One of our regional programmes is in the form of our Regional Performance Centres. This runs alongside our other programmes such as our Regional Development Programmes. It is aimed at U13, U14 and U15 girls and boys.

What is it?
It focuses on individual player development and does not look at competition or team environment. It is purely about you as a player and making sure your skills are the best they can be so you are prepared to go out there and put them into a team environment. It is about working on your skills checklist with coaches in the national team structure to make sure we can give you the best possible chance to be as awesome at basketball as you can.

Who is it for?
It is for players under 13, 14 and 15 who have been nominated by their club or school or Performance Coaching Coordinator (PCC).

What is a Performance Coaching Coordinator (PCC)?
There is a PCC in every region, and they are the person responsible for coach selection in your region so we make sure you have access to the best coaches to make you a better player. They also talk to all the clubs in the area and have a say in which players they think have potential and can go further into the performance pathway.
How long does it run for?
This programme runs from October to May.

How much does it cost?
The programme costs £100 per player.

How do I get on the programme
If your school, club or PCC have nominated you as a player with great potential, you will be invited to your regional event to play with other people in your age group who have also been nominated. Some of our coaches will be having a look at the games and will look to see whether you’re ready straight away to be taken into the programme, or if we transfer you back to your club to work on some specific skills before being invited back again later in the season to get on the programme.

How many people are chosen?
Last year we had over 500 players on the RPC. There are 21 RPC’s over 10 regions. 10 girls’ programmes, 11 boys’ programmes (London has to have two centres they have so many players!)

How does this lead into other areas of the pathway?
This can be run alongside other areas of the pathway as it runs from October – May which does not interfere with our Regional Development Programme which runs May-September. All this experience you have racked up puts you in a brilliant position to be successful in other parts of the pathway.

How do I get in contact with the staff on the programme?
Contact our Performance Development Officer for more details.