London United are currently looking to recruit players for our full time academy programme for the 2018-19 season.
Opening training sessions will take place throughout the Summer break on Thursdays 5:30-7pm (first session starting 2nd August) at Alec Reed Academy (UB5 5LQ) for players aged 16-19 interested in our ABL Championship winning Academy programme.
We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Alec Reed Academy which provides young aspiring basketball players the opportunity to continue to develop to an elite level alongside their chosen academic studies.
Each student receives a tailor made full-time programme consisting of a minimum of 10 hours on court training per week in addition to 4 hours strength and conditioning training fully integrated with their academic programme. Players can choose from a wide choice of BTEC and A Level courses. To see the full prospectus for the academic courses on offer please click here.
Players have the opportunity to compete in National League U18 or Senior competitions including Division Two and Four. In addition, we are proud to offer the unrivalled experience of inclusion in the European Youth Basketball League in which our players have the opportunity to compete against Europe’s elite Junior players.
After claiming the ABL title within the second season of entering the competition with our Alec Reed Academy programme we have secured our place in EABL competition for the 2018/19 season. The Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) features the top U19 programmes and is the highest level of Schools / Colleges competition in the country. This weekly competition thoroughly supports the needs of potential elite athletes by giving them the opportunity to test their skills at the highest level possible during the academic calendar.
Students on our full time programme will have the opportunity to compete in the following competitions:
U20 European Youth Basketball League (EYBL)
U18 Men’s National League South Premier
U18 Men’s National League South Conference
Senior Men Division 2
Senior Men Division 4 (based completely on U19 players)
There is no cost of training or involvement in domestic competition for all players on our full time 16-19 academy programme. Please click here for costs of uniform and international trips.
Students graduating from our programmes will be offered numerous progression routes into British and USA Universities.
For more information or to apply please contact:
Director of London United