About Us

Our Background

In 1997, after a successful 10 year professional basketball playing career, Eric Dailey Sr. founded Dailey Training International (DTI), an international basketball training organization with experience providing world-class training to athletes at all skill levels and age groups from amateur to NBA & WNBA. From humble beginnings in Bradenton, Florida to the big city of Hong Kong, DTI has immersed itself culturally on basketball courts all over the world. Its transnational platform has attracted competitive teams from Australia, Panama, India, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Brazil, Great Britain, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada and Japan. Dailey Training was established in 1997 by Mr. Eric Dailey, a ten-year professional basketball player who was a standout on major teams in Europe, Asia, and South America. Without having an agent, he mastered the art of negotiating contracts, managing travel arrangements, conducting tryouts; built relationships with general managers, and learned the intricacies of corporate business. Dailey’s most beneficial takeaway from his stint overseas was his multicultural social enhancement. This immense diversity laid the foundation for him to use sports as a vehicle to pursue dreams beyond what we believe possible.

What we Do

Dailey Training International offers a comprehensive total basketball player development prospectus with emphasis on global citizenry and character development on and off the court.  With a unique blend of competition and exposure, this aides player’s transition to the next level whether their next level is high school, college, or the pros. Led by a team of former NBA, WNBA and NCAA –DI players and coaches the events are designed to increase a basketball sport specific skill set and educate players, coaches and families about the everyday life and expectations of the elite athlete.

Basketball Camps

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Basketball Cruises



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Basketball Combines

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Basketball Competitions

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Our Team

Eric Dailey

President & CEO

  • 10-year professional basketball career.
  • Professionall basketball career spanned Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Philippines.
  • United Nations MDG Board member
  • AAU International Basketball Director
  • President/CEO Global Cup World Championships
  • Graduate & Team Captain of TCU 94′

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Tim Mason

Director for International Player Development

  • 13-year professional basketball playing career.
  • Professional career spanning Japan, Israel and France.
  • President: Passion Sports
  • Dallas Texas Graduate and Team Captain: SMU ’93
  • Southwest Director: Global Word Championships

Morlon Wiley

Director for International Player Development

  • 10-year professional basketball player.
  • NBA career included seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, and Miami Heat.
  • Former assistant coach for the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks.
  • Graduate and Team Captain: Long Beach State ’88

Dale Osbourne

Director of Player Development

20 years Professional Coach for:

  • Portland Trailblazers
  • NBDL
  • WNBA: San Antonio Silverstars
  • Graduate & Team Captain of University of South Alabama

Derrick Sharp

Director for International Player Development

  • 18 years pro: Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • 4-Time Euro League Champion
  • Assistant coach: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
  • Graduate of South Florida University 93′

Yenny Pinilla

Colombian Ambassador

  • 18 years pro: Colombian National Team
  • President: Bogata Pirates – DirectTV League
  • President: Pumas Basketball Club
  • South American Director: Global Cup World Championships

Douglas Leichner

European Basketball Director

20-year professional coach for:

  • Head Basketball Coach: Great Britain U20
  • National Team (’13-’15)
  • Assistant Coach: New Rochelle, NY, (’14-’15)
  • Associate Head Basketball Coach: University of Maine- Orono, ME (’09-’14)
  • Graduate of Western Connecticut State University – Danbury, CT.

Travis Mcavene

International Basketball Director

  • General Manager
  • USA Jones Cup National Team (Taiwan)
  • Head Coach of Men’s Basketball
  • USA Mitchell America’s Cup (Dominican Republic)
  • 2015 FIBA Mitchell America’s Cup Champion’
  • Graduate of Taylor University – Fort Wayne 98′

EVELYN SUSANA JARA

Ecuadorian Ambassador

  • 12 years pro: Ecuadorian National Team
  • Team Director: Ecuadorian Basketball Federation
  • President: DirectTV Professional League- Ecuador
  • Graduate & Player of University of Michigan

Chris Williams

Philippines Ambassador

  • 22 years pro: Philippines
  • 10 years: Professional Coach

Mack Tuck

Chinese Ambassador & Director of International Player Development

  • 11-year professional basketball player spanning China (CBA ), Venezuela (LPB), Portugal, and Dominican Republic
  • 6-year professional basketball coach
  • Head Coach, Dundogvi Azarga (Mongolia Super League) 2014­-16
  • Assistant Coach, Shandong Flaming Bulls (China CBA) 2009-12
  • Assistant Coach, Northwood University (Texas, NAIA) 2012-13
  • Assistant Coach, Sichuan Whales (China CBA) 2013
  • Head Coach, Fukuoka (Japan BJ League) 2014

Sarah Boler

Director of Yoga, Nutrition & English

  • Reflex Art Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Nutritionist – Institute of Intergrative Nutrition
  • Certified English Language Specialist
  • Graduate of Marquette University ’84

Stacey Leawood

Director of Basketball Operations

  • Canadian Ambassador
  • Nationals 4x (one being the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke)
  • Played at scouts focus showcase in Connecticut in 2014
  • 3x participant at the AAU spring fling tournament at ESPN Wideworld of Sports
  • Coached Mount Pearl minor basketball for like 3+ years
  • Coached Newfoundland U15 provincial team in 2015
  • Serves as Special Assistant to the Head Coach for Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Men’s basketball team

Our Partnerships

Alongside our international network of sport organizations, we work with a range of partners who like us, are passionate about basketball development in the United States of America and around the world. Through matching programs and sponsorship opportunities, we look for ways to help our partners contribute – combining interests and goals with global basketball development.

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Amateur Athletic Union

A prominent nonprofit organization that represents one of the largest and most respected youth sports programs in America. Dailey Training International CEO Eric Dailey served as its first International Basketball Director. Here he acted as a liaison between American tournaments and international teams.

Alpha Esports

Alpha Esports is an integrated esports company with competitive gaming at its core. DTI established a partnership with them to broaden the opportunities for our athletes amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

Bradenton Christian School

Bradenton Christian School is an above average, private, Christian school located in Bradenton, FL and the new home of Dailey Training International. The brand new multi-million dollar sports facility will be host to many of DTI’s upcoming events happening locally in southwest Florida.

Eckerd College

Bradenton Christian School is an above average, private, Christian school located in Bradenton, FL and the new home of Dailey Training International. The brand new multi-million dollar sports facility will be host to many of DTI’s upcoming events happening locally in southwest Florida.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International, also formerly known as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, is a cruise line brand founded in 1968 in Norway. DTI hosts family-friendly European exposure cruises for basketball players of all ages and skill-levels courtesy of this partnership to give DTI athletes the opportunity to play basketball in several countries while taking advantage of world-class training on the ship itself between combines.

Marriot Hotels, Resorts, & Suites
Marriott International, Inc. is an American multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. The Marriot provides luxurious housing for DTI athletes travelling to partake in basketball training.
ESPN Wide World of Sports

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the 220-acre multi-purpose sports complex located in the Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando and also known as the host of the 2020 NBA Bubble. The complex includes nine venues and hosts numerous professional and amateur sporting events throughout the year. DTI utilized this partnership to host the infamous Global Cup for 5 consecutive years.

United Nations Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations Millennium Declaration, since 2000 commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs are derived from this Declaration, and all have specific targets and indicators. Our CEO Eric as an ambassador,  is committed to bettering the world and immersing people culturally through the sport of basketball.