The London School of Basketball (LSB) is an exciting, youth-focused community program aimed at increasing sustainable basketball participation and developing grassroots infrastructure across London. Launched in spectacular fashion with global basketball superstar Kobe Bryant flying in from America to lead a special LSB coaching clinic and exclusive Q&A with young Londoners, alongside Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the program is set to change the game for the better across the capital.
LSB is fundamentally about coaching and teaching the game of basketball to the next generation with passion, energy and enthusiasm while developing a network of community clubs throughout London that are built to last. The program gets more young people playing through the provision of accessible, free coaching sessions, then develops club infrastructure around those sessions to ensure the basketball continues to grow in the local community in which they’re based.
We aim to change the lives of young people across London by providing opportunities for them to learn new skills, find positive role models and develop confidence in themselves. We even offer support in getting qualifications and work experience helping players to fulfil their potential and enjoy a brighter future. By promoting basketball in London with structured coaching, events, training courses and competitions, LSB is creating a network of self-sufficient clubs run for and by local people.
LSB encourages local people to get involved in setting up teams and running clubs. This support is vital and will ensure the future of the project by building a strong foundation routed in the community. We hope that some of the young people who currently come to LSB sessions will be inspired to become our coaches of the future.
The opportunities this program offers is making a real and positive difference to young Londoner’s and socially impacting communities across the city, changing lives for the better, and is supported by the Mayor of London, Nike, Sport England and GLL.
LSB also aims to continually inspire young people to expect more of themselves and for themselves by delivering inspirational experiences for participants involved with our programs, such as visits from superstar athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Luol Deng and Carmelo Anthony (the world’s greatest players), amongst others.
For more visit www.londonschoolofbasketball.com.