Junior Hoops

Our Junior Hoops sessions are designed to introduce younger children to the game, to give them a positive and fun experience and to coach them in the basic skills of basketball. Out aim is that, by the time they are ready to graduate to the older group at the age of 12, they will be competent in the basics and well on their way to becoming core members of the squad.

We split our junior players into U10's (years 6 and below) and U12's (years 6 and 7). Across these ages, children vary widley in terms of their ability and we don't divide them strictly on age but rather assess which group they would be most at home in. A child in the U10's can move up to the U12's as soon as they have a grasp of the basic skills and concepts of the game. We suggest you bring your child for some taster sessions. This will allow them to see how they enjoy it and also give the coaches a chance to assess which group they should be in. For the U12's, we suggest you initially bring your child to the Development Team session (see below).

Come and try it!

Costs are £20 a month but we offer three free sessions to those who would like to come and try it. After that we will ask you to either sign up using the link below or stop attending.

New for the 2021 season.

Due to significant growth in player numbers the club is now offering 2 sessions for the U12's age group (school years 6 and 7) each Sunday

U12's Development Team - Sunday's 1pm - 2pm

  • Our development team is for players either new to the game or moving up from the U10's and continuing to build their basic skills.

  • Basketball fundamentals are taught and reinforced each week to build confidence and ability level at a pace to suit the mixed group

  • All new players are placed in the Development Team to allow the coaches to assess ability.

  • The coaches monitor individual performance and will suggest player progression to the U12's Stars Team.

  • Capacity: 20 players - mixed gender group.

U12's Stars Team - Sunday's 2pm - 3.30pm

  • The U12's Stars Team is the progression from the Development Team, having developed their basic skills and fundamentals

  • The training session is more intense, with a focus on fitness, game strategies and enhancing basic skills through more technical and complex drills.

  • The coaching staff organise regular friendly games for the Stars Team, which will be selected based upon participation in the training and positive attitude.

  • Capacity: 15 players - mixed gender group.

Who's it for?
Boys and girls age school year 7 and below

When and where?
Sundays at St Katherine's School, Pill.
13:00 - 15:30

Who coaches it?
Clem and Matt & Monika (See Staff page)

How much is it?
First three sessions are free, then £20 per month by standing order.

Who do I contact?
Mat: 07590 297793

How do I sign up?
If you've given it a try and you want to join then please use the Sign-up page