Academy 2020

The Ballers Heaven Elite Basketball Academy will launch in September 2020. The program will give talented and passionate athletes the chance to realise their dreams and have the opportunity to train and obtain knowledge everyday. 

The program will offer one-on-one personal training and advice, along with the latest techniques and equipment available, and students will play for teams in multiple leagues. On top of this, they will have the opportunity to go on tour either in Spain or America. 

The program

Each month, a national or international player or coach will be a guest at the Academy and will share their knowledge in their field, offering insight into trends during a three-hour session. These sessions will incorporate skill, reading and understanding the game, attitude and many other fields.

The newly formed Academy will be based at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW.

You will benefit from:

  • Detailed player-specific on court skill development
  • Game awareness and analysis
  • Games, competition, tournaments and competitive events
  • Basketball and other strength and conditioning programs
  • Personal one-on-one sessions
  • Athletic track conditioning, speed and endurance 
  • Pool conditioning
  • Monthly professional player guest speakers
  • Coaches and scout viewings
  • Higher learning offers from the United States of America
  • Life coaching
  • Trends of the game

Entry requirements

The program will offer an intense schedule where students will obtain the grades needed to gain entry to university. They will be able to take BTEC Level 3, which is a two-year full time course and is the equivalent of three A-Levels – students require four GCSEs at grade C/Level 4. NCFE Level 2 is a one-year full-time qualification – students require one or two GCSEs at grade C/Level 4.

The program allows students to study fo BTEC Sports Diploma in association with SCL while developing their skills as players. A completed course will reward students with the equivalent of three A-Levels.

Coaching Awards Level 1 and 2 can also be obtained in our program. Our educational courses comprise of Maths, English, Sports Diploma Level 3 and extended Level 3 that enables students to gain entry into university. 

This comprehensive high quality training will make students employable in the sports industry if they choose to go that route.


Roger Payne

This Academy will be run by Warwickshire Hall of Fame Coach Roger Payne.

As a former player and a coach and agent, Coach Payne has a vast understanding and knowledge of the game, which has seen him travel the world to help others from High School to helping players start their professional careers.

Devan Bailey

International point guard for Great Britain Devan Bailey has worked closely with Ballers Heaven and is highly respected by young players around the Warwickshire area after holding several skills camps.

Pierre Henry-Fontaine

For many of the younger generation Pierre is a name they might not know but he has played at every level including EBL, BBL and for England.

He is a well established British player and is highly respected in the basketball community. He will be working closely with students on their understanding of the game and game analysis.

Paul Adams

Coventry born and bred Paul Adams has worked closely with hundreds of kids in Coventry and Warwickshire. He currently runs Coventry Tornadoes, which is a partner with Ballers Heaven. Paul is a Level 3 advanced coach who is extremely passionate about the youth programs.

Course benefits


Ballers Heaven will also offer a Management Service that is incorporated in to the program to show players the pitfall of the game and how to understand the industry to prepare them better for the future.

Skill development

The course will work with players on their sport’s specific areas to increase the mobility, durability and development. It will also work in areas of strength and conditioning.

Modern athletes are bigger, stronger, quicker and spend more time training than at any previous eras, but the secret is not the time spent training, it is understanding why and how to train correctly.

Mental preparation

Students will develop a positive outlook on life and a great attitude. We are not here to focus on negativity but here to help students get better and develop a winning attitude on and off the basketball court. A great attitude becomes contagious and will impact those around you. We want students to overcome obstacles and embrace being part of something special.

Our passion, motivation, enthusiasm will help us put students a step ahead of the competition. Players need to be guided and moulded correctly. We pride ourselves on teaching the right way and that team comes first, and we help each student to focus on self improvement.

How to register

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