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In September of 2018 City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Academy was formed in partnership with NBA Legend Hakeem ‘The Dream’ Olajuwon and The 6th Form College Solihull.


The academy framework enables players aged 16-19 to get a high class education alongside a dedicated performance based basketball programme overseen and delivered by the club.

The academy provides 12 hours per week of on court coaching to academy players whilst off court support this year will include strength and conditioning, sports psychology and performance analysis. After 2 successful years during which the programme has built steadily, we are now planning to enter the Academy Basketball League (ABL) which will provide the academy team high level competition on a weekly basis.

Off the court academy members will receive educational mentoring support from club staff. We are delighted to be working with a forward-thinking college which provide academic excellence, whilst the club through its experienced high level coaching will provide basketball expertise.

Players successfully selected for the academy will be offered range of educational courses for all abilities so that students can reach their individual goals.  The Sixth form has the expertise and experience to to offer BTEC Level 3 and ‘A’ Level courses depending on individual student requirements.

If you are interested in joining us at our Rockets Academy in September 2020 then click HERE and complete your application!