It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of a new Premier Director, Anne Sabatini (Pronounced “Aunnie”) and we welcome her to our Premier Basketball Family.
We are thrilled to be adding an internationally renowned coach that can significantly improve the quality of our programs and benefit our young athletes.
Anne and her husband have one son and they have recently moved to Littleton, CO to join Premier. She has an extensive background with basketball, having coached for 20 years in Brazil. Anne has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba and a masters in Sports Conditioning & Performance/Biochemistry from Universidade Estadual de Campinas. She worked with 7-19 year-olds for 14 years as a coach for ADCF Unimed Americana from 2001-2014, a professional women’s basketball club with their Amateur Development Program and acted as Director of Basketball Operations in 2017 with the ADCF Unimed Sicoob.
She then became a coach with the Brazilian Youth National Team from 2012-2017. In 2015, as head coach, she helped lead the U16 Brazil National team to a victory over the United States in the semi-finals of The America’s Cup. Anne also developed and trained many girls in Brazil who have moved into Division I programs within the NCAA such as Florida State, SUU, Michigan, Florida, and BYU.
Some of her achievements include:
- Brazilian National Champions U17 (2007) U15 (2010, 2011)
- South America Tournament Champions U15 (2012, 2014)
- São Paulo State Head Coach of the Year U13 (2004) U14 (2005) U15 (2006, 2010, 2012, 2013)
- São Paulo State Champions U13 (2001, 2004) U14 (2005) U15 (2006, 2010, 2012) U19 (2004)
Anne’s title will be Premier Development Director and she will be involved in several areas of Premier, including:
- Parker and JeffCo Middle School Player Development (Boys and Girls)
- Jr. EYBL and EYBL Team Coaching and Player Development
- Integration of our Jr. EYBL and EYBL Programs across all of our locations and streamlining integration of Parker and JeffCo programs and player development
- EYBL Opponent Scouting
- EYBL Player Evaluations
- Upcoming Premier International Player Initiatives