To provide elite basketball coaching of a professional standard to young players with ambition of progressing to a Junior or Senior National League standard, along with a structured academic / vocational educational programme that meets their learning needs.
How the Academy operates
An opportunity to be coached and trained regularly throughout the week aiming at developing your individual and team basketball skills whilst completing a Level 3 course of your choice.
- Comprehensive technical syllabus, covering all aspects of the game.
- You will receive your coaching from an ex-national league player and National Youth Coach.
- U19’s will compete in the England Schools Basketball Premier Division and Kent Schools Basketball Competition, whilst the U17’s will compete in the England Schools Basketball Conference and Kent Schools Basketball Competition
What can I study?
- Anything you like from the courses in your available blocks (this means your studies will not interfere with your training)
- England Basketball Level 1 Coaching Award and Level 2 Officiating Award (Added Cost)
- First Aid qualification
Who can apply?
- Anyone with basketball ability to at least district level, who can display all the necessary attributes to improve to be the best they can be
- Only players from the age of 16 and 17 years of age as at 31st August in any season will be eligible to apply
- Entry will be by formal interview and a practical assessment (trial). Testimonies from suitable people (PE teachers, club, district, national etc) are welcomed
- Open to any elite basketball players from Year 11 or 12 in Kent in year 1
- Stringent entry requirements on ability and character (5 A*-C including Maths and English)
- Students to apply to Northfleet Technology College via Kent Choices 4 U website
- Entry will be accepted upon successful trial, subsequent interview and references.