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The LSB Skills Academy provides structured basketball coaching for 5-16 year olds, delivered by fully qualified LSB coaches across the capital.  We’ve partnered up with the London Lions and Better to deliver a fun-filled, comprehensive basketball coaching program that will develop your child’s skill level, build confidence, improve fitness and ultimately get them playing for their local team!

The Skills Academy provides a standardised curriculum focused on developing basketball fundamentals across all of our sessions and introduces the first skills grading system for developing players to provide ongoing evaluation and structure for parents and young participants alike. The ‘5 Star’ skills program gives you a clear idea of your child’s current level of ability at any given time and allow you to track his/her progress as they continue to develop throughout the program.

Players progress through our ‘5 Star’ skills program through attending regular sessions where they are taught the core fundamentals in fun-filled sessions with players of similar ability.  Players are assessed every 10 weeks and progressed up to the next level upon successful completion of basketball skills tests conducted by our senior coaching staff and technical assessors.

Through our partnership with the London Lions, if a player successfully completes a ‘Star’ evaluation, he/she is awarded with an official LSB Skills Academy certificate and a free ticket to a London Lions professional game at the Copper Box Arena!  Players who pass an assessment will have the opportunity to meet one of the Lions professional players, take pictures with the Lions mascot, Louie The Lion and be officially recognised on court, live at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!

All LSB Skills Academy sessions are aimed at providing fun, learning and skills development for young players who want to learn how to play the game the right way.  Sessions are open to absolute beginners through to the most talented youngsters across the capital – with 5 levels of Academy classes, we’re sure to have a skills appropriate session that’s just right for your child.

If you’re interested in signing up for a 14 week course of Skills Academy sessions, please fill out our registration form  and a member of our team will get back to you with updated listings of all the LSB Skills Academy sessions currently taking place across London.

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