There are no 'secrets' to becoming a player coveted by coaches at the next level. Understanding the 3 basic steps you need to take to become a player who is recruited rather than overlooked will help you and your parents develop a plan that best supports your success:
LSB Academies compete in the ABL (Academies Basketball League), CBL (Community Basketball League) and through our club linked partnerships, the EYBL (European Youth Basketball Leauge). In addition, LSB Academies compete in international junior tournaments, across the globe. With 30-40 games per season, we provide ample opportunities for you to compete and test yourself against the best players in your age group.
LSB Academies provide 10-15 hours of dedicated coaching per week for players interested in developing their skills. Work ethic and dedication are one thing, but without good coaching, the results of all of that hard work are likely to be less than they could be. Our Academies place you with coaches who have been where you are striving to get to, with the necessary skills to develop your talent so you can be the best you possibly can be. With so many games on a typical LSB Academy schedule, you will have increased opportunities to showcase what you're learning in real competitions.
All ABL games are recorded and digitised and made available to all of our players. New for the 2021/22 season, all of the CBL games and international tournament games are also being recorded (and in some cases, live-streamed). At a LSB Academy, you have the opportunity to build a major bank of game footage of you performing at your best, which is the medium coaches in America, Europe and the UK will request from you as soon as they are aware of you as a potential prospect. Player 'mixtapes' come from these games, which are used to increase your exposure online, both directly and indirectly. New for the 2021/22 season, top players from our Academies will also feature on college prospect player ranking lists distributed throughout our wide network of US college and European academy coaching networks. Once your game is 'ready' we want to let the world know abut you. Increased exposure = more opportunity.
The London School of Basketball (LSB) is London's biggest and most exciting grassroots basketball development agency, who focus on teaching the game from the grassroots up. The LSB specialise in basketball coaching for players of all abilities through a quality-assured, expansive network of qualified coaches and clubs throughout the capital. We also facilitate educational programs to develop new and improved coaches, stronger clubs and remain committed to creating more opportunities for young Londoners to LEARN, PLAY, DEVELOP & PROGRESS within the game, all across the city.
The Community Basketball League (CBL) is the most coveted grassroots basketball competition in London with over 2,000 registered players representing North, East, West, and South London. Our league provides organised competitions and playing opportunities for a wide range of abilities from early-stage beginners through to the future stars of our game! We strive to drive excitement and character-building playing experiences for young people across our league, while promoting the values of positive sports competition so our players develop lifelong healthy habits and an appreciation and love of the game. If you're into basketball and in London, get involved...you'll be glad you did ;)