New Generation Masters in Basketball academy AIBA
Girls Basketball Academy, together with the Lithuanian Basketball Federation, founded BC “DEIVĖS” and prepared a unique basketball program for young Lithuanian basketball players. The girls train with the best basketball and fitness coaches in Lithuania in the highest-class sports complex in Druskininkai.
PRESTIGE BASKETBALL PROGRAM
PRESTIGE BASKETBALL PROGRAM
The basketball program is the only sports program in Lithuania created for the multifaceted development of players. The basketball program, in which girls participate until they turn 18, aims to harmoniously reveal the highest potential of each player and ensure career opportunities in the basketball industry. Special attention goes to physical and personal education. Based on NBA standards, each player trains according to an individual sports program. Using the most modern physical training and research technologies across Europe, the coaches will guarantee safe and stable progress for the girls.
PRESTIGE. QUALITY. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION.
Each month, the girls will complete a physiological test that measures muscle tone, progression, and weak areas of the body. Following the physiological condition of the athletes, the coaches prepare individual sports programs that ensure the safe physical preparation of the basketball players. Each player trains according to a program created for her, which prevents possible injuries and reveals their talents and potential.
Our aim is for players who have completed the program to have the opportunity to enter the strongest basketball clubs around the world, including the Lithuanian national basketball team and the Lithuanian Olympic basketball team. Girls will also gain knowledge and opportunities to pursue a career in other spheres of the basketball industry.
The program pays special attention to the emotional development of girls.
A specialist follows the psychological preparation of the players. The team leader lives with players and observes their behavior outside the court. Once a week, players have a motivational interview, during which they discuss their well-being, expectations, and personal challenges.
We pay special attention to the academic education of girls. In cooperation with Druskininkai Atgimimo secondary school, we seek to find a healthy balance between school and training schedules. All girls study in a sports class, where their agenda, school assignments, and homework are coordinated directly with the team leaders. The academic progress is taken care of by teachers and coaches. Once a month, school results are discussed with each girl and their parents. Girls who show good academic and training results can receive a scholarship. We also pay attention to the free time of the basketball players – once a month team organizes a cultural excursion or a leisure trip.
PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB
Alina Adomaitytė is the founder, project manager, and president of the Deivės basketball club. A former professional basketball player, Alina is also a national medalist in four sports (football, boxing, weightlifting, and equestrian). Alina is responsible for the program and development of the basketball academy.
Arnas Argustas is the manager of the BC Deivė team with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of education and sports management. Founder and manager of RKL basketball team SC-Ateitis. Arnas is responsible for the transparent and high-quality work of the club.
Aurimas Andrušaitis is a professional basketball coach, and an experienced strategist with many years of experience working with basketball teams of various ages. Since 2016, he has been the head coach at the Pakruojis basketball club. Aurimas is responsible for coaching the BC DEIVĖS team.
Tomaz Brinec is a strength and conditioning coach. A long-time member of the male and female national basketball teams of Slovenia and Serbia, as well as a member of BC Rytas. Current physical training coach of Chinese basketball club KK Dahua Shanghai. Tomaž works using the tensiomyography muscle imbalance method for analyzing the physical conditions of athletes.
ACCOMMODATION AND TRAINING COMPLEX
The girls live and train in the newest Lithuanian sports base complex in Druskininkai. The sports complex opened in 2021 and meets international Olympic standards. It is equipped with a universal outdoor sports stadium, an 8-lane sports pool, a multipurpose gym, and fitness and martial arts halls. Girls can use the entire infrastructure of the sports complex and leisure areas. We ensure safe living conditions – all girls live in a hotel located in the sports complex. The territory of the sports complex is guarded around the clock, so the girls can feel safe. We also ensure the transportation of basketball club pupils to the school. Living, feeding, training, and education are free of charge for the girls’ families.
Why BC “DEIVĖS”
Goddesses are an inseparable part of Lithuanian mythology. She is an inspiration to people, symbolizing strength, self-confidence, and the power of a woman. We believe that the team’s players will also become real “Goddesses” of basketball.
Goddesses have always been closely connected with nature. In Lithuanian mythology, the goddess Austėja rules bees, vegetation, and flowers from which bees collect honey. Bees were considered extraordinary, sacred workers of the gods. They symbolize diligence, community, and teamwork
To develop and bring up world-class female basketball players. To become a successful role model for future Lithuanian basketball players.
We create and nurture a unique women’s basketball culture. We are growing top-level basketball players who will be an example for Lithuanian and foreign teams and will make the country’s name famous all over the world.