NABC Professional Development Series

Summer Institutes Coaching Credit Requirement Guidelines, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

The PDS is a comprehensive, on-going continuing education program for basketball coaches of all levels. The focus of the program will be to develop well-rounded basketball coaches on a professional (on & off the court) and on a personal level. The intent will be to create opportunities for interacting with colleagues and exchanging ideas in an atmosphere conducive to professional growth.

PDS clinics are broken down into 3 categories: Coaching Development, Personal Development, and Ethics. In order to become NABC PDS-certified, coaches must attend two (2) coaching development clinics, two (2) personal development clinics, and one (1) ethics seminar during the NABC Convention weekend.

Event Details

Dates: March 30, 2017 to April 3rd, 2017

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 07:00 p.m.

Address: Coming Soon!



Course Rates

California Course Rates

Credit prices include conference fees. Group rate required from same school.

SI ExperienceBy April 15By May 1By June 1After June 1
Tues Boost w/ Alex$98$108$138$188
Tues Boost + 1 credit$198$208$238$288
5 Day Conference$305$315$345$395
3 credit: Group$405$415$445$495
4 credit: Group$525$535$565$615
3 credit: Individual$425$435$465$515
4 credit: Individual$545$555$585$635

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Additional Course Details

PDSI 9951 Series: NABC Basketball Strategies

One University Credit Hour Requirements

To earn one semester hour of university credit a coach will complete 15 NABC Professional Development Series hours and will follow the procedures indicated below. This credit will be earned through University of the Pacific for $130 per credit hour for NABC members.

  1. Each coach will summarize each of the PDS speakers or meetings that they are required to attend. A daily journal is required, one page per day.
  2. Turn in your completed PDS card to the NABC PDS location that will be announced by the NBAC staff at the convention.
  3. Contact Scott Ricardo to receive the university registration form. After receiving the university registration form , you will need to fill it out and mail it to:
    Summer Institutes
    23 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Port Townsend, WA 98368

PDSI 9951 Series: NABC Basketball Strategies

Two University Credit Hour Requirements

In addition to the one-hour requirements listed above, a must complete the following requirements to receive to earn two semesters hours of University of the Pacific credit hours at the NABC convention:

  1. Select, research, implement, evaluate and report on a minimum of four strategies based on new material presented during the conference. Essentially, the journal is a head start for this second assignment. Depending on the notes you take, the student should use the new information and apply it to coaching, reporting on the results of the new approaches. For two units we really want to stress application of the new concepts over merely learning about them.
  2. A coach must document an additional 15 hours of time spent at the convention related to their coaching.
    1. These may be meetings that are not on the PDS schedule, such as the high school or Junior college sessions, breakfast meetings, luncheons, time spent in meetings with coaches giving instruction, buzz sessions, personal sessions with coaches, any of the forums listed on the schedule, breakout sessions, etc.
    2. Each of these hours must be documented with names of the speakers, times of the meetings and the names of coaches you received instruction.
  3. For any five of the speakers or meetings, the coach is required to indicate how the information they received will relate to their own basketball program. Also, how will the coach implement the techniques, system(s) or style of play that they have learned into their own program or unit they coach (offense/defense).
  4. If the coach has signed-up for two credit hours they must submit the PDS PORTION in the same mailing but have the 2nd hour for credit materials separate.
  5. Complete the Pre-Planning log sheet below (print or download the form). Please indicate the appropriate number of hours (minimum two (2) hours) that you have devoted to the pre-planning portion of your convention experience. Acceptable activities include but are not limited to research and readings, activity coordination, setting of athletic goals to achieve, selection of presentations to attend.

Signature_____________________________________________            Date___________________

Download a copy of this form.

  1. Summarize each of the speakers, meetings and Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions that you attend. A daily journal is required. Please log your hours of attendance, presenters, notes, meetings and Coaching PLC sessions. Other venues can apply that are not necessarily on the clinic/camp schedule, such as the high school or Junior College PLC gatherings, breakfast meetings, luncheons, time spent in meetings with coaches giving instruction, buzz sessions and personal sessions with peer coaches.
    3. Indicate how the information you receive will relate to your own athletic program.  How will you implement the techniques, system(s) or style of play learned into your own program or unit you coach.
    4. Download the UOP Registration form on the Summer Institutes website, fill it out and mail it to: Summer Institutes, 223 Blue Ridge Rd., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
  2. At the conclusion of the clinic/camp, send your daily journal, speaker and meeting notes and Pre-Planning Log Sheet to Summer Institutes, 223 Blue Ridge Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368, or e-mail to All paperwork is due no later than three months after your clinic/camp. Failure to turn in the required paperwork, will earn you an “Incomplete Grade.” Incomplete grades turn into a “No Pass” grade after one year. For questions or further information, contact Scott Ricardo at (209) 648-4054.


  1. All accompanying work for one, two or three credit hours for course requirements will be evaluated by Summer Institutes.
    2. It will be the discretion of Summer Institutes to award the appropriate credit(s) as determined by the quality and thoroughness of the required work. Participants will be notified should their work not meet the requirements for the credits that they applied for.
    3. Semester units or non-degree graduate-level credits are awarded for successful completion of coursework. In addition, these courses will be listed on a University transcript. Designed exclusively to meet the needs of educators and administrators for professional upgrading and salary advancement, these credits are not applicable to a degree program at Pacific. District approval is recommended before enrolling, as tuition is non-refundable. These units do not count toward undergraduate degree requirements.

POSTING OF GRADES – Grades for the work will be posted during the next available grading period. It is the responsibility of the participant to check posting deadlines so that all work may meet respective state and school district requirements.
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