International Coaches Academy

International Coaches Academy

Giving access to elite TOTAL coach training to coaches of the world

November 5th to 15th, 2024

Coaches arrive on November 4th

Athletes in Action World Headquarters, Xenia, Ohio, USA


The International Coaches Academy is an invite only  ten day journey blending coaching instruction, leadership development and cultural experience. Coaches from around the world, converge at the AIA’s World Training and Resource Center in Xenia, Ohio, to add to their coaching pedigree.The International Coaches Academy includes…

  • Visits to secondary, collegiate and/or professional-level practices and games (including an NBA game)
  • Observing many different coaches and coaching styles
  • Learning from successful teachers of sport
  • Interacting with coaches from around the world
  • Participating in cultural events
  • Daily ‘team times’ focused on leadership and personal growth training
  • Hosted at the newly built $15M Wooden Family Fieldhouse 

They depart as coaches with a focused mission – to lead and guide their athletes not only on the court, but in their homes and communities, too.

Cost: A leadership program like this in the United States cost $10,000 or more to attend. It is because of generous donors that desire to impact the world’s coaches that we are abler to offer this program at a minimal cost. The cost of the Academy for you an International Coach is $900. Because scholarships and discounts are already built in we are not able to offer additional scholarships. 

The package includes food, lodging, transportation during the academy, training sessions, game visits (including an NBA game)

Travel costs to and from the Academy are the responsibility of the coaches.


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Sport Options

The ICA has two sport options that we are able to develop coaches:

  • Basketball
  • Sport Performance

Level of Sport

The ICA has trained coaches from all levels:

  • National Team Coaches
  • Club Team coaches
  • Youth coaches

We customize each year’s experience based upon the roster


We typically offer instruction in these languages:


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

If there is a group we will seek to arrange a translator in the needed language.



“The camp was mind-blowing…visiting the country’s top collegiate and high school basketball programs -both the facilities and the programs and seeing how practices are excellently run."

High School Coach from the Phillipines

"It was amazing. We had a great chance to talk with many coaches and see many different styles of coaching. We met with successful people and attended their lectures." 

National level coach from Eastern Europe