By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
AntetokounBros Academy, the basketball and education-based venture created by Giannis, Thanasis, Kostas and Alex Antetokounmpo, returns for the second consecutive year and is preparing for an exciting new journey. The brothers founded the academy based on the theory that “it doesn’t matter where you start from, but where you can go!”. This year’s Academy will offer free to boys and girls aged 12-16, from vulnerable social groups, different neighborhoods, countries and social backgrounds. The students will play and learn how to unleash and develop their potential.
The AntetokounBros Academy is executed in partnership with Nike whose mission is to inspire kids to develop through sport, the Eurohoops Organization, which leads the implementation and training program, and the Onassis Foundation, which, through workshops, speeches and scholarships inspire and encourage the participants. The entire curriculum instills in the young people the values that the Antetokounmpo brothers advocate.
The Antetokounmpo brothers strongly believe in the power of sports and are committed to providing opportunities to those who need them most. All four brothers have experienced for themselves how hard work and dedication can lead someone to the top.
Anastasia Kostaki laid the first bricks at AntetokounBros Academy as Head Coach and, after a very successful year, she gives her turn to Evina Maltsi. An international athlete, who has made history in women’s basketball, she has accepted the challenge and is ready to pass on her ethos and knowledge.
The Academy’s program includes weekly basketball trainings implemented by the Eurohoops Organization. It takes place in the two stadiums renovated by Nike in the neighborhoods of Ellinorosson and Lamprini, with the support of the Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA). The program is not limited to the four lines of the court. Following the successful first season, a series of workshops will be held at the Onassis Foundation. Experiential workshops, theoretical game analyses led by the Eurohoops coaching team, and inspirational speeches by renowned athletes and professionals from various fields of action encourage the participants and foster their skill development and empowers them to reach for their dreams.
For both the training and the educational part, the Academy has taken all the necessary measures and implements the health protocols and instructions of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the General Secretariat of Sports in order to limit Covid-19.
The Academy culminates with a graduation and awards ceremony. The best of the 100 athletes will have the opportunity to claim two annual training scholarships at the Eurohoops Organization, while four participants will be selected to attend summer courses in England. The top-performing Academy graduate will receive a university scholarship “One of a Kind” by the Onassis Foundation.
The junior coaches at the Academy are also working toward unique opportunities. Two of the Academy coaches will be selected to participate in further education, one will win a job at Eurohoops and one will attend a basketball training camp abroad with the support of the Onassis Foundation.
The applications to win a place among the 100 young athletes of the Academy and the 7 junior coaches of the 2020-21 season have started! Candidates will be evaluated based on social and economic criteria, as well as their performance in the tryouts.
Apply. Be the best version of yourself!
For more information or to apply, visit www.antetokounbrosacademy.net.
Our mission is to spread our passion for basketball and act as the Playmaker for 360º basketball activations aiming to deliver positive experiences through all Eurohoops Organization’s action:
- Engage children to basketball, help them learn and enjoy their play and getting across life and social values.
- Develop the future athletes, co-players and even opponent players
- Focusing on spreading the basketball news and progress in a brand safety manner for the sport of basketball and developing healthy fans through the eurohoops.net, the top basketball site
- Providing safe, high quality standards basketball courts where all basketball lovers enjoy their play and unlock their potential.
Eurohoops Organization involves the Eurohoops Academy with the signature of the Euroleague legend Theodore Papalouka hosted at Eurohoops Dome, a high-end basketball arena, safe and equipped with latest technology standards, a premium basketball center for basketball lovers. Eurohoops also organizes basketball activations, tournaments and events. All above are communicated by eurohoops.net, the biggest European basketball web site, operating in 6 languages: English, Greek, Spanish, German, Russian and Turkish.
The focus of the Onassis Foundation’s mission is and will always be the individual. With priority since 1975 in the fields of culture, health and education, it creates the conditions, explores the ideas and triggers the discussions that lead to a better society.
Releasing the potential and talent of young people, it has offered, over the past 45 years, more than 7.000 scholarships and educational programs for all; beyond social, economic, ethnic, gender and age restrictions. The Onassis Foundation believes in active citizens with bold ideas and optimist dreams, embracing the procedure, research, study, experimentation, as well as freedom, democracy and human rights.
More info at onassis.org
From the start, community has been at the core of who we are and what we do. Leveraging the power of sport as a unifying force, we’re committed to helping kids reach their greatest potential and creating more equal playing fields for all. Together with schools and grassroots, national and international organisations around the world, we’re investing in solutions to create lasting change.
For more information, visit purpose.nike.com
The program takes place at the stadiums of Lamprini and Ellinorosson, with the support of the Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA).
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