Please click on the questions below to find answers to the most common skills development camp queries.  However if you don't find an answer to your specific question, remember you can always get in touch directly for further help and information.

A basketball camp is an instructional coaching enviroment for developing players that typically lasts for several hours, over consecutive days - providing participants with a longer, more qualitiative learning opportunity than they may be able to achieve in a typical weekly coaching session.


Camps are characterised by the provision of a broad base of coach-led lessons, designed to help improve the core skills and technical understanding for all participants involved.  

Basketball camps are practical coaching sessions designed to introduce and develop new skills to players of varying abilities.  Good camps should have a healthy balance between active physical participation, supported with the appropriate theoretical education that introduce players to the 3 key stages of learning:

(1) Cognitive - Where the player is introduced to a new skill, so will be expected to be inconsistent and make many mistakes.  At this stage, players require support and clear and postive guidance to show and tell them what they need to do.  At a good camp, coaches should be able to correctly demonstrate and explain the new skill using relatable, easy-to-understand language and step-by-step visual examples that simplify the new skill so the developing player can copy and apply the skill themselves.  Coaches should reinforce correct performance from players with positive feedback, while being patient, positive and proactive in helping rectify any incorrect technique.  During this stage of learning, repetition and feedback are paramount so the pupil is clear on how to perform the skill and has sufficient time to practise the skill themselves, under the experienced eye of a suitably qualified coach.

(2) Associative - Wher the player has a better understanding of the skill and becomes more consistent in being able to successfully perform it.  At this stage, there are fewer technical mistakes which enables the player to concentrate for longer while practising the skill and process more complex information on how the new skill may be used alongside other skills or for competitive advantage.  Players start to take 'ownership' of the developing skill and reinforce ability with more refined and foucsed repetitions.

(3) AutonomousAt this stage, players develop consistency and accuracy without the need for high levels of concentration on performing the skill.  Players are able to concentrate on other team-related taks and strategies, while performing the skill and adapt performance utilising the skill well, in game situations. 

Good basketball camps should be well organised by qualified and experienced coaches/practitioners who understand all 3 stages of learning and have the necessary ability to develop players within all 3 spheres, as appropriate.


LSB camps have developed a reputation as a 'consistently excellent' basketball learning environment for young players across London, due to our highly-popular programs and repeatedly positive feedback from both local and international participants.

Our difference lies in our unique approach to basketball development. We focus on creating a fun and welcoming environment, facilitated by charismatic and inspirational coaches who truly value each participant. This emphasis on fostering a positive atmosphere leads to significant improvements in not just basketball skills, but also in developing wider life-skills such as better health, improved focus and concentration, higher levels of listening and communication abilities of each of our participants.  We help reinforce positive characteristics and contribute to the development of well-rounded, accountable and responsible young people using basketball as our tool.

We take immense pride in the diversity of our offerings, having successfully delivered over 100 different skills development camps over the past seven years. Our commitment to continuous improvement ensures that each camp experience is better than the last, offering fresh and engaging ways to learn and grow.

Feedback from former campers and parents consistently highlights the value they find in our ability to teach new skills, facilitate friendships, and deliver a fantastic experience.

With LSB, you are choosing a camp that is led by positive, responsible, and passionate professionals, dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential both on and off the court.

13-18 year old boys and girls of intermediate to advanced ability.

Please note, the Advanced Camps are not for beginners or early stage players.  Players who do not have at least 2 years playing experience of being coached on a regular basis, will find these camps technically too difficult and possibly physically too demanding.  For earlier stage players, or players under 13, please join us at one of our DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

Generally, players aged 12 and under are advised to attend one of our DEVELOPMENT CAMPS, where they will still receive excellent coaching, skills development and workloads appropriate for their age and ability.

However in some rare cases, some young players who have been playing in a structured coaching environment and have shown exceptional ability for their age group, our Advanced Camps may be appropriate.  If you feel your son/daughter fits into this category, please get in touch and detail your child's basketball playing experience and why you feel confident he/she will be able to endure the increased physical workloads applied at our Advanced Camps.  Our coaches will review your email and take a decision in the best interests of your child's development, based on the information you provide.  To request consideration for a place on an Advanced Camp for an under 13 year old player, please email:

(1) Suitable clothing - To participate in a LSB Camp, all participants must wear appropriate shoes Ideally basketball trainers/sneakers, but other trainers/sneakers are acceptable, providing they give adequate support around the feet and have a rubber outsole that does not easily slip on the playing surface.  Players also need to wear sports clothing they are comfortable exercising in.  We recommend shorts and a t-shirt, however, tracksuits are also acceptable (though keep in mind players will get warm due to the nature of the activities).

(2) Water - All participants are required to bring their own bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the day.  At most of our facilities, there are water fountains, however we recommend all campers are well equipped with their own water bottles as there are multiple hydration breaks scheduled throughout the day.

(3) Small snack - All campers are required to bring their own small snack each day of camp.  Our camps break for energy replenishment at the halfway point of each day, where campers are instructed to wash hands, eat a small snack (such as fruit or an energy bar or similar) and rehydrate with water (or juice).  All food and drink is to be prepared and provided by parents who should ensure their child comes with the food and drink in a suitable container.

(4) A basketball - All participants are encouraged to bring your own basketball for the individual training sections of a LSB Camp.  In the event that you do not bring a basketball, the LSB will have a reserve supply available for use on the day, however it is highly recommended parents invest in a basketball for your child as it will also benefit him/her post-camp and moving forwards in developing skills and ability.

Our camps are delivered on safe and secure academy sites, suitable for basketball coaching and games activities.  All venues have security gate entrance, changing and toilet facilities.  

Many of our venues also have on-site parking available, however please check our VENUES PAGE for confirmation of this relative to your site.  For full address and google map location of your site, please refer to our VENUES PAGE.

Parents are welcomed to come and watch the last 30 minutes of each camp where their child will be involved with live 5-on-5 games.  However due to the capacity capabilities of each venue, we ask that parents drop their children off, sign them in and the return at the scheduled pick up time each day.

All participants are welcomed and introduced to the coaching staff and taken through group warm ups.  

Players are then split into similar age and ability groups and assigned a coaching station with their coach and introduced to the coaching skill being taught within the learning station.  

Learning groups are then rotated through stations in 20 minute intervals, so a base set of skills are taught and reinforced with attentitive coaching that corrects technique and ensure all players understand how to perform the skills being taught fundamentally correctly.

We then reinforce the newly learnt skills through fully engaged competitive drills where we refine technique at game speed, under coach supervision.

We then break for a short 15 minute refeulling (small snack, which parents should provide).

After the break we feature a key teaching topic of the day.  After the talk, all players are drafted into balanced teams who then compete in competitive games focused on putting the newly acquired skills into real-game action. 

At the end of each day, we do a camp warm down and a quick recap on the key learning points of the day are summarised with the coaches, players are all congratulated on their efforts and encouraged for their next session.

No.  LSB Camps currently cater to day-campers with no overnight provision at this time.  Camps typically start at 9am and finish at 1pm, delivering a 4 hour, fully-engaged camp experience each day of the camp.

*Please be sure to check the specific timings of the camp you are interested in on the Camp Booking page*

No. LSB Camps do not currently accept childcare vouchers at this time.

Our cancellation and refund policy is detailed in full in section 4 of our Terms & Conditions

Please be sure to review all of the Terms & Conditions as they relate to your agreement to participate in a LSB Camp.

>LSB Terms & Conditions


We strongly recommend parents book for the full number of days you may be interested in as all places are subject to availability and our camps invariably reach capacity on pre-bookings.  However, if you book for one day and decide you'd like to book another on the same camp, we will do all we can to help accomodate a further booking if spaces allow.

No.  Registration typically opens 15 minutes before the start of camp with sign out taking place for up to 15 minutes after camp.  Parents are responsible for their children at all other times (excluding scheduled camp activities).

Please be advised of the following fees incurred for late pick ups:  

Up to 15 minutes late: Free of charge

15-30 minutes late: £15 late fee

30-60 minutes late: £45 late fee

60-120 minutes late: £90 late fee

*Please note, late fees are charged to contribute to partially covering the cost of additional charges levied to the LSB from the facility management company through which we hire facilities in the advent of any booking running later than scheduled due to late pick ups*

Yes.  All LSB camp coaches are fully-qualified and certified with the National Governing Body, DBS-checked  and suitably trained to deliver a safe, structured and technically sound basketball camp experience.

Yes.  All LSB coaching classes are insured to the value of £10M.  All LSB coaches also carry professional indemnity insurance in line with their professional coaching qualifications.  

*Please be advised that the LSB Public & Employers Liability Insurance does not absolve any participants and parents of participants in our camps from all obligations and warrants agreed to and undertaken in our Terms & Conditions which constitute the formal agreemeent between the LSB and the parent/guardian of the named participant at any of our camps or classes*

Yes.  The LSB is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all participants in our sessions.  Please take a moment to review our Safeguarding Policy, which can be found here: LSB SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Please take a moment to review our Terms & Conditions here: TERMS & CONDITIONS

No, we do not accept cash payments for our camps.  All payments for our camps are made by card, via STRIPE, or directly by BACS.


LSB Advanced Camps are for competitive basketball players ready to take their game to the next level. Our elite training programs focus on teaching and refining advanced skills, deepening strategic understanding (IQ), maximising athletic ability and building mental toughness. These camps are best suited for intermedite to advanced players who are serious about getting better and pushing their boundaries. Special emphasis is given to mastering complex individual techniques, while learning how to read the game and orchestrate the action under the guidance of our expert coaches and special guests. Our aim is to transform your game and introduce you to the next level.

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