Thunder Youth


Bedford Thunder is a community team and also wants to support and encourage basketball development throughout Bedfordshire.

We currently have a youth program called the Bedford Thunder Youth which caters for new and experienced players between 5 and 18 years old. The Thunder Youth teams train on Sundays year-round at Bedford Academy with the session split into various groups:

U8s Minis (years 1 to 3) who train from 09:00 - 10:00

U10s Juniors (years 1 to 5) who train from 09:30 - 11:00

U12s Varsity (years 6 & 7) who train from 11:00 - 12:30

U14s Academy (years 8 & 9) who train from 12:30 - 14:00

U16s Freshman (years 10 & 11) who train from 14:00 - 16:30

U18s Sophomore (years 12 & 13) who train from 15:30 - 18:00

As well as:

ThunderMentals Session (open to U14s and U16s) who train from 15:30 - 16:30 for £3

The first taster session is free!

Membership to the youth program is £25/month paid by standing order.

The sessions are led by Coach Enrique and Coach David.

Strength and Conditioning is coordinated by Coach Theo.

Why not come down and join us. The sessions are open and friendly. Across the sessions the coaches cover a range of drills and methods to teach a rounded game of basketball in an inclusive atmosphere.

It's with great regret that the club is having to suspend all Thunder based basketball activities for the next 2 weeks. I know a lot of the players will be disappointed (myself included) but the safety and well-being of the players is our primary concern. It was our national governing body who made the decision to suspend all basketball across the country and we have no option but to follow as instructed. We return the weekend of the 28th/29th March. It means there are NO girls sessions on Saturdays, NO boys session on Sundays and NO Tuesday's session for 2 weeks.