BOOST

What is BOOST?

BOOST is the LBA’s most successful programme in terms of social impact, which we have been running in London schools with huge success for the past 6 years. Now we want to extend this programme to other organisations in London such as youth clubs and sports clubs. Participants can also sign up on an individual basis or be referred to us directly.
Whilst the LBA focuses most of our programming on young Londoners, moving forward we will be allocating 15% of our resources to recruiting adults into BOOST, as we believe that adults face significant, and often overlooked barriers to getting involved in sport – we want to address this issue. We believe that with their increased life experience, adults have a lot to offer within this initiative and through expanding adult engagement with BOOST we can bring a more balanced representation to this space.
The core motivation of BOOST is to use basketball to empower people to better themselves through our multidimensional approach involving:
  • Mentorship
  • Training & Qualifications
  • Physical Activity
  • Building social connections
  • Increasing employability
Through BOOST, the LBA wants Londoners from all backgrounds to get involved in basketball whilst we support organisations in building their own self-sufficient basketball programme. Even if you are not from a school, youth club or sports club, but still want to get involved in BOOST, please do feel free to sign up. Once signed up, we will make contact so we can start a conversation about what aspects of BOOST you wish to connect your organisation to.

Details

  • School
  • Youth Club
  • Sports Club
  • Individual
  • Other
We have been running BOOST in schools now for over 6 years, which due to its success the LBA has received the Charity Excellence Framework’s Quality Mark. It works so well because it allows participants to engage with basketball in different ways depending on their requirements – there are lots of benefits from basketball aside from playing!

Benefits

  1. Certifications. The LBA will provide training for programme participants to become certified as coaches, referees and/or table officials. Once certified, they can go on to attain paid roles. This training is also open to teachers and parents from your school.
  2. Basketball activities. We can facilitate a range of basketball activities in your school which are accessible to total beginners as well as those who may be more advanced. At the LBA we strongly believe that sport is for everyone and being active in of itself is just as important as being a skilled player.
  3. Paid Opportunities. With their new certification, skills and experience, we help to streamline participants into flexible paid coaching, officiating and media opportunities via the AllOfficials platform.
  4. Volunteering. Volunteering will allow for certified students to put the knowledge they have gained through their certification into practice. Beyond the court, we can also provide work experience at our head office for young people interested in building their CV. Volunteering with the LBA can be complementary to other schemes your school participates in such as Duke of Edinburgh, Sports Leaders and/or employability schemes.
  5. Mentorship. Through BOOST young people will be matched with mentors from the programme outset. Not only are mentors vital in supporting their volunteering and training, but BOOST mentorship is also a way for young people to meet others from a variety of circumstances with whom they can build positive social connections.
  6. Connection. Sport is one of the best ways to build positive social skills with your peer group. We at the LBA know from experience how basketball can be used to connect young people across different communities, bridging cultural and social divides.
  7. Holiday Activities. During the school holidays the LBA can facilitate provisions from basketball activities to volunteering to work experience depending on what your school needs – activities to keep young people occupied and productive whilst out of school.
  8. Pro Basketball Games. The LBA has a special relationship with the National Basketball League, and we can provide opportunities for participants to go to games and meet with professional players.

FAQ

This programme becomes self-sufficient once a number of your students and members of staff become certified and experienced as coaches and referees – they are now able to support the continuation of the programme and mentor others wanting to get involved with basketball. It is important to note that the certification opportunities are also available to parents and other family members so they can get involved too. The LBA is also able to provide 19 Duty of Care courses. The key to self-sufficiency is getting your school qualified.
The London Basketball Association is here to support your school with coaching and officiating equipment, providing supporting staff such as coaches, as well as administrative support. Even if your school doesn’t have a basketball court, we can organise another venue in your locality.
One of the key features of this programme is its flexibility – once your school is signed up, we can tailor this programme to meet your school’s preferences, for example, your school would like to introduce basketball activities into your extracurricular activities programme, but has no need for voluntary opportunities for students. Feedback will be gathered from participants throughout the programming directly so that we can measure the success of BOOST and adapt it as required.

Requirements

  • To undertake the certification training, participants must be over the age of 14. All other aspects of BOOST are open to younger ages.
We have been successfully running BOOST in schools across London for over 6 years, and we now want to extend this offer to youth clubs. This programme has worked so well previously because it allows participants to engage with basketball in different ways depending on their requirements – there are lots of benefits from basketball aside from playing!

Benefits

  1. Certifications. The LBA will provide training for programme participants to become certified as coaches, referees and/or table officials. Once certified, they can go on to attain paid roles.
  2. Basketball activities. We will facilitate a range of basketball activities which are accessible to total beginners as well as those who may be more advanced. At the LBA we strongly believe that sport is for everyone and being active in of itself is just as important as being a skilled player.
  3. Paid Opportunities. With their new certification, skills and experience, we help to streamline BOOST participants into flexible paid coaching, officiating and media opportunities via the AllOfficials platform, as well as more secure employment depending on their requirements.
  4. Volunteering. Volunteering will allow for certified programme participants to put the knowledge they have gained through their certification into practice. Beyond the court, we can also provide work experience at our head office for young people interested in building their CV.
  5. Mentorship. Through BOOST young people will be matched with mentors from the programme outset. Not only are mentors vital in supporting their volunteering and training, but BOOST mentorship is also a way for young people to meet others from a variety of circumstances with whom they can build positive social connections.
  6. Connection. One of the key challenges faced by those who may be out of work and/or employment is that they also find themselves socially excluded and isolated from their peer group. We at the LBA know from experience how basketball can be used to connect young people across different communities, bridging cultural and social divides.
  7. Holiday Activities. During the school holidays the LBA can facilitate provisions from basketball activities to volunteering to work experience opportunities depending on the needs of your young people – activities to keep young people occupied and productive whilst out of education.
  8. Pro Basketball Games. The LBA has a special relationship with the National Basketball League, and we can provide opportunities for young people to go to games and meet with professional players.

FAQ

This programme becomes self-sufficient once a number of your youth club members are certified and experienced as coaches and referees – they are now able to support the continuation of the programme and mentor others wanting to get involved with basketball. It is important to note that the certification opportunities are also available to staff members and parents so they can get involved too. The LBA is also able to provide 19 Duty of Care courses to every youth club that signs up. The key to self-sufficiency is getting your organisation qualified.
The London Basketball Association is here to support your youth club with coaching and officiating equipment, venue costs, providing supporting staff such as coaches, HR resources, marketing and financial advice as well as administrative support.
One of the key features of this programme is its flexibility – if you sign your club up to BOOST, the LBA can tailor this programme to meet your needs. Feedback will be gathered from participants throughout the programming directly so that we can measure the success of BOOST and adapt it as required.

Requirements

  • To undertake the certification training, participants must be over the age of 14. All other aspects of BOOST are open to younger ages.
We have been successfully running BOOST in schools across London for over 6 years, and we now want to have sports clubs involved. This programme has worked so well previously because it allows participants to engage with basketball in different ways depending on their requirements – there are lots of benefits from basketball aside from playing!

Benefits

  1. Certifications. The LBA will provide training for programme participants to become certified as coaches, referees and/or table officials. Once certified, they can go on to attain paid roles.
  2. Basketball activities. We can facilitate a range of basketball activities which are accessible to total beginners as well as those who may be more advanced – this depends on the level of play at your club. At the LBA we strongly believe that sport is for everyone and being active in of itself is just as important as being a skilled player.
  3. Paid Opportunities. With their new certification, skills and experience, we help to streamline people into flexible paid coaching, officiating and media opportunities via the AllOfficials platform, as well as more secure employment depending on requirements.
  4. Volunteering. Volunteering will allow for certified BOOST participants to put the knowledge they have gained through their certification into practice. Beyond the court, we can also provide work experience at our head office for those interested in building their professional skill set.
  5. Mentorship. Through BOOST, participants will be matched with mentors from the programme outset. Not only are mentors vital in supporting their volunteering and training, but BOOST mentorship is also a way for people to meet others with whom they can build positive social connections.
  6. Connection. Sport is one of the best ways to build positive social skills with your peer group. We at the LBA know from experience how basketball can be used to connect people across different communities, bridging cultural and social divides.
  7. Holiday Activities. During the school holidays the LBA can facilitate extra provisions from basketball activities to volunteering to work experience opportunities depending on the needs of your club.
  8. Pro Basketball Games. The LBA has a special relationship with the National Basketball League, and we can provide opportunities for participants to go to games and meet with professional players.

FAQ

This programme becomes self-sufficient once a number of your club members are certified and experienced as coaches and referees – they are now able to support the continuation of the programme and mentor others wanting to get involved with basketball. It is important to note that the certification opportunities are also available to staff members and parents so they can get involved too. The LBA can provide 19 Duty of Care courses to every club that signs up. The key to self-sufficiency is getting your club qualified.
The London Basketball Association is here to support your club with coaching and officiating equipment, venue costs, providing supporting staff such as coaches as required, HR resources, marketing and financial advice as well as administrative support if needed.
One of the key features of this programme is its flexibility – if you sign your club up to BOOST, the LBA can tailor this programme to meet your club’s needs. Feedback will be gathered from participants throughout the programming directly so that we can measure the success of BOOST and adapt it as required.

Requirements

  • To undertake the certification training, participants must be over the age of 14. All other aspects of BOOST are open to younger ages.
We at the LBA understand that you may be a basketball enthusiast, but haven’t yet been able to find your basketball community. If this sounds like you, then please sign up so we can connect you to an organisation that is connected to BOOST.
An individual may also be signed up by a parent/legal guardian or social worker on their behalf.
This programme works well because it allows you to engage with basketball in different ways depending on your personal motivations – there are lots of benefits from basketball aside from playing!

Benefits

  1. Certifications. The LBA can provide training for you to become certified as a coach, referee and/or table official. Once certified, we will support you in finding paid roles.
  2. Basketball activities. We will facilitate a range of basketball activities which are accessible to total beginners as well as those who may be more advanced. At the LBA we strongly believe that sport is for everyone and being active in of itself is just as important as being a skilled player. Please sign up, whatever your ability.
  3. Paid Opportunities. With your new certification, skills and experience, we can help to streamline you into flexible paid coaching, officiating and media opportunities via the AllOfficials platform, as well as more secure employment depending on your requirements.
  4. Volunteering. Once certified, volunteering will allow you to put the knowledge you have gained into practice. Beyond the court, we can also provide work experience at our head office if you are interested in further building your professional skill set.
  5. Mentorship. Through BOOST we will match you to a mentor from the outset who will support you throughout the programme.
  6. Connection. If you are out of work and/or employment it can be hard to connect to your peer group. We at the LBA know from experience how basketball can be used to bring people together.
  7. Holiday Activities. During the school holidays the LBA can facilitate provisions from basketball activities to volunteering to work experience depending on your needs.
  8. Pro Basketball Games. The LBA has a special relationship with the National Basketball League, and we can provide opportunities through BOOST for you to attend games and meet with professional players.

FAQ

Once you have signed up, the LBA will review organisations in your locality that are connected to BOOST based on your needs and preferences. The LBA will be sure to fully assess your needs before you are referred to a partner organisation.
If you feel there are barriers which prevent you from getting involved in BOOST, then please make us aware of what these are when you sign up. The LBA has the resources to support you with any clothing and/or equipment you may need to participate in BOOST.
One of the key features of this programme is its flexibility – when you sign up, the LBA will assess your needs so that we can tailor this programme to meet your needs. We will need your feedback throughout the programming so that we can measure the success of BOOST and find out whether it is working for you.

Requirements

  • To undertake the certification training, participants must be over the age of 14. All other aspects of BOOST are open to younger ages.

What if my organisation does not fit any of these categories?

If you are from an organisation which isn’t listed on this page, but want to get involved in BOOST, then please do feel free to sign up. Once signed up, we will make contact so we can have a conversation about what aspects of BOOST you wish to connect your organisation to
If you have any questions regarding BOOST please email: [email protected]

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