European Training with Bart Wouters
COACH BART WOUTERS
Born: Nov 30, 1964 (Belgium)
Wife: Hilde (former player)
Daughters: Jolien (May 5, 1992) & Janne (May 11, 1995)
Employment: High School Physical Education Teacher
Jolien: Currently: 1st Division pro with DBC Houthalen
Member of U16 National Team in European Championship
2012 Player of the Year – Limburg
Demonstrator in Better Basketball’s Better Shooting
Degree: Masters in Pedagogic Science
Janne: Currently: 3rd Division pro with Basket Zonhoven.
Top 3 for 2 consecutive years with Basket Lummen.
2 American tours vs US teams 2011 – 2013
Bart started playing basketball at the age of 9 (1973) and played competitively for 29 years (15 years at 3rd and 4th Division) retiring in 2003. Acquiring his Coaching B-diploma in 2004, he went on to get his A-diploma in 2005, allowing him to coach at the highest levels in Belgium.
While coaching professional teams at the highest level from 2003-2013, Bart was named 2012-13 Coach of the Year for Limburg. At the same time, Bart demonstrated his ability to coach all ages by leading an 18-Under girl’s team to the Top 3 spot in 2011 and 2012!
Bart’s penchant for coaching began while he was still a player at age 16. He began working camps, even in the USA at Catawba College and Wake Forest University. He began organizing his own camps at age 30.
Currently, Bart organizes and runs Specialization Practices for different clubs in Belgium. He is the Director and Organizer for FROS and STARS Camps. He is the Head Coach of the Off-Season Practices in Limburg and the Coordinator and Head Coach of the Boy’s Academy U14 of Limburg United – feeding the 1st Division Team.
Bart’s USA connections go well beyond his 15-year relationship with Better Basketball’s Rick Torbett. He has worked closely with such well-know names as Kevin Eastman, Russell Turner, Bryan Galuski, Tom Ryan, Paul Honsinger, Jay Wells, Dante Calabria, Scott Davis, Dean Keener, Sean Kearney, Ryan Goodson, Jim Baker, Mike Kelly, Mark Byington, Cliff Waddy, and John Beilein.