BASKETBALL

OAKLANDS WOLVES BASKETBALL ACADEMY

CREATING & DEVELOPING TOP BASKETBALL PLAYERS

ABOUT

Oaklands Basketball Academy in conjunction with Basketball England offers the opportunity for basketball players to combine their academic studies with an elite basketball environment. The programmme is unique in giving boys and girl the choice to gain a variety of recognised academic qualifications whilst maximising their basketball potential.

As an accredited England Development Programme delivering the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (D.I.S.E), we work with local 6th forms to enable student athletes to reach their academic and sporting goals. Our internal player pathway enables us to deliver performance programs at every stage of basketball development from club through to National Team level. Competing in NBL WBBL, the EABL and WEABL, NBL U18, as well as national schools and AOC competitions, we have a team for every player as they progress through every level.

Our academy is split into performance and development groups; PERFORMANCE STUDENT ATHLETE and DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ATHLETE

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PERFORMANCE STUDENT ATHLETE...

As a performance student athlete at Oaklands Basketball Academy you will benefit from:

  • Integrated education and basketball timetable
  • Player-centred coaching from international level coaches
  • College teams including EABL, WEABL, AOC and National Schools
  • Women’s elite WBBL francise
  • U18 National League opportunities
  • National Team 2 Court Sports Hall
  • Fully equipped performance gym
  • Strength & conditioning programs
  • Onsite physiotherapy suite
  • Joint sports academy collaborations
  • Overseas tours
  • On campus residential housing
  • Potential progression with US College CCR Partnership or UK universities
  • Location close to London and major road and transport links
  • Partnership with Essex Leopards D1 Mens National League
  • Partnership with University of Hertforshire NBL D4 program
DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ATHLETE...

As a development student athlete at Oaklands Basketball Academy you will benefit from:

  • Integrated education and basketball timetable
  • Player-centred coaching
  • College teams including AOC and National Schools
  • National Team 2 Court Sports Hall
  • Easily accessible local location

You will be required to study one of the following courses:

  • BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • A Levels

Details of these courses can be found on the OAKLANDS COLLEGE website.

WHAT YOU NEED...

Ability will be assessed by three basketball trials during the year.  The trials are held on 22nd October, 17th January and 1st May. Player can be recommended to the Academy through your school, club coach or regional coach/teacher. Entry requirements for the A Levels and BTEC courses can be viewed alongside the course listing in this course guide.

You will be required to study one of the following courses:

  • BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • A Levels

Details of these courses can be found on the OAKLANDS COLLEGE website.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...

The basketball programmes are timetabled to work alongside your academic and is focused on developing your individual ability to maximise your basketball potential. Players also gain further qualifications in basketball coaching, refereeing and offiicating from our Academy development programme.

You will be required to study one of the following courses:

  • BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • A Levels

Details of these courses can be found on the OAKLANDS COLLEGE website.

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COACHES 

Meet our coaches…

LEE RYAN, HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & MEN'S ACADEMY HEAD COACH

Lee Ryan is well regarded as one of the leading coaches in the UK with near 20 years coaching experience and has been integral to the rise of Oaklands Basketball Academy on the national stage. A wealth of domestic and international coaching experience, including 7 years with the England National Team, Coach Ryan has overseen winning programs at all levels from County, Regional to National throughout his career.

Coach Ryan has lead Oaklands Wolves to numerous national titles; winning with our Senior Women, U18 Men and U18 Women since his arrival to Oaklands College in 2011. Currently the head coach of the WBBL professional team and our men’s EABL squad, he also directly works with our WEABL squad in his performance role.

Well renowned for his individual player development system at Oaklands, he continues to oversee the recruitment and progression of athletes that have gone onto the National, International and Professional basketball stage around the world.

 

 

LAUREN MILLIGAN, WOMEN'S ACADEMY HEAD COACH

Lauren Milligan was a basketball academy student-athlete from 2011 – 2013. After her two years at Oaklands she earned a basketball scholarship to Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, USA. Lauren spent four years playing college basketball in the USA, graduating in 2017 and then returned to the UK to play professionally with the Oaklands Wolves WBBL team.

Lauren is known for her toughness and competitive drive in the game, something she is now able to pass onto the next generation as she combines playing with coaching in the Wolves organisation.

Lauren became the lead assist WEABL coach in 2019 whilst head coaching our junior U12 girls program. In 2020 Lauren moves to become the lead coach of the WEABL program and head coach of the clubs U16 girls premier team. 

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TEAMS

MENS 1ST TEAM

  • Player Level: National Teams and Regional Level
  • Number in Squad: 16-18 in a squad
  • League: Compete in Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL), Division 1 Men National Basketball League, Under 18 Mens Premier National Basketball League

WOMENS 1ST TEAM

  • Player Level: National Teams and Regional Players and National League Players
  • Number in Squad: 16-18 in a squad
  • League: Compete in Womens Elite Academy Basketball League, Womens British Basketball League (WBBL), Division 2 Women’s National Basketball League

MENS 2ND TEAM

  • Player Level: National League and County Level
  • Number in Squad: 16-18 in a squad
  • League: Compete in Association of Colleges Mens London League, Under 18 Mens Premier National Basketball League

MENS 3RD TEAM

  • Player Level: National League and School Teams Level
  • Number in Squad: 16-20 in a squad
  • League: Compete in Association of Colleges Mens London League

MENS 4TH TEAM

  • Player Level: School Teams and Recreational Level
  • Number in Squad: 16-20 in a squad
  • League: Compete in Hertfordshire Schools/6th Form League

OTHER TEAMS

We also enter Basketball England National Schools competitions depending upon the playing format.

All players are assessed when they attend the Academy in the first 4 weeks and also in January to reassess players to see if the level is correct for them. Players can move up and down within the Academy based upon effort and development.

Academy games take place normally on Wednesday afternoons and National League games at the weekend.

CONTACT

MICHAEL BALL
HEAD OF BASKETBALL

01727 737469
michael.ball@oaklands.ac.uk