NBA and Basketball England announce NBA Global Game Coaching Clinics

The National Basketball Association and Basketball England are delighted to announce another series of NBA Global Game Coaching Clinics, taking place during the NBA London Game 2019.

The NBA, in partnership with Basketball England, have conducted coaching clinics for the past 11 years and these very successful clinics have grown in attendance over the last few years; with over 250 coaches present last year.

For 2019, we are expanding the programme - adding a Sunday clinic specifically tailored to coaches and teachers who train young, Under 12 players, with a particular focus on the female game.

This event provides a unique opportunity for coaches and teachers to learn from two leading coaches in youth development from Canada, Dawn Smyth & Mike MacKay, along with coaches from the visiting NBA teams - the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.

Dawn Smyth has been working for Canada Basketball as Director of Domestic Development. Dawn plays a key role in coach education and development within Canada. She has coached at several different levels, including CCAA, CIS, Provincial Teams, and the Centre for Performance in addition to delivering coaching clinics for Federations all over the world. Dawn’s main responsibilities include oversight of the Canadian National Performance Pathway, development of coaching in schools and bridging grassroots coaching development with high performance coaching development.

Mike MacKay has a long history of working for Canada Basketball, with his first stint as Manager for Coach Education from 2004-2010. He has spent 30+ years developing coaches in Canada, and in 2013 Mike became the Women’s High Performance Manager, with a mandate to develop the gold medal profile for women’s basketball and the goal of putting Canada on the podium at the 2020 Olympic Games. MacKay is a highly-esteemed speaker in the basketball world, speaking at numerous high level clinics in recent years.


There will be multiple clinic sessions over the three days, with topics and timings detailed below. You will need to reserve a ticket for each day you wish to attend:

Sunday 13 January 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm - 'Teaching Skills for Young Players' and 'Organizing a Youth Practice' with Dawn Smyth and Mike Mackay (Canada Basketball)

Monday 14 January 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:45pm - Washington Wizard Coaches; Dawn Smyth (Canada Basketball)

Tuesday 15 January 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:45pm - New York Knicks Coaches; 'Using SSGs to build your offense' with Mike MacKay (Canada Basketball)


Reserve your tickets here: