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USA Basketball Coach Academy makes a strong arrival at Washington, DC

COLORADO SPRINGS (USA) – Coaches from all levels and different years of experience will be able to participate in the fourth edition of The Coach Academy that USA Basketball will hold this month in the city of Washington, D.C.

On December 28 and 29, C. Moore High School in Washington, D.C. will be the venue for dozens of trainers and coaches to receive the highest quality of basketball training by world-class resources.

The USA Basketball Coach Academy sessions include different styles of teaching methods, such as conferences, talks, demonstrations with players and exhibitions on the court. Outside the court, participants are also exposed to general teachings and the opportunity of establishing interpersonal relationships in their field through networking activities.

This initiative is focused on sharing the teaching methods and the curriculum of USA Basketball's program so that participants can achieve an adequate development of basketball skills in boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

The roster of assets that will attend the training sessions features figures like Stan Van Gundy, NBA analyst and former coach; David Adkins, assistant coach with the NBA’s Washington Wizards; Jamion Christian, coach at George Washington University; and Lisa Stone, coach of the women's program at the University of St. Louis.

Other resources that are expected to attend the seminars are:

● Jim Boone – University of Arkansas
● Jay Demings – USA Basketball Director of Youth Athletic Development
● Kevin Eastman – Former NBA Coach and Motivational Coach
● Glenn Farello – St. Paul VI Catholic High School Coach
● Mike Jones – DeMatha Catholic High School Coach
● Beth O’Boyle – University of Virginia Commonwealth Women’s Program Coach
● Ryan Richman – NBA G League Capital City Go-Go Coach
● Alan Stein – Coach and Speaker
● David Torrence – Westminster Academy’s Strength and Conditioning Coach

Don Showalter, the Youth Development Coach for USA Basketball, and who recently participated in the FIBA Americas Youth Development Camp, will also be one of the resources in the Academy.

Courses will begin at nine in the morning and will last until six in the afternoon.

Washington, D.C. will be the seventh stop in this year's tour that includes Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and New York. In 2018, USA Basketball held eight different academies throughout the United States in the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Las Vegas, California and Washington, D.C.