Essentials for Schools
Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for 5-10 year olds. Adapted for the school setting, 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 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 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.
EQUIPMENTThere are Aussie Hoops basketball kits available for purchase through Basketball Australia’s Schools Store.
- 10 x Size 5 Spalding TF-150 Basketballs
- 1 x dual-action pump
- 1 x basketball bag
SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
3X3 basketball is considered the number one urban team sport and is simple enough to be played anywhere by anybody. Schools can deliver Basketball Australia’s 3X3 program designed for secondary school students in years 7 and 8.
Students will learn basketball through a set of engaging activities using ‘game sense’ which culminate in a mini-tournament. The program also offers multiple avenues for participation by empowering students to choose roles including player, referee, coach and scorer/statistician.
There are 3X3 basketball kits available for purchase through Basketball Australia’s Schools Store.
The 3X3 Basketball Kit includes:
- 10 x Spalding TF-FLEX Size 6 basketballs (including bag and pump)
- 2 x whistles
- 12 player singlets (4 sets of 3)
- Curriculum guide
CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?
Yes, teachers can deliver basketball in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.
You will need to:
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 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 Aussie Hoops program after-school each term, for either your own students or the general community.