All LSB coaches are trained, qualified and fully-certified through the National Governing Body at the Level 2, 3 & 4 Levels. All of our coaches hold up-to-date DBS certification and are regularly vetted to ensure their suitability in representing our committed coaching team.
The common theme amongst all LSB coaches is their passion for the game and deep-rooted commitment to wanting to pass on the gift of basketball to the next generation. Get to know our core coaches a little better below...
(Please note, not all of the coaching staff who work at our camps will be featured on this page)
Founder & architect of Britain's biggest and most successful grassroots basketball programs. Responsible for devising and managing the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy program that brought over 10,000 new players to the game across London. Former BBL pro player and US scholarship student-athlete. Former Head Coach of U18 National League Champions with over 10 years head coaching experience across Junior & Senior National Leagues. Multi-year Junior & Senior National Champion. Winner of the Best International Coach Award in German Pro-Am Summer League. Has coached multiple players through from absolute beginner through to US scholarship award recipient level and beyond.
One of the best British point guards of all-time. Former Junior & Senior England International, 10 year pro career, 4-year starter, captain & US college scholarship recipient, captained GB National Team at World University Games. Coached National Teams at U20 and U16 levels. Head Coach of BBL Trophy National Champions, London City Royals. BBL Coach Of The Month award winner. Head coach of the London Regional U17 team. National League Coach Of The Year. Head coach of the Michael Jordan Legacy program. Senior coach on NIKE skills camps. Nationally acclaimed talent development coach. Community Coach Of The Year Award Winner. One of the best coaches in the country, bar none.
AJ Roberts joins the LSB Coaching team with a reputation as a highly-skilled offensive and defensive coach with a decorated playing career that spans across US high school, college and professionally in both America and Europe. AJ was born in Fresno, California but played his college basketball at Union University (NCAA), where he averaged 14ppg and earned 'All-Region' honours as one of the best players across his division. Roberts transferred to Union from Niagra County (N.Y.) Community College where he played two seasons of standout basketball. He was named third team all-region as a freshman and first team all-region as a sophomore in JUCO. Roberts earned the Team MVP award both seasons. In junior college, he averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks per game. Professionally, Roberts was a key player in the BBL Trophy Championship winning London City Royals team who played in British basketball’s premier league (BBL).
Germayne Forbes is widely revered in basketball circles as one of the most talented players to ever emerge from West London. After scoring 73 points in a National League game and establishing himself as an unstoppable force in English Junior basketball, he earned a full Division 1 scholarship to NCAA powerhouse Gonzaga University. An unprecedented achievement at the time, as he never attended prep school in America and went straight from the UK to the top level in the USA. A member of the Gonzaga team who went deep into the NCAA March Madness tournament, reaching the 'Sweet 16', coach Forbes is widely regarded as one of the best shooters Britain has ever produced and still sits within the 'Top 50' all-time 3 point shooters at Gonzaga. He then went on to transfer to West Georgia University, where he earned 'All-Conference' honours and established himself as one of the best 3 point and FT shooters in the country before moving on to enjoy a 12 year European and International career, highlighted by a medal winning performance for England at the Commonwealth Games (on a team he led in scoring). Coach Forbes practise habits became the stuff of legend during his playing career, often incorporating what others considered 'unorthodox' training methods into his regimen at the time, but have since proven to be at the apex of modern training technique. Now fully-qualified as an accredited coach it's an honour and a privilege to have him come back to his hometown to pass on his knowledge to the next generation.
A Level 2 fully qualified graduate of LSB's COHENEL Basketball Academy, TJ Burnett has been 'built for this' under the watchful eye of both Jay Williams and Nhamo Shire who have tabbed this young coach for major success both on and off the court. TJ was selected to carry forward the London legacy of Kobe Bryant, meeting the iconic 'Black Mamba' in 2018 who personally challenged TJ to accept the responsibility of teaching the next generation the values of the 'Mamba Mentality' through the LSB coaching programs. A challenge TJ has been successfully delivering on over the past 18 months across the city. A popular coach, particularly with the young players, TJ prides himself on preparing fun, but challenging drills, designed to build skills, knowledge and understanding of the game in developing players. This young 'Leader Of The New School' has an infectious and positive personality and is passionate about coaching the game and is well liked and respected by all of the players he coaches.
LSB Camps are always well organised and my son asks to come back time and time again. Highly recommended if you your son or daughter are into basketball and you're looking for a positive and enjoyable experience for them over the school holidays
The coaches here care about what they do, that's clear to see. I have been very impressed with the positive atmosphere and level of coaching at the camp. Most of all, my son loves the camp and all of the coaches. Nice venue too!
I've been looking for basketball camps over the holidays in London for some time now, so I was glad to find the LSB as my daughter loves basketball. After a week at the Easter camp I was blown away! So many new skills taught and the coaches really know how to include everyone in all of the activities. The motivational speech at the end was excellent! My daughter was very happy and we will be back at the next camp.