‘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, former academy player who now plays for the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Division 1 of the NCAA.
‘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, former academy player who now plays professionally for Manchester Giants in the BBL and founder of Tuice, a unique green tea drinks brand.
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.
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 2 opportunities to gain coaching and officiating qualifications. A typical week includes: