Are you a basketball fan? Are you between 6 and 16 years old? Then join our unbeatable Basketball Academy now. Did you know you’ll train with the great Ettore Messina, the head coach of Olimpia Milano who led the Italian national team, and the giants of the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs to victory? And did you know that when you enrol, you’ll be given the wonderful Official Basketball Kit to make you feel like a real champion?
The course lasts one week and there are lessons for every level, from the first throws to perfecting your game. The courses will be held on the regulation Academy court and at the end of each day you’ll play a real match.
Train with the greats
Dates: From 15th to 23th July
He has had an amazing career, having coached teams ranging from Benetton Treviso to the legendary Los Angeles Lakers. Born in 1959, Ettore Messina is one of the most prominent coaches of all time and considered one of the best in the field. His highly successful debut in the Italian championship was followed in 2005 by his “first” move to CSKA in Moscow then to Spain to coach Real Madrid, and finally the move to Los Angeles to coach the legendary Lakers, an experience which prompted him to write the book “Basketball, men and other planets”. In 2012 Ettore Messina returned to Moscow. Today he is Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations of Olimpia Milano.
Dates: From 13th to 20th July
Massimo Bulleri, nicknamed Bullo, was Mvp of the Italian league both in 2003 and 2005 and Mvp of the Italian Cup in 2005. He was in the Italian national team for years and he won three bronze medals in the European championship. He also won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics Games in 2004
Dates: From 27th July to 03rd August
Dmitry Shakulin is a Russian coach and former player. He won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 1993 and the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1997 . He won Russian League title two time with CSKA Moscow. He won numerous Russian League with CSKA Moscow also as assistant coach.