Northfleet Basketball Academy

“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

Dan Akin

Dan Akin

“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 – Messina, Italy – Serie C 2019-20’

Sam Lane

Sam Lane

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

 

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 parrym@ntc.kent.sch.uk or +44 (0)1474 533802