CoLA Basketball Academy

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About Us

Welcome to the City of London Academy (Southwark) (CoLA) Basketball Academy.


In 2013, the CoLA Basketball Academy was set up to provide a natural route of progression for young basketball players aiming to become elite Student-Athletes with a realistic balance of Academics and Basketball Development.

The balance of academics and basketball is the key ingredient promoted by the academy coaches in order to fulfill the demands of becoming an elite basketball player and well rounded individual.

The environment at the Basketball Academy is of a vibrant and high achieving nature exactly the same as the educational institute. This keeps the players engaged, focused and hard-working with a view of realizing and obtaining a realistic end result.

Students attending the CoLA Basketball Academy have the opportunity of:

  • Dedicated team training times for Male and Female students

  • Three Individual Training sessions per week

  • Two Strength & Conditioning sessions per week

  • Video analysis - Player and Team

  • Specialist Academic monitoring and mentoring

  • Participating in Male and Female English Schools Leagues (u17s, u18s & u19s)

  • Opportunity to compete in national junior leagues with affiliate club

CoLA Basketball Academy has two full-time coaches, sports therapist and an academic staff-base dedicated to the holistic development of young people with a view to making them into Elite Student-Athletes as well as creating a thriving basketball culture for all to see.