The Athletes in Action (AIA) Coaches Academy is an invite only two-week journey blending coaching instruction, leadership development and cultural experience. Coaches from around the world, converge at the AIA’s World Training and Resource Center in Xenia, Ohio, to add to their coaching pedigree.

They depart as coaches with a focused mission – to lead and guide their athletes not only on the court, but in their homes and communities, too.


  • Visits to secondary, collegiate and/or professional-level practices and games
  • Observing many different coaches and coaching styles
  • Learning from successful teachers of basketball
  • Interacting with coaches from around the world
  • Participating in cultural events
  • Daily ‘team times’ focused on leadership and personal growth training

Add to your coaching pedigree!

Check out this video recap of Coaches Academy's from the past.

Academy Endorsements

“It was a very busy and interesting two weeks. I was interacting with coaches from six different countries. During a very short time we became a group of friends. With our group we visited secondary, high school, collegiate and university practices, and attended all levels of basketball games, including an NBA game in Indianapolis (Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic). It was amazing. We had a great chance to talk with many coaches and see many different styles of coaching. We met with successful people and attended their lectures. Daily ‘team time’ helped us to know more about leadership and growth as a person.”

National level coach from Eastern Europe -

“[The camp] was mind-blowing…visiting the country’s (USA) top collegiate and high school basketball programs – both the facilities and the programs – [and seeing] how practices are excellently run. Also, I got to personally meet and listen to two great coaches whose programs I have used and admired.”

High School Coach from the Phillipines -


November 3th -15th , 2019

Athletes in Action World Headquarters

651 Taylor Drive, Xenia, OH 45385

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast
  • Thought for the Day
  • Team Time
  • Leadership Development
  • Lunch
  • Basketball Instruction Times
  • Travel time for longer trips
  • Occasional Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Practice/Game Visits
  • Debrief of the Day
  • Occasional Free Time


AIA World Training Center Xenia, OH

All transportation will be handled by Athletes in Action Basketball. AIA Staff will receive participants at the airport, and all participants will travel by van or bus to selected locations throughout the Academy. Participants in the Academy will room on campus at the AIA Retreat Center in our dorms. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. All transportation, payment, and logistical questions will be handled by our staff leading up to the Academy. Upon registration, our staff will be in touch via email to get the details we need to pick you up at the airport and prepare for your arrival.

Translators will be available for the various meeting times throughout the Academy. For more details, contact us anytime at basketball@athletesinaction.org


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