Frequently asked questions regarding FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate
1. What is FECC?
The FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate programme was created in order to enhance the knowledge of European basketball coaches in the area of the development of young talent. This programme, focusing mainly on the development of fundamentals, is not aimed at the basic level coaches but at those who already possess a reasonable knowledge in this area.
2. Who can participate in the FECC?
The FECC is for coaches who work with young players and have already basketball coaching knowledge. You should currently coach young players and you must speak English.
All participants who have been identified already by their national federations as the most talented coaches for the future.
3. Can I apply for a place on FECC?
Yes, you can apply to your National Federation. FIBA Europe does not accept direct applications from individual coaches.
4. Can I only participate in one stage?
No! The course consists of three stages with nine days each and two paper assignments between the stages. It is necessary to attend all clinics in full and to submit the two paper assignments.
5. Do I have to speak good English to take part?
All participants have to be able to speak and write in English. All clinics, presentations and examinations are conducted in English language.
6. What is the structure of the programme?
The curriculum is built up from individual/ fundamental (first stage) over group tactics (second stage) to team tactics (third stage). The idea is not to teach one way, but to give the participants the chance to see and learn the best practices in Europe presented by some of the best coaches and teachers in Basketball.
The FECC is organised in conjunction with the U16, U18 and U20 European Championships Men Division A. The three courses, lasting seven days each (plus two travel days), will be based at the location of those events: first year - EC U16, second year - EC U18 and third year - EC U20 men. At the final clinic, all participants will take their exams and, if successful, will receive the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate.
7. What is the cost for participants to take part in FECC?
There is NO PARTICIPATION FEE for the FECC. FIBA Europe covers all tutor fees, resources and other costs related to the course itself. The participants, or their national federations, are responsible only for travel and residential costs.
8. Who are the lecturers of FECC?
Please check here to find out more about the lecturers!
9. Why should I be interested in the FECC?
Because all coaches participating in FECC will gain a competent level of knowledge of European youth basketball and gain a reputable coaching qualification that carries a high level of recognition.
Each coach will receive excellent recommendations and increase their prospects of finding a coaching job in Europe and the rest of the World.
In addition to that, FECC participants will be able to watch the best of European youth basketball at the games and in practices during three European Championships - U16, U18 and U20 men.
They will also make invaluable international contacts.