Program Benefits

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.


New Participants

From term 1- 2020 all NEW Aussie Hoops participants will receive a new and improved participant pack. This pack will provide children with the essential items required to begin their basketball journey. The Participant Pack includes:


  • Size 4 Spalding Basketball– Modified to suit smaller hands and modelled on Basketball Australia’s official game ball.
  • Personalise Aussie Hoops singlet– With your child’s name and Local Aussie Hoops delivery centre logo.
  • Aussie Hoops Backpack– Because every young baller needs something to carry their basketball gear in!
  • Sticker Sheet – Featuring all 8 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) teams.

Important information:

Participants pack are dispatched within 48 hours of the registration being submitted. Packs can be expected to arrive within 12-15 business days.

Note: If you have registered your child into an Aussie Hoops program before January 20th, your child’s pack will arrive during the week commencing 3rd February due to Christmas closure.