Bruins Bankstown Skills and Development
Welcome to the Bruins Skills & Development Program. We have introduced classes based on skill level and age range to better provide your child with a pathway through skill development, competition and beyond. We offer 1-hour classes that provide our athletes of all ability levels from the ages of 5-17 years with the opportunity to learn the skills and rules of basketball in a fun and friendly environment. Our classes focus on developing our athlete’s fundamentals including dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defence and a basic understanding of game concepts. The classes run alongside the school term for approximately 10 weeks.
Bruins Skills and Development’s first class for Term 2 2022, is Wednesday 20th July 2022
Bruins Skills and Development class schedule for term 3 2022 includes:
4:30pm – 5:30pm (Ages 5 – 14 years)
5:30pm – 6:30pm ( Ages 7 – 16 years)
4:15pm – 5:15pm (Ages 5 – 14 years)
9:00am – 10:00am (Ages 5 – 12 years)
10:00am – 11:00am (Ages 7 – 16 years)
We offer one free trial to interested participants on any of our available days throughout the term.
If you’re interested in enrolling your child in a trial class, please email email@example.com
Please complete the new member form if you are new to Bruins Skills and Development Bankstown Program.
Please only complete the returning member form if you have previously registered in Bruins Bankstown Skills and Development Program.
Skills and Development Programs
Bruins Skills and Development offer’s a myriad of specialty program to support your child through our basketball pathway. Please see small introductions to our specialty programs below:
Bruins Aussie Hoops program
Bruins Aussie Hoops Program is for our mini ballers, aged 5 – 7 years, who are learning basketball for the first time. These sessions include warm-up games, Skill activities and modified games with an emphasis on FUN and participation.
Bruins Under 9’s Development League
Bruins Under 9’s Development League is designed to provide athletes who have had some basketball experience a pathway into competitive basketball. This program caters for young athletes, who are between the ages of 7 to 9, who are too young to enter into Bruins Junior Domestic Competition. The program run’s for one hour, consisting of thirty minutes of training and a thirty minute game.
Bruins Girls Development League
Bruins Girls Development Program is for young women aged between 9 and 13 years old, and aims to provide girls with a pathway through skill development, competition and beyond. Our 1 hour weekly session, is split into two 30 minute blocks. Participants will train for 30 minutes, and then be split into teams and will participate in a 30 minute game. We focus on developing our athlete’s fundamentals including dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defence and a basic understanding of game concepts.
GDP will be hosted on a Friday afternoon at 4:15pm, and will run for the entirety of the school term.
Bruins High Performance Program
Bruins High Performance program is designed for those athletes who play in our local competition or have graduated through the ranks of the Skills & Development classes and are looking to improve their skills and overall game with an extra practice session each week. Our sessions are run in an intensive environment and structured similarly to a representative practice. These sessions provide a mix of individual skill, team concepts and understanding of the Bruins style of play.
This program is invitation only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested in trialing for the program.
Bruins Local Competition Players
If you’re child is registered in any of Bruins Local Competitions teams, please email email@example.com for a discounted registration link.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aussie Hoops Program
Bruins Aussie Hoops Program General Information
Bruins Aussie Hoops Program
For young athletes aged 5 to 7, we offer the “Aussie Hoops” program in which Bruin in conjunction with Basketball Australia aims to introduce the sport of basketball for the first time. These sessions include warm-up games, Skill activities and modified games with an emphasis on FUN and participation.
Upon registration, first-time participants will receive a starter pack which includes a reversible singlet, basketball and sports bag.
Bruins Bankstown Aussie Hoops Schedule includes classes on:
Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Saturday 9:00am – 10:00am
Coaching Skills & Drills
What do I need to bring?
Just wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and if you have a basketball please bring along, if not we have balls to borrow and for purchase ($30).
Which class/group is my child in?
Your child will be placed with his age group and assessed by our coaches for promotion along our pathway. You will be directed by staff upon arrival to the correct court.
Do we have a uniform?
No, simply wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes
How long do the sessions run for?
Sessions run for 60 minutes. Our programs follow the school term, usually 10 weeks and break for school holidays. We also run a number of camps during the school holidays.
Do we play games?
Our sessions involve teaching skills, playing inclusive games that use these skills and then some sessions will include short unofficial games towards the end of the term.
Can my child play games and also participate in classes?
Yes, we encourage all players in our Local Competitions to attend classes also. We have classes that are tailored towards assisting with development for Local Competition players including our High Performance classes.
Does my child need supervision during the session?
All children under the age of 14 are required to have 1 parent supervise during the session.
Do we accept Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers?
We accept the Active Kids Voucher (beginning with 54). We DO NOT accept the Creative Kids Voucher (beginning with 99)
How does my child progress from Skills classes to Local Competition?
We can assist with this process. The first step is to follow the link below to our “want to play” form. You will be placed on a database, which our clubs can access. If a club has a position available, they will call you and provide you with all the details. https://bruinsbasketball.com.au/want-to-play-basketball