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Why join us?

In addition to the training opportunities provided by our EA Facility, we have also installed a classroom for our players in collaboration with Bosch. The classroom provides our athletes with a chance to study and finish homework before their training sessions in an inspiring learning space. In connection with the homework class, a team of school tutors from Studant support our athletes’ school performance by following up on their grades, organising team workshops on how to study and plan efficiently, as well as how to cope with the challenging combination of sport and academic growth.

As part of the Academy package for all participating players, school performance is analysed quarterly and kept track of throughout the season to ensure that both school and sporting success go hand-in-hand. We use a green, orange and red traffic light system which helps integrate the school performance with the training load at the Academy.

For prospective players interested in joining ‘the Process’, please contact us. Due to places in the Academy being limited, early enquiries and expressions of interest are encouraged.

Elite Academy are proud to offer x4 scholarships every team, showing our dedication to providing opportunities for top youth prospects in Belgium.

Two “Gold” scholarships exist for every team, in addition to two “silver” scholarships. Gold results in a 75% reduction in academy fees for eligible players, with a silver package offering a 25% reduction. Players are eligible for scholarships based on financial need and family income. 

If interested in our scholarships package, please get in touch through the contact form below…


Domestic Players

(Belgium & Netherlands)


Stedelijk Lyceum Linkeroever (ASO & TSO) – Up to 6 extra hours in the week for basketball as part of a partnership with Elite Academy:

This offers a total of 16 hours (minimum) a week of basketball, combined with the standard Elite Academy training schedule. Extra practice time and using the 24/7 access to the EA facility is subject to the individual. There is no “extra cost” for this program – it is all included as part of the regular monthly Academy fee.


“De Spits” Internaat in Linkeroever

Map showing proximity of De Spits accommodations. Fore more info visit:

Total Cost (Accommodation, Food & Academy Fees) = €500 Euros per month

Parents can apply for a scholarship on the Elite Academy fees (€250 Euros) if the added cost of accommodation and food makes it difficult for the family. 

Please note this does not include any minor educational costs (anticipated €200 for the year) or a transport pass for the year (approx €300).

International Players

For the first time, from the 2020/21 season, Elite Academy is open to international players aged 12 – 18. All accommodation and education options are included below. 


Option A – Stedelijk Lyceum Quellin (

Another new educational partner, this school specialises in teaching Dutch to students moving to Belgium from other countries, in addition to integrating them into Belgian society / culture. This makes it the perfect option for student athletes moving to Antwerp to join EA. 

Students will study and learn Dutch, with special classes for students moving from other countries. For players interested in the US college route, SAT tests and preparation for these are done on the side.

Athletes attending this school can also decide to specialise in science, humanities or latin which are on top of the “base subjects” which consist of English, Mathematics, History, Geography & Dutch.

In addition to the school study program, EA players that go to this school receive x3 hours of practice in the week with Elite Academy coaches.

Option B – Da Vinci (

Elite Academy have partnered with a top international school, Da Vinci, for players wishing to have an elite education while in Antwerp. The education here is delivered in English, following the prestigious “International Baccalaureate” program which many Universities all around the world hold in high regard. This is the most expensive option, with fees up to €22,000 Euros per school year. If a player decides to attend Da Vinci, academy fees are paid separately with the tuition fees going straight to the school.


“Internaat Antwerpen” (Hoboken)


Elite Academy Operations Director, Tanner Brightman, will be responsible for the welfare of our international players as well as liaising with their families. Tanner joined EA from Canada, where he served as International Liaison for students attending the prestigious “Luther High School” in Regina, Saskatchewan. Up to 100 students from around the world attended Luther, so Tanner is well-placed to ensure Elite Academy can offer the best service to international student athletes.

With the academy costs being all-inclusive for every part of the basketball program (e.g. including gear, individual sessions, camps etc), please note there may be some additional expenses incurred related to being part of this program. This includes things such as flight tickets to Brussels and back home for major holidays (we are not overtly strict on this, and encourage players to return home to see family whenever they feel comfortable and during major vacations such as Christmas, Easter etc). The Academy will arrange for airport pick-ups and drop-offs for incoming players.

Total Costs = Contact Us

In addition to the monthly fees, there is a €3000 initial payment which international players must pay as part of the FIBA registration fees. This is for any player changing registration from their home country to Belgium, allowing players to participate in Belgian competition. The entire of this fee goes straight to FIBA.