The Elwood College Basketball Academy has gone from strength to strength since it's inception in 2015, giving students the opportunity to pursue the sport with expert coaching at school.
The Academy merges sporting endeavour with student well-being and personal development. With a strong mentoring component, the program complements students’ academic activities and the goals of the school curriculum.
Coach Mike Spears brings out the best in the athletes, with each training session full of energy and enthusiasm. An ex-pat American, Mike has played professional basketball in eight countries and coached alongside the great Michael Jordan. In Australia, he played in the NBL with the Perth Wildcats before moving into junior coaching and motivational speaking. As well as key skills and game play, Mike coaches the students on work ethic, goal setting and team work.
The Academy is a partnership between Chase Basketball (an initiative of Australian Basketball Resources) and Elwood College. It is an optional program with an annual fee, with sessions run before school and during lunchtimes.
Below is a number of usual forms and Information Brochures for current and future ECBA Participants: