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Men’s Basketball Academy

In partnership with Bradford Dragons, we bring you our Elite Basketball Academy. The partnership offers a unique opportunity and pathway in which 16-19 year olds can progress to an NBL level side whilst gaining an education.

2 years
Full-Time
Theory & Practical

Course Info

The Academy allows student athletes studying at Calderdale College to begin their basketball career with an NBL Division 1 league club, whilst gaining a nationally-recognised BTEC qualification.

Students enrolled on the programme will benefit from training on site, in state of the art facilities at the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College. These include a double sports hall, an elite strength and conditioning and fitness suite shared with elite athletes.

Players will receive ample contact time with UKCC accredited coaches in a timetable which is structured around their academic learning, ensuring the correct balance of time to complete academic work and training.

Benefits Include

  • 4-6 hours of weekly training delivered by a team of highly qualified UKCC coaches from Bradford Dragons.
  • Specialist coaching sessions looking at specific technical and tactical aspects of basketball, leading into regular fixtures in the AoC competition calendar.
  • Weekly strength and conditioning sessions with qualified coaches along with nutritional seminars and advice.
  • Help towards achieving a scholarship to carry on playing and studying in the USA.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Please contact sportsacademies@calderdale.ac.uk  if you have any queries about the programme.