Basketball in New York
Trend-setting, extraordinary and the worldwide hub for many activities, New York offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
New York City is a bustling location within close proximity to several International airports, top stadiums and within an hour from training and fixture sites situated on Randall's Island or neighbouring New York boroughs. Basketball fans will appreciate the possibility of professional matches with either the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Major League Soccer (MLS) or the National Football League (NFL), subject to availability.
Within walking distance of Times Square, staff and students can relax in either a Manhattan based hotel or hostel. All centralised accommodation has the option of room only or bed and breakfast with a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and dinners surrounding the area.
Free-time is taken care of with a diverse selection of shopping areas with department stores such as Barney's, Macey's and Bloomingdale's; and an array of entertainment opportunities including themed restaurants, West End shows and influential museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
During excursion times, making choices from the plethora of tours and landmarks could be difficult. So we advise going to the magnificent Empire State Building, where you will find the Sky Ride, a virtual tour of New York.
With the city's humid continental climate, we suggest visiting the city during May Half Term or at Easter, when the weather is warm and there is a large choice of teams to play. For a quieter stay with cold weather, both October and February Half Terms are also recommended, when an array of winter sports will be available.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming culture, a rich history and architecture spanning from several eras, New York communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including History, Art and Geography.
Pavilion's Basketball Tours
The most popular sport in the city, New Yorker's eat, sleep and breathe basketball, so you can be confident that they share your passion.
Courts are located within New York City, well known for its love of all sports and home to world renowned teams such as basketball's New York Knicks, football's New York Red Bull's and ice hockey's New York Rangers.
Your school's teachers will have ample opportunity to demonstrate their skill and professionalism during the 90 minute training sessions and offer students positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance. Non-competing teams are expected to cheer on playing teams, giving extra encouragement during games.
During their stay, teams can expect:
- 90 minute training sessions
- 2 x fixtures against local opposition
Recognising the varied and valuable role Physical Education plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages players to become responsible, reflective and successful team players.
In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage players to:
- Improve Performance, stamina and strength
- Gain confidence in making and applying decisions
- Develop precision, control and fluency
- Integrate tactics, such as outwitting opponents, into their game
- Improving core skills, including: Dribbling – using both hands, change of pace, direction and dodging. Passing – chest, javelin, bounce, overhead. Shooting – lay ups, set shot, jump shot, free shot. Footwork – change of pace, direction and dodging
- Developing and refining key techniques, including: Marking, receiving and interception