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Schedule set for USA Basketball Coach Academy

06/07/2017, 12:30pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The schedule has been set for the USA Basketball Coach Academy Presented by Nike June 24-25 at the Sanford Pentagon. 

Sessions at the USA Basketball Coach Academy feature a variety of styles of teaching, including lectures, panel discussions, on-court basketball instruction and off-court coaching techniques and life-skills training. During breakouts, coaches have a choice of sessions to attend based on topics that most interest them and best suit their program or team needs.

The Pentagon is one of nine sites nationwide selected to host a USA Basketball Coach Academy Presented by Nike. The event is designed to provide training for youth basketball coaches. Sioux Falls joins Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Memphis and Houston as host cities.

Registration for the Sioux Falls academy is open.

9-9:15 a.m. Main Gym Jay Demings, USA Basketball
9:20-10:05 a.m. Main Gym Pat Sullivan, Motivational/Inspirational Speaker
10:10-10:55 a.m. Main Gym Mike Neighbors, University of Arkansas
11-11:45 a.m. Side Court & Main Gym Dave Schlabaugh, Cornell College & Larry McKenzie, Minneapolis North Community High School
11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   Networking Lunch
12:50-1:35 p.m. Main Gym Don Showalter, USA Basketball
1:40-2:25 p.m. Main Gym Jennie Barancyzk, Drake University
2:30-3:15 p.m. Suites Round Table Discussions
3:20-4:05 p.m. Main Gym Allan Bertram, Sanford Pentagon
4:10-4:55 p.m. Main Gym Tom Billeter, Augustana University
5-5:45 p.m. Main Gym Howard Moore, University of Wisconsin
8:30-9 a.m.   Catered Breakfast
9:15-10 a.m. Main Gym Steve Prohm, Iowa State University
10:05-10:50 a.m. Side Court & Main Gym Molly Hornbeck, South Sioux City High School and Dr. Anthony Pappas, Waterloo West High School
10:55-11:40 a.m. Main Gym Ras Vanderloo, Sioux City East High School
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Main Gym Brian Jones, University of North Dakota

USA Basketball recently launched a program that allows the purchase of a gift voucher to help send a coach to an academy. Vouchers are available in increments of $25 up to the full cost of the academy. To obtain a gift voucher, email USA Basketball at with your first name, last name, type of voucher and the quantity of vouchers you would like to purchase. More information is available at

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