Basketball Academy

Northfleet Technology College Basketball Academy

(Kent Crusaders Basketball Academy)

The Basketball Academy provides a professional, structured programme of coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science and video analysis to allow players to develop at an elite level.  There is a heavy emphasis on skill development and teaching players how to read the game.  Over two years we aim to teach our athletes how to play and understand a variety of systems that will allow them to succeed wherever they go after the Academy—whether that is Europe, America or the UK.


Performance Programme

The weekly programme provides a variety of activities, balanced with the players’ academic commitments.  Players will have training sessions every day, with up to 3 sessions some days.  Additionally there will be 3 opportunities to gain coaching and officiating qualifications.  A typical week includes:

  • 3 Academy training sessions
  • 2 National League training session
  • 2 strength and conditioning sessions
  • 1 classroom/video session
  • 4 additional skill sessions
  • 1-2 Academy games
  • 1-2 U18/Men’s National League games

During my time at the Academy I was able to understand where I was as a player and what I needed to do to get to the next level.  I developed my Basketball skills and knowledge which prepared me for my future.’

Sam Lane ‘Castanea Basket Serie C 2019-20


During my time at the academy I have developed from an athlete to a high level basketball player.  The environment at Northfleet has enabled me to learn how to read the game and compete at an elite level’

Dan Akin  ‘University of Maryland Baltimore County, NCAA D1 & Great Britain u20



Selection and Contact

Selection is based on a variety of factors which are assessed on an individual basis through interview and trial.

For more information contact the Director of Basketball, Martin Parry or 01474 533802




British Government Announcement of School Closure - FOR SOME STUDENTS ONLY

Dear Parents, following yesterday’s announcement by the British government, all schools will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the government have asked schools to continue to provide a service for those parents who work in critical services such as NHS, police, fire, social care and supermarkets. Although I expect the government will clarify more detail shortly, if you believe this applies to you then please confirm with the school office this morning in the following way; please email Please note that evidence will be required to show your Key Worker status & this can be scanned to the office email address. I appreciate that this is a chaotic time but we need this information TODAY to organise staff for those children who will be in school.