Gateway College

Basketball Academy

Gateway’s Basketball Academy started its journey in September 2010 under the guidance of Director of Basketball, Graham Blatherwick and Head Coach, Karl Brown. Having known each other for 25 years or so, the opportunity to provide a dynamic learning environment within the City of Leicester was too good to miss. The initial plan was to achieve Elite status at College level within 5 years; it has been achieved in 2! This has been achieved by:-

  •  Hard work
  •  Teaching sound basketball fundamentals
  •  Outstanding team ethic
  •  Desire from each individual to improve

Students are not recruited solely on their playing ability, the desire to learn, improve and practice hard are essential. All players will practice for 7 hours per week timetabled as a group during the College day and a further 7 hours per week in their own time, working on an individual schedule. The programme will incorporate a mixture of individual learning and improvement alongside various aspects of offensive and defensive team play. All players will be involved in a comprehensive fixture list and competition programme.

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