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With the help of the University of Belgrade, the EuroLeague Head Coaches Board announced the creation of the EHCB Coaches Academy which for the upcoming season will be held online.
Per the press release: Euroleague Head Coaches Board is happy to announce the launch of a new online educational program for current basketball coaches which will start during mid-December 2020 and run until August 2021.
The EHCB Coaches Academy is organized together with the prestigious Basketball Coaching College Belgrade which up until now was only available in the Serbian language. This innovative educational program between Serbia’s academic experts and the EHCB member coaches will allow us to reach further around the globe, online and in English. Between December 2020 and August 2021, participating coaches will engage in online lectures from general academic courses, basketball academic courses, and from the EHCB member coaches. In June 2021 participants will take place at the annual EHCB Coaches Congress where they will join coaches from around the globe and finally meet our EHCB members and each other in-person for the first time.
About the academic partner – University of Belgrade
Founded in 1808, the University of Belgrade is the oldest and largest university in Serbia, and one of the most important research centers in Europe. The Department of Basketball was established in 1946. Professor Alexander Nikolic, also known as the “father of Yugoslav Basketball”, was a student and later professor at the University of Belgrade – Faculty Sport and Physical Education. He was, also, a former professional basketball player and coach and founded the coaching college to educate Serbia’s future renowned coaches including Bozidar Maljkovic, Dusan Ivkovic, and current EHCB President, Zeljko Obradovic.
Zeljko Obradovic, President – EHCB quote:
»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.«
Goran Sasic, Executive Director – EHCB quote:
»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.«
Professor Sasa Jakovljevic, Dean – Faculty of Sports & Physical Education, University of Belgrade quote:
»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 on this journey. »
To learn more about the EHCB Coaches Academy please check our website at – https://headcoaches.org/coaches-academy