January 23, 2014

CHICAGO, ILL. – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, today announced a formal partnership with CoachUp – a service that connects athletes with private coaches. The mutually beneficial relationship will provide paid private coaching opportunities for NBRPA Members, while delivering a number of highly qualified basketball coaches to CoachUp.

“As former professional basketball players at the game’s highest levels, our members are uniquely qualified to work as private coaches,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “Our members are excited about these opportunities and I am confident we will help provide CoachUp with exceptional private basketball coaches in markets across the country.”

CoachUp has thousands of coaches available to book for private training sessions. Through its simple-to-navigate website at CoachUp.com, users can simply enter a zip code, search and book a coach of their choice online. With 650+ members located in all areas of the United States, the NBRPA will provide top-line basketball coaches to CoachUp consumers everywhere.

"This partnership will continue to support CoachUp’s mission of making the very best, expert coaching accessible to families across the country,” said CoachUp Founder and CEO Jordan Fliegel. “We are extremely pleased to be working with the NBRPA, and we look forward to helping their members remain involved with the game that they love by coaching the next generation of young basketball players.”

CoachUp’s one-on-one and small group coaching services will help make private coaching available to athletes of all ages and skill levels. Private coaching not only helps athletes take their skills to another level, but also has a positive effect on the trajectory of their lives.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a two-pronged mission to assist former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA, National Basketball Players Association and WNBA. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Rick Barry, Harvey Catchings, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin and Johnny Newman.

Paul Corliss
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
National Basketball Retired Players Association
917-621-5744 | pcorliss@legendsofbasketball.com


About CoachUp

CoachUp is a service that connects athletes with private coaches. We believe that private coaching is the secret to reaching the next level in sports + life. Our mission is to help people change their lives through sports and fitness.

CoachUp hit the ground running in 2012 enlisting the help of incredible investors and advisors including: General Catalyst, Point Judith Capital, Breakaway Innovation Group, Founder Collective, Cam Neely (president of the Boston Bruins), Scott Brown (former US Senator), Scott Griffith (former CEO of Zipcar), Paul English (co-founder & CTO of Kayak.com), Dharmesh Shah (founder and CTO of Hubspot), and Adam Soroca (CPO of Jumptap).

CoachUp’s CEO and Founder, Jordan Fliegel, whose life was changed when his father enlisted the help of a private coach to help him improve in basketball as a teenager. Fliegel credits private coaching for his successful academic and basketball career at Bowdoin College, and for his professional basketball career that followed.

Website: www.coachup.com

Victoria Barnaby
Director of Brand Communication
617-817-0806 |victoria@coachup.com