Colorado Springs, Colo. – Georgia State basketball coach Rob Lanier will be a part of the USA Basketball Coach Academy – presented by Nike – which will take place at Pace Academy in Atlanta on June 22-23.
Launched in 2015, USA Basketball Coach Academies provide valuable insight and education to basketball coaches and administrators. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to children of all ages and ability levels. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.
Expected to present at the event are:
- Edwin Hall, former collegiate coach
- Mike Hart, St. Andrews School boys basketball head coach
- Misha Jackson, Emory University women’s basketball head coach
- Rob Lanier, Georgia State University men’s basketball head coach
- Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director
- Mark Slessinger, University of New Orleans men’s basketball head coach
- Alan Stein, speaker, author, and performance coach
- Carly Thibault-DuDonis, University of Minnesota women’s basketball assistant coach
- Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics general manager, and head coach
- Larry Thompson, Wheeler High School boys basketball head coach
- Sharman White, Pace Academy boys basketball head coach
- Hal Wilson, Georgia Southern University assistant professor of coaching education
- Jason Zimmerman, Emory University men’s basketball head coach
USA Basketball Coach Academies feature a multi-day format with presentations catered to coaches of all experience levels working with players of any skill set.
The USA Basketball Coach Academy at Pace Academy will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 22 (all times listed are ET) and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 23. Registration and more information are available online.
Registration for the event is $185. USA Basketball gold licensed coaches are eligible for a 25% discount.
Attendees will have networking opportunities to meet and socialize with one another, as well as with speakers. In addition, USA Basketball and Nike gift items will be provided to all registered attendees.
Sessions at a USA Basketball Coach Academy feature a variety of styles of teaching, including player demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, on court basketball instruction and off court coaching techniques and life skills training.
Attendees must be at least 18 years old to register.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five and 3x3 international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball.
The USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development Division is tasked with the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety, while promoting, growing and elevating the game. USA Basketball is committed to providing youth throughout the country safe, fun and developmentally appropriate environments in which they can enjoy the game. Current USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development initiatives include coach licensing and education; coach academies; regional camps; youth clinics; open court programs; Women in the Game conferences; and the U.S. Open Basketball Championships.
Under Lanier, the Panthers began summer skill instruction this week as Georgia State looks to make a third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.