Programs

Geelong United Basketball has an ever-expanding list of programs for young and old to take part in. With Walking Basketball, Women’s Daytime, All-Abilities sessions, and club-based Aussie Hoops, there is something for all ballers at GUB.

All Abilities Basketball

GUB, in Partnership with Reclink Australia, is running abilities basketball each term.

The junior program runs during the school term, while the senior program runs all year round, with a break for Christmas.

Junior All Abilities

Wednesday 4pm -4.45pm
AWA Alliance Bank Stadium – 20 Crows Road, Belmont
Registration: https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/62fef5

Senior All Abilities

Thursday 11am-12.30pm
Leisuretime Sports Precinct – 262-282 Anakie Road, Norlane
Registration: https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/62fef5 

Both programs are free of charge.

For more information contact Joseph on 0466 535 100.

Aussie Hoops

Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia's official introductory program, providing a fun and inclusive basketball experience for 5-10 year-olds that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.

Aussie Hoops provides boys and girls with a fun and safe basketball experience that introduces 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.

Geelong United Basketball community clubs run this program. The coaches are committed to teaching and helping the participants grown and develop a foundation of skills making, them ready for the next step in their basketball pathway.

More information and other fun activities can be found on Basketball Australia’s website: aussiehoops.basketball

Pack information

From Term 1 2022, 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.
  • Personalised Aussie Hoops singlet – With your child’s name and Local Aussie Hoops delivery centre logo.
  • Sticker sheet – Featuring all eight of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) teams.

Participant packs are dispatched within 24 hours of the registration being submitted. Packs can be expected to arrive within 7-10 business days.

For any queries email:

Monday Session Information: Vytis
Tuesday Session Information: Try Boys Basketball Club
Saturday Session Information: Bobcats
Saturday Session Information: Dolphins
Sunday Session Information: Sharks
Friday Session Information: Pivot City
Social Women’s Daytime

Our Women’s Daytime program is an all-inclusive program that focuses on the social aspect of the sport while allowing for the participants to learn new skills and drills to improve their Basketball abilities!

Run by our NBL1 men’s captain DeMarcus Gatlin, the sessions consist of drill work to get the blood pumping, while also incorporating aspects of the game and its rules to help participants better understand how to approach the game in a real game setting. Finishing with a scrimmage and games, the program is built for those looking to enjoy a bit of morning Basketball fun.

The sessions coincide with the school term and run every Wedneday from 10am.

For more information, please contact Jessica Hanger or fill out this form.

 

Sport4All

Sport4All is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Sports Australia and Get Skilled Access. Its purpose is to provide people with disability the opportunity to participate in club and school sports when, where and how they choose.

Geelong United Basketball has partnered with Sports4All to continue our journey to become a more inclusive association.

Sport4All is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Sports Australia and Get Skilled Access.

Get Skilled Access was founded by Paralympic Gold Medallist and Grand Slam champion Dylan Alcott. Get Skilled Access is a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE), meaning we are managed and run by people with disability and people with lived experience of disability.

Sports4All has provided a short training course for anyone who is interested that can be found here.

More information can be found about Sports4All here.

Sport4All’s purpose is to provide people with disability the opportunity to participate in club and school sports when, where and how they choose.

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities.

Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools, and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

The objectives of Sporting Schools are to:

  • improve children’s fundamental movement skills to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • increase the awareness of the value of sport in schools
  • engage children in high quality sporting programs
  • connect children with sport in their local communities

Funding is available for school based on size of school and number of participants in the program. Funding can be applied for by following the instructions here: www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/funding.

The next round of funding opens on November 7.

For more information about Geelong United Basketball running programs at your school contact:

Jessica Hanger, 5277 1388 or visit the Sporting Schools website: www.sportaus.gov.au/schools.

Walking Basketball

The Walking Basketball program provides optimal health benefits to all who participate including those who might be intimidated by the pace and impact of a traditional basketball game but love the slower more social version of Walking Basketball.

Walking Basketball is for participants of all ages, genders and abilities and helps to maintain and improve health and decrease risk factors associated with sedentary behaviour. What makes Walking Basketball stand out from most activities is that it doesn’t matter if you have never played the game of basketball before or you are pretty handy on the court as this will still be a level playing field for everyone within a social, fun and non-competitive environment!

Walking Basketball is run at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium every Tuesday. 10:30am-11:30am. The program coincides with the school term.

For more information, please contact Jessica Hanger or to sign up, fill out this form

Wheel Chair Basketball

Wheel Chair Basketball is open to all participants and chairs are provided on the day. The program is run by Parallel Sports Inc., a not-for-profit organisation situated in Geelong and operated by volunteers.

Parallel Sports Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation situated in Geelong, operated by volunteers who pride themselves in providing support and engaging individuals with physical disabilities, helping them to connect with community-based sports.

Parallel Sports Inc. runs a social wheelchair basketball competition on Tuesday nights at Try Boys Basketball Stadium (501 Ryrie Street, East Geelong).

This competition is open to all participants, and chairs are provided on the day. No existing team or experience is required.

Games fees are $10 per participant and are paid for on the day.

For more information, contact: Kaye Colman 0427 442 909 or visit the Parallel Sports website here.

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