The offseason can be packed full of workouts, team camps, tournaments, and open gyms. The teams that put in the work now get to enjoy the fruits of their labor next season. However, what may be overlooked is what are you, the coach, doing to get better this offseason?
Professional development for basketball coaches used to be a trip the the Final Four and a Nike Coaching clinic in Las Vegas. While those two options are still relevant, so many more options have become available to help coaches continue to learn the game.
This is the first in our Professional Development series designed to help coaches “sharpen their axe.”
Coaching Clinics – Coaching clinics have been around forever and have been a staple in basketball coaching development. A great starting point is your state coaches association. Many state coaching associations run great clinics that happen to be a short drive away. Outside of your state coaches association, there are many coaching clinics that are raising the bar when it comes to basketball coaching professional development.
Here are four coaching clinics available this summer and fall that can help basketball coaches at every level.
Team Sports Conference & Expo – June 27-29, 2016
Team Sports Conference & Expo launches in June 2016 at Chicago’s famed Navy Pier, offering team sports industry professionals with an exciting new event for discovering the latest products that will assist in their efforts to develop winning sports programs. A strong educational component will provide attendees with a unique opportunity for professional development, as well as ideas to take back to their schools and facilities. An exciting show floor will present 200 exhibitors alongside drills and demonstrations on the football field, basketball/volleyball court and multi-purpose field.
Coaching U Live – June 29-30, 2016 & July 11-12, 2016
Coaching U is open to everyone, including coaches from high school to the NBA. Ask anyone who’s attended and you will hear the same — that Coaching U LIVE is the most information offered in one place, and simply the best clinic ever! We want you to join us this summer and see why we pride ourselves in offering more content than any other basketball event and the best speakers in the world!
TPG – Pro Scout School – July 11 – 13, 2016
Scout School is a one of a kind event that is a must attend for anyone interested in Scouting, Player Personnel, Coaching and Basketball Operations. This conference is a gathering of the most successful basketball executives, scouts, agents, coaches, media and general managers at the professional level. Pro Scout School will provide an interactive experience with insight into talent evaluation at the highest level. 2016 Pro Scout School will have many new additions to enhance the experience for all in attendance.
PGC-Glazier – Multiple Fall Dates
PGC/Glazier Coaching Clinics are a basketball coaches dream. Over 50 topics covered in one weekend by coaches of all levels that are passionate about teaching and learning the game. The growth isn’t just happening in the ballroom, its happening early in the morning, during the meals and late into the night. The energy of the clinic gets you fired up and ready to step on the court right then and there!
Is there a great coaching clinic we missed? Leave the information in the comments!