Urspring Basketball

Education and promotion of sports of the highest calibre provided by qualified teachers. The huge success of the academy demonstrates this great combination. Since the Basketball Academy was introduced in 1998, Urspring School has shown that it is entirely possible to combine good vocational training with peak performance in sport. All the pupils who have played basketball at Urspring and gone on to Sixth Form have also been successful in their Abitur examinations as well. As well as taking the conventional route into professional sport, many have obtained full scholarships at American universities, where they can combine their studies and competitive sport to the highest level.


Urspring combines the internationally successful sports concepts – High School/University/College (USA model) and the Club/Association system (European model), making Urspring Basketball a unique project in the German sports world, and thus a model project with unique characteristics. 

Since its foundation in 1998, the Urspring Basketball Academy has been the most successful youth program in Germany. It is the record-holding champion in the junior basketball league (Nachwuchsbasketball Bundesliga, NBBL) and multiple winner of the national schools' competition "Youth in training for the Olympics" (JtfO). Since the U19 and U16 National League was established, TEAM URSPRING has won the championship 6-times and made it 11-times to the Top4. Since 1999, Urspring School has reached the national finals in Berlin eleven times as champions of Baden-Württemberg, winning six titles.

In club basketball, Urspring has now become a brand name and an exemplary project for successful youth work. Our success in youth work is not just evident from the championships we have won; the training and personal development of the players are at the forefront at Urspring


Oliver Heptner,
Heads of Sports & Headcoach NBBL
+49 7394 246-17
Johannes Hübner,
Heads of Sports & Headcoach ProB
+49 7394 246-17


Ehingen Urspring has been playing in Germany's second division since 2003. Year on year, the youngest team in the professional league has proved to be a formidable opponent. The Urspring youngsters exploit the platform provided by their Division 2 appearances to seek recruitment to a Division 1 club or obtain a college scholarship. 


Germany alone is not the benchmark – this is set by top new talent at the international level. To this end, the players and the team need to have an opportunity to take part in the best tournaments in the world. It's a comparison that Urspring need not fear, as success in various tournaments in China, the US and Europe has demonstrated so impressively. The school's international collaborations also provide for quality basketball placements abroad in the US and China, which pupils take up during their time at the school.