College.

We are confident if a young person has played and liked basketball at all levels of education up to now; they will be more likely to be playing outside of school and in a club based set up, or at the least will continue to play in their next level of studies. 

Satellite clubs give a really great way for young people in education to experience basketball in a fun and informal way outside of the sessions they have in school. It doesn’t matter what ability you are, whether you’re in the team at school or have even played at all! 

Another way for young people in education who are really interested in basketball and want to consider it as a career is the AASE programme. This is a nationally recognised sports based qualification which not only allows players to progress their playing game, but looks at all different elements of the sport. Visit the AASE section of our website for more details on whether this is something you or someone you know should pursue.

We also partner with the Association of Colleges Sport (AOC) who looks after sport in colleges all over the country and run leagues and events which are supported by us. The Elite Academy Basketball League, Women’s Elite Academy Basketball League and Academy Basketball League are competitions we run in partnership with the AOC who runs the highest level of competition for schools and colleges, so if you’re committed to basketball and want to play competitively at a high level, it might be worth looking at a college who is involved in this. The league involves all the institutions which run our AASE programme and the other teams are made up of schools and colleges which have previously achieved basketball success.