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EHCB Coaches Academy first two generation had coaches from more then 50 countries

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 2022 until August 2023 coaches will receive online lectures including: General Academic Lectures, Basketball Academic Lectures and the EHCB Members Online Lectures.

The EHCB member coaches accumulate together over 300 seasons as head coaches across 14 different countries all around the globe. Together, they have won 20 Euroleague Championship titles, 204 National Championship titles, an additional 12 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 2023 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.

For the first two generation of the EHCB Coaches Academy we had welcomed more then 250 participants from more then 50 countries around the globe. Participants came from different coaching backgrounds from senior or youth coaching and also having different positions as head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, conditioning coaches and also management staff. The overall satisfaction rate from the participants with the EHCB Coaches Academy first generation was above 90%. The EHCB Coaches Academy offers unbelievable networking and first-class knowledge from the best basketball coaches in the world. Join us to expand your horizons and gain a one-of-a-kind learning experience coaches will never forget.

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
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Pablo Laso
EHCB Member
Ahmet Caki
EHCB Member
Dejan Radonjic
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Dimitris Itoudis
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Ergin Ataman
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Ettore Messina
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Georgios Bartzokas
Olympiacos Piraeus
Giannis Sfairopoulos
EHCB Member
Sarunas Jasikevicius
FC Barcelona
Sasa Obradovic
AS Monaco
Selcuk Ernak
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
Sergio Scariolo
Virtus Bologna
Simone Pianigiani
EHCB Member
Xavi Pascual
Zenit St. Petersburg
Zvezdan Mitrovic
EHCB Member
A message from our Alumni of the EHCB Coaches Academy
Ismail Senol, Jelena Todorovic and Serhat Cetin talk about the EHCB Coaches Academy
Three different backgrounds came together with Ismail Senol as a TV commentator, Jelena Todorovic as a Serbian coach from Australia and Serhat Cetin as a professional ex-player and revised their experiences as participants from the EHCB Coaches Academy. EHCB President Dimitris Itoudis talks about his past and how he became a coach.

The University of Belgrade Academic Faculty

Sasa Jakovljevic, PhD - Full Professor
Aleksandar Nedeljkovic, PhD - Full Professor
Human motor abilities
Aleksandra Popovic
Functional Anatomy
Ana Vescovic, PhD - Associate Professor
Sport Psychology
Branka Markovic, PhD - Assistant Professor
Functional Anatomy / Sports therapy
Dejan Suzovic, PhD - Full Professor
Human motor abilities
Dusko Ilic, PhD - Full Professor
Igor Ranisavljev, PhD - Associate Professor
Strength & Conditioning
Marija Macura, PhD - Full Professor
Marina Djordjevic-Nikic, PhD - Full Professor
Marko Cosic, PhD - Assistant Professor
Fundamentals of sports traning
Radivoj Mandic, PhD - Assistant Professor
Sandra Radenovic, PhD - Associate Professor
Sport sociology
Vladimir Ilic, PhD - Associate Professor
Vladimir Mrdakovic, PhD - Associate Professor
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/ July 2023 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 10th, 2022.
Will participants be able to attend the 2023 EHCB Coaches Congress?
Participation at the 2023 EHCB Coaches Congress is included in the fee for the 2023 EHCB Coaches Academy.
How long is the EHCB Coaches Academy online program?
The Second Generation of the EHCB Coaches Academy is set to commence in December 2022 and will conclude in August 2023.
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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