WHAT’S KIDS FIRST?
Kids First is our introductory basketball program designed specifically for children aged between 5 and 10 years of age just beginning in the sport.
It’s designed to introduce kids of this age to the sport in a non-pressured environment with lots of fun and learning.
KIDS FIRST STRUCTURE
Children progress at their own rate and parents and players are continually informed about their development.
(1) In the beginner’s stage we concentrate on basic skills and giving the kids plenty of fun.
(2) In the advanced Stage when the kids have gained basic skills we introduce more challenging game skills to prepare them for competition. Drills in this stage are still fun but replicate game skills more widely.
(3) Through the game stage we start the kids playing games with players we assess as ready for the challenge. We keep no scores and coaches are allowed to walk amongst the players on court to give direct instruction and to sometimes even join in to ensure all the kids get involved. They also act as referees to begin teaching the kids the rules of the game.
Once the kids have completed stage three and have been assessed as ready to join a proper team we sort them into teams for to start in a domestic competition.
WHAT ARE THE SESSION DETAILS?
At the moment we are running three sessions of kids first basketball. One session is held on Friday nights between 6:30pm and 7:30pm, our second is held on Sundays afternoons between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, both of these sessions are held at the indoor gym at McKinnon Primary School in Ormond. Our third Kids First session is held on Tuesdays at Wellington Secondary College between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Interested in registering your child?
If you want your child to be introduced to the game by learning skills and having fun like the kids in the picture below, then register for our newsletter via the registration form at the foot of this page.
If these sessions are not suitable you should register for our online newsletter via the opt-in form located at the top right hand corner. This will ensure that you receive updates about developments and the establishment of further Kids First programs with details on how to register.
Alternatively, send us an email to have you put on a notification list for us to contact you.
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