At Bedford Thunder we welcome players of all abilities. If you've been playing for the school team, haven't played in many years or want to try it out for the first time, getting started couldn't be easier. Just come along to one of our sessions. You can come and have a look at what we do or join in - no obligation. For specific information on teams please see our Teams page.
There's always an open invite to come down and join us at the "Thunderdome". Your first session will always be completely free.
Just want to play?
If you are just looking for somewhere to play pure basketball why not come down to our #SundayScrimmage for an hour of wall to wall gametime.
WHERE DO YOU TRAIN?
All training sessions are held at the superb facilities at Bedford Academy
WHEN DO YOU TRAIN?
Bedford Thunder (16+) - Tuesdays 19:45-21:45 (Also see #SundayScrimmage)
Bedford Thunderbolts (10-18) - Saturdays 15:00-17:00 (U14s) & Saturdays 17:00-18:00 (U18s)
ARE YOUR COACHES QUALIFIED?
Our head coaches are qualified to Basketball England Level 2 (this is an intensive course with an assessment) and have a depth of experience and basketball knowledge. Our assistant coaches are either Level 1 or are on the Basketball England coaching track. See our coaches >here<
Please note all our junior coaches are DBS verified.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR TRAINING SESSIONS?
Our head coaches plan a series of drills and exercises that work on the full range of skills essential for a well-rounded player. Starting with a warm-up through to fundamentals and position specific skills as well as team strategy and set plays.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Just some suitable clothing - shorts, t-shirt and some comfortable trainers. You don't need your own ball - we have plenty to go around!