Bucks Hornets Basketball Academy

The Academy is located at Aylesbury Grammar School and in Partership with Aylesbury High School, The Grange School as well as the Aylesbury Grammar School, provides a two-year programme that combines quality basketball training with a wide choice of academic studies. The Academy is open to both Boys and Girls.

The Academy is designed to offer you the best opportunity to excel as a basketball player and perform at the highest level possible whilst you maintain your 6th Form academic studies at one of our local Partnership Schools (or other local school or college through agreement)

What does the Academy involve?

Technical certificate – A Levels, BTEC’s, GNVQ’s

England Basketball Table Official Award

England Basketball Refereeing Award

England Basketball Coaching Award

Why choose the Bucks Hornets Academy?

You will be trained by some of the best coaches in England, experienced at developing elite players.

The main benefits include:

  • A minimum of 10 hours on court time per week, in addition to your normal National League practice.
  • A personalised basketball specific strength & conditioning programme including speed, agility and plyometrics.
  • Attendance of elite performance lifestyle lectures.
  • Access to Olympic standard Physiotherapy combined with on and off court mentoring, beyond the 2-year programme.
  • The Academy can open up pathways to universities, EBL senior clubs and to European and American development systems.
  • You will have a choice of schools to attend, all within walking distance of each other, to suit your individual academic requirements at all levels.

How do I get a place on the Academy?

If you are already playing at National League standard and serious about developing your basketball skills and possibly looking to pursue a career in basketball or wanting to apply for a basketball university scholarship in the USA or Europe whilst continuing to advance your academic studies, then the Hornets Academy may be for you.  Please download our brochure and/or email: lmccarthy@buckshornets.co.uk for further information.