Here at EA, we are always keen to hear from coaches that would like to visit us. We have an open-door policy for coaches at all levels to come and see what we do.
For those looking for something more intense, we deliver a program called EA All Access. This is the best way to learn how the basketball program works at Elite Athletes. You will get an inside look into our daily basketball and athletic development activities, such as youth training with the Elite Academy program, pro player workouts and breakfast club sessions.
During the process, you will work closely together with our EA coaches; watching how we work, as well as observing, assisting and leading with elements of on-court activities. EA All Access is intended to be a fully-immersive experience, you’ll also be seeing how the EA team interacts away from the court.
The program can be completely tailored to areas of interest. In the past, we have had people that have specialised in certain areas of EA, such as basketball skill work, athletic development or movement training.
If you want to learn from us through our online platform, check out the website: https://www.eliteathletesonline.com/
Upon completion of EA All Access, you get access to the wider family of EA members to share ideas and network. The program is a particularly valuable experience for NCAA student managers to enhance knowledge and develop international connections.
Our aim at EA is to make the EA experience one of the most valuable development weeks ever experienced. We therefore charge a small fee, based on the duration, to reflect all the time and energy that we put into developing you.
To apply, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “EA All Access" and the following information:
- Introduction: Basketball Resume/ C.V, where you are from, and what attracts you to EA.
- Expectations: What you are looking to learn from us.
- Period: Which dates you have free to join us, number of days and specific activities you wish to participate in.
*Please note that EA are not able to book accommodation or transport on your behalf, but we can give you recommendations.
Internships can be attended at €250 per week.
During camps you can also apply for an internship. If you bring 2 players with you that enroll for the camp, your internship as a coach is free of charge.
What others are saying?
Here is a review by Francesco Briguglio who spent one month with us during the off-season of 2018. You see him in the picture in the middle.
"One month living 'the process'.
The first thing I’ve noticed on the day I arrived at the facility, was a curious feeling of something ritual, different, while I was walking inside that big mouth opened on a street.
You enter this modern cave filled with iron, leather and wood…sounds almost ancestral, if you don’t know I’m talking about barbells, basketballs and the walls of the facility.
And then I saw it. That big write on the white wall above the basket: TRUST THE PROCESS.
First thought: 'Yeah, cool. Joel Embiid would love it!'. I wasn’t getting it, of course.
But then, it started the process itself.
I had the chance to meet and know the members of the crew; those who founded the E.A. movement; I asked them about how it all started, their personal stories; I’ve been told about the highs and the lows, what E.A. meant and means for them. Because, in my opinion, you always want to know about the past if you want to understand the present.
As soon as I got my shoes off (yeah, OFF) I’ve been showered by Olivier’s warm ups and coordinative drills, his unique way to propose mediation ad a powerful tool for every player and every human being…those are things you just can’t watch and learn…but you rather enjoy in person and taste every moment of them. A new perspective takes shape: from “this has nothing in common with basketball” to 'this is something fucking crucial to develop good basketball related abilities!'
Talking about basketball skills, there you have Joerik: one of the most passionate and dedicated coaches I’ve ever met. He knows how to walk the talk, showing and explaining anything occurs in a basketball game from the basics to the tricks that every players needs to have in his arsenal. Precision, ability to show the most difficult moves breaking them up into effective progressions from the laptop analysis to the court. Always remembering there’s a certain line between 'skills' and 'circus'. And he knows for sure ;)
Finally, as a strength and conditioning coach myself, I’ve been related a lot to Nick (the granpa) and Ilyash (the young bull), the two strength guys, just because players know that if they want to get that “Elite” athlete level, they need to hit the weight room! Both of these two guys really love what they do, and they take full care of every athlete that comes in: from your professional 7 ft. big man to the young gunz from their academy.
Practice, reflections, food for thought, meditation and more practice were my personal daily menu at the facility for a month. I soaked into knowledge, different approach and a wider, integrated vision of basketball, human body development and human being development.
As an intern you will maybe attracted by one of these 3 areas or fields of knowledge more than the other 2, according to what YOU attract. In my specific case, that Olivier’s shit hit me somewhere deep. Or maybe you will be able to explore fully all these areas. It’s on you. But it will be worth it.
Oh. And one thing you do want for sure before walking out from your last day of internship is to really understand the meaning of 'the process'. Because you’ve just been a part of it.
- Francesco Briguglio, Italy