Kinross College Basketball Academy combines practical and theoretical components of basketball and general fitness for year 7 to 10 student athletes. The Kinross College Academies (basketball and soccer) follow a holistic approach to sporting as it looks to not just grow the athlete but the person also. By engaging in various sessions and workshops throughout the years.
To develop the basketball ability of our student athletes by combining both on court, strength and conditioning and theoretical sessions.
Although there are aspects of the academy aimed at team improvement the main on court aim is to develop each individual student athletes’ basketball skills, decision making and understanding of the game.
Year 7 student athletes are timetabled 2 x 60-minute sessions per week sharing the time between on court and off court theoretical sessions along with beginning basic strength and conditioning sessions, these sessions occur during their physical eductaion (PE) lesson.
Year 8, 9 & 10 student athletes will be timetabled 5 x 60-minute sessions per week, the sessions breakdowns per week:
- 2 x on court basketball session
- 1 x theory lesson
- 1 x cross sport session
- 1 x health lesson
Additional out of school hours training and games will be organised and it is the expectation that all student athletes will make themselves available for these.
All year groups will focus on the below at differing levels;
- Current individual skills
- Current team concepts
- Strength & conditioning
- Psychological development – communication, leadership & goal setting
- Video analysis – use of HUDL software
- Theoretical lessons
For current individual year groups programs please contact unit coordinator Adam Gunnis (information below)
Trials to be conducted in term 2 for incoming year 7 student athletes, places per year group will be limited.
Entry into the basketball academy is through trial and primary / previous school report. Applications to be directly handed in to Kinross College, more information to come.
Where numbers permit academy will be split in to two, an elite academy will be chosen along with a developing academy.
For further information about the program please contact Adam Gunnis – Coordinator of Kinross College Basketball Academy or Steele Morrell – Health and Physical Education Head of Department.