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IBU will host an online course in Philippines


We are proud to announce that IBU growth in the basketball country of Philippines is getting fast,  having the big help of basketball lover and very talented coach Mr. Raymon Mercader, IBU is launching an online course for local basketball coaches in  Municipality of Kibawe at the province of Bukidnon.  Leading Lithuanian basketball coaches will share their knowledge and experience about youth players development, strength and conditioning programs, building team tactic and players technique development. We are very grateful to  Municipal Mayor Mr. HON. REYNALDO S. RABANES and other leaders of Municipality of Kibawe for support of IBU projects.  We are [...]

IBU will host an online course in Philippines2020-02-17T18:08:53+02:00

IBU Youth program team has won the Shanghai tournament in China


IBU Youth program U12 boys team, composed of players from different Lithuanian basketball schools has resently visited Shanghai (China) international basketball tournament. After playing several friendly games with Shanghai Riptide basketball club teams, IBU team has participated at international basketball tournament and won the title as well as champions rings. "It was great trip for young playersof Lithuania to get international basketball and personal experience, we are expanding our activities in China and Asia and this project is  one more succesfull example how we contribute our China partners development" - IBU director dr. Mindaugas Balciunas stated. IBU is helping to attract [...]

IBU Youth program team has won the Shanghai tournament in China2019-12-23T22:27:08+02:00

The First World Basketball Forum – the place to learn the future of Basketball sport


November 7th to 11th, 2019, Beijing Sport University became a center of latest basketball practical and science news, where leading experts of the basketball industry have shared their experience and visions on the future of basketball games. The World Basketball Forum has attracted international speakers to share their knowledge’s how basketball sport can be developed using best practices of world-leading organizations. Widely recognised experts, such as Richard Stokes, Senior Director for Officiating from Euroleague, Prof. Alejandro Vaquera, FIBA Referees Global Fitness Coordinator, Henrik Dettman, Head coach of Finland Men’s Basketball team, Rimantas Kaukenas, Former LTU National team player, Prof. Rutenis Paulauskas, Lithuanian Basketball [...]

The First World Basketball Forum – the place to learn the future of Basketball sport2019-12-23T22:23:57+02:00

IBU & MRU joint project will offer unique MBA in Basketball


International Basketball University (IBU) along with Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) will begin offering a unique Master in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Basketball from February 1st, 2020. Well-recognized global leaders in the basketball field will lecture including NBA Vice-President for Europe Jesus Bueno Pascual, the former Australian Basketball League Head Matt Weston and many Lithuanian basketball officials. Programme Director and organizational leadership specialist Dr. Ray Smith from the U.S. said the programme will offer lectures by MRU and recognized basketball industry heads allowing to learn about marketing, human resources and leadership from those already established in the field. International Basketball University [...]

IBU & MRU joint project will offer unique MBA in Basketball2019-10-28T23:33:16+02:00

IBU signed regional director in the Philippines


IBU set a partnership with basketball coach Mr. Raymon Mercader for the development of international cooperation and observing high interest in basketball coaches' education opportunities in the Philippines. Mr. R.Mercader will perform regional director duties and contribute IBU events organization in the Philippines and neighbors countries in Asia. Mr. R.Mercader has national and international coaching experience in youth basketball programs including Jr. NBA Asia, he is former Head Coach/Trainer in Basketball Team Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA, Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA Education Network, currently working at Infant Jesus School of Bukidnon in head coach position. Mr. R.Mercader can be contacted via email: [...]

IBU signed regional director in the Philippines2019-10-04T14:34:25+02:00

IBU sets partnership with College of Education in Sports from Poland


Rector Prof. Jacek Dembinski and Vice-Rector Prof. Maciej Słowak from the College of Education in Sports (Poland) have visited International Basketball University in Kaunas and discussed common activities in Basketball Education Development. ”It was very nice to meet Polish colleagues and set common plans for future, IBU is ready to share basketball coaches education knowledge and be a part of this process in Poland. We would be happy to send our basketball experts to Poland for strengthening basketball curriculums in the College of Education in Sports” – IBU vice-rector dr. Mindaugas Balciunas said. Both institutions have agreed to set an action [...]

IBU sets partnership with College of Education in Sports from Poland2019-09-09T16:47:38+02:00

The first intensive course for basketball coaches and managers completed.


Philippines, Thailand, China, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Latvia and Lithuania are countries, which have been represented by students at the intensive course for basketball coaches and managers organised by IBU. Students have been learning effective basketball management essentials starting from basics of planning basketball player’s preparation processes finishing with basketball technic – tactic philosophies and productive management of basketball system. The best Lithuanian basketball experts: Honorary president of Lithuanian Basketball Federation Mr. Vladas Garastas, President of Lithuanian Basketball Coaches association Dr. Vydas Gedvilas, Lithuanian Basketball expert prof. Rutenis Paulauskas, head coach of Lithuanian Youth National teams Mr. Darius Sirtautas and others [...]

The first intensive course for basketball coaches and managers completed.2019-07-20T23:35:19+02:00

Full program of the Intensive course for basketball coaches is announced


June 12, 2019 As it been communicated during IBU intensive course presentation the first three days of the 14 days intensive course for basketball coaches will include International basketball coaches clinic organised by IBU partner Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association. Please find below detailed program for three days of International basketball clinic in Kaunas, for the rest 11 days of the intensive course topics please visit announcement made on May 15th : http://www.basketballstudies.com/news/intensive-course-for-basketball-coaches-updated/

Full program of the Intensive course for basketball coaches is announced2019-06-12T20:50:59+02:00

IBU set partnership with Lithuanian College


Lithuanian College (University of applied science at Alytus) became a partner of IBU for Basketball business management study program organisation. Both institutions have joined for creation of world unique bachelor degree study program – Basketball business management (Code 6531LX004). “It is great opportunity for students who are looking for European Union Bachelor diploma and knowledge in Basketball business. Alytus town is a strong partner which has very deep Lithuanian basketball traditions, brand-new Alytaus arena, Lithuanian Basketball club "Alytaus Dzukija" and Olympic medalist Tomas Pacesas, who personally will be involved in course organisation. It is promising partnership for both sides”- dr. Mindaugas Balciunas, [...]

IBU set partnership with Lithuanian College2019-05-26T09:03:09+02:00

IBU course attracts students from more than 10 countries


Intensive course for basketball coaches has shown great interest of basketball experts from all around the world. "Currently we have received registration from more than 10 countries and beside the knowledge of basketball it makes the course unique for networking opportunities for all participants. I am sure we will have very interesting and beneficial time for all of us"- dr. Mindaugas Balciunas, CEO of IBU said. Basketball coaching professionals from Philippines, Thailand, China, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have already confirmed participation at the IBU course. International coaches will be studying along with Lithuanian Basketball stars like  Virginijus [...]

IBU course attracts students from more than 10 countries2019-05-26T07:03:31+02:00