Hakeem Olajuwon City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Academy at The Sixth Form College Solihull

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are partnering with The Sixth Form College Solihull to deliver the new Hakeem Olajuwon City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Academy. This academy will launch in September 2018 and will be based at The Sixth Form College Solihull.

This is an amazing opportunity for basketball students aged 16-19 years old wishing to complete further education qualifications whilst developing their basketball skills at an elite level.

The academy will run in conjunction with the main study programmes based at the college. The college offers an extensive range of qualifications to suit the needs of it’s students. This means that BTEC, A level courses and Level 3 Diploma’s are delivered enabling students selected for the basketball academy to select a course of their choice.

Daily training programmes will include both team and individual practice sessions, individual strength and conditioning sessions utilising the outstanding sports facilities at the college, video analysis where appropriate and weekly games representing the college.

In November 2017, Basketball Legend and Rockets Director Hakeem Olajuwon first visited the Sixth Form College. Hakeem was immediately  impressed with the academic standards and outstanding student support mechanisms in place. He values the importance of high level education whilst athletes continue to pursue their sporting dreams. The flexibility of courses and the sporting facilities at the college were also major factors in the club selecting The Sixth Form College Solihull to become our educational partner.

Our Academy Head Coach has been specifically selected by Hakeem and the club directors to enable each individual player within the academy  to realise their full potential – both on and off the basketball court.

This is an extremely exciting development for the club and a wonderful opportunity for those students involved. Whilst we expect this will generate lots of interest within our club, the academy is accessible to all basketball players regardless of playing experience. We will welcome players from other clubs who wish to take part in our academy and continue to represent their existing clubs.

All applicants will need to be studying at the college from September 2018. Sign up for the academy will be done during enrolment in September. Please register your interest using this form HERE. 

For more information on this academy please email enquiries@cobbasketball.co.uk