Basketball in Platja d'Aro
Safe, inspiring and scenic, Platja d'Aro offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
Platja d'Aro occupies an enviable location on Spain's Costa Brava coastline, within easy reach of airports, training sites and fixtures. Students will appreciate the close proximity to Barcelona (a 90 minute drive), where Spain's Olympic stadium can be experienced.
Staff can relax in this safe and welcoming resort, where amenities and Blue Flag beaches are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.
Free-time is taken care of, with superb shopping and entertainment opportunities in Platja d'Aro. A wide choice of sports and cultural excursions are also on offer. Evening entertainment is on hand at the disco, karaoke bar and Magic Park amusement centre, or the bowling alley is just a five minute drive away.
With its Mediterranean climate, Platja d'Aro is a year-round destination; we suggest visiting in 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 milder weather, October and February half terms are also recommended.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Catalan culture and medieval architecture, in an inspiring coastal location, Platja d'Aro communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Art and Geography.
Pavilion's Basketball Tours
The second most popular sport in the country, Platja d'Aro provides fantastic arena where players can develop their game and share their passion for basketball with likeminded locals.
Pavilion's well-established agents can expertly match players' ages and abilities, ensuring that all students benefit from valuable training sessions.
Our in-country coaches and official referees demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions that aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.
Teachers can choose to add as many training sessions as they desire, and are more than welcome to coach students themselves, if they prefer.
Simultaneous matches can be played on our impressive indoor courts. Multiple teams play in parallel on full sized courts, or individual matches can be played on a central court. Non-competing school teams are always encouraged to actively support the playing team.
Students will enrich their learning experiences further by playing two fixtures against local Spanish teams, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.
During their stay, teams can expect:
- 2 x fixtures against local Spanish sides
- 2 x 90 minute training sessions
- Additional training sessions as required
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 the range and quality of core skills: Dribbling – using both hands, change of pace direction and dodging. Passing – Chest, Javelin, bounce, overhead. Shooting – lay ups, set shot, jump shot, free shot
- Developing and refining key techniques, including: Footwork and marking. Receiving and intercepting