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Looking for an opportunity to play basketball between the months of November 2023 to March 2024? Look no further!

The basketball programme at the American School in London is under new management! The London Basketball Association will now be running the show and we are determined to make it a success!

The programme will have a theme for each week and will include 5v5 and the 3X3 version of the sport. We welcome young people between the ages of 5 to 15 to develop their passion for the game of basketball. As per the LBA’s mission statement, the programme will be inclusive as it is about participation and inspiring to play for a lifetime! While basketball will be the focus of the programme, the LBA places an emphasis on developing young people’s self-confidence and wellbeing in a supportive environment. Whether you are an absolute beginner or NBA ready, come and join us!

You can come to expect a well-structured programme where the LBA professional coaches will start off developing skills and concepts of the game, followed by games and challenges throughout the 12 weeks (21 hours* of on-the-court action). During the last couple of weeks, there will be a tournament setting to see who wins the trophies and medals! It will be a great place to learn, make friends, be challenged in the best way and for the young people to compete against their peers.

Dates & times

Dates: 17th & 24th March 2024

Note the altered times:

  • If your category is normally 10:00 to 11:30, it will be 09:30 to 11:30
  • If your category is normally 11:30 to 13:30, it will be 11:30 to 14:00

 

Tournament Options

There are some options to consider, such as 3×3 on the 17th, which is now an Olympic sport and a big deal around the world. 5×5 on the 24th, which is your classic basketball game and we want to expose our youth to both experiences. That said, it’s set to be fun, exciting & inspiring! The coaches will decide which will apply to their groups. Here are the details for two main options:

 

  1. Basketball Festival
    1. Unity Warm-Up
    2. Team challenges
    3. Games!
    4. Award ceremony
  2. Round-robin Tournament
    1. Coaches put “even teams” together on the day. These teams can be decided beforehand, too. Coaches have the final say.
    2. Every Team plays each other
    3. The team with the best record wins
    4. Award ceremony

 

What’s up for grabs!

  • For the 5-7 age category – medals for all participants
  • All other categories, the winners get medals
  • All categories have the following awards:
    • Most Improved Award
    • Spirit Award
    • MVP Award

 

Tournament Rules

Click here to view the rules for both 5v5 and 3X3 (Google Docs)

 

Age 5-7 | LBA Challenges

Game 1 
Game 2 
Game 3 
Game 4 
Game 5 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

USA 1st
Canada 2nd
Brazil 3rd
Portugal 4th
England 5th

 

Points per team ranking

  • 1st place = 3 points
  • 2nd place = 1 point

 


 


Boys 8-10 | British Basketball League (BBL)

MatchupsTable teamTimeResult
LionsScorchers
Patriots
10:30
 
RidersEagles 
 
PatriotsLions
Eagles
 
 
ScorchersRiders 
 
LionsEagles
Riders
 
 
ScorchersPatriots 
 
EaglesPatriots
Scorchers
 
 
RidersLions 
 
RidersPatriots
Lions
11:10
 
EaglesScorchers 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Riders 1st
Lions 2nd
Scorchers 3rd
Eagles 4th

 


 

Girls 8-11 | Womens British Basketball League (WBBL)

 Table teamTimeResult
LionsScorchers
Patriots
10:30
 
RidersEagles 
 
PatriotsLions
Eagles
 
 
ScorchersRiders 
 
LionsEagles
Riders
 
 
ScorchersPatriots 
 
EaglesPatriots
Scorchers
 
 
RidersLions 
 
RidersPatriots
Lions
11:10
 
EaglesScorchers 

 


 

 

Boys 11-12 | NCAA Tournament

  Table teamTimeResult
Game 1DukeNorth Carolina
UCCON
11:45
 
Game 2MichiganLSU 
  
Game 3UCCONDuke
LSU
 
 
Game 4North CarolinaMichigan 
  
Game 5DukeLSU
Michigan
 
 
Game 6North CarolinaUCCON 
  
Game 7LSUUCCON
North Carolina
 
 
Game 8MichiganDuke 
  
Game 9MichiganUccon
Duke
 
 
Game 10LSUNorth Carolina 
  
Game 11(1ST) SEMI-FINAL(4TH) SEMI-FINAL
5TH
13:00
 
Game 12(2ND) SEMI-FINAL(3RD) SEMI-FINAL 
  
Game 13FinalsFinals
5TH
13:15
 
Game 143rd place3rd place 

 

Team Name

Points

APPG

Rank

Duke  1st
North Carolina  2nd
LSU  3rd
Michigan  4th
UCCON  5th

 


 

 

12-15 Girls | WNBA

  Table teamTimeResult
Game 1SparksLynx
Liberty
11:45
 
Game 2MysticsStorm 
  
Game 3LibertySpark
Storm
 
 
Game 4LynxMystics 
  
Game 5SparksMystics
Mystics
 
 
Game 6LynxLiberty 
  
Game 7StormLiberty
Lynx
 
 
Game 8MysticsSparks 
  
Game 9MysticsLiberty
Sparks
 
 
Game 10StormLynx 
  
Game 11(1ST) SEMI-FINAL(4TH) SEMI-FINAL
5TH
13:00
 
Game 12(2ND) SEMI-FINAL(3RD) SEMI-FINAL 
  
Game 13FinalsFinals
5TH
13:15
 
Game 143rd place3rd place 

 

Team Name

Points

APPG

Rank

Sparks  1st
Lynx  2nd
Storm  3rd
Mystics  4th
Lynx  5th

 


 

 

Boys 13-15 | NBA

  Table teamTimeResult
Game 1LakersKnicks
Golden State
11:45
 
Game 2BullsCeltics 
  
Game 3Golden StateLakers
Celtics
 
 
Game 4KnicksBulls 
  
Game 5LakersCeltics
Bulls
 
 
Game 6KnicksGolden State 
  
Game 7CelticsGolden State
Knicks
 
 
Game 8BullsLakers 
  
Game 9BullsGolden State
Lakers
 
 
Game 10CelticsKnicks 
  
Game 11(1ST) SEMI-FINAL(4TH) SEMI-FINAL
5TH
13:00
 
Game 12(2ND) SEMI-FINAL(3RD) SEMI-FINAL 
  
Game 13FinalsFinals
5TH
13:15
 
Game 143rd place3rd place 

 

Team Name

Points

APPG

Rank

Lakers  1st
Celtics  2nd
Bulls  3rd
Knicks  4th
Golden State  5th
 

LBA Challenges

Game 1 
Game 2 
Game 3 
Game 4 
Game 5 

Team Name

Points

Rank

USA 1st
Cananda 2nd
Brazil 3rd
Portugal 4th
England 5th

 

Points for games

1st = 3points

2nd = 1points


 

Boys 8-10 | World Cup | 5×5

 Court 2TimeResult
Game 1LionsScorchers10:25 
  
Game 2ScorchersRiders  
  
Game 3EaglesLions  
  
Game 4ScorchersEagles  
  
Game 5RidersEagles  
  
Game 6LionsRiders11:10 

 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Lions 1st
Riders 2nd
Scorchers 3rd
Eagles 4th

 

Girls 8-11 | Womens British Basketball League  (WBBL)

  TimeResult
Game 1LionsScorchers10:25 
  
Game 2ScorchersRiders  
  
Game 3EaglesLions  
  
Game 4ScorchersEagles  
  
Game 5RidersEagles  
  
Game 6LionsRiders11:10 

 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Lions 1st
Riders 2nd
Scorchers 3rd
Eagles 

4th


 

Boys 11-12 | NCAA Tournament

  TimeResult
Game 1DukeNorth Carolina11:45 
  
Game 2North CarolinaMichigan  
  
Game 3LSUDuke  
  
Game 4North CarolinaLSU  
  
Game 5MichiganLSU  
  
Game 6DukeMichigan  
  
FINALS1ST2ND13:15 

 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Duke 1st
Michigan 2nd
LSU 3rd
North Caolina 4th

 

  GIRLS 12-15 | WNBA TOURNAMENT

  TimeResult
Game 1SparksLynx11:45 
  
Game 2LynxMystics  
  
Game 3StormSparks  
  
Game 4LynxStorm  
  
Game 5MysticsStorm  
  
Game 6SparksMystics  
  
FINALS1ST2ND  

 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Mystics 1st
Lynx 2nd
Sparks 3rd
Storm 4th

 

             

BOYS 13-15 | NBA TOURNAMENT

  TimeResult
Game 1LakersKnicks11:45 
  
Game 2KnicksBulls  
  
Game 3CelticsLakers  
  
Game 4KnicksCeltics  
  
Game 5BullsCeltics  
  
Game 6LakersBulls  
  
FINALS1ST2ND13:15 

 

 

Team Name

Points

Rank

Lakers 1st
Celtics 2nd
Bulls 3rd
Knicks 4th

Follow these three steps:

 
  1. Complete Expression of Interest (Consent form)
  2. Team passes (SOLD OUT): This was done through our Crowdfunder and you can see the results here.
  3. Drop-In sessions: Available throughout the season. You need to complete the link in step 1 and then you can just show up. Just note that we can’t garuantee a spot.  
 

Entry Fee

 
  • Term Pass: £225 – £250
  • Drop-In session: £20-£25
  • LBA Reversible Top: £25

Programme Benefits

  1.  12 weeks of basketball at a world-class facility
  2.  Approximately 21* hours of on-the-court action!
  3.  Access to qualified LBA staff
  4.  Reversible training top included
  5.  Coaching and officiating opportunities for older age groups
  6.  Medals and prizes
  7.  Volunteering opportunities
 
 

LONDON LIONS BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE

A day trip to watch London Lions play and you all are invited for FREE!
Here is what you need to know:
  • Event: British Basketball League (BBL)
  • Game 1: London Lions vs. Caledonian Gladiators (Mens)
  • Game 2: WBBL Lionness vs Durham (Women)
  • Date: March 3rd, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Tip-Off: Mens 15:00 & Womens 18:00
  • Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
  • Cost: FREE & collection will be at the entrance on the day
LBA will come back to you to confirm particulars like, if you secured your tickets.

Time Slot A | 10:00 – 11:30

 
  • Court 1 – Mixed, aged 5-7
  • Court 2 – Boys, aged 8-10
  • Court 3 – Girls, 8-11

 

Time Slot B | 11:30 – 13:30

 
  • Court 1 – Boys, aged 11-12
  • Court 2 – Girls, aged 12-15
  • Court 3 – Boys, aged 13-15

(20 places per category*)

Good Information

 

  • Dates:
    • Nov 5, 12, 19
    • Dec 3, 10
    • Jan 14, 21, 28
    • Feb 4, 11
    • Mar 17, 24
  • Venue:
    American School in London
    1 Waverley Place
    NW8 0NP

 

Bring Your Ball

While we’ll provide equipment, we encourage every kid to bring their own basketball. It’s your trusty sidekick on this basketball adventure. Check out our recommended sizes:

  • Mixed 5-7 = Size 4 & 5 
  • Boys 8-10 = Size 5 
  • Girls 8-11 = Size 5 
  • Boys 11-12 = Size 6 
  • Girls 12-15 = Size 6
  • Boys 13-15 = Size 6 & 7

 

Session Layout

You can expect the first half of every session to be skill development, concept development and some strength and conditioning. The second half will be based on challenges and games. Each week will have a theme, here are Skills & Concepts we will be covering:

  1. Dribbling
  2. Passing
  3. Shooting
  4. Lay-ups
  5. Pick & Roll
  6. Rebounding
  7. Defence
  8. Fast break
  9. Pass & cut

Final 2 weeks will be the Tournament!

 
(The above is not aimed for the 5-7 developmental group & coaches reserve the right to adjust)

 

ROC Framework

ROC stands for Referees, table Officials and coaches. LBA has an initiative that all players should grow up being one. That said during the programme, keep an eye out for our young people in action even if it’s just as a table Official!

Disclaimer

The school have the right to give us short notice cancellation of a date due to a school event. They will also look for an alternative, however, we cannot guarantee. LBA will do our best to figure out an alternative solution.

🌟 Meet Our All-Star Coaching Team! Can You Guess Who’s Who? 🌟

Get ready to be blown away by our coaching dream team! We’ve got a current London Lions player, a strength and conditioning specialist, scholarship recipients from the United States of America, and a coach who has worked alongside national team legends. Can you figure out who’s who before we kick off? Here are the 4 head coaches that will be working with you throughout this season

In order to ensure the programme runs smoothly, we encourage voluntary support from parents and understand that this can be a great bonding experience opportunity too. We also welcome the wider community too. Volunteering roles are varied and certain roles do not require any experience with basketball. All that’s needed is enthusiasm and a desire to make the programme a resounding success. If you sign up, we will reach out to you about roles with the aim of locking you in!


  • Media Crew member (2 vacancies per category)
    • Capture footage (Pictures and/or Videos)
    • Interview players, Coaches, parents and volunteers, 
    • Edit footage
    • Post on LBA Socials (Instagram Stories)
    • Ideally have your own equipment
 
  • Equipment Manager (2 vacancies per category)
    • Ensure all equipment are ready for games (e.g. basketballs are pumped)
    • Monitor safety of the court.
    • Ensure equipment is organised in the foyer and not on the court.
    • Ensure the court is left in good condition, with all equipment packed up.
    • We like 2 per category. This means that if one person is not around, the other can sort it.
 
  • Assistant Commissioner (2 vacancies per category)
    • You will be assisting with logistics alongside the LBA Staff, ensuring the programme runs smoothly.
    • Relay Important information between coaches, parents and players.
    • Ensure results and standings are updated and accurate.
    • Liaise with coaches to finalise team sheets.
    • Handing out kit.
    • Answer questions from parents and players.
 
  • Coach 
    • Inform players about school regulations (e.g. Not leaving the court area)
    • Previous basketball experience not required.
    • Instructing and helping players through drills.
    • Ensure games are played with good sportsmanship.
    • Inform commissioner of results.