Sarah started her sporting interest as a swimmer at the age of 3 and then exploring different sports at school including netball, athletics and hockey. She took an avid interest in helping to coach poolside from a young age and became a qualified swim teacher at the age of 16. Sarah was coaching her own competitive swim squad at 20 and has over 15 years of teaching and coaching experience.
Through her interest of coaching, Sarah started her career in Dubai with establishing a swim school in 2011 before growing the company to include 2 other academies by 2014. Recently joining StryxSports, Sarah is excited to be part of the team to establish NBA Basketball School Camps in the UAE.
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Associate Vice President, Basketball Operations EMEA
Neal Meyer begins his ninth year with the NBA Europe office as Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations EMEAafter spending 16 years working for five NBA teams in numerous capacities. He currently manages all youth and elite basketball development programs and initiatives in the region. Prior to coming to Europe Meyer served as video coordinator and summer league assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spent six years with the LA Clippers as an assistant coach and director of player development. He held the titles of assistant coach, scout, video coordinator and youth camp director with the Portland Trailblazers from 1997-2003 prior to joining the Clippers. Meyer worked in a similar capacity with the Denver Nuggets before his stint in Portland, where he also served as camp director of the Nuggets youth camps held during the off-season. Meyer got his NBA start with the San Antonio Spurs in 1994 as assistant video coordinator and youth camp director.
While working in the NBA Meyer has worked international basketball development events throughout his coaching career traveling to China, Indonesia, South Korea, and France during the NBA off-season. While with the Los Angeles Clippers he also traveled to Russia and Japan for preseason training camps and preseason games.
A 1994 graduate of the University of San Diego, Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a four-year letterman in basketball while at San Diego, receiving the school’s Four-Year Student Athlete Award as well as the Bugelli Leadership Award in 1993 and 1994.
NBA Basketball School Coach
Jeff Christensen is an international skills trainer for the NBA, having worked with players in Turkey, Spain, Italy, Russia, SE Asia, and Brazil. Formerly, Coach Christensen was an assistant coach in the NBA G-League and a professional/National Team coach in Europe. Coach Christensen played college basketball in the USA and finished his playing career playing professionally in Europe. He is also the Founder of Showcase Basketball, a premier youth basketball training academy based in Los Angeles.