About Basketball

Basketball in Australia

There are over 1.3 million people playing basketball in Australia. 902,000 male and 418,000 female. 983,000 Adults and 339,300 kids ! With many hundreds of thousands more who play socially.

It is a game that can be played by anybody – dual-gender, for all ages and abilities. Basketball truly is Everyone’s Game.

About Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia. A not-for-profit business, Basketball Australia’s members are the eight state and territory basketball associations.

Basketball is an Olympic and Paralympic sport and shares one of the highest international profiles. Basketball Australia manages 15 national teams which compete in Olympic and Paralympic Games and FIBA World Championships.

Basketball Australia also manages elite competitions including the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL), the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) and annual national junior championships, as well as the official junior introductory program Aussie Hoops.

About the National Coaching Resource

The National Coaching Resource was released in October 2017, and is part of Basketball Australia’s ongoing commitment to supporting coaches at all levels of the sport.

Whether coaching a Aussie Hoops program or Basketball Australia’s National Performance Program (NPP), the National Coaching Resource offers practical guidelines to coaches that will give them confidence that the information they’re teaching their players is setting them on the path to represent the green and gold.

Coaches can discover coach development activities in their region and store them in their e-calendar, as well as watching an extensive video library of coaching clinics from FIBA, Basketball Australia and each State/Territory Association.

For those enjoying a quick read over a video, the website includes blogs and factsheets from Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence staff and other contributors.




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