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AUSSIE HOOPS

Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official introductory program, providing a fun and inclusive Basketball experience for 5-10 year olds that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game. In addition to promoting healthy and active lifestyles, the program serves as a platform for social development and inclusion – fostering stronger and more vibrant communities and individuals.

Aussie Hoops has been designed in three staged programs to ensure that for each age group, participants are participating in activities and games that are relevant to their physical and mental capabilities, which will increase in competitiveness until participants are ready to transition into local club competitions.

Aussie Hoops is an entry level basketball program for children and as a coach or parent it’s important to understand where Aussie Hoops fits in the overarching basketball development pathway. The pathway model identifies three primary stages.

1. Foundation

Developing children’s fundamental movement and basketball skills and confidence. Confidence and competence in sport and physical activity stimulates ongoing active lifestyles and develops a love of the game. This is where Aussie Hoops fits into the basketball pathway.

2. Participation

Retaining participants in basketball through teenage years into lifelong participation. The secondary school years and those immediately following see a drop-off in sports participation. Continued skill development and enjoyable basketball experiences will lead to far greater retention rates.

3. Performance

Inclusive, well-targeted talent identification processes will give all athletes with the potential for elite success, access to a high performance program. These programs provide a holistic development pathway through appropriate coaching, competition structures and support networks. The ultimate goal is international sporting success.

DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE AND APTITUDE IN CHILDREN

Children require a basic movement comprehension which they can use as a basis for sports specific development later. Therefore early focus in the pathway should be towards developing transferable fundamental movement and sports skills. This will facilitate the development of knowledge, skills and self-confidence in participants. In all situations it is your response that decides whether the experience of sport is positive or negative and whether participants gain or lose self-esteem.

Rookies

5 – 6 year olds (Previously Little Dribblers)

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
FIRST SESSION: 13th October 2020
FINAL SESSION: 15th December 2020
DURATION: 10 Weeks
AGES: 5 and 6
COST: $130 for new participants (never participated in Aussie Hoops before) includes a participant pack (see right)
            $90 for returning participants (Returning Aussie Hoops participants only not Little Dribblers)
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: If you would like to check the program out before you sign up for the term you can pay a $15 trial fee which will be refunded if you sign up for the term. You are only permitted to use this once per child and in the first 2 weeks of the term.

Term Registrations need to be completed online through the link below

Starters and All-Stars

7 – 10 year olds (Previously Skills Training)

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
FIRST SESSION: 13th October 2020
FINAL SESSION: 15th December 2020
DURATION: 10 Weeks
AGES: 7 – 10 year olds
COST: $130 for new participants (never participated in Aussie Hoops before) includes a participant pack (see right)
            $90 for returning participants (Returning Aussie Hoops participants only not Little Dribblers)
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: If you would like to check the program out before you sign up for the term you can pay a $15 trial fee which will be refunded if you sign up for the term. You are only permitted to use this once per child and in the first 2 weeks of the term.

Term Registrations need to be completed online through the link below

PARTICIPANT PACK

New Aussie Hoops participants receive an improved participation pack. This pack will provide children with the essential items required to begin their basketball journey.

The participation pack includes:

  • Size 4 Spalding Basketball– Modified to suit smaller hands and modelled on Basketball Australia’s official game ball.
  • Personalised Aussie Hoops singlet– Participants name and Local Aussie Hoops delivery centre logo. Singlet size guide is available here
  • Aussie Hoops Backpack– Because every young baller needs something to carry their basketball gear in!
  • Sticker Sheet – Featuring all 8 of the Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) teams.
    Participants pack are dispatched within 24 hours of the registration being submitted. Packs can be expected to arrive within 7-10 business days.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY BASKETBALL CAMP

Lakeside is excited to run 4 popular basketball camps each year, during the last week of the January, April, July, and October school holidays.

Camp 1 – 9am to 12:00pm (6-11yr olds)

Camp 2 – 1pm – 4pm (11 – 16yr olds)

Coaches include SBL Lakeside Lightning players and squad members

The camp’s aims are fun, fundamentals and team concepts. The camp will include individual drills, team drills, talks and games. The camp will break into groups of similar ability and age. Camper/Coach ratios will be kept at levels to ensure quality teaching. For more information contact Lakeside.

See the post on the right for registrations for the next camp