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Our Prep School Program is offered to help satisfy the growing need for specialized basketball programs preparing secondary graduates to excel at the university level academically and athletically. This program offers secondary graduates a unique chance to polish their basketball skills, strengthen their bodies, and complete any necessary coursework to be eligible for international university options, as well as improve their English. Student-athletes can take a year out, be part of an academy that will push your basketball abilities beyond what they currently might be, and at the same time allow you to explore a new city.
The academy offers an intensive basketball program. The coaches in the academy are professional coaches and will be of the highest caliber. Student athletes may have up to four hours of basketball per day and are encouraged to do some focused study in the areas of Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology. Additionally all student athletes are encouraged to play competitively in local leagues.
The Prep-School program begins in mid-September and finishes in May. Its calendar follows the standard times laid out for Irish school’s academic year. Therefore, mid-term, Christmas and Easter breaks allow the student-athlete to return home during the academic year.
Additionally this program offers athletes a chance to attend exposure events and gain visibility from recruiters and coaches from universities in the US & UK. We find the program receiving regular invites for our players to visit universities and colleges with the possibility of full and partial scholarships hanging in the air.
This programme is suitable for young men and women between the ages of 17 and 21, and at most one year removed from secondary school.
PREP/POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM DETAILS
The North Atlantic Basketball Academy’s prep/post-graduate program, sometimes referenced as a gap year after high school, offers student-athletes a unique opportunity to enhance their overall academic, athletic and personal standing with top college coaches and programs. Our prep/post-graduate program offers a intense training schedule that prepares every student-athlete for the challenges that await them in college basketball program. We understand that every student-athlete’s objectives and goals are different. That’s why our dedicated coaching staff and management work hard with them to make sure their individual goals/needs are met.
The North Atlantic Basketball Academy Prep/post-graduate options includes 2-3 trainings per day plus a weight room session along side a wide range of different classes to help them get an idea of the student athlete lifestyle.
At The North Atlantic Basketball Academy you will get to train and compete at the highest level where some of the best in the world have come to train. Led by our team of expert coaches consisting of former collegiate programs and professional clubs that receive sport-specific instruction daily to help refine your skill set for the next level.
EXPERIENCE COLLEGE / PROFESSIONAL LIFESTYLE
All players will learn how to balance their academic, athletic and personal responsibilities and become self-reliant while living away from their comfort zone of being at home.
ATHLETIC AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Players at The North Atlantic Basketball Academy will be Utilising a special training curriculum that will focus on all key areas of performance, our coaching staff , nutritionists, and strength & conditioning coaches will help you improve your overall strength, sport specific functional movement, leadership skills and more. Players will definitely Experience a personal evolution compared to the start of the year.
As the one of Europe’s best destination for academic and athletic development, The North Atlantic Basketball Academy has attracted hundreds of college coaches and Professional club scouts/agents each year across all of Europe and USA to scout our student-athletes. Competitive schedules against top teams & programs around Europe in the EYBL will allow for multiple opportunities to be seen by coaches and scouts at home and on the road. Our optional USA tour at the end of the season is the cherry on top for the final preparation before taking the next step to either College or professional careers and is a real eye opener for all players if they choose to go on this tour.
ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC STANDARD (The classroom)
Get a taste for your collegiate coursework, improve / upgrade your SAT/ACT scores with preparation at the North Atlantic Basketball Academy.
The North Atlantic Basketball Academy Prep/Post-Graduate program is specifically designed for student-athletes looking to improve their academic profile while continuing athletic development before enrolling in college.
Students will participate in multiple different classes throughout the Prep/Post-Graduate year, including Nutrition class, social media studies, College prep class etc , while receiving additional SAT/ACT support to help improve test results. This offering is open to international students from all around Europe.
*The cost to apply for this program is €150 (non-refundable). This fee is deducted from the overall cost of the program once accepted.