Greenhouse Sports welcomes John Amaechi for coaching camp
We are proud to welcome former NBA star John Amaechi OBE to Greenhouse Sports to head up an exciting basketball training camp next week at Platanos College. From Monday 3rd to Friday 7th, 40 Greenhouse Sports participants who have been lucky enough to be put forward for this amazing opportunity by their coaches will train with Amaechi who is renowned for his strong psychological approach to sport, and his passion for community development and charity projects.
John’s journey to becoming an elite-athlete almost defies belief: at the age of 17, when he first picked up a basketball, John was considered ‘too late to the game’ and ‘not athletic enough’ to have any chance of success in domestic sport, much less overseas. Six short years later he became a ‘starter’ in the NBA. Twelve years from first picking up a basketball, John became the first and only Briton to have his jersey hung in the U.S. Basketball Hall of Fame. Even in ‘retirement,’ John lead the England squad to bronze its first and only ever medal finish in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
John Amaechi now has a portfolio career as a broadcaster, consultant and academic. A New York Times best-selling author and social entrepreneur, John is qualified in the use and interpretation of various personality inventories and other psychometric testing platforms. He is a fifteen year veteran of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), it’s Division of Occupational Psychology and the BPS Psychometric Testing Group. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Applied Centre for Emotional Literacy, Learning and Research in the United Kingdom.
We are very much looking forward to his visit with us and the great learning opportunity this presents for our own coaches!