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Getting Started

If you are a youngster looking to get started with basketball in Adelaide you can check out our programs below like Come & Try, Aussie Hoops (mixed and all-girls) and our U8 & U9 "Cubs" programs (mixed and all-girls). If you are getting serious about your basketball then read about our Adelaide Community League teams, which is the next step before Junior District Basketball
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Come&Try

Free Come & Try

 

The West Adelaide Bearcats hold regular free 'Come & Try' clinics for children to see if they like basketball. 

The Bearcats currently have the following free session scheduled for boys & girls aged 5 to 10.

NEW PLAYER COME & TRY DAY - FREE 

Participating is free but please register your details online via the links above.

 

Or you can move straight into Aussie Hoops or Domestic Basketball ahead of a start in District Basketball. 

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For Come & Try and Aussie Hoops

enquiries please contact:

E:  playatwestbearcats@gmail.com

Hoops

Aussie Hoops

 

Aussie Hoops is an initiative of Basketball Australia and is the National Introductory Basketball Program for children aged 5-10. 

Aussie Hoops Clinics are run weekly by various Basketball SA affiliated Clubs (like the Bearcats) and at centres across metropolitan Adelaide.  During the program children are taught how to bounce the ball, pass and shoot while playing fun games in the process!

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AUSSIE HOOPS - WHERE, WHEN & REGISTER

TERM 3 PROGRAM 2024 - 6 BEARCAT OPTIONS AVAILABLE! 

  • 3 locations - Port Adelaide, Osborne, Flinders Park

  • Options Monday, Thursday or Friday after school; Saturday morning or early Saturday afternoon - all sessions 50 minutes

  • Starts from Thursday 1 August 2024 - 8 week programs

  • $80 per child (plus $9.90 insurance & Basketball Australia levies) 

  • Aussie Hoops merchandise packs available to purchase at check-out

CHOOSE YOUR OPTION!

  • THURSDAY - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 5pm to 5:50pm @ Flinders Park Primary School - starts 1 August - to register for Thursday Afternoon @ Flinders Park please click HERE

  • FRIDAY - GIRLS ONLY PROGRAM: 4:50pm to 5:40pm @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) - starts 2 August - to register for Friday Afternoon Girls Only Program please click HERE

  • FRIDAY - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 4:50pm to 5:40pm @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) - starts 2 August - to register for Friday Afternoon Mixed Program please click HERE

  • SATURDAY MORNING - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 9am to 9.50am @ Lefevre Community Stadium (541 Victoria Road, Osborne) - starts 3 August - to register for Saturday Morning Mixed Program please click HERE

  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 12:50pm to 1:40pm @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) - starts 3 August - To register for Saturday Afternoon Mixed Program please click HERE

  • MONDAY - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 5pm to 5:50pm @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) - starts 5 August - to register for Monday Afternoon @ Port Adelaide please click HERE

For Come & Try and Aussie Hoops

enquiries please contact:

E:  playatwestbearcats@gmail.com

Cubs
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2024 BEARCAT "CUBS" PROGRAMS

In Term 3 of 2024 the Bearcats are offering 3 "Bearcat Cubs" products. Cubs is a unique training and playing program for Under 8s and Under 9s who are looking to take the next step from Aussie Hoops (see above) or are further advanced than beginners.

UNDER 8 CUBS - MIXED

Our U8 'Cubs' training takes place at 12.40pm on Saturday afternoons at Port Adelaide, and is followed by a competitive game for all players. For players born in 2017 and younger. Starts Sat 27 July. 

UNDER 9 CUBS - MIXED

Our U9 'Cubs' training takes place at 1.40pm on Saturday afternoons at Port Adelaide, and is followed by a competitive game for all players. For players born in 2016. Starts Sat 27 July. 

For all U8 and U9 Bearcat Cubs enquiries please contact Melissa Howard via email: westbearcats.dleague@gmail.com

ALL GIRLS CUBS FOR 5-10 YEAR OLDS

We also have an All Girls Cubs product for 5-10 year old girls after school on Monday afternoons, starting from Monday 5 August ($100 for 8 weeks). Group skills followed by mini games. Get to know basketball in a fun and safe environment. Register HERE now!

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NEXT STEP: U10/12 Adelaide Community Basketball League (ACBA)

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