Barking abbey academy is the UK’s premier basketball academy. DoTraining has been the Strength and Conditioning providers since 2010. Barking Abbey have had unparalleled success in the UK, Europe and in the USA. Every year the academy have multiple players represent their country at the European championships. The academy prides itself on graduating its players each year. The majority of these players move on to full scholarships in the USA, or professional contracts throughout Europe.
Our philosophy at barking has always been to ensure that each player is ready for the demands of the season. We focus on making each player robust enough to withstand the load of training like a professional. We work on each individuals strength, athleticism and movement patterns so they can become better basketball players, and stay injury free. For those that move on from the academy to the USA we ensure that technically they are ready for this level and as a result are able to thrive in their new environment.
Duncan Ogilvie – Head of Strength and Conditioning.
Barking Abbeys profile in the UK basketball scene speaks for itself. They working closely with DISE (Formerly AASE) to ensure the sports medical service is one of the best in the country at academy level. Head S&C coach Duncan Ogilvie, former Basketball England and AASE national lead S&C coach, is one of the top basketball S&C coaches in the country. DoTraining work with all academy members that are aged between 15-19 years old. We provide strength and power training, energy system development, performance testing, education sessions and recovery and prehab protocols.
Barking have also won multiple national championships, both at academy level and senior Mens and Womens level. This success is testament to the academy staffing structure that ensures they have the top technical coaches in the UK as well as the best sports science support.
Barking Abbey and its partner clubs compete in the following competitions.
- Mens National league division 1.
- Mens National league divisions 3.
- Womens British Basketball League (WBBL)
- Womens National League division 1.
- Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL)
- Womens Elite Academy Basketball League (WEABL)
Academy S&C Staff