International Basketball University in partnership with Lithuanian basketball coaches association & Kaunas pedagogues qualification center


Duration of the course: 4 months, 16 weeks, 2 classes per week.
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 into two classes.
Evaluation: One reflection form (up to 400 words) 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)

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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 15-16, 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 23-24,  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, October 30-31,2020:

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 6-7, 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 13-14,  2020:

Topic: Basics of basketball offense;

Friday class: General principles of building basketball offense. Coach Stepas Kairys

Saturday class: Effective ways of offense organization with different teams. Coach Stepas Kairys.

Week 8, November 20-21,  2020:

Topic: Basketball offense;

Friday class: Fast break organization. Coach Dalius Lubys.

Saturday class: Offense against zone defense. Coach Izzat Ismail

Week 9, November 27-28, 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 4-5,  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 11-12,  2020:

Topic: Basketball defense;

Friday class: Specific defensive situations. Defence against opponent team leader, opponent centre player, opponent shooter and etc. Coach Dalius Ubartas

Saturday class: Drills strengthening communication abilities among players for individual, group and team defence. Coach Dalius Ubartas

Week 12, December 18-19, 2020:

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 8-9, 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 right motivation for everyone. Dr. Gintautas Cibulskas

Week 14, January 15-16,  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 22-23, 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, January 29-30, 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

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.

Prof. Rimtautas Gudas. Leading European arthroscopic surgeon, Lithuanian National Men’s Team doctor. Professor at The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

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. 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 Women’s 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.