Basketball: complete a layup from both sides of the ring or complete a reverse layup.
Basketball is a globally recognised sport and can be played in the backyard, at school the local park or as part of a club. There are many skills that form part of the game including shooting, dribbling, defence, rebounding and passing.
Basketball South Australia is the one-stop shop for basketball leagues in SA:
- domestic basketball (including male and female juniors under 10 and under 18)
- district basketball (including male and female juniors under 10 and under 18)
- Aussie hoops (junior game development program for 5-10 year olds)
- Metro Social Basketball League (including mini ball for primary school-aged children)
Female Participation (Basketball SA)
Basketball SA’s Female Participation Strategy uses a collaborative approach to engage females in the sport of basketball, and develop increased confidence, community spirit and leadership skills. The things they offer include:
- school visits in conjunction with the Adelaide Lightning.
- Coaching courses
- Come and try sessions
- And other great resources
A key part of Basketball SA acknowledging First Nation players is the 2022 NBL1 Central First Nations Athlete map created by South Australian, First Nations Athlete, Renai Fejo. The map recognises First Nation Athletes in the NBL1 Central Conference. Each year NAIDOC Week is celebrated. In 2022 several First Nation athletes discussed what NAIDOC week meant to them.
One of Australia’s most inspiring and well-respected athletes is Patty Mills – a Muralag man from the Torres Strait and Ynunga man from South Australia. Patty is a National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion and a four-time Olympian (the first Indigenous player to represent Australian Men’s Basketball at four consecutive Olympic Games). He is a role model for many and has made significant contributions towards reconciliation as well as founding the Team Mills Foundation. Check out a glimpse into his story.
South Australian Wheelchair Basketball Association (SAWBA)
SAWBA promotes and supports the sport of wheelchair basketball for South Australians from junior and social programs through to elite team in the National Wheelchair Basketball League, affiliated with Basketball SA.
Inclusive Basketball Program (IBP)
The IBP is a basketball competition that provides playing and training opportunities for players with an intellectual disability or integration difficulty. The IBP also provides opportunities for more experienced and skilled players to compete at local District level and at National Level at the Ivor Burge Championships.
Who is the Inclusive Basketball Program for?
- Males and females
- Open age (over 12 years old)
- Beginners or more advanced/experienced players
- People with an intellectual or physical disability
- People with learning and integration difficulties
Adelaide Community Basketball Association (ACBA)
The ACBA provides information about basketball competitions, leagues and training programs for all and ages and skill levels in the Adelaide region. Programs include Aussie Hoop Training Program for 5 to 10 yr olds and domestic competitions (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18).
SA Country Basketball Council (SACBCI)
The SACBCI is responsible for the development and support of all basketball activities in the South Australian country zone and have great junior league.
- Wheelienet Disability Awareness Program (Novita)
- Wheelchair Basketball Paralympics Australia
- One Culture Inclusive Basketball in Adelaide, SA
- Basketball carnival for students with a disability (Department for Education)
- Information sheet on Wheelchair Basketball by Paralympics Australia.
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- South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy in partnership with the Aboriginal Basketball Academy (for year 10, 11, and 12)