For participation in the ICAB program, the candidate must be a coach with the following characteristics:
The candidate must:
- Hold the rank of official national coach recognized by their National Federation and confirmed by FIBA;
- Be active and able to prove that they have practical experience as a coach at national/international level;
- Demonstrate a strong background and knowledge in sport science either through having a higher education degree or experience (Note: Coaches who do not have a strong background in sports science will be referred to the ICECP) ICECP is an Olympic Solidarity and United States Olympic Committee supported multi-sport Coaching Education program administered by the University of Delaware;
- Be fluent in English (advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills).
The individual must be committed to returning and making an important and sustainable contribution to basketball through the application of the knowledge and experience gained from the program. In accordance with the IOC’s promotion of women in leadership positions in sport, basketball National Federations and NOCs are also encouraged to support candidatures from women coaches.
All applicants will also be subject to approval by Olympic Solidarity and FIBA/WABC (World Association of Basketball Coaches), if they wish to benefit from a scholarship.