Diploma in Sport - Basketball Academy
4 September 2023
ABOUT THE COURSE
Our Basketball Academy is partnered with the London School of Basketball, London’s biggest basketball development programme.
Joining the academy will provide you with training, support, guidance, excellent coaching and a bespoke preparation and placement programme for American colleges.
Our sport diploma courses are specifically tailored to basketball and provide you with the education and skills to further develop your career opportunities and gain access to employment or higher level qualifications.
The sport diploma courses range from Level 1 to Level 3. Your initial application will be for a Level 1 sport course, however this will change when you attend an interview, depending on your predicted grades/qualifications.
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WHAT WILL I STUDY?
All players in our Basketball Academy will receive:
- A bespoke Level 1 to Level 3 Sport Diploma course tailored to basketball
- Free Nike academy-branded teamwear
- Professional coaching for 6 hours per week in our Enfield Centre sports facility, by professional basketball coaches with international and US college experience
- Weekly competitive games in college, academy and community basketball leagues
- On site medical support for injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Free access to the college gym and fitness suite under coach supervision
- Free fitness, strength and conditioning, exercise and nutrition programmes designed and monitored for you
- Free tickets to professional basketball games
In addition to the above, Elite Academy players will receive:
- 15 hours of professional basketball coaching and strength and conditioning per week
- Open access to daily training facilities
- Individual skills development programme tailored to your specific needs
- SAT testing preparation and tutored support classes
- Placement support for US college scholarships and top European academies
- Direct links and pathways through to professional teams in the BBL and Europe
- Opportunity to become a LSB/CONEL-sponsored athlete – with a value of up to £2500 per year
- Annual team travel abroad to compete in international competitions (Europe/USA)
- Invitations to attend national player ranking events and inclusion on internationally released ranking lists
- Full stats and player profile online
- Full game footage online and available for player showreels
- Nike training kits, tracksuit and bag
WHAT WILL I NEED?
To be considered for the Basketball Academy, you must be:
- Aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you start your course
- Enrolled onto either a full-time or part-time course at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London or any college within the Captial City College Group (Westminster Kingsway or City & Islington)
- Successful in a basketball academy trial
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
To be considered for the basketball academy you should attend one of our trials (more information and registration at www.conel.ac.uk/student-life/sports-academies/). In regards to your diploma qualification, this will be assessed through a number of practical, theory and presentation activities.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
There is no cost to being part of the basketball academy. Both the sport diploma course and basketball academy are free for all 16-18 year olds.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?
You could progress to employment in the Sport and Active Leisure sector or progress to higher level qualifications.