Zenit, together with schools of St. Petersburg, opens initial training groups for basketball players from eight to nine years

At the beginning of the school year, the project will cover eight districts of the city.
«Зенит» совместно со школами Петербурга открывает группы начальной подготовки для баскетболистов от восьми до девяти лет
In new season, basketball Zenit pays special attention to the development of the youth project, which include all the reserve teams and has the working title Zenit Basketball Academy. As part of the project, the St. Petersburg club opens basketball initial training groups in cooperation with educational institutions of the city.

Groups will appear in eight districts of St. Petersburg. In groups children from eight to nine years old will be able to train and participate in competitions. Each department will have up to twenty people. All coaches involved in the preparation of basketball players are selected by the club and will work according to a single training program. Classes are free.

The best and most talented athletes will be monitored by the club and at the end of the season will get a chance to continue training in the reserve club's team.

Eight departments will begin their work from the beginning of the school year. In the future, the number of groups will increase.

List of districts and educational institutions:

Kolpinsky (IC "Izhorets")
Krasnoselsky (Lyceum №590)
Frunzensky (Lyceum №295)
Kalininsky (school №138)
Nevsky (school №667)
Petrogradsky (school №75)
Pushkinsky (school №449)
Moscovsky (school №354)