After the COVID break, Future Stars will return to its rightful place on the European scene.
The Future Stars 2023 event powered by Always Ballin will take place at Brunel University in London between the 1st to 3rd of September and may be one of the strongest editions ever.
In keeping with tradition, the U18 England National team will take part in the Future Stars International tournament and will face the challenge of true European Junior powerhouses Zalgiris Kaunas, Stella Azurra Academy and Porsche BBA Ludwigsburg who are regular participants of Euroleague’s ANGT. The tournament will also include London United which in addition to their Academy players will boast a selection of leading young players from the Greater London Area.
The tournament will be accompanied by a National Coaching Clinic which will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2023 and will allow UK-based coaches to become familiar with the most up to date trends in developing young talent.
Future Stars which is organised in partnership with Basketball England are proud to announce Always Ballin as the official sponsor of the event.
Steve Bucknall, Head of Talent and Performance at Basketball England acknowledged the impact of the event on British basketball stating ‘Future stars is the best youth age domestic tournament in our country and has been for a number of years, ever since I coached in their first Future Stars event. As for performance Our increased awareness of providing elite players with better competition opportunities is a key strategy in developing our emerging talent. We want to accelerate the growth and learning of tactical skills, Technical and mental robustness required by our players so they can win big games at the Euros. The emphasis at the Future Stars event has always been the development of our aspiring coaches and the athletes and this year will be no exception. Throughout my extensive years as a player and Coach from UNC, Lakers and European Leagues I have experienced that better performers only get better by being in environments which push their boundaries and test their ability to handle pressure. The Future Stars tournament has always provided us with this type of environment!’
Jack Majewski, Director of Future Stars stated, ‘It is incredibly exciting for us to restart Future Stars after the covid break especially bearing in mind the line up of teams that we have assembled. We have three European powerhouses competing against the best talent in England which is the only way to develop UK based players. In terms of quality of Junior European basketball this tournament is unrivalled in this country.’
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For more details about the National Coaching Clinic please click here.