Q) What experience does my child need to participate in Aussie Hoops?
A) No prior experience with basketball or sport is required.
Q) Where can my child participate in Aussie Hoops?
A) At any accredited Aussie Hoops local centre in Australia. Visit the Aussie Hoops website and use the Program Locator to find your nearest centre.
Q) When do Aussie Hoops programs run?
A) All year round. Programs are typically in conjunction with the applicable school terms in your State or Territory.
Q) How long does an Aussie Hoops program run for?
A) Dependent on the local centre, programs runs for between 5 and 10 weeks.
Q) How long does an Aussie Hoops session run for?
A) Dependent on the local centre, sessions are delivered each week for between 45 and 75 minutes.
Q) What does my child receive as a Aussie Hoops participant?
A) Upon successful online registration and payment, an Aussie Hoops participant receives a Participant Pack which contains a Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops backpack, reversible singlet and basketball.
Q) How do I register my child to participate in a Aussie Hoops program?
A) Participants can only be registered for Aussie Hoops programs online. Visit the Aussie Hoops website and follow the prompts to registration and payment. Registration and payment should take no longer than 5 minutes.
Q) What equipment does my child need to participate?
A) Participants are required to bring their basketball provided in their Participant Pack and encouraged to wear the reversible singlet at session delivery. We also recommends participants bring a water bottle and wear suitable footwear for participation such as standard school sport shoes or basketball shoes.
Q) Does my child need protective equipment?
A) Basketball is considered a limited-contact sport and Aussie Hoops is delivered in a controlled environment. With this said a small percentage of participants wear mouth guards as a point of safety. Some local centres will request participants wear particular safety equipment in order to participate such as mouth guards.
Q) Who runs an Aussie Hoops local centre?
A) Local centres receive approval from the State or Territory Member Association and Basketball Australia to become an accredited Aussie Hoops delivery centre. From here, an accredited ‘Local Centre Coordinator’ coordinates the program and recruits accredited coaches to deliver the program.
Q) As a parent or caregiver, how can I get involved?
A) There are a variety of ways to become involved in Aussie Hoops. Basketball Australia recommends reaching out to your Local Centre Coordinator in the first instance.
Q) How much does Aussie Hoops cost?
A) Each Local Centre sets their own price point. These can be found on the Program Locator tool.