Project Description

Learn specific topics of Basketball training from leading Lithuanian and international experts.

We are offering 5 days, 14 days and 28 days intensive basketball coaching courses for beginners and advanced basketball coaches. Courses are organised in Kaunas (Lithuania) in cooperation with Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association, Lithuanian Youth and Professional Basketball clubs as well as with Lithuanian Basketball Leagues. Minimum number of the participants in the course is 20 persons, maximum – 35 persons. The format of the courses composed of theoretical and practical sessions: theory in the morning and practice in the afternoon. For longer than 15 days courses, under request of the participants, students are taking part in real training process as coaches assistants at youth and professional basketball clubs of Lithuania (Kaunas district). The final plan of the course is prepared along with the group leader.

Using exclusive situation of Kaunas district, where more than 10 youth basketball schools are developing youth programs, as well as 10 professional and semi -professional basketball organisation running men’s and women’s basketball programs, adding more than 200 amateurs basketball teams, every participant of the course will find exceptional basketball environment for the best experience of basketball coach profession.

Meet exceptional experience that gives unforgettable impression.

The course will bring understanding of entire Lithuanian basketball culture. Starting from listening lectures of basketball professors, making visits to leading Lithuanian youth and professional basketball organisations, having live discussions with basketball stars, former NBA or Euroleague players, watching Euroleague or Eurocup games and being assistants during real training process in basketball schools and clubs will make understanding why very small country – Lithuania is one of the leader in big basketball world.

The course is composed of following activities:

  • Basketball science classes  – Lectures of basketball scientists from Lithuania

  • Visits to basketball schools – Visits and meetings at the biggest basketball schools of the Lithuania
  • Meetings with basketball stars – Discussions with former NBA and Euroleague players and coaches
  • Watching games – Visits to Euroleague, Eurocup and Lithuanian basketball leagues games
  • Live coaching experience – Joining youth and mens basketball games as assistant coaches.

Content of the course

Intensive basketball coaching course is available in english and russian languages. Topics of the course are coordinated with leader of the group (if course designed to specific group of coaches coming from one basketball school or one country) or announced on the IBU website  (www.basketballstudies.com) at least 3 months in before the start.

IBU will propose options for accommodation and catering for course participants as well as local transportation during full duration of the course accordingly to the group needs.

Requirement for course participants

Course designed to any level active coaches, physical education teachers, fitness, strength  and conditioning coaches or players who intend  to become a part of team coaching staff.

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5 DAYS DURATION INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BASKETBALL COACHES

Topics covered:

  • Organizational system of Lithuanian basketball (Federation – leagues – clubs)
  • Basketball players multi-year development;
  • Basics of basketball tactics;
  • Basics of basketball players technique;
  • Basketball training process management;
  • Visits to Euroleague/ Eurocup/ LBL games

Total academic hours 54

Detailed course description link (download): 5_days_coaches_course

Certificate’s awarded:

  • International Basketball University course diploma (International)
  • Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association Certificate (Lithuania)
  • Certificate of Pedagogical preparation centre (Kaunas, Lithuania)

14 DAYS DURATION INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BASKETBALL COACHES

Topics covered :

  • Organizational system of Lithuanian basketball (Federation – leagues – clubs)
  • Basketball players multi-year development;
  • Basics of basketball tactics;
  • Basics of basketball players technique;
  • Basketball training process management;
  • Injuries prevention for basketball players;
  • Testing and evaluation of basketball players fitness level and technique;
  • Visits to youth basketball organisation;
  • Visits to Euroleague/ Eurocup/ LBL games.
  • Meetings with basketball stars: players and coaches.
  • Injuries prevention for basketball players;

Total academic hours: 108

Detailed course description link (download): 14_days_coaches_course

Certificate’s awarded:

  • International Basketball University course diploma (International)
  • Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association Certificate (Lithuania)
  • Certificate of Pedagogical preparation centre (Kaunas, Lithuania)

28 DAYS DURATION INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BASKETBALL COACHES

Topics covered :

  • Organizational system of Lithuanian basketball (Federation – leagues – clubs)
  • Basketball players multi-year development;
  • Basics of basketball tactics;
  • Basics of basketball players technique;
  • Basketball training process management;
  • Injuries prevention for basketball players;
  • Testing and evaluation of basketball players fitness level and technique;
  • Psychological preparation for players;
  • Injury prevention for basketball players;
  • Optimum physical loads application;
  • Development of most important physical abilities for basketball players;
  • Talents identification;
  • Basketball scouting;
  • Teaching methodics;
  • Practical placement as assistant coaches during practice;
  • Coaching team during games as assistant coach.
  • Visits to youth basketball organisation;
  • Visits to Euroleague/ Eurocup/ LBL games.
  • Meetings with basketball stars: players and coaches.

Total academic contact hours: 220

Detailed course description link (download): 28_days_coaches_course

Certificate’s awarded:

  • International Basketball University course diploma (International)
  • Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association Certificate (Lithuania)
  • Certificate of Pedagogical preparation centre (Kaunas, Lithuania)

COURSE LECTORS

Rimantas Grigas
Rimantas GrigasFormer coach of BC Zalgiris Kaunas, LTU Youth National teams coach
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Kestutis Kemzura
Kestutis KemzuraCoach at Olympiacos, Greece. Former head coach of LTU Mens National team.
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Prof. Dr. Rutenis Paulauskas
Prof. Dr. Rutenis PaulauskasCoached LTU Womens National team. Currently professor at LSU and LEU universities
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Darius Sirtautas
Darius SirtautasCoached Lithuanian Under-16 Men's national team. Coach at Zalgiris BC
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Dr. Assoc. Prof. Daniele Conte
Dr. Assoc. Prof. Daniele ConteAssoc. Professor and scientist at LSU University.
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nerijus Masiulis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nerijus MasiulisSecretary General at Lithuanian basketball coaches association
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Henrik Dettman
Henrik DettmanHead coach at Finnish National Men's Team
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Siybulele Mlalandle
Siybulele MlalandleAthletic trainer. Coached Lithuanian National Rugby team
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Aurimas Jasilionis
Aurimas JasilionisCoach at BC Vytis, Lithuania. Coached LTU U18 Womens National Team.
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