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Welcome to BWC Playmaker Academy

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BWC Basketball Academy

A unique student athlete experience

Bracknell and Wokingham College has joined forces with Playmaker Sports  to offer an elite opportunity for young, aspiring basketballers players between the ages of 16-19 years old, the chance to develop their skills and maximise their potential both on and off the court. We are developing a Basketball academy in the heart of Bracknell where committed players can get the chance to train while pursuing their education.

Players will have the chance to benefit from Playmakers elite training methods and BWC’s modern facilities with a focus on skill development and enhanced playing experience. We will provide the opportunity for players to become PLAYMAKERS!!!

University Student

Your Academic Pathway

Bracknell and Wokingham College, rated GOOD (with OUTSTANDING areas) by Ofsted, offer a wide range of A-LEVELS, much broader than your average 6th form. Along with GCSEs, BTECS and a wide range of L1, 2 & 3 courses in ;

• IT and computing

• Media

• Motor Mechanics

• Sports Coaching & Sports Science

• construction, plumbing, electrician, plumbing

• public services

• beauty therapy, hairdressing & childcare                                                                                    

• Engineering (L2 & L3)


 

Players can study for 1, 2 or 3 years.

Download 

2020 Study Guide

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Great facilities and location

BWC has state-of-the-art facilities for students. 

The state-of-the-art building was purpose-built and features many exciting professional environments to learn in. The campus boasts a Sport England grade sports facility, Modern Science Labs, hair and beauty salons, motor vehicle workshops, electrical installation and construction workshops,  a hospitality and catering kitchen, photography and art studios, IT suites including CAD workstations. 


The excellent facilities are matched by our professional, dedicated and industry-experienced teaching and learning staff. 

Our Learning Resources Centre is a fantastic space for quiet study, as is the onsite Star Café which provides food and drinks. There are also quiet meeting places and communal areas to meet with friends or study.

Basketball

Elite Basketball Training

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT…

  • 10hrs of Basketball development per week inclusive of on-court training, Games Programme in league and cup competitions and Strength and Conditioning development.

  • A range of courses available including BTEC Level 1 to Level 3 Extended Diploma and A-Level Study Package (wide variety of A Level subjects to choose from).

  • Compulsory completion of Functional Skills/G.C.S.E in English and Maths if not already achieved.

  • Basketball training and Basketball specific fitness sessions delivered by PLAYMAKER qualified coaches and complimentary staff

  • Personalised analysis on training and performance levels

  • Nutrition plan and guidance

  • Full training kit (small cost)

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Regular use of court facilities at College

  • Opportunity to gain hands on experience in other non-playing aspect of Basketball (Game day Set up, Statistical analysis, Video production and editing, Promotion and marketing of games, Social media engagement)

  • Opportunity to complete level 1 & 2 coaching awards in basketball, referee and table officials courses- which will enable you to work within the basketball industry, with a chance to get immediate experience and earn money through our Playmakers partner clubs and universities on successful completion

Opportunity to play National league basketball with our partner club

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Director of Basketball - Martin Amoo-Gottfried

Martin Amoo-Gottfried, Director of Basketball and Head coach, will be leading the academy by working hands-on with the development of these talented young basketball players. Coach Martin has been successful during both a playing and coaching career. Having Won league and National title while attending US college on a basketball scholarship. He also played professionally in the BBL and for the GB National team.

“The opportunities available to players today are much greater than when I started. But the fundamentals remain the same. The experiences I have gained through the rough and smooth of trying to attain my dreams of playing basketball for a living have really helped me as a coach. To understand what the players are going through and being able to relate too and advise them is crucial to players maximising their potential. Basketball taught me a myriad of life lessons that I use long after my playing career finished. I hope I can pass these on to all of our players”

Coach Martin

Story Title

"Not to assume it's impossible because you find it hard. But to recognise that if it's humanly possible, you can do it too.

Marcus Aurelius

Contact Us

Bracknell And Wokingham College, Church Rd, Bracknell RG12 1DJ

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