Secondary school...when children start to grow and become young adults.
So, how do we give these young people the best experience of basketball we can so they stay with us and continue to play well into their adult life?
From Satellite Clubs, the Sainsburys School Games, the Dynamic National Schools Competition, and the Junior NBA Basketball England League, there really is something for everyone - regardless of your ability!
Our Dynamik National Schools Competition for boys and girls gives schools all over the country the opportunity to compete against each other, develop skills and most importantly have fun!
The Junior NBA Basketball England League is a brand new initiative rolled out in the London area in the 2014/2015 season. We’re really excited here at Basketball England HQ about schools getting to know us and the NBA better, and not only that but playing against each other in a bid to play in the grand final at the O2 in London when the NBA players themselves come to town! We’ve already had an amazing response and we would love to roll it out to as many schools as we can...watch this space!
If you’re a teacher go to our resources section to download ways of introducing and developing basketball in your PE lessons in a fun and engaging way. You can even build them into your existing lesson plans!
Other ways to BE Involved
There are loads of other ways to be involved in basketball whilst in secondary education.
There is a fantastic opportunity for one girls and one boys team from across the country to take part in the ISF International Basketball World Schools Championship which is held once every two years. For more information on the tournament, go to the ISF website. If you would like your club to be considered as a nominee for an upcoming tournament, please contact our education team.
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 never played at all! Check out satellite clubs for more details.