Coaching Masterclass BAL with Radenko Varagic

Basketbal Academie Limburg (BAL) mission is to develop basketball talent. Qualified and knowledgeable staff is essential to help and educate young basketball players. Basketbal Academie Limburg has developed a vision of how to train young professionals on three aspects: (1) Individual technique, (2) Individual tactic, and (3) Team tactic. Radenko Varagic and his team have implemented this philosophy successful within BAL and have developed three masterclasses:

1. Dutch Basketball League coaching

2. Develop talent

3. Manage a professional team

The masterclasses are interesting for ambitious sports trainers and coaches and experienced business managers/directors.

1a. Masterclass Dutch Basketball League coaching

In this masterclass, you will be added to the coaching staff of Radenko Varagic. During the duration of the masterclass, you can attend all practices, team talks, and time-outs. You will be offered a unique experience that will help you to become a better coach. After the masterclass you will be able to:

  1. Define a top sport culture and how to build this.
  2. Philosophy in how to educate players on (1) Individual technique (2) Individual tactics (3) Team tactics.
  3. Game preparation: (1) Breaking down plays and tendencies, (2) scouting individual players, (3) Reading and adapting to game situations.

During the masterclass there will be you will sufficient 1:1 time with the coaching staff to ask questions, explain the why, and help you with your personal challenges.

Duration: 3 months
Period: September ’20 – Mei ‘21
Time investment: range from 1x-5x per weeks, # games depends on the competition schedule
Investment: €950 – €1.500 (excluding housing)
Number of participants: maximum 2

1b. Mini Masterclass Dutch Basketball League coaching

This masterclass will focus on game preparation and include one 1:1 session with Coach Radenko.

Duration: 2 – 3 weeks
Period: September ’20 – Mei ‘21
Time investment: 6 practice days/evenings and two game-days
Investment: € 495 (excluding housing, traveling costs)
Number of participants: Limited to 1 participant game

2. Masterclass Youth Basketball (girls and boys)

In this masterclass, you will be added to our youth academy coaching staff. During the masterclass, you will learn how we educate young basketball. You will be offered a unique experience that will help you to become a better coach. After the masterclass you will be able to:

  • Define a top sport culture and how to build this.
  • Philosophy in how to educate players on (1) Individual technique (2) Individual tactics (3) Team tactics.

During the masterclass, you will have sufficient 1:1 time with the coaching staff to ask questions, explain the why, and help you with your personal challenges.

After the masterclass, you will be able to train all aspects of what is needed to become a modern basketball player.

Duration: 3 months
Period: September ’20-‘21
Time investment: ranges between 1 or 5 days per week
Investment: €950 – €1.500 (excluding housing costs)

3. Masterclass Manage Professional Talent

Successful companies have always two things in common. They have created (1) the right culture (2) to attract the right people. In this masterclass, we give business managers the opportunity to see how a professional team is managed.

As the manager, your job is to motivate, develop a team of individuals, and get the job done. There is no silver bullet that will work always. Therefore, to become a better manager you learn by doing, by reading books, attending workshops, share experience, and do 360 reviews. However, now you can also attend Basketbal Academie Limburg and Coach Radenko Varagic masterclass: Manage Professional Talent a unique experience for business managers.

In this masterclass, you will observe some practices and game(s) from our professional team. Your observations will be discussed in 1:1 and/or round table discussion with coach Radenko and a player. After the masterclass, you will understand what is needed to create a culture that excepts direct feedback, focus on details, use data, select talent, and stimulate decision making within the team.

Period: T.b.d.
Time investment: 2 days
Investment: € 750 -€1.500

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