The Elite Basketball Academy has been a great success since we introduced it in 2013. Participants will receive individual and group basketball training from our qualified and experienced team of coaches. They will help students hone their basketball skills and grow in the sport generally.
The daily format of this basketball camp includes fundamental instruction, lectures, mini competition, 1 on 1, Free Throw, Shooting, and 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 mini tournaments. There will also be team training & games with some local opposition. The main objective is not only to develop new skills and/or improve existing skills but to ensure each student leaves our basketball camp with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball and improved self-confidence.
The Epsom Elite Basketball Academy is a great place for any young basketball player who is looking to improve his/her skills, work hard during pro training sessions, make new friends and have fun!
We attracted top level coaches from all over the world since its inception in 2013. They are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their ability to work with young people coming to the basketball camp from around the world. Our coaches will work with the students to develop the following skills.
• One-on-one Moves
• Ball Handling
• Movement Without The Ball
• Man-to-man Techniques
• Defense Positioning
• Team Play
• Daily Scrimmages
• Competitive Matches
Our basketball camp is delighted once again to be based at Epsom College, just 15 miles from Central London and with easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
It boasts top class facilities in all areas, especially sport. The College was built in the early 1850s and its beautiful Gothic style buildings are set in 8 acres of quite magnificent grounds on the edge of Epsom Downs.
The soccer pitches are of the highest quality and there are numerous tennis courts, all in top class condition. There are two sports halls. There is also an indoor swimming pool, two dance studios, and several squash courts. The college is short walk to the town centre.
Recommended age range – 10-16 years
Our basketball camp is open to boys and girls between 10 and 16 years from all over the world, including Great Britain.
We welcome individuals as well as organised groups/teams to the truly international environment that the Academy offers.
Please note that this basketball camp is NOT suitable for those who are at a very basic level or who merely want social soccer, golf, dance, basketball or tennis.
Very recently refurbished, rooms are of a good standard and consist of a mixture of single, doubles and a few triples. Rooms are spacious, airy, nicely decorated and comfortable and there are plenty of showers toilet facilities near to each room. Note we cannot guarantee specific rooms for any student in advance.
A structured evening programme is offered, organised by our Director of Activities and supported by other staff, and will include such activities as discos, barbeques, film shows, sports and games.
STAFFING & PASTORAL CARE
In addition to our top quality coaching staff, we have our own staff on site 24 hours a day.
A Programme Director will oversee all aspects of this sports program and they are in constant liaison with the coaches, the school representatives, caterers, group leaders and the students themselves.
All staff are chosen for their ability to work with children and look after their various needs. They are aware that students are away from home, some of them for the first time and pastoral care is a major priority during the basketball training sessions and beyond that.
ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
We have qualified teachers on site. We offer an optional TEFL course (this must be pre-booked). 12 hours tuition per week is offered and children will be taught according to ability with emphasis placed on conversation and communication.
Epsom has an exceptional reputation for high quality food in its excellent dining room. Emphasis is placed on a good dietary balance as well as popular food allowing for different cultural tastes. There are three meals provided each day with traditional English as well as continental breakfasts; lunch and dinner with hot/cold options, a vegetarian choice as well as a salad bar.
Should a client have to cancel a booking at our basketball camp, it must be done in writing and, once received by us, we will acknowledge this in writing within three working days of receiving the client notification. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:
More than 4 weeks before commencement date – Loss of deposit
; 3-4 weeks before commencement date – -60% of holiday cost will be charged;
2-3 weeks before commencement date – 85% of holiday cost will be charged
; Less than 2 weeks before commencement date – 100% of holiday cost will be charged
The Basketball Academy includes:
- Full structured basketball training programme
with qualified FIBA & Italian Association coaches, all of whom
presently coach in the Italian Junior Basketball Championship
Competitive Matches against local teams;
- 7 nights at Epsom College full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
- 1 full day excursion (related to each sport where possible) each week with entrance paid;
- Evening social programme;
- Project International Staff on site 24hrs a day;
- 1 half day visit to watch a professional team training session (where possible);