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MIDNIGHT MADESS PLANTS THE SEED

ICONIC SUMMER COMPETITION PLANTS THE SEED FOR LSB

MICHAEL JORDAN & NIKE JOINED FORCES TO INVEST IN A PILOT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED BY THE FOUNDER OF MIDNIGHT MADNESS TO INSPIRE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS LONDON TO PLAY BASKETBALL & DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS ON & OFF THE COURT.

THE POWER OF BASKETBALL & INSPIRATION FROM THE GAME'S BIGGEST STAR, CHANNELLED TOWARDS IMPROVING LIFE PROSPECTS & CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

THE 3 KEY GOALS OF THE PROGRAM WERE TO: (1) INCREASE BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION (2) IMPROVE ACCESS TO SAFE & SUITABLE FACILITIES (3) CONNECT LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE WITH INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS & MENTORS TO HELP SUPPORT AND GUIDE THEM THROUGH TO SUCCESSFUL LIFE OUTCOMES.

IMPROVED ACCESS TO FACILITIES

BRAND JORDAN TRANSFORMED A PREVIOUSLY ABANDONED SPACE, LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF A TROUBLED LONDON ESTATE, TO PROVIDE A SAFE & INSPIRATIONAL PLACE FOR LOCAL YOUTH TO PLAY UNDER THE 'WINGS' OF THE GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL-TIME. ACCESS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WAS FREE & AVAILABLE 7 DAYS PER WEEK AS PART OF THE PROGRAM.

INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS

MIDNIGHT MADNESS CHAMPION GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

JAY 'JUNIOR' WILLIAMS

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FORMER MIDNIGHT MADNESS WINNER & GB INTERNATIONAL, JAY 'JUNIOR' WILLIAMS, WAS SELECTED AS THE LEAD COACH & MENTOR FOR THE PILOT PROJECT. THROUGH JAY'S LEADERSHIP, A NEW CLUB BASED AT THE JORDAN COURT WAS CREATED, THE KENNINGTON GENERALS, WHO CONTINUE TO SERVICE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH COACHING AND COMPETITIONS TODAY.

WHAT WE'VE DONE

20,219

PLAYERS ACTIVELY ENGAGED ON LSB PROGRAMS

332

COACHES QUALIFIED THROUGH THE LSB

217

NEW TEAMS CREATED THROUGH THE LSB

6,402

GAMES FACILITATED BY THE LSB

28%

INCREASE IN BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS LONDON

A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS COMMITTED TO POSITIVE CHANGE

THE SUCCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT MADNESS PROGRAM ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF A CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS WHO DEVISED, DEVELOPED & DELIVERED BY GRASSROOTS CHARITY REACH & TEACH. FUNDED, SUPPORTED AND ENDORSED BY BRAND JORDAN & NIKE. HOSTED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL & THE SPORT ACTION ZONE. THIS GROUNDBREAKING BASKETBALL PILOT PROGRAM SERVED AS THE 'SEED' FOR WHAT WOULD EVOLVE INTO THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL.

GLOBAL ICON FLIES INTO LONDON TO SUPPORT GAME-CHANGING COMMUNITY BASKETBALL INITIATIVE

MICHAEL JORDAN & NIKE JOINED FORCES TO INVEST IN A PILOT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO INSPIRE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS LONDON TO PLAY BASKETBALL & DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS BOTH ON & OFF THE COURT.

THE POWER OF BASKETBALL & INSPIRATION FROM THE GAME'S BIGGEST STAR, CHANNELLED TOWARDS IMPROVING LIFE PROSPECTS & CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

THE 3 KEY GOALS OF THE PROGRAM WERE TO: (1) INCREASE BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION (2) IMPROVE ACCESS TO SAFE & SUITABLE FACILITIES (3) CONNECT LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE WITH INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS & MENTORS TO HELP SUPPORT AND GUIDE THEM THROUGH TO SUCCESSFUL LIFE OUTCOMES.

INCREASE BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION

THE PROGRAM DELIVERED OVER 4,500 HOURS OF FREE COACHING & COMPETITIONS FOR LOCAL PLAYERS, WHICH LED TO 3 NEW COMMUNITY CLUBS BEING DEVELOPED - PROVIDING MULTIPLE BASKETBALL SESSIONS EACH WEEK FOR OVER 750 YOUNG PEOPLE, NEW TO THE SPORT.

IMPROVED ACCESS TO FACILITIES

BRAND JORDAN COMPLETELY RENOVATED A PREVIOUSLY NEGLECTED & ABANDONED SPACE, LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF A TROUBLED LONDON ESTATE, TO PROVID A SAFE & INSPIRATIONAL PLACE FOR LOCAL YOUTH TO PLAY UNDER THE 'WINGS' OF THE GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL-TIME. ACCESS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WAS FREE & AVAILABLE 7 DAYS PER WEEK, AS PART OF THE PROGRAM.

INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS & MENTORS

FORMER GB INTERNATIONAL & LONDON LEGEND, JAY 'JUNIOR' WILLIAMS, WAS APPOINTED AS THE LEAD COACH & MENTOR FOR THE PILOT PROJECT. THROUGH JAY'S LEADERSHIP, 28 NEW QUALIFIED COACHES WERE DEVELOPED FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, WITH 12 RE-INVESTING THEIR NEW SKILLS BACK INTO THE PROGRAM IN HELPING REACH & TEACH A CONTINUOUS INFLUX OF NEW PLAYERS.

A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS COMMITTED TO POSITIVE CHANGE

DEVISED, DEVELOPED & DELIVERED BY GRASSROOTS CHARITY REACH & TEACH. FUNDED, SUPPORTED AND ENDORSED BY BRAND JORDAN & NIKE. HOSTED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL & THE SPORT ACTION ZONE. THIS GROUNDBREAKING BASKETBALL PILOT PROGRAM SERVED AS THE 'SEED' FOR WHAT WOULD EVOLVE INTO THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL.

MICHAEL JORDAN

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION TO EXPECT MORE OF THEMSELVES AND FOR THEMSELVES THROUGH THE POWER OF BASKETBALL, IGNITED BY A TRANSCENDENT SPORTS ICON.

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LEARN NEW SKILLS - MAKE NEW FRIENDS - HAVE A GREAT TIME

- ABOUT OUR CAMPS -

LSB Skills Development Camps are a lot of fun for young players passionate about basketball and are guaranteed to help players improve fundamental basketball skills, technical understanding of the game and overall health and fitness of every single camper, from the absolute beginner through to the next emerging hoops star!

LSB Camps cover all of the core fundamentals and teach campers how to master the techniques around dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defence, spatial awareness and movement off of the ball.  We welcome early stage beginners and work with them to introduce the basics, through to advanced players who will work with our advanced coaches on refined skills, understanding and more complex techniques.

Our camps also provide plenty of opportunities for players to test their newly acquired skills in exciting, organised NBA-styled league games!  Represent your favourite team in real, live-action, 5-on-5 officiated games, where you are the star!  Compete for the league title and earn your place on the Camp All-Star team!  Fantastic prizes to be won for players of all abilities!

LSB Camps are not just about rewarding talented players. We encourage and help develop winning characteristics in young people that contribute to well-balanced, positive, well-behaved 'champions' on and off the court.  Respect, good work-ethic, listening & communication skills, team-work, goal-setting and self-empowerment are all embedded into our coaching ethos at our camps, delivered through engaging, fun-filled session plans by fully-qualified, DBS certified, energetic coaches who are passionate about passing on the 'magic' of basketball  to the next generation.

Our camps are for both boys and girls across multiple age groups from 7-18 year olds.  We cater to a wide age range and mix of abilities by splitting participants into age and skills-appropriate groups, then provide focused coaching for each group that develops skills at the right pace and level for every single camper.

Our coaches pride themselves at being the best they can be so we can provide each and every single participant with the tools they need to get better and feature some of the best development coaches in the city, alongside featured special guests on hand to make each LSB camp a truly memorable experience.

We celebrate the success of progress with all of our participants with a range of awards and prizes at the end of the week and provide positive feedback to ensure all of the hard work and effort of each child is recognised and encouraged to carry forward post-camp.

Additional Camp Highlights:

  • Official Camp T-Shirt for every camper
  • 10:1 ratio of camper to coach
  • Learn and develop skills at our focused coaching stations
  • 'NBA' styled player drafts where everyone is a 'star'
  • Play in 'NBA' Finals series and compete to earn your place in the 'All-Star' team
  • Skills based competitions and camp 'homework' journals to reinforce learning
  • Multiple camp awards and prizes for Most Valuable Teammate, MVP and Most Improved

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT AN UPCOMING LSB CAMP

WHAT THEY SAY:

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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 ;) 

ABOUT US

LEARN - PLAY - DEVELOP - PROGRESS

LEARN TO PLAY THE RIGHT WAY - WITH THE LSB

If you’re interested in basketball, you’ve come to the right place…

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.

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, Sport England and Nike, alongside a supportive team of NBA superstars, that includes Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Scottie Pippen, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd - the LSB is inspiring more people to play more often and providing the opportunities, access, and support to make it all happen.

We specialise in basketball coaching for players of all abilities through a quality-assured, expansive city-wide network of passionate coaches who are highly-motivated to teach the game to the next generation.

We also facilitate educational programs to develop new and improved coaches, stronger local community clubs and remain committed to increasing basketball participation and creating more opportunities for young Londoners to LEARN, PLAY, DEVELOP & PROGRESS within the game, all across the capital.

If you are interested in the game at any level, as a player, coach, volunteer, or fan come and join us and get involved!

WHAT WE DO

LEARN

Come along and learn how to play at one of our LSB sessions. We offer classes and programs for all abilities and welcome interested players from absolute beginners onwards. Our network of quality-assured coaches deliver skills and age appropriate lessons that are designed to be fun, accessible and informative for ages 5 through to adult.

PLAY

Play basketball with the LSB at one of our affiliated clubs, competitions, leagues, or events. Whether you're looking for somewhere to play locally or trying to find a team to play with or against across the city - we've got you covered. Compete against your own age group and challenge players of similar abilities, in the CBL or LDN League.  Get Your Game On.

DEVELOP

Develop your skills at a LSB  Academy, partnered with leading colleges across the city, where you can combine your basketball training alongside your education as you explore how far you can push your potential.  We provide excellent coaching, challenging competitions and access to opportunities that support your development on and off the court.

PROGRESS

You've put in the work, developed your game - it's time to prove it. Showcase your skills and take your career to the 'Next Level' through one of our partnered event platforms which provide unbiased assessment of your ability and then help in marketing your talent to the coaches and teams who can help you secure your next basketball career step.

WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH

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WHAT THEY SAY:

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR NEW CAMP & EVENT UPDATES

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 ;) 

WHAT WE DO

LEARN

Come along and learn how to play at one of our LSB sessions. We offer classes and programs for all abilities and welcome interested players from absolute beginners onwards. Our network of quality-assured coaches deliver skills and age appropriate lessons that are designed to be fun, accessible and informative for ages 5 through to adult.

PLAY

Play basketball with the LSB at one of our affiliated clubs, competitions, leagues or events. Whether you're looking for somewhere to play locally or trying to find someone to play with or against across the city - we've got you covered. Compete against your own age group and challenge players of similar abilities.

DEVELOP

We run coaching courses and club development workshops throughout the year to help you develop your skills as a coach, organiser and administrator so you can successfully build your own club in your own community on your own terms.

PROGRESS

Our LSB Academies and Masterclasses provide elite skills development for players ready to take their game to the next level with professional level coaches and pathways through to college and university scholarships and professional teams at home and abroad.

WHAT THEY SAY

Lebron James4-time World Champion & NBA Most Valuable Player
"It's been a great day down at the London School of Basketball. The coaches are doing a great job of getting young players from London into the game. I'm excited to be involved in helping give more opportunities back to the next generation"
Kobe Bryant5-time World Champion & NBA Scoring Champion
"Coaches are focused on teaching the fundamentals, which is the right way to go for young players to begin to build skills. I've had a good time working with the kids at the London School of Basketball clinic and look forward to seeing how they develop in the years to come."
Scottie PippenNBA Legend & 6-Time Champion
"The coaches here care about the players - you can see that in their approach."
Jason KiddNBA Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist
"The Masterclass was a lot of fun and we got the chance to work on some new skills with the London School of Basketball players that they can hopefully use to continue to get better."
Chris PaulOlympic Champion & 9-Time NBA All-Star
"The whole (clinic) experience here has been unbelievable. I've had a great time and look forward to coming back to London to do this again."
Carmelo Anthony2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist & NBA Scoring Champion
"Kids here (at the LSB) are working hard, I can see that, but the most important thing is, they are all having fun. It's a great atmosphere."

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INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS DEVELOPED FROM LSB AFFILIATED CLUBS

319

LSB QUALIFIED COACHES

217

LSB TEAMS

800+

GAMES PER YEAR

25

LONDON BOROUGHS INVOLVED

LAYING FOUNDATIONS: MIDNIGHT MADNESS

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