Long Road Sixth Form College offers the opportunity for talented basketball players from Cambridge and the surrounding area to work with high-level coaches to improve their basketball skills alongside their other studies at the college.
Current academy students are enrolled on A level, Level 3 and Level 2 Applied courses and on GCSE programmes. Students who wish to join the Academy need to meet the College entry requirements for their courses.
The Academy provides both boys and girls with the support and training they need to develop their basketball ability. The boys’ academy competes in the ABL League as well as entering the AOC Knock Out Cup and AOC Regional Tournament. The girls compete in the BE National Schools U18 Competition and AOC Regional Tournament. The girls compete in the BE National Schools U18 Competition and AOC Regional Tournament.
Long Road Basketball Academy Coach: – Pete Charlwood
Coaching History/ Experience
- EBBA Level 2 Coach
- De Montfort University Bedford coach of the University Basketball Squad coaching in the Men’s BUSA Division II.
- Senior Head Player/Coach National League club Cambridge Cats – EBL National League Division 4 South East.
- Head Coach Cambridgeshire County U15/U17 Boys program
- 2013 – 2015/2017 U17 Boys East Region Head Coach
- England U17 Coach for 2015/17
Academy Alumni testimonials
Sport Diploma Student
“Going to play basketball in the United States has always been a dream of mine since I started playing. It was not until I went to Long Road that I realised my dream could turn into a reality. With the help of the Basketball Academy coach Pete Charlewood combined with my hard work and dedication I was able to progress my game to the next level and get accepted to a Division 2 college in Colorado called Adams State College. In order to be where I am now, I have had a lot of support at the academic end and especially from my tutor Nigel Ballard who helped and guided me and made sure that I stayed on track to securing a Merit on the Sport National Diploma. I am very grateful to everyone who helped and supported me along the way to achieving my dream; my team mates have helped me by pushing me in training so that I am always improving. I would recommend going to Long road for any serious basketball players that are looking to make the jump to the next level. Long Road has the tools to help you on your way to achieving greatness it is up to you what you do with them.”
“Next year I’m planning on studying sport science at Bath University. Long Road basketball academy has provided me with countless opportunities to grow and learn as a basketball player. But it has also been a good laugh with the tour to Barcelona being the highlight of my time at Long Road.”
Long Road Sixth Form College
Long Road, Cambridge
2) Coach details
Teacher & CTL – A-Level Physical Education
Head Coach LRSFC Basketball Academy
East Region U17 Boys Head Coach 2012 – 2015 & 2017
England U17 Development Apprentice Coach 2015 – 2017
3) Notable Additions
Micah Gillings 6’4″ Forward East Region U17 Preliminary Squad
4) Notable Returners
James Morris 5’11” Guard Wales U17 Squad
5) Expected style of play
Guard Orientated/ Five out Motion/ High Pace Transition based team
6) Coach Expectations
I’m excited about the potential of the squad this year as we head into our second season in the ABL. We have had a good intake from our sister club Cambridge Cats from a talented U16 group whichwas at the club last season. We don’t have the spread of positions that I would ideally like but within that, it gives us a clear identity as to what we are this season and what we need to be competitive in this league. I’m hopeful that we can push on from a solid debut season in the ABL.
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