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Atlanta Hawks & USA Basketball E-Learning Program

The Atlanta Hawks and USA Basketball E-Learning program is a FREE, online certification designed to provide ongoing development for coaches teaching the game of basketball to young players.  Coaches of all levels, program directors and organization administrators have the ability to select from courses grouped by (3) levels created by USA Basketball. Courses focus on a variety of topics including the player development model, building program culture, leadership training for coaches and teaching skill development. Coaches will learn the basics on how to develop their own coaching philosophy based on core values and standards. Upon completion of each level, the user receives a custom Atlanta Hawks and USA Basketball certificate.

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Level 1 Certification

Coaches will learn the basics on how to develop their own coaching philosophy based on core values and standards.  These courses will explain the progressive coaching philosophy critical for proper skill development.

  • Courses (3)
    • Framework for Youth Development Course
    • Introductory & Foundational Level Coaching Course
    • Introductory Shooting Fundamentals Course

Level 2 Certification

Coaches will learn how to define culture through the four C's - choices, communication, comfort zone and competition. Coaches will also learn how the foundation for leadership centers around an effective coach-player relationship which are accomplished through holistic player development mentally, emotionally, socially and physically, how to build trust and respect with players, the importance of having sincere conversations and positive ways to build genuine relationships.

  • Courses (3)
    • Framework for Youth Development Course
    • Creating Your Program Culture Course
    • Leadership Skills for Coaches Course

Level 3 Certification

Coaches will learn the key characteristics and differences between an Advanced Level and Performance Level player. The course outlines coaching tips for these levels including holding players accountable to the things they can control in the game and how to coach a player to their full, individual potential. The Advanced Shooting Fundamentals Course helps coaches frame their philosophy on how to teach shooting before breaking down key actions to developing effective shooting form. Whereas, the High Percentage Shooting Skills Course focuses on three specific elements of the shooting skill: how to finish shots from the paint, how to use a pull up jump shot and how to add competition to shooting drills.

  • Courses (4)
    • Framework for Youth Development Course
    • High Percentage Shooting Skills Course
    • Advanced Shooting Fundamentals Course
    • Advanced & Performance Level Coaching Course