ESTEEMED NAMES JOIN 2018 COACHES CONFERENCE

Posted on Feb 13 2018

Following the announcement of respected United States collegiate coach Kerry Rupp as the first of the keynote presenters at the 2018 Basketball Australia Coaches Conference to be held at the Centre of Excellence in Canberra May 7 and 8, three more esteemed coaches will join the quality list of guest presenters.

Currently the head coach of the BA Centre of Excellence women’s program, Kristen Veal brings a wealth of elite playing experience to her coaching and played a key role as the Emerging Opals claimed the elusive gold in Taiwan last August.

A WNBL life member and championship player, Veal will present on-court on the use of small-sided games to teach and develop skill and concept and ways to expand the “game sense” coaching approach.

Joining Veal on the growing list of presenters is Australian coaching icon and President of the FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches Patrick Hunt, who will present a keynote on “Leadership in Coaching” on May 7.

One of the most respected clinicians in world basketball, Hunt is currently in Los Angeles as technical director of the Basketball Without Borders and is renowned for his work in coach education over the last four decades.

Rounding out the new list of presenters is respected Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence men’s head coach Adam Caporn, who will work with athletes on court on some offensive concepts from the Australian style of play.

Caporn is an assistant coach of the Australian Boomers and brings a wealth of experience, having played in the National Basketball League and served as an assistant coach at US collegiate power-house St Mary’s College.

Early bird registrations are now open for the Conference and limited accommodation is available on-site at the Australian Institute of Sport. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks regarding the schedule for the event.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2018 BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA COACHES CONFERENCE ARE NOW OPEN – REGISTER HERE.

Stay tuned for more announcements about this year’s panel of presenters in the coming weeks and for more information, contact Peter Lonergan at peter.lonergan@basketball.net.au

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