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NCAA Basketball Coaches Academy

The NCAA  Basketball Coaches Academy provides current, full-time intercollegiate basketball coaches at NCAA member institutions an opportunity to expand their knowledge and insight into the world of intercollegiate basketball coaching.

Key dates

  • Jan. 20, 2020: Application opens (8:00 a.m. Eastern time)
  • Feb. 17, 2020: Application closes (Noon Eastern time)
  • Week of March 27, 2020: Applicants notified
  • May 6-7, 2020: Program dates (Phoenix, Arizona)

During the academy, the NCAA will educate and train selected participants in a variety of areas that encourage effective coaching at the intercollegiate level. Topics include, but not limited to: effective communication with campus and community constituents; the importance of building culture focused on the overall success of the student-athletes both on and off the field; budget management of a basketball program; coaching strategies.

Participants will gain knowledge from a variety of workshops and interactive-discussion sessions. They will also be able to network with individuals that include the other participants and key leaders within the NCAA and intercollegiate basketball.


NCAA member institutions are eligible to apply. In total, 30 participants will be selected and will comprise of both men’s and women’s basketball coaches from all three divisions.

Upcoming Academies

The 2020 NCAA Basketball Coaches Academy will take place May 6-7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The NCAA will provide lodging, meals, and program materials. The only costs to the participants shall be travel costs and hotel incidentals.


The online application will open January 20, 2020. The deadline to apply is Noon Eastern Time on February 17, 2020. Click here to access the online application, via NCAA Program Hub. [NOTE: Creating a login will be necessary to access Program Hub.]

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