Community 25.05.23

Unleash Your Basketball Potential at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Community Arena Basketball Academy

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are introducing the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Community Arena Basketball Academy. This will be an extraordinary opportunity for Year 12 students to unlock their basketball potential while pursuing academic excellence. If you are a passionate basketball player with dreams of taking your skills to the next level? Then this is for you.

In collaboration with the renowned Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Hatters basketball teams, and with the support of the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, the academy is set to redefine basketball training and education in South Yorkshire.

The Academy will have state-of-the-art facilities at the Park Community Arena developed by Canon Medical Systems, the UK’s first sustainable, carbon-neutral-built community arena where students will experience a training environment like no other. The multi-purpose sports facility, which is due to open in Autumn 2023 is located at the heart of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, boasting three full-size basketball courts and can accommodate up to 2,500 spectators. As the new home for the Sharks and Hatters, it will exude an atmosphere of excellence and inspires athletes to push their boundaries.

At the Basketball Academy, students in Year 12 and 13 will train alongside professional coaches and players. With training sessions scheduled three times a week, students will receive personalised attention and guidance to develop their skills, enhance game strategy, and elevate performances to new heights. The academy will focus on both technical and tactical aspects of the game and will ensure a holistic approach to basketball development.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park understands the importance of a well-rounded education. The academy offers students the opportunity to pursue academic studies at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park where they can choose from a range of academic pathways, including A-levels or specialised technical qualifications in Computing, Health Sciences & Social Care, or Sport Science. The unique combination of technical and academic curriculum, will give students the opportunity to nurture their passion for basketball while building a solid foundation for future careers.

By joining the Basketball Academy, students will benefit from extensive industry connections and engagement with leading employers in the region. UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park’s close partnerships with top organisations such as the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the English Institute of Sport provides students with valuable work placements, networking opportunities, and insights into real-world applications of their skills. These connections will enhance employability prospects and set students apart in a competitive job market.

The success of students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park speaks volumes about the transformative opportunities at the Basketball Academy. Year 13 graduates have gone on to prestigious universities, secured higher or degree apprenticeships, and embarked on fulfilling careers.

Don’t miss a chance to be part of this exceptional basketball academy. Whether you aspire to play professionally or simply want to enhance your skills and passion for the game, the Basketball Academy is the place for you. Experience the thrill of training in a world-class facility, surrounded by dedicated coaches, inspiring teammates, and a supportive academic environment.

To apply for the academy visit the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park’s Apply Now page. Get in touch with a member of the UTC team to discuss the Academy.

Places are limited, so seize this incredible opportunity to embark on a basketball journey that will unleash full potential on and off the court.