The Conscious Sports Parent: Part 2

Why do kids play sports? Along the years of growing Elite Athletes we have met many professional players in whom we noticed an unfortunate trait. The majority of them have stopped being players: they do not experience basketball as play anymore – it became a performance. The best among them, or at least the healthiest […]

The Conscious Sports Parent: Part 1

Parents as Collaborators in Creating a Supportive Youth Sports Climate The intention of this series of three articles is very simple. It is, in short, to make a change in an aspect of sports that is often ignored or labeled as too sensitive. We love to work on the grey area sides of things as […]

New physio partnerships for EA

Elite Academy are pleased to announce a partnership with two physiotherapists to ensure that a first class player welfare program is provided moving forwards. Independent Physio Cedric Van Der Sypt and the De Kinesisten group will serve as official physiotherapists for Elite Academy. Cedric Van Der Sypt is a former basketball player who played together with Olivier […]

Pete Lonergan Visits Antwerp

Elite Academy were delighted to welcome Basketball Australia’s Pete Lonergan to Antwerp to spend the week with the program. In addition to delivering at the Elite Athletes Shooting Camp, Pete conducted training sessions for our academy players in addition to delivering a Coaching Clinic for our staff. The notes from the Coaching Clinic can be […]

Become an EA Scout!

Want to join the Process in a non-coaching role? Elite Academy are delighted to announce a new Basketball Operations Team, with four scout vacancies being created to fill the team. The Academy scouts will be divided to cover the following regions within Belgium, and be responsible for talent identification for players aged 12 – 16. […]

Sarama in Sweden

Elite Academy Technical Director, Alex Sarama, just wrapped up a week in Sweden working with some of the top U19 athletes from around the country. Spending the week in 3 different cities: Luleå, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Alex travelled with Henrik Smedburg – National Teams Manager of the Swedish Basketball Federation – to deliver practices at […]

Internaat Accommodation for Players across Belgium

Elite Academy are pleased to be offering “internaat” accommodation services for players joining the Academy from September 2020. Teaming up with two providers in the Linkerover and Hoboken areas of Antwerp, new players from across Belgium will be able to stay in Antwerp from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon. The dormitories are intended to provide […]

Want to Join the Process?

Elite Academy is delighted to release news of our try-outs for the 2020/21 season, open to all players born between 2000-2009 who are interested in joining the Academy. Elite Academy will be running 7 teams in the following age group categories: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 & U21. For the first year, scholarships have […]

From the Land Down Under!

Elite Academy are delighted to announce that globally-renowned coach, Peter Lonergan, will be visiting the Academy from the 22nd to 28th February. Coming from Canberra, Australia, Peter will be sharing ideas with our coaches, working with our academy players, and delivering on the master skill of shooting at our “Elite Athletes Shooting Camp.” In his […]

Elite Academy announce scholarships package

Elite Academy are delighted to announce a comprehensive scholarships package, available for players from the 2020/21 season. The package will see x4 scholarships made available for every team, demonstrating a significant investment on behalf of Elite Academy. Alex Sarama, EA Technical Director, stated: “From next season, Elite Academy should become the “go-to” destination for any […]

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