Seevic College welcomes return of elite basketball programme

Friday, 17 May 2013

Seevic -college -welcomes -return -of -elite -basketball -programmeThe Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is returning to Essex at Seevic College. The AASE is designed to meet the needs of elite athletes aged 16-18, who wish to continue their sporting career and gain qualifications at the same time.

The AASE is not a qualification for simply playing the game – it’s a two-year programme where Apprentices receive additional support and guidance for their basketball development and education. The AASE is aimed at athletes "who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level as their main career goal."

We are one of just 16 England Basketball-approved institutions authorised to deliver this course. Offering 13 hours of structured training, including team and individual sessions, strength and conditioning and full player analysis, the course is structured to work alongside any of the A-Level, BTEC Diploma or NVQ courses offered at the College.

"We are delighted to be offering the AASE programme for basketball." Faculty Director for Sport & Public Services, David Waite

Seevic Faculty Director of Sports and Public Services, David Waite, said: “We are delighted to again be offering the AASE programme for basketball. At Seevic College, we strive to offer both education and sport at the highest level and we believe these faculties absolutely complement each other”.

Charlie Ford, England Basketball Schools/AASE Manager commented: “We are delighted to welcome Seevic College back onto our list of approved academies. We are also particularly pleased to see the appointment of Stephen Pearl as the Head Coach of the programme. Stephen has an outstanding reputation for individual player development and this is entirely what AASE is aimed at.”

Craig Davidson, Seevic Head of Competitive Sports said: “Having this top level basketball programme, alongside our football, netball and rugby academies, cements our position as a leading academic and sports provider for 16-19 year olds in the Essex and East London region.”

Applications are invited from boys and girls who believe they are capable of attaining Regional or National Teams playing level. Entry requirements are four Grade C (or equivalent) at GCSE including Maths and English, as well as the desire to play basketball at the highest level.

Playing trials will be arranged for June. To find out more email


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