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 and our U8 "Cubs". If you are getting serious about your basketball then read about our Community League teams, which is the next step before Junior District Basketball.
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 9.
NEW PLAYER COME & TRY DAY - FREE
2.30pm-3.30pm Saturday 18 November @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide)
Participating is free but please register your details online here:
Or you can move straight into Aussie Hoops or Domestic Basketball ahead of a start in District Basketball.
Aussie Hoops is an initiative of Basketball Australia and the Australian Sports Commission to establish a 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!
AUSSIE HOOPS - WHERE, WHEN & REGISTER
TERM 4 PROGRAM 2023 - 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE!
Options Monday, Thursday or Friday after school or Saturday morning or early afternoon - all sessions 50 minutes
Starts week of Monday 16 October 2023 - 8 week programs
$115 per child (or $70 for a child returning from last term), includes Aussie Hoops merchandise pack for new participants
MONDAY - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 5pm to 5:50pm @ Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) - starts 16 October - to register for Monday Afternoon @ Port Adelaide please click HERE
THURSDAY - MIXED PROGRAM (Boys & Girls): 5pm to 5:50pm @ Flinders Park Primary School - starts 19 October - 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 20 October - 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 20 October - 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 21 October - 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 21 October - To register for Saturday Afternoon Mixed Program please click HERE
2023 BEARCAT UNDER 8 "CUBS"
Bearcat Cubs is a unique training and playing program for under 8s who are looking to take the next step from Aussie Hoops (see above) or are further advanced than beginners.
Our 'Cubs' training takes place at 12.40pm on Saturday afternoons at Port Adelaide, and is followed by a competitive game for all players.
For Bearcat Cubs enquiries please contact Melissa Howard: email@example.com
In Term 4 2023 we are also trialing an 8-week All Girls product for 6-10 year old girls on Monday afternoons, starting from Monday 16 October - see here for all the details and to sign up
NEXT STEP: U8/10/12 ACBA League Teams (Domestic Basketball)