About

About

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Vicinity Centres 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 Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops through to the elite level; and
  • Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops provides a structured and federally endorsed program for children to participate in over a five year period.