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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s partnership with the Derby Trailblazers enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.

Training and curriculum delivery will take place at Derby College Group's Broomfield Hall site.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at level 9-4 (A*- C) including English and Maths.

Students can also access the Trailblazers Academy by studying the Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance. Other programmes such as A-levels may allow partial access to the full training programme or have an impact on access to competitions and games.

If you have any questions, please contact paul.bowen@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Content

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive EABL, WEABL, AoC and local competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • A dedicated elite athlete academic study programme offer

For specific course content, please visit the website pages relating to our  Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development course or Level 2 Sports Performance (Basketball) pages.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments occur throughout the year depending on the subjects studied. See information on our Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development course or our Level 2 Sports Performance courses for more details.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are expected to wear black tops (T-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during trips and visits. Students are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, as long as it is suitable for the activity being undertaken. Footwear needs to be appropriate to the surface being played on.

We recommend the purchase of a DCG-branded top to aid team identity. This is, however, not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code. T-shirts would cost in the region of £15 each.

You may be required to purchase Trailblazers-specific kit which is an additional cost set by the Academy.

 

What can I do after this course?

Progress is determined by how well you do in your academic studies. Alternatively students may seek employment within the sport and leisure sector. You will also be provided with information about scholarships in the United States while studying with the Academy.

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement. The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.
 
On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship. Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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