ABN connects clubs, players, schools, coaches, and vendors ...FREE! ABN is a huge international basketball consultancy firm which manages and operates international basketball camps, international academies, coaches clinics, free agent camps, tours, and tournaments. Our scouting network spans over 72 countries. Let us ASSIST you...
ABN History (since 1994)
Rob Friedrich started ABN in 1994 as an international newsletter in the pre-internet days. The coaching newsletter was quickly a success and was published and sent to over 26 countries! Rob is a published basketball author and has written the book 'ABC Basketball', which is now in its 3rd Edition. His professional playing, coaching, and scouting career has taken him into 46 countries!
Having worked over 500 basketball camps and clinics since 1982, Rob is a refined elite shooting coach with a methodology which is different for all levels of skilled players. Rob has coached and worked with small tots to NBA players.
Rob Friedrich is not only an international national team level basketball coach and scout, but now is reknown as a leader in Global Camp Management. After being involved with the two largest basketball camps in Europe, ABN is now focused on bringing elite fundamentals camps and international competition to all parts of the Globe.
"My goal is to help you maximize profits whether we are analyzing professional teams budgets, organizing a camp or clinic, or deciding on which high school to attend. Profits are not always monetary! International connections with other cultures help us all grow as humans."
I chose the word *Assist* for my company, as it is really built around the concept of helping connect and facilitate the growth of basketball knowledge.
As Global Basketball changes, so evolves ABN. Camp management and scouting have now evolved into Supercamps which allow players to be seen and scouted as well as offering opportunities for coaches and players to make international contacts and experience other cultures. Players, coaches, agents, managers, free agents, referees, and fans all in one location! Our newest projects is our classifieds announcement section to list jobs and basketball camps and events,with ability for coaches and players to post video resumes. Our newest frontier is the Russian Empire, even as we expand into Asia and South America.. we hope you will be part of our network and grow with us.
Rob works with representatives in all countries, with the one common detail being that integrity is chosen with all business partners. ABN is focused on principles of integrity, honesty, and love. The partnerships and relationships ABN has created is just as crucial as the success of the business.
ABN IHC events have been created to give high school students the opportunity to travel and play overseas. Our understanding of both the American and European sports cultures helps us succeed as we can give a personal touch to each tour.
Rob currently lives in the SF Bay Area, California. His two sons live in Denmark.