Essentials for Schools
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.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
Basketball Australia has assembled a network of experienced, passionate local coaches from clubs and associations who will deliver Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops programs in your school.
- A fun and engaging basketball program, delivered by accredited coaches
- Offers to students for continued basketball involvement at a local club
- Nationally endorsed curriculum linked to F-10 outcomes
- State/Territory and National service and administration fee
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. To book, simply outline in the comments that you would like an Active Deaf Kids program.
Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information.
CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?
Yes, teachers can deliver basketball in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.
You will need to:
Basketball Australia has recently launched an online store for teachers to purchase official basketball equipment and resources for their Sporting Schools program.
Contact your State/Territory Aussie Hoops Coordinator about the following Sporting Schools basketball experiences:
- Professional player visits
- Stadium visits
Additionally, once your students have had a taste of Aussie Hoops through Sporting Schools, they are invited to join one of over 250 Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops programs delivered nationally each Term, where they receive a participant pack including:
- Green/Gold Aussie Hoops reversible singlet
- Spalding Aussie Hoops size-5 basketball, modified to suit small hands
- Aussie Hoops backpack
Contact your coaching provider or State/Territory Aussie Hoops Coordinator about your school hosting an Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops program after-school each term, for either your own students or the general community.