TALENT PATHWAY

The Talent Pathway contains four tiers of progression that sits astride the adjoining Talent System and showcases the various stages of development for basketball players from the age of 11 through to senior GB representation.

The Aspire Programme sits at the base of the model and is for 11 to 15-year-old basketball players originally selected through the National Scouting, Talent Identification & Tracking Programme from a talent pool of 20,000 boys & girls in clubs & schools nationwide.

The next rung on the ladder above the Aspire Programme are the England Development Programmes (EDPs), which are based within educational institutions and cater for 16 to 19-year-old players. This stage will also benefit from the tactical and technical coaching and support that will be available at the RTHs and will aim to bridge the gap from the Aspire Programme to the England Talent Programmes (ETPs).

The pinnacle is naturally selection for GB at Under 16, Under 18, Under 20 and senior levels and that recognition will of course come as a consequence of players progressing successfully up through the Pathway. 

Full details about the Aspire Programme, the EDPs and the ETPs can be seen below: