Utilising a new super-region structure, there will be camp-based coaching throughout the year, starting in October half-term and culminating in an All-Star Tournament.
The objective is to provide quality coaching for 2007-2011-born players, reinforcing Basketball England’s Player Development Framework and the Aspire curriculum.
Players have been nominated by clubs with sessions intended to help develop potential England and Great Britain players.
Emphasis will be placed on teaching the principles of basketball and reinforcing the skills necessary to develop better players. There will also be education sessions covering topics including hydration, nutrition, sleep and injury prevention.
A new workforce of camp directors and head coaches has been appointed.
"We have assembled a group of inspiring staff that can excite our talented players and keep them committed to improving and striving for achievement.”
“I took on the role as I have knowledge and passion for the holistic approach to player welfare, which has never been more important than as we emerge from COVID-19.
“Our young people now need to look to the future in a number of positive ways, personally and through their basketball. I am happy to be able to support the coaching team and young people with them.
“I think the thing I am looking forward to on our first camp in October is players and coaches seeing old friends and making new ones with others that share the same focus and passion for basketball. Having a friend in basketball means you are always part of an ever-growing family.”
“I applied for the role to have a positive influence on players to help them develop and reach their full potential. I’m most looking forward to meeting the players at our first camp and creating a positive learning environment where all our players feel empowered to challenge one another and develop.”
All Aspire participants will be involved in camp activity within their region between October and Easter (Stage 1), before selected players move on to one of four super-region camps at Easter and in May (Stage 2).
An Aspire All-Star Tournament will then take place in early Summer 2022 as the final stage of the programme for the 2021/22 season (Stage 3).
Stage 1 – Aspire Skills Camps (Regional)
Stage 2 – Aspire Super-Region Camps
Stage 3 – Aspire All-Star Tournament
Further information (including specific dates, venues and costs) will be communicated to identified players/parents directly.