TR Basketball Academy originated in Tolka Rovers on Griffith Avenue Extension, where its primary function was to develop players for Tolka Rovers Basketball Club. It has over a number of years evolved to include Multi-Sports and Activities Camps, 1 on 1 basketball instructions as well as continuing the after school basketball instructions. We have also been successful in expanding to service primary schools in teaching pupils the fundaments of basketball. We teach basketball in schools during the school hours as part of the PE curriculum usually for a period of 7/8 weeks.
To date we have taught basketball classes in Corpus Christi on Griffith Avenue, Sacred Heart BNS of Ballygal, St. Patricks of Drumcondra, St. Bridgets Glasnevin, Glasnevin Educate Together NS as well as host of other schools in the Cabra and Finglas and Glasnevin areas. We have in the past 15 years expanded our home to include Beneavin College, which is now our main home base for our Multi-Sports and Activities Camps and functions as our main home for Basketball Camps. We have also recently expanded to use Beneavin for our basketball classes to give parents more flexibility, while also continuing to use Tolka Rovers as the hub of our basketball lessons.
Our basketball classes are available to all primary school and pre-school aged children with a very flexible schedule to suit the 9-5 working parents as well as those who may need more flexibility in their days. The main objective of our basketball lessons are for the children to find a love for sport, give kids a strong base with a variety of activities that allow them to develop their fine motor skills, gain new friends and teach them the fundamentals of basketball. We have also been the starting point for countless number of players who have represented Ireland and Dublin teams on the men’s and women’s sides in both underage and senior representative teams.
TR Academy continues to be the only basketball school in Dublin 3, 7, 9, 11 area that graduates all its female and male players directly into a Basketball Club that competes in the Dublin Ladies Basketball Board (DLBB) & Dublin Men’s Basketball Board (DMBB). TR Academy graduates its players into the Tolka Rovers Basketball Club, which is the only club that caters to both boys and girls in areas of Glasnevin, Finglas, Ballymun, Phibsborough, Coolock, Whitehall, Santry, Drumcondra, Fairview, Beaumont, Cabra.
We have recently expanded to offer private basketball teaching either in a 1 on 1 setting or to include up to 3 players at a time to 1 head coach. The private basketball classes allow individuals who have aspirations beyond playing in the local Dublin basketball leagues, who are ready and willing to think, act & behave with the mind set of an elite basketball player. The private lessons will help individual understand the nuances of the game what are often overlooked when training in a team capacity, increase the players basketball IQ, improve their individual skill and fitness as well as any other aspects of the game they feel needs the biggest improvement.
We look forward to impacting the next generation of basketball players in all aspects of their game, be it on or off the court.