Alex Sarama joined Elite Academy as Technical Director in August 2019 after three years working with the NBA. In his role as Associate Manager, Basketball Operations, Alex worked on NBA initiatives across Europe, Middle East & Africa to grow the game of basketball. This involved extensive travel to deliver clinics for both players and coaches all over the world, as well as coaching within programs such as Jr. NBA, NBA Player Camps, Basketball without Borders, NBA Global Camp and NBA Global Games.
Within Elite Academy, Alex acts as Technical Director overseeing the player and coach development for all age group teams and coaches in the program. Additionally, he acts as Head Coach for the U16 and U18 Boy’s teams. Alex’s ambition is to turn Elite Academy into the most complete youth development program in the world.
Growing up in Guildford, England, Sarama was previously the founder of Goldhawks Basketball from 2011 – 2016. The club was based in Guildford, Surrey, with the youth program featuring over 200+ players. Alex has a History degree from the University of Nottingham and enjoys reading, travelling and playing the saxophone in his spare time!
Listen to Alex speak about his vision of player development and youth basketball coaching on the following podcasts.
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