The EA Concept
EA is a constantly evolving movement for
players, coaches, clubs and federations
all over the world.
We provide an athletic environment which supports the development of long- term physical health, a flexible mindset, and problem-solving abilities.
EA utilises a games-based, research-driven approach to basketball development. We foster an environment of creative learning where decision- making and technique are fully integrated.
Our culture of continuous evolution is the essence of the EA value system and the sub-base from which we operate. We commit to endlessly refining our player and coach development processes.
EA camps take place at our home base in the city of Antwerp, Belgium. Players and coaches from all over the world attend the camps we run at various times throughout the year.
Clubs, organisations and national federations work with us to host camps, coaching clinics and small group work-outs. Bring EA to your country to deliver an unforgettable experience!
Train with us
Every Sunday throughout the season we host youth sessions in the EA Facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Want to book private practices with one of our coaches, that is possible too!
Join EA Online
Through eliteathletesonline.com, we are constantly growing our resources offer to provide coaches and players practical behind-the-scenes training and inspirational material showcasing the process of the EA methodology.
What started as messaging back and forth on Instagram in the summer of 2019 quickly turned into a trip from Antwerp to Saskatchewan, Canada for EA’s longest and largest international trip to date. This was executed and planned by Tanner Brightman, a Canadian Coach, and Co Owner of Golden Ticket Sports.
Hear about the process
“On 1 month ‘All-Access’: The first thing I’ve noticed on the day I arrived at the facility, was a curious feeling of something different: different approaches and wider, integrated vision of basketball, human body development and development as human-beings. Olivier’s warm-ups and coordinative drills…those are things you just can’t watch and learn. Joerik has precision and ability to show the most difficult moves breaking them up into effective progressions. Enjoy!”
“Observation from Belgium visit: EA play the ‘long game’ and focus on long term athlete development through the journey rather than results driven. They focus on skill development through “Games Approach” with strong emphasis on developing creative skill – big focus on footwork, finishing skills and shooting. There are strong links with the functional movement to the skill development.”
Aleix and David
“We spent 9 days with EA, spending time learning from both academy sessions and then having responsibility leading stations during the Sleepover Camp. It was an amazing experience; we met so many great coaches and players from all the world. We were able to talk 24/7 about basketball and see how this amazing project runs. The EA desire to “Trust The Process” is something we will always remember.”
“Being able to join EA for a week in Belgium was a great experience. Not only did we get to experience the on-court elements of what it takes to build a program parallel to ours in Europe, we met great people who were a part of their staﬀ and felt very welcome and included in our time there. We went with the intention of doing some non-traditional professional development and came out with much more than just professional development.”
Coordination, balance, and rhythm are essential parts of Olivier’s work which are closely connected to the basketball work and basketball decision-making taught by Alex and Joerik. The Elite Athletes project is excellent for players, coaches, and clubs of all levels.
Kostka Parlade-Galindez, U16’s Head Coach,
I had the pleasure to work with EA at a basketball camp in Copenhagen. I was really impressed with their work and professionalism. They follow a very robust and detailed methodology in all their sessions making it an optimal experience for the players. EA coaches manage to create game-like situations in all their drills. Even the athletic development is based upon game situations. This creates an environment with a very high learning tempo.
“Hosting an EA camp is the perfect opportunity for us as a club to give our players a top level camp experience, while also giving our coaches the possibility to learn and get new input from lead”
“Joerik is one of the most invested trainers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His workouts are prefect, from challenging drills to studying film of an array of players. Joerik offers the best combination of physical and mental preparation that a player can ask for.”