The Hub revolves around an Off-Court Guide platform which covers topics including:
- Life Skills (cultural awareness, presentation skills, professionalism etc.);
- Team (agents, sponsors etc);
- Integrity (anti-doping, fair-play etc.);
- Career (networking, goal setting etc.);
- Media (interact with the media, communication skills, the use of social media…);
- Education during and after the basketball career and how to maximize your opportunities;
- Finance (budgeting, gambling and betting etc.).
- Players' Workshops: These workshops take place during FIBA events and see past and present FIBA stars/national team players share their experiences on a wide range of issues, including financial planning, fair play and sport and many more;
- TIME-OUT: This project, co-funded by the Erasmus + program of the European Union, sets out to help players across Europe in their transition from sport into work;
- Videos to illustrate the concepts described in the Off-Court Guide;
- Educational questions can be submitted via Twitter by using the hashtag #FIBAPlayersHub and/or by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Players' Hub was launched as a result of the eagerness demonstrated by FIBA and the FIBA Players' Commission to give back to players by educating them so that they can maximize their opportunities and succeed off the hardwood just as much as they did on it.
FIBA President Horacio Muratore said: "The Players' Hub is an amazing project. Through it, we can address a concern that FIBA has had for a long time: how to prepare players for what comes after the end of their playing career. With this section, we can help them figure out what is the best fit for them. A crucial part of the section's unique value is having former players openly share their stories - how they reached different and varying levels of success on the court but more importantly what they have been doing since stepping away from the court for the last time. The Players' Hub is ideal to link current players with former ones who have been in the same situation themselves."
FIBA Players' Commission Chairman Vlade Divac said: "We're extremely pleased to launch the Players' Hub, a section dedicated to players that looks to help them get the most out of themselves off the court."
FIBA Players' Commission Member Jenni Screen said: "The Players' Hub is a great initiative and makes it possible for young, up-and-coming players to interact with current and former players that are only too happy to share their own experience and pass on advice to others."
The launch of the Players' Hub is another major achievement by the Players' Commission, which was also responsible for the implementation of the Players' Workshops.
A body consisting of 13 members, the Players' Commission represents the interests of basketball's main actors: players of all ages, both men and women. It has been consulted and involved in wide-ranging discussions of interest to players including FIBA's new calendar, women's basketball, insurance for players, the Basketball Arbitrary Tribunal (BAT), 3x3 etc.