INSEP’s Yvan Mainini national basketball squad, which has trained some of the biggest names in French basketball (including Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Céline Dumerc and Sandrine Gruda) is the main selection pool for the men’s, women’s and junior French national teams. It accommodates 50 permanent athletes – 25 girls and 25 boys aged between 15 and 18 years old – who train daily and take part in competitions at the weekend as a sports collective in the French national championships.