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GB Maxibasketball Performance Programme

Our ambition is to provide players with the platform to continue playing basketball and competing at performance level.

Who is our programme for? We generally recruit from former national league, ex-international and ex-professional male and female players, but actually anyone can attend open sessions. Players must be registered with their national governing body for basketball in the UK, for insurance purposes.

What does the programme offer? We offer a year round programme of regular training opportunities for male and female elite players aged 35+ years of age, run by an experienced cohort of qualified coaches and supported by professional sports science and medicine personnel. Players within this programme will be working to improve their team skills as well as seeking individual selection to GB Maxis squads, and representing their country at international level. Take a sneak peek here at what GB Maxis can expect at the FIMBA 11th European Maxibasketball Championship, which due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been rescheduled to 24 June – 3 July 2022, Malaga.

Where are we based? The GB Maxibasketball performance programme is predominantly based in the City of Sheffield, with additional sessions being hosted at the excellent sports facilities at University of Brighton. The National Basketball Performance Centre will also host GB Maxis twice a year for training and selection camps.

How often are the sessions? We usually run monthly open sessions from September through to December each year. Thereafter, GB teams are selected for continued training and preparation for a European or World Championship competition the following year. However, there has been disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the open sessions are running from April to October 2021, and training will be from November/December onwards for players selected to compete in the European Maxibasketball Championships 2022.

Maxibasketball Opportunities in the UK and in Europe

There are local maxibasketball opportunities all around the UK. As we develop the site, we will feature any other opportunities to play that come to our attention, so keep checking in from time to time.

There are also a variety of well-established international club masters basketball tournaments, with integral social and tourism elements, in the UK and Europe are shown below (click on the images below for further information):

A full directory of masters basketball tournaments around the world can be found on the Masters Basketball Tournament website Overseas –


Get In Touch

We welcome all enquiries about the GB Maxibasketball programme and are happy to provide further information on how to join, either as a Player, Coach or member of our Sports Science & Medicine Team. Please give brief details using the contact form below of your can email us

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