Aussie Hoops is a national program which provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social co-operation and grassroots sports participation. Aussie Hoops is all about participation and fun!

FAQ

What ages is Aussie Hoops open to?

ABA Aussie Hoops is open to children aged 5 - 12 years old.

 

Where & when is Aussie Hoops held?

ABA Aussie Hoops is run at the Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre, 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330. When the program is running sessions are held 8:30am - 9:30am for 5-7 year olds and 9:30am - 10:30am for 8-12 year olds on Saturday mornings. The upcoming program begins on October 14th 2017 - December 16th 2017, breaks for Christmas then returns February 10th 2018 - March 10th 2018.

 

How much does Aussie Hoops cost?

ABA Aussie Hoops costs $100 for 14 sessions and a participant pack which includes a backpack, ball and reversible singlet. If your child has already been part of Aussie Hoops and has the pack the program alone costs $75.

 

How do I register my child?

ABA Aussie Hoops is an online registration process. To get started click on the appropriate age group for your child, 5-7 years old or 8-10 years old. If you have children from both age ranges you can register them for one session, email [email protected] to find out which session is most appropriate.

 

Can my child join Aussie Hoops if the program has already begun?

Yes! Participants can join the program at any time, though the full fee applies.

 

How can I find out more about Aussie Hoops?

More information about the national program can be found on the Aussie Hoops website. If you’d like information regarding Albany’s program email [email protected].

Benefits of Aussie Hoops

Aussie Hoops provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Basketball experience 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.

BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN


• Children learn the fundamental motor skills for future physical activity and sports participation;
• Children learn the basics of fitness conditioning, muscle management and well-being;
• Children learn the importance of health and nutrition;
• Important physiological and mental skills are nurtured;
• Respect for others as well as social, team work and cooperation skills are developed;
• Contact with coaches, ambassadors, older children and parents provides valuable role modelling;
• Children are exposed to multi-functional environments creating greater self-confidence;
• Physically active children are more attentive, have a more efficient memory and better problem solving skills;
• Children are coached and encouraged by accredited and periodically assessed coaches;
• Children are exposed to the Australian Basketball pathway from Aussie Hoops through to the elite level; and
• Aussie Hoops provides a structured and federally endorsed program for children to participate in over a five year period.




BENEFITS FOR PARENTS


• Convenient, local opportunities for safe, quality time with your child and family;
• The opportunity to engage with children and other families in a common setting;
• Greater social contact and interaction;
• Opportunities to become actively involved in program delivery; and
• Periodic and consistent activity for the whole family.