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Our elite basketball programme allows young basketball players to refine their skills, benefiting from professional level coaching, while continuing with their academic studies. It offers promising basketball students the chance to improve technically, tactically, physically and mentally.

Our programme is designed to provide extra support and opportunities to young basketball players who show promise and commitment to the sport. We ensure the students receive the very best coaching from our highly experienced coaching and teaching staff. It allows the students to develop their skills and techniques during and outside of school hours, while making sure they continue to progress academically.

The coaches and teachers will have very high expectations for the students involved, pushing them to achieve their potential. This will be highly demanding mentally and physically but gives the students a great start on the road to becoming a dedicated and focused athlete.

The programme will focus on key skills, strength & conditioning and nutritional advice. There will be two morning sessions a week including skills sessions, fitness sessions and game play.


Criteria for EPD Basketball programme:

  • Attend team training sessions and represent the school team
  • Represent the school in County or National Competitions
  • Play for a basketball club outside of school

Pupils must meet at least two of the above criteria.


Coaches Details:

Name: Abbie Jones

Role at Woodlands: 

PE Teacher 

Coaching Qualifications: 

Level 2 Basketball Coach

Coaching History: 

Abbie has spent a large number of years playing basketball where she has had the chance to represent England. During this time she had the opportunity to coach many students of different age groups in Denmark. She has also previously helped to coach at her old club Southend Swifts u11 team.