Basketball Australia (BA) is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program to children across Australia’s school yards. Our Sporting Schools program provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve success on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social cooperation and grassroots sports participation.
Basketball Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for basketball, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
The Basketball Australia Product
Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for 5-10 year olds. Adapted for the school setting, Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops introduces children to basketball with a nationally accredited coaching curriculum and a program consisting of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games all delivered by accredited coaches.
With the support of Deaf Sports Australia, Basketball Australia can also facilitate an Active Deaf Kids program through our Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops package for Sporting Schools.
Teachers and coaches are our assets
Basketball Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Basketball Australia program within Sporting Schools.
Visit the Aussie Hoops website to find your state contact.
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Andrew McDonald, from Timbumburi Public School in NSW, was delighted with his Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops basketball program delivered through Sporting Schools. Tamworth Basketball Association have also reported that the program has generated new teams for the local competition. Read more
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Shooting hoops has quickly become a favourite break-time activity for the students at Goonengerry Public School who can’t get enough of their Sporting Schools basketball program.