The Academy

The Academy. Objectives.

The Academy is a combined project between the Chus Mateo Academy SL and Novaschool Málaga which main goal is to afford a great education with the best in basketball development training for student athletes from 8th to 12th grade.

This Sporting & Educational Program is aimed at all student athletes around the world, young men and young women of 13 to 17 years old who have the drive to excel in both their studies and basketball skills.

Our methodology allows our players to be fitted in the grade corresponding to their actual age at Novaschool, which is one of the most renowned high schools in Málaga, and at the same time raise their basketball skills thanks to Chus Mateo Academy personalized program.

The closely monitored communication and organization between Novaschool and the Chus Mateo Academy allows players to achieve excellent results both on the court and in the classroom. We seek to immediately integrate our students through Spanish support classes and individual tutorial sessions.

The Sport Goal is to improve our players both technically and physically, preparing them for the highest level of competition. We develop a top notch European level Training Program which is individually designed for each of the student athletes.

Technical Improvement Program and Technical Management.

This Technical and Physical Improvement Program, supervised by Chus Mateo* and Julio Soler* (Academy Technical Management), is designed to fulfil the individual needs of every component of the Academy according to the age, the position and the technical and physical level of the athletic.

Chus Mateo is the Academy Manager who has thirty years of experience as a coach of both: team formation and international first level teams. Julio Soler is a wide experienced training coach used to work with talented players. He is also the Academic Personal Trainer who is incharge of the direction of the Technical and Physical Improvement Program and the physical work at courts. He is the one who value continuously players work and inform about the evolution of each of them.

To accomplish this individual work, players become part of the Club Baloncesto Novaschool feeder club, training with their team during the week, competing every weekend in Málaga Championship and having the possibility to participate in the Andalusian and Spanish Championship at the end of the season, as it happened last year with the Junior Team.


Novaschool Añoreta has the required facilities for sports. The sports complex includes: covered sports hall, outdoors multi-sport courts, swimming pools, gym, physiotherapy room, etc.

The athletic should pass a medical exam before his inclusion in the Technical Improvement Program which asses the different physical and anthropometric aspects needed that allow us to elaborate an appropriate individual working program for each of them.

Our professionals do not forget about instilling players a sports education such as converting the body care into an habitual practice, teaching healthy warm-up and stretching exercises routines or healthy dietary habit. We also try to transmit basketball values such as comradeship, effort, cooperation in order to get the team goal, will to succeed or respect to opponents, trainers, mates, game rules…

Student Housing

Resting is the the key for players. That is the reason why Novaschool provides a Student Housing for their players which is situated on the beachfront 5 minutes far from Novaschool Añoreta. It is a quiet area perfect for studying and resting.

Players have a tutor who watch over them and who accompanies the players and provides everything they need. The Student Housing has WiFi and all conveniences required for players to feel like home. Formation is for us a whole thing composed of 24 hours a day in which it is included player’s nutrition and resting.

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