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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. During the academy, selected participants will be trained in a variety of areas that encourage effective coaching at the intercollegiate level, with a focus on the holistic well-being and development of the student-athlete.

Key dates

  • May 6-7, 2020: Canceled

What You’ll Learn

As a coach at the academy, you will engage with industry experts and peers across a wide variety of topics that will enhance your capabilities to serve as an effective coach and a leader of student-athletes both on and off the field. Central curriculum topics will include effective communication with campus and community constituents, the importance of building a culture of excellence focused on the overall success of student-athletes, winning the head coaching interview, becoming a CEO of your program and on-the-floor coaching strategies. Equally vital will be discussion about managing yourself personally throughout the rigors associated with life as a coach.

The program will feature renowned speakers from the intercollegiate and professional basketball space who will impart their wisdom to you, energizing you to return to your team and enhancing your capabilities as a leader both on and off the hardwood. Completing the academy will equip you with the leadership toolkit and a powerful network that will strengthen your ability to succeed in your current role while preparing you to fulfill your future aspirations as a coach.

Who is Eligible

Current full-time assistant coaches at NCAA member institutions are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The online application for the NCAA Basketball Coaches Academy is available via the NCAA Program Hub.


The NCAA will cover the cost of hotel accommodations, meals during the programs and all program materials. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the program.


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