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?

There are currently no sessions of Aussie Hoops scheduled. Please visit our website regularly or like the ABA on Facebook to get updates on new sessions of Aussie Hoops in Albany.

 

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]. And follow our Albany Aussie Hoops Facebook page for updates.

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.