We are Joerik and Olivier and 10 years ago at age 21 we decided that getting a day job was not for us. We decided to join forces to organize off-season sessions in a local gym in Antwerp, Belgium. We felt there was a gap in how basketball skills were taught to youth players. Joerik coached the basketball part, Olivier programmed the athletic development sessions.
These off-season sessions grew to an off-season day and evening camp that sold out 100% of its spots. This led to in-season camps and within a few years the leap to designing our own gym with a half basketball court and a fully-equipped weights room: The Elite Athletes Training Facility!
The result? An unimaginable wave of experiences: we’ve trained thousands of kids at camps, worked with hundreds of professional athletes, rebuilt the facility as we dreamt of it, traveled the world teaching (even the NBA asked us!) and started our own youth basketball academy.
Right now there are dozens of online places where you can learn more about basketball coaches, you can browse Youtube and find a lot. We have been there too:
you know it… endless browsing to learn about your coaching craft and ending up watching fail videos.
We decided to make that filter for you so it’s easier to stay on it.
What we realized however after 10 years of hustling and redesigning our training approach, is that we possess something other coaches can use right now: an online basketball learning platform that comes from people who have actually been teaching in multiple settings (club teams, 1-on-1s, professional athletes, camps, international workshops) that supports your personal coaching development.
With this online platform we aim to share with you the tools for which we had to study hard, pay thousands of euros, experiment, fail (often!) and travel far as young coaches. The journey was worth it, paid off - and we want to share our teachings with you and we want to broaden our reach so every coach/player over the whole world can benefit from our learnings.
This means that we will not just share drills to work on your game, but we will actually share a lot beyond skill training because we believe the basketball player of today needs to be immersed in a holistic and supportive learning culture.
Do you feel like your sessions are not always inspired and you would like to belong to the EA Family?
Do you feel you could live up more to your potential as a coach and could mean more to your players?
Do you love a quick spark of inspiration before coaching to get excited?
We got you - and we are adding new and improved material all the time.
Then the Elite Athletes Coaches Platform is exactly what you need right now.
The Platform we will take you through all aspects of how we teach basketball.
We will teach you how we coach and develop basketball fundamentals with our youth-level players beyond drilling, provide you coaching templates that we use at our academy and frequent specific insights into all elements of the game.
We will teach you the exact systems we use to teach our own coaches to organise training sessions at our club, at camps and when working at small group skills sessions. These are the coaching systems that we have cultivated over 10 years to grow our craft and our player development business into an ongoing success.
Join Elite Athletes Online now and immerse yourself at your own time in the video, pdf’s, webinars and written content (over 40 posts in year one!) we have created for you on topics such as:
Because honestly, what have you got to lose? You probably have spent more on a new pair of sneakers.
If you have decided you want to coach, then it’s a no brainer to give your players all the potential you’ve got and you can implement the material immediatly on the court so you become a better coach.
Do you want to save yourself from mindless hours of browsing and go straight to the materials you're looking for?
Do you want to stay up to date with how our training methodology is evolving and get ready-to-implement content?
Then safeguard your coaching development for the next year.
We have created an online base where you can return often to find inspiration to drive your craft as a coach to a new level.
"My experience with EA is that individual skill development is the corner stone, it is done in an environment where there is a with a great focus on the values, work ethic and mindset of the players."
- Mathias Hoffenberg (Director of Falcon Basket, Denmark)
"EA plays the 'long game' – focus on long term athlete development through the journey rather than results driven. They have an holistic approach to athlete and staff development and focus on skill development through 'Games Approach'."
- Peter Lonergan, (Director of High Performance Coaching, Basketball Australia)
“Joerik is one of the most invested trainers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His workouts are perfect, 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."
- Codi Miller-McIntyre (Pro Player at Partizan)