Posted on: June 26, 2010 8:22 am
Edited on: June 26, 2010 8:25 am
There are all sorts of clinics and consortiums for basketball coaches.
Villa 7 is among the most famous.
"But there is nothing out there for guys in support staff roles," said Andy Farrell, the video coordinator at DePaul. "There's nothing for guys in support staff roles (graduate assistants, director of basketball operations, video coordinators, etc.,) to network with one another and learn how to really become an assistant coach."
With that in mind, Farrell has helped organize the first "Rising Coaches Elite" clinic that will be held in Las Vegas on July 20-22. He told CBSSports.com that email invitations have been sent to "every support staffer in Division I college basketball." The location and date is crucial because most head coaches and assistant coaches will be in Las Vegas to recruit at summer tournaments when the month's second 10-day evaluation period begins July 22.
"This idea is just so needed and, if executed properly, it will be a tremendous stepping stone for rising coaches and future support staff members," Farrell said. "We're going to have the speakers talk about recruiting, their first days on the job, scouting, relationships, interviewing, job searching, everything."
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