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Basketball Australia introduces students to basketball in Sporting Schools with two nationally accredited programs including Ford Aussie Hoops, the official introductory program for primary school students, and 3X3 basketball, designed with secondary school students in mind.

Primary School Program

Adapted for the school setting, Ford Aussie Hoops introduces students to basketball with a nationally accredited coaching curriculum and a program consisting of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games all delivered by accredited coaches.

Basketball Australia has assembled a network of experienced, passionate local coaches from clubs and associations who will deliver Ford Aussie Hoops programs in your school. Programs include:

  • A fun and engaging basketball program, delivered by accredited coaches
  • Offers to students for continued basketball involvement at a local club
  • Nationally endorsed program that is linked to curriculum outcomes

With the support of Deaf Sports Australia, Basketball Australia can also facilitate an Active Deaf Kids program through our Aussie Hoops package for Sporting Schools. To book, simply outline in the comments that you would like an Active Deaf Kids program.

Secondary School Program

3X3 basketball is considered the number one urban team sport and is simple enough to be played anywhere by anybody.

In this program, secondary school students in years 7 and 8 can learn basketball through a set of engaging ‘game sense’ activities which culminate in a mini-tournament.

The program also offers multiple avenues for participation by empowering students to choose roles including player, referee, coach and scorer/statistician.

Note: Both Ford Aussie Hoops and 3x3 programs can be delivered in wheelchairs in conjunction with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association in QLD and Wheelchair Sports NSW in NSW. Schools can apply for basketball within their grant application, and if successful, can book a Basketball Australia package and request wheelchair basketball and the provider in the Additional Information field.


There are Ford Aussie Hoops and 3x3 basketball kits available for purchase through Basketball Australia’s Schools Store.

Aussie Hoops Equipment Kit

The Ford Aussie Hoops Essentials kit includes:

  • 10 x Size 5 Spalding TF-150 Basketballs
  • 1 x dual-action pump
  • 1 x basketball bag

The 3X3 Essentials Kit includes:

  • 10 x Spalding TF-FLEX Size 6 basketballs (including bag and pump)
  • 2 x whistles
  • 12 player singlets (4 sets of 3)
  • Curriculum guide

For further information about equipment visit


Teachers can deliver basketball in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:


To become a coach and deliver basketball in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

Coaching Providers

Sporting organisations that wish to become a coaching provider for Basketball Australia and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Must be an affiliated club/association with their state/territory basketball association
  • Registered to deliver Ford Aussie Hoops on the Basketball Australia website

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual basketball coach registration requirements

Basketball Australia resources

The Aussie Hoops Session Activities and 3x3 Session Activities resources outline current best practice for delivering these basketball programs. The resource packs include hard and soft copy of the Session Activities booklets.

The Session Activities include teaching cues and questions to guide further learning for coaches to utilise. All activities can (and should be) be modified using the CHANGE IT principle to cater for the specific target group.

Both resources are available for purchase at

Please visit the contacts page to find your state contact.

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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