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IGALO, MONTENEGRO

9th April 2024

BD Academy organized its first ever basketball camp in Igalo, Montenegro. Our aim is to make this camp a yearly tradition which happens during the Easter holidays.

This Easter, we had players from Brixton Topcats London, from Dubai, and also from two Montenegrin teams: KK As and KK Galeb.

Our coach for this 5-day camp was the well-known ex-international basketball player Boris Bakic, who did a great job training our players.

Our players also had the great opportunity of playing 2 friendly games in Igalo against local teams. This was a great experience for our young players as it helped them to develop their basketball skills, as well as their friendship with one another.

We would like to thank the Management of Igalo SC and Hotel Play for an excellent job in hosting BD Academy. We would also like to say a big thank you to the local clubs KK As and KK Galeb.

BELGRADE, SERBIA

23rd March 2024

Between 19th-22nd March 2024, BD Academy, in collaboration with LSB, organized an U18 tournament in Kovilovo Resort in Belgrade, Serbia. Four teams took part in this tournament: Islington College and Enfield College from London, and KK Sava and KK IBC from Belgrade.

The winner of the tournament, for the second consecutive time, was KK Sava from Belgrade.

The day before the tournament started, players had the great opportunity of seeing a Euroleague game between Partizan and Baskonia.

CHENGDU, CHINA

10th February 2024

BD Academy Director Bane Vukovic and Coach Nebojsa Andric were invited by Virscend Education from Chengdu, China to hold a training camp between 27th January and 8th February 2024. We had a great experience in Chengdu, where we held training sessions for young players, and held a one-day coaching clinic for local coaches. We also participated in the preparation of the U15 Sichuan Province team for a local competition.

We would like to thank the Management and coaches of Virscend Education for hosting us in China.

LONDON, UK

2nd January 2024

BD Academy Director Bane Vukovic and Coach Drago Avramovic were invited to a training camp in London organized by London School of Basketball (LSB). This was the second time that BD Academy was hosted by LSB.

Players of LSB had great the opportunity to learn basketball from one of the best European youth coaches, Drago Avramovic, winner of the Adidas NGT Euroleague tournament in 2022.

The camp was also visited by Turkis legendary player Kerem Gonlum.

5th August 2023

BD ACADEMY Summer Camp 2023, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, has come to an end. We had an amazing 2 shifts where players from 12 different countries joined us in our training sessions, led by our professional team of coaches, as well as in other fun activities that were organized during our camp.

This year’s Summer Camp was unique because players had the opportunity to attend a Seminar by BDA Director and Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Dejan Milojevic, who spoke about INDIVIDUAL AND DECISION-MAKING DEVELOPMENT. This was followed by a Q&A session where players had the unique opportunity to ask Coach Milojevic about his career and the coaching methods that he used in developing Nikola Jokic and other top players. Additionally, there were many questions related to his daily training sessions with Golden State Warriors stars.

We were also happy to host in our camp the Miami Heat player Nikola Jovic, who spoke to our players about the way he made his way to the NBA. Nikola was happy to answer many questions about his daily life in the NBA.

During their free time, players had the opportunity to swim, watch movies and go on our traditional excursion around Belgrade, visiting several of its attractions such as Fortress Kalemegdan, Mt Avala, the Nikola Tesla Museum and the City centre.

Overall, it was another unforgettable summer experience, and we thank all our players, visiting coaches and parents who sent us many positive comments about our camp.

5th June 2023

Basketball England Talent Programme came with their U14 and U15 National Team players to Belgrade, Serbia for the second consecutive year. After last year’s success, BD ACADEMY hosted the best talent from England once again.

Between 29th May and 1st June, U15 boys and girls from England had the great opportunity to play against strong Serbian teams.

U15 England girls faced Art Basket and Korac BC, while U15 England boys played against Mega and Sava BC.

U14 England girls played vs RAS Basket and Srem BC, while U14 boys faced Beovuk and Chinese team Quingdao Eagles.

Young English players and their coaches also had the opportunity to visit Mt Avala, Belgrade city centre and Fort Kalemegdan.

In addition, during his visit to the Academy, BD ACADEMY Director and Golden State Warriors assistant Coach Dejan Milojevic dedicated some time to talk to the English players and coaches, and also to take some photos with them.

4th April 2023

Basketball England invited BD ACADEMY Coach-Director Bane Vukovic to Manchester in order to deliver a basketball seminar with the topic: Developing offensive moves.

A total of 80 players from Basketball England Talent Programme, as well as all the coaches, were present for this seminar.

26th February 2023

BD ACADEMY was engaged by Basketball England to deliver 4 basketball seminars in order to improve the basketball education of British coaches.

Our coaches Dragoljub Avramovic and Vlada Vukojicic delivered 4 Seminars which were filmed and agreed to be shown to British coaches as webinars. In addition to this, 2 more coaching sessions will be delivered by BD ACADEMY Director and Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Dejan Milojevic.

Coaches will also have the opportunity to talk to our coaches in a Q&A session after watching each seminar.

30th December 2022

BD ACADEMY Coach-Director Bane Vukovic was invited for a 4-day camp in London as a guest-coach in the most prestigious London basketball programme – London School of Basketball (LSB).

Coach Vukovic was asked to work on shooting technique skills during his visit. His presence was very well-received by young and talented LSB players.

LONDON SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL (LSB) LONDON SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL (LSB)

19th September 2022

BDA had an extremely busy Spring/Summer in 2022, and we are very proud to say that the camps we organized were a big success, not only according to us, but also to all the feedback received daily during our camps from players and parents, as well as from the coaches and team managers who brought their teams to our camps.

As from the end of May, we hosted the U14 and U15 National Teams of England, both boys and girls, followed by the 3x3 Great Britain Men and Women National teams, who came to Serbia to prepare for the Commonwealth games. They did an excellent job in their preparation, and this was reflected in their results in the Commonwealth Games, where the GB Men’s team won a gold medal and the Women’s team won a silver medal. We take this opportunity to congratulate them for their success!

Soon after, in collaboration with Serbian Basketball Association, we hosted the Great Britain U18 Men’s team, who came to Serbia to prepare for the FIBA European Championship by playing 2 friendlies against the Serbian National Team.

The same was done with the U18 Women and the U16 Women Great Britain teams. They had an excellent experience in Serbia preparing for the FIBA European Championship.

Between 18th - 22nd July, BDA was in Cyprus, hosted by MGA Famagusta. This team came to our BDA camp last Summer, and this Summer they hosted our BDA coaches and management in Cyprus. It was agreed to continue this co-operation for many years ahead.

As from the beginning of August, BDA held 2 camps in Belgrade. Players from the London School of Basketball, Eurobasket Malta as well as players from Greece, Spain, Czech Republic and the USA took part in our camps.
They had the great opportunity of training with our coaches Vlada Vukojicic, Nebojsa Andric and Aleksandar Colic. Also, via Zoom, all the players had the unique opportunity of talking to BDA Director and assistant coach of Golden State Warriors, Dejan Milojevic. The players asked him many good questions, and Coach Milojevic was very happy to answer them all in a conversation of over 3 hours.

As always, BDA welcomed a very special guest: NBA Champion from Golden State Warriors, Nemanja Bjelica.
Nemanja spoke to the players, answered their questions, signed autographs, and took photos with them. This was a very special and memorable occasion for all BDA players.

And this is not all… we are continuing with our camps in October in our new facility Kovilovo Sports Complex in Belgrade, Serbia. We are looking forward to new challenges in the future.

Once again, we take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all the players and their families for all their support. We would also like to thank Basketball England and the London School of Basketball.
We truly look forward to future co-operation.


Bane Vukovic & Dejan Milojevic
BDA Directors

01st June 2022

BDA – Basketball Development Academy hosted 60 players who form part of the England Talent Programme between 21st and 27th May 2022.

The first group to arrive were the U14 and U15 girls, and they had the opportunity to play 4 games against Serbian teams. After the girls, we hosted the U14 and U15 boys.

All 4 England Teams showed great performance in Belgrade, playing against great Serbian teams such as Partizan and Red Star Belgrade. Other teams that played against England are Vizura, Cerak, Art Basket and IBC.

Besides playing games, British players also practised with their coaches. In their free time, each team had the opportunity to visit Belgrade and swim in the beautiful Lake Ada.

Steve Bucknall, Basketball England’s Head of Talent and Performance, who was in Belgrade with the teams, said:

"The experience that the England Talent Programme players and staff were able to receive at BDA facility including training and games was extremely invaluable to their long-term development. All the staff and players expressed their desire to come back to BDA as this was the best exposure they have ever received for international basketball."

BDA will have a very busy Summer. Next week, we will be hosting GB 3x3 Men and Women National Teams in Serbia. During July and August, we will be hosting U18 Men, U18 Women and U16 Women GB Teams, which will also be in Serbia. Additionally, in July we will be having a BDA camp in Cyprus. Also, at the beginning of August we will be holding 2 BDA Camps in Belgrade.

TEAM ENGLAND U15 BOYS AND PARTIZAN BELGRADE TEAM ENGLAND U14 BOYS AND RED STAR BELGRADE

08th July 2021

Our academy Director, Coach Dejan Milojevic, signed a 3-year contract with NBA giant Golden State Warriors, and has been appointed as an assistant coach to legendary Steve Kerr. BDA wishes Coach Dejan Milojevic the best of luck in the NBA. We are looking forward to seeing Coach Milojevic transfer his NBA experience and knowledge to our Academy's players in future BDA training sessions.

07th July 2021

The first camp of Basketball Development Academy (BDA) came to an end on Tuesday, 06th July 2021. Our first camp, which was an individual development camp, was a great experience for players from Cyprus, Malta and Serbia. Training sessions were held in 2 training facilities in Vizura Sports Centre, Belgrade.

A team of six BDA coaches : Vlada Vukojicic, Dragoljub Avramovic, Dusan Milojevic, Milan Minic, Srdjan Flajs and Nebojsa Andric did an amazing job working with young players under the instructions of BDA Director and Head of Basketball Programme, Coach Dejan Milojevic.

Hasan Kasap, Head Coach of MGA Famagusta, Cyprus, stated: "We had a great experience in this BDA camp. The 2 daily training sessions, top level coaches, accommodation and food, as well as the fun activities that we did in our free time, were very well organised. I am looking forward to working with BDA again in the future and I am happy to recommend BDA to all the players and basketball clubs who wish to improve their basketball skills."

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