The United States Sports Academy will work with the National High School Basketball Association (NHSBA) to provide post-secondary, non-degree sports education programs to train the organization’s coaches, administrators, and coordinators in modern sports management techniques and coaching fundamentals.
Through its Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education (CPSCE), the Academy signed an agreement with the NHSBA to begin delivering sport education programs to the organization in early 2020.
The NHSBA is a national non-profit organization founded in 2006 with the purpose of providing a safe haven to youth to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. The organization teaches young people practical life skills to help guide them through high school, college, or trade school. The NHSBA has chapters in seven cities in the United States, and the Academy would provide educational programs to the chapter coordinators, coaches, and volunteers.
“I think this is going to be a great collaboration,” NHSBA Executive Director Deuntate Copeland said. “We want to help our coordinators, coaches, and volunteers to not only be better equipped to help our young people, but to also be better prepared for their careers themselves. We think education from the Academy will help put our people in the best position to help the kids in the program.”
“There has been a significant growth in the demand for micro-credentials in all areas of knowledge,” Dr. Carlos Aquino, the CPSCE Executive Director, said. “We are here to fulfill the needs of both domestic and international partners in creating a workforce better equipped to face the changing challenges of the marketplace. This partnership with the NHSBA just reinforces that.”
Since its founding nearly a half-century ago, the United States Sports Academy has leveraged its role and resources as a special mission sports university to make a global impact through quality sport instruction, research and service programs in 67 countries around the world. These contributions have varied in scope from the full-charge conduct of a nation’s entire national sport effort to individual coaching clinics, seminars, and symposia.
The Academy’s international efforts have included programs and partnerships in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and more.
Clients of the Academy have included educational institutions, central sports organizations (CSOs, such as ministries of youth and sports), national Olympic committees, ministries of education (for physical education and interscholastic sport programs) and sport associations and federations. Many of the details of this work can be found by visiting the Academy’s website at https://ussa.edu/international/