After School Hoops


The Cowles Stadium Hoops Academy has been up and running since the stadium re-opened late in 2012, and has had a tremendous increase in the demand. Because of this we’ve managed to increase the number of coaches we have available at the sessions, and can now enrol more interested children. This is a great opportunity for young basketball players to improve their skills with expert coaching in fun practice sessions. The Hoops academy is suitable for both beginners looking to learn, as well as basketballers looking to consolidate their skill level.

From 3:45pm – 4:35pm, Children in Years 0-4 have their sessions.

From 4:40pm – 5:30pm, Years 5-9 are coached (with higher ability players in this age group shifted into the Level 1 class, held at the same time on the other court).

Cowles Hoops Academy

A full term of basketball coaching only costs $85!


Cowles Term Three 2018 dates:

July 30; August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24

Click here to register for Cowles Hoops

Please complete a separate enrollment form for each child. For any enquiries regarding enrolment and administration please contact Rebecca Moon. For queries about on court coaching and the program content please contact Scott Baker.




Pioneer Hoops Academy

The Pioneer Hoops After School Academy is an eight week program run by Pioneer Basketball Club on Tuesday afternoons during term at Pioneer Stadium. Note  – Pioneer prices are $90 for this term ($170 for two children, and additional siblings are $80).


3:30 – 4:20pm: Mini Magic (Y0-Y2)

4:30 – 5:20pm: Junior Jammers (Y3-Y4) and Midi Magic (invited Y0-Y2 only)

5:30 – 6:20pm: Senior Slammers (Y5-Y8 – two sub-groups may be formed from enrolments here and run simultaneosuly on each court)


Pioneer Term Three 2018 Dates:

July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4, 11, 18

Please register online for Pioneer Hoops by clicking here

Pioneer Hoops Information (online)

Please complete a separate online enrollment form for each child. If you have any questions please email




The Gators Academy has had a very successful start in Term Four 2014, and in 2018 is running sessions Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays for children in Years 2-10. All sessions are held at Action Indoor Sport Hornby. Gators Hoops costs $85 per enrollment.

From 3:55pm – 4:50pm, Children in Years 1-4 (Monday) or 5-8 (Tuesday) have their sessions (Mini Ball and Junior)

From 4:55pm – 5:50pm, Years 7-10 are coached (Advanced)

Gators Hoops with Marques Whippy


Gators Term Three 2018 Dates:

Mondays (Mini Ball and Advanced): July 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 10, 17, 24

Tuesdays (Junior and Advanced): July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 11, 18, 25

Wednesdays (Advanced): August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26

Click Here to register for Gators Hoops Academies or Gators Hoops T3 2018

To enquire, please contact Faith Harrison via email




Classes are capped at 24 children, in order to maximise the amount of coaching each child receives.

Contact to enquire further as to see if there is room for your child at Cowles, for Pioneer, or email to enquire about the Gators Academy.

If you wish to find out about the Bishopdale YMCA Hoops Programme, held on Mondays and Wednesdays click here

For the Rolleston Community Centre, or Lincoln Event Centre (Tuesdays in Rolleston, and Wednesday afternoons in Lincoln) please enrol on site, or click on the desired location to see their contact details.