Joerik was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. Passionate about skills training from a young age, he has spent close to a decade studying and gaining knowledge from a variety of coaches and basketball trainers all over the world. This led to teaming up with Olivier Goetgeluck to create the Elite Athletes program. At the ‘EA Facility’ in Antwerp, players of all ages and abilities from beginner to pro come to develop their movement & coordination skills with Olivier, while working on their basketball skills with Joerik.
Joerik founded the Elite Academy program in 2017 to provide a year-round program for youth players in Belgium. This unique formula has led to international acclaim, with Joerik regarded as a globally renowned skill trainer delivering international camps and coaching clinics all over the world.
Within the Academy, Joerik leads on the player development strategy and spends time working with all age groups on individual skills. Joerik has been featured on several leading podcasts sharing the unique methodology used at Elite Academy. Check out the videos below to get a behind-the-scenes look at EA:
Listen to Joerik speak about the vision behind Elite Academy on these globally renowned basketball podcasts