Introducing Hoopskills…

Hoopskills Basketball Academy will suit you if you want flexibility in the type of course you study – for example you could train in early years, health and social care, sport or art and design. This academy is open to 16-19 year old male and female students. As a member of the Hoopskills Basketball Academy at Stoke on Trent College, you will receive professional coaching by experienced and highly qualified coaches, including Shawn Jamison, ex-harlem globetrotter. You’ll take part in 4 practical coaching sessions a week (10 hours in total) to fit around your timetable, as well as having the chance to play regular competitive fixtures in the Association of Sport (AOC Sport) West Midlands regional leagues and cups.

Sports massage, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning support will also be available to all players.

Case study

Stoke on Trent College student athlete Alex Tew, received a scholarship to attend Weber State University, located in Utah.

Tew attended Stoke on Trent College from 2017-19. He was brought to Stoke by his head coach Shawn Jamison who is a former Harlem Globetrotter and runs his Hoop Skills Basketball Academy in partnership with Stoke on Trent College.

During his time at Stoke, Alex would win an AoC National Championship and was also invited to participate in the Luol Deng camp for the top 50 players in the UK.

Alex Tew, Student Athlete

Alex is a great kid and this scholarship is well deserved. We wish him the best and I’m sure he will make us proud.

Shawn Jamison, Hoopskills Basketball Academy Director

I would like to thank Stoke on Trent College and The Hoop Skills Basketball Academy for all the support they have given me during my 2 years at Stoke. This programme provided me with the best opportunities to succeed at an elite level!

Alex Tew

Hoopskills Basketball Academy
Alex Tew 2

Hoopskills Achievements

  • 2011-12 British College Sport West Midlands League Winner
  • 2011 Cup Finalist
  • 2012-13 British College Sport West Midlands League Winner
  • 2012-13 National Cup Finalist
  • 2012-13 British College 3v3 National Cup Winner
  • 2013-14 England Basketball Coach of the Year
  • 2013-14 England Basketball National League Division 4 Winner
  • 2013-14 British College Sport, West Mids Winner Ladies Basketball
  • 2015 AoC West Midlands Winners
  • 2015 AoC National Cup Winners
  • 2016 Basketball England National Schools Finalist
  • 2016 AoC National Cup Finalist
  • 2017-18 West Midlands Regional Champions
  • 2017-18 Academy Basketball League Northern Conf Winners
  • 2017-18 Academy Basketball League Championship Finalists
  • 2017-18 Aoc National Championship Finalists
  • 2019-20 West Midlands Regional Championship Winners
  • 2019-20 Aoc National Championship Winners
  • 2019-20 u18’s Conference Championship Winners

Fixture List 2021/22

Interested? Contact our Sports Academies Manager

Tel: 01782 208208