Building The Modern Basketball Player

Building The Modern Basketball Player is a workshop we teach to share the framework we use at Elite Athletes to develop what we believe are the essential qualities of the athlete in modern basketball.

We will focus on three aspects:

  • Basketball Skills
  • Movement Qualities 
  • On-Court Strength Training

Each of the subjects will be taught by one of our coaches with the focus of sharing both the applications and exercises we use in training and the theoretical ideas and framework behind our thinking.


Dates & Locations

May 10, 2018
EA Facility (Griffinstraat 11, 2170)


Investment & Subscription

Early Bird (before June 30): €150

From July 1: €175


To subscribe, please transfer the amount to:

IBAN: BE94068897888914


Elite Athletes Training Facility BVBA

Meistraat 21, bus 31, 2000 Antwerpen


And send the following information to

Full name / Club / Player or Coaching Position / Extra information we need to know


Workshop Content 

Basketball Skills

Joerik Michiels, our head basketball skills teacher will share his knowledge and practice of player development from his experience with kids to pro athletes.

The basketball clinic will have on court demonstrations, film breakdown sessions, classroom sessions to teach every component necessary to design & implement a purposeful skill development program for youth till professional athletes.

The basketball skill part covers footwork, passing skills, ball handling, one on one go-to moves & finishing around the basket.


Athletic Development

The Athletic Development part of the workshop will cover the aspects we believe the modern basketball athlete needs ranging from the development of:

  1. Full-Body Mobility & Joint Coordination
  2. Multi-Direction Reactive Ability
  3. Elastic Kinetic Potential 
  4. Power
  5. Strength

Olivier Goetgeluck will share the tools and principles he uses to expand the first three elements with specific exercises and movement situations. Coaches will go away with a clear repetitive warm-up they can use with their players to develop the athletic leg and a set of movement games they can implement to teach the coordinative and reactive qualities that are lacking in the player(s) we work with. This part of the workshop is based on Fighting Monkey principles applied to the specific demands basketball.

Nick Goossen will be leading the power and strength segment of the seminar with a no-bullshit approach to develop strong and powerful athletes. He will share what he believes are the basic standards each player should attain and how to coach the basic strength movements. Most important, Nick will show you how to organize strength training on the court with little time and minimum equipment.

Further, we believe developing athleticism without attention to the psychological demands in basketball is a limited approach. We integrate psychological stressors in practice and will share exercises and principles on how you can use these ideas in the drills you are already doing. We will present mental toughness challenges and inhibition games that we use with players to plant the seeds for the resilient athlete.



"Building the Modern Basketball Player is a workshop every Basketball Coach or Player can benefit from. The EA Staff found a good mix of letting the participants try out for themselves, show and explain content via Demo Workouts and creating presentations for the theoretical parts."
- Paul Gudde, Germanys Finest Basketball

"Insightful and profound at every level."
- Tom Pauwaert, Youth Basketball Coach

"Great workshop 'Building the modern basketball player'. Really makes you rethink how to organise your youth work and what emphasis to put in your training. I can only encourage clubs and players to check them out."
- Maarten Gils, Youth Basketball Coach

"As a youth coach at Basket@Sea and organiser of basketballcamps and practices for CAP, I took up a lot of new things that I will try to do. The workshop/clinic of EA 'Building the Modern Basketball Player' is a must every basketball trainer. Despite the fact that there weren't a lot of Belgian coaches. I would consider everyone to go, to their next workshop because they are really good and make it worth it. And I share their vision 100%!"

- Glenn Vlamynck, Basket At Sea

"I just wanted to say thank you for the workshop. It has really refocused me and showed me that I am heading in the right direction with my drills and has given me insight on my weaknesses.  I really wish I could have stayed for the extra day."
- Afiz Olaniyan, Way2Work Basketball UK