The L.L.C. Globe Program-Camp is an athletics educational & cultural program, which focuses on the transnational contact of Greek immigrants abroad with their motherland, Greece, on fields such as sports, culture, Arts & Letters, as well as their physical contact with Hellenic natural treasures, thus keeping alive their emotional contact with the country of their origin.

The above program was inspired and implemented by the Physical Education teacher/ national coach of basketball, Mr Thanos Softsis, as well as the coach and member staff of the Hellenic national basketball team, and ex international basketball player, MrKalampokis Giannis. Likewise, Ms Sidiropoulou Valanto is our external collaborator in Stuttgart, Germany and Mr Kampourakis Anastasios is our fellow partner in Saint Louis, U.S.A.

Greek immigrants abroad are the people in charge of linking their motherland Greece, with every corner of our planet, therefore boosting the cultural & financial opportunities for our country. The Hellenic Diaspora constitutes a potential extension of the Hellenic culture far beyond the current Greek borders.Hellenism abroad managed not only to survive, but also to develop important activities and initiatives in order to maintain its original identity.

As living proof of this close contact between Greek immigrants abroad and their motherland, Greece, comes a survey which took place under the supervision of “Kapa Research” Company in collaboration with the Centre of Hellenic Studies at Harvard University, USA, and was recently publicized. The Hellenic History, Greece’s natural beauty, and cultur alheritage, its deeply-rooted ties with the Orthodox church, the Greek cuisine and its recent financial crisis are some of the elements which form strong bonds amongst Greeks all over the world.

Through the L.L.C. Globe Program we aim to revive the athletic and cultural principles of the diachronic Hellenism and pass down the “Lights” of the Hellenic civilization on the next generations, so that Hellas will be once again a source of general & multi-level inspiration for the whole world

Who we are

Thanos Softsis
Basketball Coach

Qualifications
• Skilled in instructing any age players
• Skilled in instructing people with mental and physical disabilities
• Excellent in building strategies to draw maximum advantages for the team
• Skilled in evaluating players’ strength and weaknesses
• Strong insights inti safety and muscle-building programs*
• Instilled sportsmanship spirit and never give-up attitude in players
• 23 years’ experience in scouting young talents in Greece
• 15 years’ experience in scouting young talents in EuropeRead More

Giannis Kalampokis
Manager

Giannis Kalampokis born on August 15, 1978 in Ilio, Peristeri, Greece) is a Greek former professional basketball player and current basketball coach. At a height of 6'5" (1.96 m) tall, he mainly played as a swingman. He last played with AEK Athens of the Greek League. Club career Kalampokis started his career with the Neoi Palatianis juniors team in Greece, and he then made his pro debut in 1999, while playing for Palaio Faliro in the Greek A2 League. In 2003, he made his debut in the top-tier Greek League and the EuroLeague with Olympiacos Piraeus. He then played with the Greek clubs AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki. In 2007, he signed with the Greek club Panionios. In 2009, he joined the Italian League club Treviso. After playing with Treviso, he moved back to Panionios. In 2010, he joined the Greek club Ikaros. For the 2011–12 season, he moved back to PAOK,and he Read More

External Partners

Dr. Anastasios Kaburakis
Advisor

Anastasios Kaburakis holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a Law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He held Faculty appointments at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Indiana University Bloomington, and Washington University Law School in St. Louis. He is currently an Associate Professor of Management and Sports Business in the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University. Prior to academia, he practiced law and is licensed through the Thessaloniki Bar Association. While in Greece, he coached basketball at the junior and professional club levels, the national teams of Greece, and served the Read More

Chrysovalantou Sidiropoulou
Contributor

Mrs. Dipl. Business administrator Chrysovalantou Sidiropoulou was born and grew up in Germany, studied finance and controlling. She works as an IT-consultant in a huge automotive company in Germany.
She is out in the basketball environment since over 30 years, has played in diverse teams, for example TK Hannover (Oberliga), Vfl Hameln (Oberliga), also in Iraklis WBC Thessaloniki (2nd league). Actually she will play the Read More

L.L.C Globe Available Training Programs

Communication and Technical Manager of the program

Thanos Softsis

Former National Coach

Coach

+30 694 5779702

smobac@hotmail.com

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