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AntetokounBros Academy is a community program that combines basketball training and educational inspiration aimed towards undeserved young boys and girls, 12 to 16 years old.

The program involves 90 minutes of basketball training once a week for 100 athletes per year at two training grounds: Ampelokipoi court and Lambrini court (50 athletes per court).

Moreover, the program provides 12 training positions for junior coaches, 18 to 25 years old. The junior coaches will be able to participate in the training sessions of the AntetokounBros Academy under the supervision of the head coach Anastasia Kostaki, the first Greek woman to play in WNBA.

In addition to the core basketball training, the program involves athlete clinics, tournament events, a series of mentorship workshops, inspirational speeches and basketball school sessions that athletes and junior coaches will also need to attend as part of their participation. The educational sessions will be held at Onassis Stegi.

First season’s duration: November 2019 – June 2020

A. Basketball Training Program:

Developed and supervised by Head Coach Anastasia Kostaki, the first Greek player to play in WNBA, the training sessions will take place every Saturday:

Lamprini Saturday
Girls 13.00 – 14.30
Boys 14.00 – 15.30
Ampelokipoi Saturday
12-14 y.o. 17.30 – 19.00
15-16 y.o. 18.30 – 20.00

* Transportation to and from the courts is the responsibility of the participants.

B. Educational Program:

Mentoring workshops: Giving the tools to build a better self

3 mentorship workshops per year focused on soft skills. Season 2019-2020 will fall under the thematic of leadership with sessions on public speaking, negotiation skills and anti-bullying attitude. Workshops will be hosted at Onassis Stegi.

* Transportation will be provided to and forth (pick up from basketball court)

Inspirational speeches: Making believe

3 inspirational speeches per year that will seek to stimulate the kids and allow them to dream bigger. The intended thematic for season 2019-2020 are the topics of Diversity, Female Empowerment and Positive Attitude. All speeches will be held at Onassis Stegi. Key speakers will be announced in due time.

* Transportation will be provided to and forth (pick up from basketball court)

Basketball School Sessions

A series of theoretical seminars educating athletes through video examples on analyzing and evaluating real basketball plays from national & international competitions. The seminars are intended to stimulate the thinking and decision-making process of each player and help athletes to apply them into their own practice.

* Transportation will be provided to and forth (pick up from basketball court)

Athletes’ and junior coaches’ participation in the training sessions and the educational part of the Program is obligatory.

C. Pathways

The program will help participants to evolve and become the “best versions of themselves”, to enjoy the “one of a kind” status. The participants of AntetokounBros Academy will be able to claim one of the below academic and athletic scholarships:

Athletes:

  • 1 high school graduate per year to receive the Onassis Foundation “One of a Kind” undergraduate scholarship for studies in Greece (being granted for the total duration of their university studies)
  • 2 athletes to get basketball training scholarships to Eurohoops Academy at Leonteios School of Athens for 1 season
  • 4 selected kids per year to participate in educational summer school courses in UK

Junior Coaches:

  • 1 female coach per year to participate in a basketball coaching camp abroad
  • 1 junior coach to be employed to Eurohoops Academy at Leonteios School of Athens for 1 season
  • All coaches to receive First Aid training

All athletes and junior coaches will get basketball pathway recommendations to continue playing or coaching.

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