JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Basketball is a sport for all ages. Whilst our junior domestic competition age groups start at Under 10s for children aged 7, 8 and 9, we also cater for keen basketballers from as young as two years old.

There are three main programs for younger hoopers:

  • Kindy Ball for children aged 2-4, aimed at developing their gross motor skills to assist with their basic basketball skills, ;

  • Aussie Hoopers, for children generally aged 5-8, aimed at developing game skills in readiness for domestic competition;

  • Under 10 Cubs Program, for children aged 7-9, aimed at greater development of skills in readiness for representative basketball either at tournaments as Under 10s, or in readiness for tryouts for the Under 12 VJBL representative program.

KINDY BALL

Kindy Ball is designed for children between 2 and 4, to help them develop basic gross motor skills such as catching, throwing and shooting.

 

Kindy Hoops is a development program which is the perfect way to get your child(ren) involved in an all year round indoor sport, learning basic skills, teamwork and coordination in a fun and interactive environment

 

Put simply, Kindy Hoops is a fun introductory basketball program that is ideal for active children between the ages of 2-4 years old.

 

The 45 minute session is run in conjunction with our popular Aussie Hoops program (ages 5-8) on Friday, starting at 4pm.

AUSSIE HOOPS

Aussie Hoops is an Australian-wide program that helps to develop playing skills even more where footwork, offence and defence skills are also encouraged, in readiness for their first steps into junior domestic basketball competition.

 

Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for girls and boys aged 5-8 years old of all abilities.

 

The program is all about learning to play basketball in a fun and safe environment, the perfect intro to playing in junior competitions.

UNDER 10 CUBS PROGRAM

The Cubs program is a pathway program that help players in our Under 10 domestic age group develop their skills through extra training and games, as a lead in to the Panthers Junior Representative Program that starts at Under 12s.

If your 7, 8 or 9 year old has a passion for basketball and would like to develop their skills beyond the domestic training and game experience, the Cubs Program might be the opportunity that they are looking for.

Coached by experienced coaches, Cubs participants are given the skill development and match experiences that will give them the opportunity to develop in readiness for the Panthers Junior Representative program once they reach the Under 12 age group.  The Cubs program aims to develop a player's general skills, including shooting, offence, defence and teamwork.

 

Throughout the program, Wallan Basketball will look for opportunities for the participants to put their skills into practice through inter-club games with other surrounding associations that have an Under 10 development program.

 

There are also a number of tournaments that are held during the year, including our own tournament at the end of the July school holidays. Where an appropriate tournament is identified, teams of our Cubs participants will be entered.

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JUNIOR CLINICS AND EVENTS

Wallan Basketball run a series of clinics and events throughout the year to give junior basketballers in all age groups an opportunity to participate in additional skills programs outside of the junior domestic competitions.

Every school holidays Wallan Basketball run a series of basketball clinics at RB Robson Stadium in Wallan, conducted by our skilled and qualified coaches and senior representative players.

June School Holiday clinics are as follows:

WEEK 1

 

Rookie Clinic

Thursday 1 July - 9:00-10:00am

The Rookie Basketball School Holiday Camp is perfect for budding basketball players between the ages of 5 – 9 years. The camp consists of developing basic skills, learning game situations and activities.  Ideal for: 

  • Girls and Boys aged 5 – 9yrs

  • Beginners

Cost: $10.00 per participant 

Your child/ren should bring the appropriate footwear with non-marking soles, a drink bottle and if they want to bring their own basketball they can, but this is not a requirement.

Shooting Clinic

Thursday 1 July - Under 10/12 10:30-11:45am and Under 14/16 12:15-1:30pm

Wallan Basketball’s Shooting Camp will break down the proper shooting technique with the correct footwork mechanics needed to become the best shooter you can.  We will start with the fundamentals and build up to in-game shooting actions.  Designed for: 

  • Girls & boys aged 9-15

  • Domestic and Representative players

Cost: $45.00 per participant

Your child/ren should bring the appropriate footwear with non-marking soles, a drink bottle and if they want to bring their own basketball they can, but this is not a requirement.

WEEK 2

Domestic Clinic

Tuesday 6 July - Under 10/12 10:00-11:30am and Under 14/16 12:00-1:30pm

Improve your core basketball skills in a fun and challenging environment, with a focus on skill development in the areas of ball handling, footwork, shooting, defence and more.  Designed for: 

  • Girls & boys aged 9-16

  • Domestic players

Cost: $45.00 per participant

Your child/ren should bring the appropriate footwear with non-marking soles, a drink bottle and if they want to bring their own basketball they can, but this is not a requirement.

Elite Clinic

Wednesday 7 July - Under 12/14 10:00-12:00noon and Under 16/18 12:30-2:30pm

For both Representative and High Level Domestic players aged from Under 12 through to Under 14, this camp is for players looking for a High Intensity camp to work on their individual skills, decision making and competition.  Players will be pushed to their limits both mentally and physically.  Designed for: 

  • Girls & boys aged 9-17

  • Representative and High Level Domestic players 

Cost: $60.00 per participant

Your child/ren should bring the appropriate footwear with non-marking soles, a drink bottle and if they want to bring their own basketball they can, but this is not a requirement.