Vladas Garastas. Legendary Lithuanian Coach, LTU basketball federation honorary president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladas_Garastas
Algirdas Stuknys. Head of Strength and conditioning at Žalgiris Kaunas Youth program.
PROGRAM OF THE COURSE
Week 1, October 2-3, 2020:
Topic: Basketball management models (Federation – leagues – clubs).
Friday class: International and National Basketball management models. Dr. M. Balciunas
Saturday class: Basketball club management models. Dr. M. Balciunas
Week 2, October 9-10, 2020:
Topic: Training young body.
Friday class: Physiological processes that sport causes to young bodies. Prof. Albertas Skurvydas
Saturday class: Sensitive periods for developing the physical abilities of young basketball players. Prof. Albertas Skurvydas
Week 3, October 23-24, 2020:
Topic: Designing multi-year development of basketball players;
Friday class: Basics of sports training planning. Prof. R.Paulauskas
Saturday class: Basketball training methods. Prof. R.Paulauskas
Week 4, October 30-31, 2020:
Topic: Talents identification;
Friday class: Effective talent selection: methods and organization. Prof. R.Paulauskas
Saturday class: Physiological characteristics of basketball players. Dr. M. Balciunas
Week 5, November 6-7, 2020:
Basics of basketball players technique;
Friday class: Sequence of basketball technic elements teaching. When. What. How. Coach Dalius Lubys
Saturday class: From technical elements to the skill. Teaching – improvement – stabilization. Coach Andrius Vaicekauskas.
Week 6, November 13-14, 2020:
Topic: Basketball technique development;
Friday class: Basketball shooting – from teaching to skill. Lithuanian way. Prof. R. Paulauskas.
Saturday class: Training decision making skills while learning technical elements. Prof. Alejandro Vaquera.
Week 7, November 20-21, 2020:
Topic: Basics of basketball offense;
Friday class: General principles of building a basketball offense. Coach Stepas Kairys
Saturday class: Effective ways of offense organization with different teams. Coach Stepas Kairys.
Week 8, November 27-28, 2020:
Topic: Basketball offense
Friday class: Fast break organization. Coach Dalius Lubys.
Saturday class: Offense against zone defense. Coach Izzat Ismail
Week 9, December 4-5, 2020:
Topic: Basketball offense;
Friday class: Specific offensive situations. The last-second shot, free throw rebounding and etc. Coach Dalius Ubartas
Saturday class: Offense against full-court and half-court press. Teaching and improvement.
Week 10, December 11-12, 2020:
Topic: Basics of basketball defense;
Friday class: Main principles of basketball defense Coach Izzat Ismail.
Saturday class: Most effective defensive systems. Expert’s insights. Coach Stepas Kairys.
Week 11, December 18-19, 2020:
Topic: Basketball defense;
Friday class: Specific defensive situations. Defense against opponent team leader, opponent center player, opponent shooter and etc. Coach Dalius Ubartas
Saturday class: Drills strengthening communication abilities among players for individual, group and team defense. Coach Dalius Ubartas
Week 12, January 8-9, 2021:
Topic: Injuries prevention for basketball players;
Friday class: Main types, situations and factors causing injuries in different ages of players. Prof. Rimtautas Gudas
Saturday class: Exercises for injury prevention and recovery for basketball players of different ages. Dr. Vytenis Trumpickas
Week 13, January 15-16, 2021:
Topic: Psychological preparation in basketball;
Friday class: Psychology for a player and a team: how to set one goal for different subjects. Dr Gintautas Cibulskas
Saturday class: Different types of players: team “star” and “silent” hard worker. How to set the right motivation for everyone. Dr. Gintautas Cibulskas
Week 14, January 22-23, 2021:
Topic: Innovative training models for youth basketball players.
Friday class: Optimum physical loads application for youth players development. Dr. M. Balciunas
Saturday class: Simultaneous training method. A new approach to pre-season and in-season workout planning. Prof. R. Paulauskas
Week 15, January 29-30, 2021:
Topic: A new approach for physical preparation in youth basketball;
Friday class: Explosive power and speed development for youth players; Strength and conditioning coach Algirdas Stuknys
Saturday class: Strength training innovations; Prof. R.Paulauskas
Week 16, February 5-6, 2021:
Topic: How to create a winning team;
Friday class: Champions insights. Legendary coaches, European and Olympic medalists’ coach Vladas Garastas, coach Vydas Gedvilas, player and coach Modestas Paulauskas, player Virginijus Praskevicius insights.
Saturday class: Final discussion.
Diploma Awards Ceremony – February 12th. 2021
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