Hoops4Health is the BBL Foundation community programme, combining basketball coaching with practical healthy living advice for young people. Hoops4Health is operated by BBL & EBL clubs and delivered into primary schools within their locality, with the eventual aim of producing health conscious, talented, basketball players.
Hoops4Health is a five-stage healthy living programme using basketball as an activity to convey a range of positive health messages to young people in primary schools, whilst also providing them with the skills and relevant outlets to continue playing basketball.
The five stages of Hoops4Health are as follows:
The 2011/11 Hoops4Health National Finals are to be contested amongst the grandeur of the BBL Playoff Final at the National Indoor Arena on 12th May 2012 in front of over 7,000 BBL fans - the winners will be crowned national Hoops4Health champions.
The BBL's extensive commitment to community programmes is the bedrock to many of the clubs, with integration in the local community contributing to the popularity of basketball at grass roots, the attendances in the arenas, and the increasing membership levels enjoyed by the governing body: England Basketball.
The BBL are committed to working with England Basketball and assisting in the development of future players for the Great Britain team. The Hoops4Health initiative is an integral part of this development programme.
In Scotland a version of the programme is delivered by Scottish Sports Futures in partnership with the Glasgow Rocks club and is branded ‘Jump 2 It’
A further aim of these programmes is to begin the identification process for talented young players and to funnel them through to the elite level of competition enjoyed by the academies at various clubs. Testament to the success of these academies is the recent emergence of such players as Aaron Nielsen (Newcastle Eagles), who has progressed from their club's youth academy to feature in the BBL this season.
If you or your child would like further information on the Hoops4Health programme, then you can contact your nearest club.
Leicester Business Centre
Unit 14 (Entrance D)
111 Ross Walk
Tel: 0116 2681341 x 112
Or use our online contact form.