|Renowned coach Svetislav Pesic remains part of the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate staff|
The FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC) program has selected its fourth intake of coaches for its three-year coaching program with the new group beginning their course at the U16 European Championship this summer.
As in the first three years of the course, the 2013-2015 participation numbers have been limited to 60 people, despite an overwhelming number of applicants far in excess of that number applying.
In addition to the 60 coaches from 34 European Federations, the FECC will for the first time open its doors to coaches from the other FIBA zones with coaches from FIBA Asia, FIBA Americas and FIBA Africa also joining the course.
In each of the three years of the program, participants attend a nine-day course at one of the FIBA Europe youth tournaments. Following on from the first nine-day course in Kiev, Ukraine in August, the second will take place next summer at the U18 European Championship whilst the attendees will complete their three-year training at the U20 European Championship in 2015.
The course exists of practical and theoretical elements, with the coaches expected to continue to work towards the certificate away from the clinics by completing the theoretical elements of the course requirements.
In addition to the fourth intake beginning their three-year journey, the third course will be completing theirs, with their final exam set to take place at the U20 European Championship in Tallinn, Estonia in July.
Once more program mentor Svetislav Pesic will be joined by a returning number of well-respected European coaching colleagues including Pablo Laso, Janez Drvaric and Lucien Legrand.
In addition there will also be external experts such as Aysim Altay and Sasa Jakovljevic; as well as a new addition to the team, Dr. Johannes Scherr, anti-doping and nutrition expert.