The two-month course for basketball managers is intended for any level of basketball executives, coaches, basketball team, and club leaders whose activities are focused on the development of a basketball organization.

The course is delivered in a fully ONLINE mode. The content will be presented by leading world basketball managers – Maurizio Gherardini (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Peter Tutlys (Brands development innovator), Jonas Vainauskas (Former GM of Lietuvos Rytas, Vilnius), Richard Stokes (Head of Euroleague referees), Rimantas Kaukenas (former player of LTU National team) and many others.

After completing the reflections document the course participant is awarded a diploma from International Basketball University and Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association.

The course composed of 16 video sessions. Overall 40 academic hours.


Week 1: Basketball structures development models: from club to federation
Mindaugas Balciunas, former GM of LTU basketball: Basketball club development innovations.
Mindaugas Balciunas, former GM of LTU basketball: Analysis of National basketball development models.

Week 2: Building a winning organization
Maurizio Gherardini, General Manager at Fenerbahce, Istanbul: How to create a winning team?
Jonas Vainauskas, former GM of Lietuvos rytas, Vilnius, 2-time winner of Eurocup: Lietuvos rytas success story.

Week 3: Effective employment of club brand and players image
Peter Tutlys: Brand development innovator: What Every General Manager in Basketball must know.
Rimantas Kaukenas, former Elite player: Player image – an effective tool for social communication.

Week 4: Best examples of National basketball systems
Mindaugas Balciunas, former GM of LTU basketball: Lithuanian Basketball System
Henrik Dettmann, head coach of Finish National team: Success of Finish National Basketball

Week 5: Innovations of managing the coaching process
Alejandro Vaquera, FIBA World fitness coordinator: Innovations of the training process in Basketball.
Rutenis Paulauskas, former elite coach, basketball professor: Effective multiyear youth basketball players development system.

Week 6: Future of Sports & eSports trends
Edvinas Eimontas, head of Sport politic institute: Future of sports.
Edgaras Abromavicius, eSport expert: eSports today and tomorrow.

Week 7: Youth players development concepts: BC Zalgiris and Sostines BC youth programs examples
Martynas Rackauskas, director of BC Zalgiris Youth basketball program: BC Zalgiris Youth program organization.
Andrius Cerskus, director of Sostines BC, Vilnius club: Lithuanian biggest private youth basketball program organization model.

Week 8th: Referees development – an important part of league success
Richard Stokes, Euroleague Basketball’s Senior Director of Officiating: Performance analysis of Euroleague referees.
Diploma Awards Online event


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