Four months Online course

1,000.00 for 1 year

Detailed information:

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

Online course platform:

Structure of the class: One online class duration is 120 min.

Study weekdays: Friday (1 class) and Saturday (1 class)

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, Kaunas Pedagogues Qualifications Center certificate and International Basketball University diploma.

Fee: The Four months intensive online course fee – 1000 EUR (1170 USD)


The four-month course for advanced basketball coaches is intended for coaches, physical education specialists, basketball teams, 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:

Prof. Rutenis Paulauskas. Leading basketball professor of Lithuania, former LTU national Womens and Youth team head coach, basketball scientist. Newest scientific works:

Prof. Alejandro Vaquera. FIBA World strength and conditioning expert, professor at LEON University, Spain.

Dr. Mindaugas Balčiūnas. Former General Secretary of Lithuanian Basketball Federation, founder of IBU, Doctor of basketball science.

Dr. Vydas Gedvilas. President of Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association, European Champion in Women’s Basketball.

Dr. Laimonas Siupsinskas. Doctor of Lithuanian National Men’s Basketball 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.

Coach Dalius Lubys. Head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas Youth program. Head coach of Lithuanian Youth National teams.

Coach Dalius Ubartas. Head coach of Lithuanian National Youth teams. U20 European champion.

Virginijus Praskevicius. European Champion in Eurobasket 2003, former LTU National team player, ex-Euroleague player.škevičius

Ex. player Modestas Paulauskas. Olympic Champion, legendary Lithuanian basketball player.

H. dr. Vladas Garastas. Legendary Lithuanian Coach, LTU basketball federation honorary president.

Algirdas Stuknys. Head of Strength and conditioning at Žalgiris Kaunas Youth program.


Week 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Topic: Basketball offense

Friday class: Fast break organization. Coach Dalius Lubys.

Saturday class: Offense against zone defense. Coach Izzat Ismail

Week 9
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
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
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
Topic: Injuries prevention for basketball players;

Friday class: Main types, situations and factors causing injuries in different ages of players. Dr. Laimonas Siupsinskas
Saturday class: Exercises for injury prevention and recovery for basketball players of different ages. Dr. Laimonas Siupsinskas

Week 13
Topic: Psychological preparation in basketball;

Friday class: Psychology for a player and a team: how to set one goal for different subjects. Lithuanian Olympic team psychologist Lina Vaisetaite

Saturday class: Different types of players: team “star” and “silent” hard worker. How to set the right motivation for everyone. Lithuanian Olympic team psychologist Lina Vaisetaite

Week 14
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
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
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 – July 22th. 2021


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