Attention, European youth basketball coaches: Skill development trainers Ganon Baker Basketball are announcing two weekend programs in Italy in April. Those seeking to glean some knowledge and insight from top names in coaching and training (see just below for a few more details) would do well to mark their calendars for international youth level coaches clinics in Cremona, April 14-15, and in Caserta, April 21-22.

In Cremona, lectures and demos will be presented by notables such as legendary former Team Spain/FC Barcelona/Joventut coach Aito Garcia Reneses; former Olimpia Milano coach Franco Casalini; Team Italy U16s coach Antonio Bocchino; Virtus Bologna youth teams director Giordano Consolini; Team Italy strength-and-conditioning coach/director Francesco Cuzzolini; and, of course, the man himself, Ganon Baker, with credits on the CV including lecturing at the Nike Skills Academy and Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade’s youth camps.

Baker naturally will also participate in the Caserta program, along with Team Spain U18s/U20s coach Juan Antonio Orenga; Team Italy assistant coach Andrea Capobianco; Caserta strength-and-conditioning coach Domenico Papa; and Vivibasket Napoli technical director Roberto di Lorenzo.

Those interested in registering for either Ganon Baker program are being advised to contact Giorgio Gandolfi at

Ganon Baker Basketball will also be holding a number of events at the Jordan Brand Classic starting next week in London.

For those not in the know, Ganon Baker Basketball has provided training sessions, seminars, lectures and the like; today it includes among its partners and clientele Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Vince Carter, Amar’e Stoudemire, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Jerryd Bayless and Kevin Durant.

Specializing in individual and team training, camps and instructional DVDs, Ganon Baker and the team of professional trainers at Ganon Baker host camps and clinics throughout the world. Ganon Baker’s range of instructional basketball DVDs now numbers over 40.

And now, it’s linkage time! You can check out the official Ganon Baker Basketball website here, the company’s Facebook page here, and examples of their work plus other miscellany at the YouTube channel. Finally, accolades from Kobe below.

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