basketballscotland’s seven Regional Academies will gather for the first national event at Bathgate Academy over the weekend. Over 200 young players from across Scotland – including Ayrshire, Central, East, Grampian, Highland, Tayside & Fife and West – will be challenged on their physical competencies, technical skills and decision making.  

The programme aims to encourage young players and allow them to develop individual fundamental basketball skills, whilst also providing a platform for Scottish coaches to progress their skillsets too. It is hoped that the programme will build a strong foundation for young players to build upon as they progress on their basketball journey. 

Barry Lang, basketballscotland’s Head of Basketball, is looking forward to the weekend: 

“Our Regional Coaches have been doing a great job across the country, so I’m looking forward to seeing all the participants coming together over the weekend. It’s a huge opportunity for the young players to showcase their skills. They’re going to have a great time, but we will be challenging them in a competitive environment and assessing their talent behaviours.” 

The weekend of activities and skill sessions will be proudly sponsored by TBR Global Chauffeuring. With a Head Office in Glasgow, TBR are a global ground transportation provider operating in over 3000 cities around the world.  

Craig Chambers, Group CEO at TBR Global Chauffeuring said:

“We are extremely proud to partner with basketballscotland on the Regional Academy programme. Supporting young people to participate in the sport they love, whilst developing their skills will enhance their potential to achieve great things on and off the basketball court.”