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About The EHCB Coaches Academy

The EHCB Coaches Academy is an innovative program like no other, specifically aimed for basketball coaches. Partnering with the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education from University of Belgrade, the two bodies formed a curriculum aimed to teach the fundamentals of basketball coaching and introduce them to the EHCB members. For 8 months starting in December 2020 until August 2021 coaches will receive online lectures including: General Academic Lectures, Basketball Academic Lectures and the EHCB Members Online Lectures.

The EHCB member coaches accumulate together 300 seasons as head coaches across 14 different countries all over Europe. Together, they have won 19 Euroleague Championship titles, 191 National Championship titles, an additional 11 international club championships, two national world championships trophies, four European Championship trophies and one Olympic Gold Medal. Our mission is to transfer our EHCB member’s coaching knowledge and experience accumulated over many years at the highest levels, to future generations of coaches from all over the globe. 

The prestigious Basketball Coaching College Belgrade is now available for everyone around the globe since the classes will be lectured in English.  The founder of that coaches college Prof. Aleksandar Nikolic founded it to educate coaches in Yugoslavia amongst them being coaching legends like Bozidar Maljkovic, Dusan Ivkovic and current EHCB President Zeljko Obradovic. The EHCB with its founding principle to educate future coaches takes it global now.

This online learning platform will allow participants to participate from anywhere online. Participants will receive an academic transfer of knowledge combined with masterminds coaches knowledge from the EHCB members. The transfer of knowledge will be threefold by the academic professors from the university of Belgrade, by the EHCB members and between the participating coaches from around the globe. The program will cultivate at the annual 2021 EHCB Coaches Congress for in person sessions including panel discussions, on-court masterclasses and networking evenings together with participants from all over the globe. The format of program promises an unbelievable network, first-class knowledge from the best basketball coaches in the world and an experience coaches they will never forget. An EHCB certificate will be given to all participants at the end of the EHCB Coaches Academy.

Our program is divided into 4 modules:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Physiology of Physical Activity
  • Human Motor Abilities
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Learning
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutritioning
  • Sports Therapy
  • Fundamentals of Sports Training
  • Basketball Analysis
  • Technical & Individual Tactical Skills
  • Group & Team Tactics
  • Periodization in Basketball
  • Practice Planning & Programing
  • Defence
  • Offence
  • Scouting
  • Online Panel Discussion (Q&A)
  • EHCB Members Panel Discussions
  • Networking Reception
  • On-court masterclasses

The EHCB Member Coaches

Zeljko Obradovic
(Former Coach) Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Pablo Laso
Real Madrid
Ahmet Caki
Darussafaka Tekfen Basketbol
Dejan Radonjic
(Former Coach) FC Bayern Munich
Dimitris Itoudis
CSKA Moscow
Ergin Ataman
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Ettore Messina
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Georgios Bartzokas
Olympiacos Piraeus
Georgios Vovoras
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Ioannis Sfairopoulos
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Jaume Ponsarnau
Valencia Basket
Neven Spahija
Shanghai Sharks
Sarunas Jasikevicius
FC Barcelona
Sasa Obradovic
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Selcuk Ernak
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
Sergio Scariolo
Toronto Raptors
Simone Pianigiani
Beijing Ducks
Velimir Perasovic
(Former Coach) TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Xavi Pascual
Zenit St. Petersburg
Zvezdan Mitrovic
AS Monaco
A message from the EHCB President and EHCB Executive Director
The EuroLeague Head Coaches Board has as a founding principle to educate future coaches around the globe and thanks to the new technologies all this is possible now. I Zeljko Obradovic, together with the rest of the EuroLeague Head Coaches Board invite you to join us in this journey.
We decided to launch the EHCB Coaches Academy since we see it as an obligation of ours to transfer our knowledge to coaches from around the globe and to educate the next generation of basketball coaches. I Goran Sasic, together with the rest of the Euroleague Head Coaches Board invite you to join us in this journey.

The University of Belgrade Academic Faculty

Sasa Jakovljevic
Aleksandar Nedeljkovic
Human motor abilities
Aleksandra Popovic
Functional Anatomy
Ana Vescovic
Sport Psychology
Branka Markovic
Functional Anatomy / Sports therapy
Dejan Suzovic
Human motor abilities
Dusko Ilic
Igor Ranisavljev
Strength & Conditioning
Marija Macura
Marina Djordjevic-Nikic
Marko Cosic
Fundamentals of sports traning
Radivoj Mandic
Sandra Radenovic
Sport sociology
Vladimir Ilic
Vladimir Mrdakovic
Motor learning
A message from the Dean
Professor Sasa Jakovljevic, Dean - Faculty of Sports and Physical Education - University of Belgrade
The coaches college is part of our faculty which has partnered with the EHCB Coaches Academy. The famous coach Alexander Nikolic, was our student and also our professor. He established the coaches college at our faculty. Among our famous students were Bozidar Maljkovic, Dusan Ivkovic, and President of the EHCB Zeljko Obradovic. I Sasa Jakovljevic invite you to join us in this journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where is this program taking place?
The EHCB Coaches Academy is an online program for current basketball coaches around the globe. In June 2021 the participants will meet in person for the annual EHCB Coaches Congress where they will join hundreds of coaches from around the world.
Who is this program for?
The EHCB Coaches Academy is an online educational program for current basketball coaches of all levels.
Is this a full time program?
No. This program is part time and most of the lectures and content will be available for our participants also after the live streams since all sessions will be recorded. This will allow for working coaches to continue their daily routine throughout the duration of the program.
How much does it cost to apply for the EHCB Coaches Academy?
The registration fee for approved candidates is 2000 euro. This fee includes participation at the annual EHCB Coaches Congress.
Can I receive a scholarship?
Scholarships may be available upon receiving and reviewing special requests. After submitting the application online, applicants looking for financial aid should write us via email to academy@headcoaches.org and include their request in writing.
When is the deadline for registration?
The deadline for registration is December 11th, 2020.
Will participants be able to attend the 2021 EHCB Coaches Congress?
Participation at the 2021 EHCB Coaches Congress is included in the fee for the 2021 EHCB Coaches Academy. *A note regarding Covid-19 : We are aware that given the current situation around the world has already forced us to cancel the 2020 EHCB Coaches Congress, therefore it is for now uncertain if 2021 EHCB Coaches Congress will take place as of schedule. Prior to the 2021 EHCB Coaches Congress, we will evaluate the situation taking into account new developments.
How long is the EHCB Coach Academy online program?
The 2021 Coaches Academy is set to commence in December 2020 and will conclude in August 2021.
What are the prerequisites to attend the program?
All candidates applying online will send in their basic information as well open ended answers to questions in the application form. We will review each application separately and decide on our final attendees. Those accepted will receive a confirmation email and a link to make finalize their registration upon payment via separate link which will be included in the email.
Official start of the EHCB Coaches Academy?
The program will officially start after we have confirmed 15 registered participants.
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