Introductory Programs

Aussie Hoops At Dandenong Stadium

Aussie Hoops is the fun and exciting national program for young children aged 5 – 12 years.

The Aussie Hoops program uses a “game sense” approach where children learn basketball through playing lots of games and activities. Aussie Hoops is for all boys and girls up to 12 years of age and ALL abilities. Basketball is a fantastic sport that can be played all year round, indoors or outdoors and you don’t even need a hoop!

There are plenty of activities for the kids to do. Coaches use handy session plans provided through Dandenong Basketball Association. The children are having so much fun, they don’t even realise they’re learning!

Aussie Hoops is an 8-week program delivered at Dandenong Stadium. Dandenong Basketball runs weekly programs on:
– Monday & Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Joey’s (ages 5-7) – Introduction, Participation, Skills & Drills, Small Sided Games
– Monday & Friday, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Boomers (ages 7-10) – Skills & Drills, Small Sided Games, 5 on 5


The cost for the Monday and Friday programs for Term 4, 2021 (60 minute sessions) is $60 however, if you already received your Aussie Hoops pack, the cost is $40.

To find out more about Aussie Hoops at Dandenong Stadium, please contact Emilee Harmon who will assist you


StartHerUP! Academy

The StartHerUP! academy adopts similar learning strategies as Aussie Hoops but with a bit of girl power!

This girl-only beginner program will focus on teaching the basic fundamental skills needed to play basketball in a fun and inclusive environment. Our aim is for the StartHerUP! Academy to boost the confidence of our female participants so they feel ready and empowered to join our domestic competition.

Who: Girls aged 8 to 12
Where: Dandenong Stadium 
When: Tuesdays, November 9th – December 14th
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

SPECIAL POST-LOCKDOWN PRICE: $35 per program participant



Domestic Development Program

The Domestic Development Program (DDP) provides extra skill development opportunities for domestic players who want to improve their game so that they can enjoy participating, competing and succeeding at whatever level they desire. This program also exposes domestic players to higher level of expectations which prepares them for a higher level of basketball in the future.

The DDP is an eight-week program offered at Dandenong Stadium for U10-U16 Domestic Players. The program commences on Thursday April 29th and finishes on Thursday June 17th.  The program focus will be on fundamental skill/athletic development while also helping the athlete have a broader understanding of team & game concepts.

When: Thursdays, November 11th – December 16th
Who: U8 – U10 4:30-5:30pm
U12 – U14+ 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Dandenong Stadium
SPECIAL POST-LOCKDOWN PRICE: $35 per program participant




Referee Learner Courses

Click here for upcoming Referee Course info

Senior Competition Sign-Ups

Learn more about our Senior Domestic Competition and how you can be involved

Australia Day Tournament

See all the latest info about the world's biggest junior basketball tournament!

Major Partner

Sponsors & Partners