Basketballpaisley are the biggest amateur basketball club in Scotland based out of Paisley in Renfrewshire, and play out of their home venue the Lagoon Leisure Centre.
Established in 1995, we have seen great success in the top leagues in Scotland amassing over 100 national championships, more than any other Scottish amateur program currently.
With membership of over 400 we are looking to further expand their reach within their local community and across Scotland and the UK.
We have Gold Level Accreditation in line with Renfrewshire Active Schools guidelines and standards. In addition to this, all of our premier coaches attaining Level 2 UKCC Basketball coaching awards, or higher.
Superleague is our volunteer led community satellite club programme that has been installed across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire to provide basketball participation opportunities to as many young people aged 4-14 years of age.
The Friday Night Superleague, run out of our stellar home venue the Lagoon Centre Paisley, involved these 4-14 Year olds in competitive games weekly and has become an institution and nationally recognised programme. With its clean image and high profile, this very successful weekly community event has highlighted the many opportunities for young people and their parents and friends to become involved in the life of the Club.
In addition, The Friday Night Superleague has become the breeding ground for highly successful Local and National League Programmes, where more than 100 Basketballpaisley players have been honoured by representing their country in the form of Scotland and Great Britain.
Basketballpaisley's St. Mirren Academy of Basketball was launched in 1995 as our performance development programme, that put our professional coaching standard into practice for young male and female players in our local community aged 10-18 years. As well as providing these young people with plenty of opportunities to develop other skills and gain qualifications that will bolster applications for university aged participants.
Based out of the Lagoon Centre in the heart of Paisley, Renfrewshire. Our athletes gain a complete understanding of the game of basketball in the form of both individual and team settings, and upon graduation of our academy have gained the experience to make the leap to the next level where that be to University or Academy Level down south with our current pathway partner Myerscough College.
The Academy set-up provides players to be moulded into our student-athlete expectation that is supported by our partner sports psychologist who will be integrated throughout their development journey to aid in the development of key personal skills like prioritising, time management, dealing with emotion and much more. Our rigid preseason work followed by competition in the top leagues in Scotland and followed up by post-season evaluations, enables us to maintain a consistent professional development pathway leading to players achieving their larger sporting goals, whether that is earning more court time or representing their country.