At the Trailblazers Academy we believe in practicing hard and playing lots of games.
Students on the academy play in the Elite Academy's Basketball League (EABL) and also the National Schools under 17s,18s and 19s competitions. In addition, players will also get academy games in the BCS Cup and the BCS regional tournament.
Most of our players also play for one or more of the Derby Trailblazers Club teams too in the National Basketball League (NBL).
The NBL Division 4 Men's team is made up of largely academy players with a couple of senior players.
Stronger players also have the opportunity to play for the Trailblazers NBL Division 3 and NBL Division 1 teams - if they are at that level.
We also have a team in the local Sherwood League to ensure everyone in the Academy gets the chance to play at some level.
Most academy games will be played in the Clarence Wiggins Sports Hall at the Noel-Baker Sports Centre. Occasionally games will be held at Derby College Johnson Building.
All Derby Trailblazer Club home games are played at Noel-Baker.