This section of our website has been designed and created to provide players, parents, coaches and clubs guidance and advice on selecting the best route to take post-18, whether this be through the UK University or US collegiate route. We will soon be adding additional sections to provide information on other avenues to explore, including European opportunities.
Given the complex, multifaceted and optional nature of post-18 opportunities, Basketball England does not preference one route over another. However, our aim is to ensure ‘Informed Choices’ are made by players/parents in relation to following a route that will be beneficial and maximises the opportunity for our players from an education, basketball and life ambition perspective.
The educational materials and resources have been created following a 2020 research project that we undertook alongside TASS (Talented Athlete Support Scheme) where we explored the motivations, perceptions and experiences of players/parents who were considering, currently undertaking or who have gone through the UK & US development systems.
The full research project paper can be viewed here; however, we have broken this down into three sections below which include:
If you require further information or support from one of our Talent team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the links below for an overview of the UK University and US collegiate systems: