Basketball Academy (2021 version)

Full Time

About the course

The Basketball Academy is a performance programme developed by New College to meet the needs and aspirations of all committed players. It is designed for students aged 16-19 years who wish to develop their skills. It offers competitive Basketball and training in combination with full or part-time education.

The programme caters for all abilities and includes matches against a variety of teams. Coaching will be undertaken by England Basketball qualified coaches, experienced in National League and County Basketball. Alongside the Basketball training you will take a full or part-time academic programme.

Entry requirements

Students of all abilities are welcome, male and female; commitment to the programme and dedication to improve your skills is essential. There will be a trial process, which all are welcome to attend.

Where next?

Players will have the opportunity to access the England Basketball performance programme pathways. All players will have the opportunity to gain coaching and officiating qualifications, broadening the opportunities for future employment.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be asked for an annual contribution of £60 towards the cost of being an Academy player and the benefits of being affiliated to the England Basketball and the National League programme. The coaching qualification will be at additional cost to the learner and this will be discussed towards the end of the playing season. This is an optional extra.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


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