Basketball Academy

Suncoast Basketball Academy gives all players the opportunity to be coached by elite, experienced and dedicated coaches and to develop their game to high levels. 

About Basketball Academy

The aim of the Academy is to give all basketball players the opportunity to be coached by elite, experienced and dedicated coaches and to develop their game to the next level. The Academy will provide an additional opportunity to all students at the College to access outstanding coaching programs within a supportive and engaging basketball environment.

Players will train and play within the Academy, maintaining strong community links with all local Basketball Clubs. Students will be given the opportunity to train and play with a Qualified BQ Accredited coach

The Academy endeavours to develop as many players as possible at the College, giving them quality training and first-class opposition in games, whilst also representing their local clubs in fixture games and finals series.

Key Aspects

  • Specialist expert, highly qualified Basketball coaching staff including NBL 1 Player Darnell Robateau
  • 15 x 90-minute Academy training sessions over 2 Terms
  • Game related approach as the major focus of all training
  • Pro-active style of play
  • Uniform systems and set plays as a “development tool”
  • The importance of player development before winning
  • An emphasis on technique before tactics and conditioning
  • A “guided discovery” approach in player development
  • Age-related development goals
  • Totally game-based training from skills and drills, positional games and set plays
  • “The best teacher of the game is the game itself”
  • Suncoast Christian College understands that the game is the best teacher and that the players want to play the game
  • To offer a competitive development that includes quality instruction in all aspects of basketball with an emphasis on fundamentals, skill development and game-like scenarios, and
    trial games.
  • Athletes will learn basketball team offenses and defensive plays to improve game knowledge and practical game application
  • Aim to enhance each athlete’s skills to better prepare them for their short and long-term goals.
  • Give the athletes the required skills to perform successfully in basketball and life based on the principles: respect, sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.

Development Plan

It is essential to look beyond the short-term approach and plan for the player’s long-term development. It is important that young players develop a variety of fundamental skills to help them become good general athletes. It is important, however, to keep in mind that players evolve at different rates. The growth rate of their bones, muscles, organs and nervous system is different from stage to stage and these developments largely dictate their physiological and performance capabilities. These factors will be developed through a phase-based, holistic approach, incorporating technique, insight, communication,  conditioning and personal development as children develop into young adults.

We will have an approach to netball that aims to create resilient and competent players who are motivated to enjoy their participation in the sport and empowered to positively influence their own development.  This approach includes the principles of leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence and player learning preferences

Student Selection

A development squad of up to 16 students will be selected by Head Coach Shane Truscott and the Coaching Team including Camryn Hughes and Darnell Robateau.

Selection will be based upon identification of the following: a) Basketball skill

b) Player development potential

c) Game sense and team contribution

Selection to represent the College in external competitions will be influenced by student attitude and behaviour.

What does Basketball Academy cost?

Middle Years $140 per term

Fee includes:

  • 15 weeks of development session coaching and trial game fees
  • Personalised reversible training singlet
  • Travel for all competitions (College bus provided for all inter-school trial matches)Equipment and facility use

Expressions of Interest

Shane Truscott – Head of Basketball

M. 0405 166 407
E. sunnysports678@gmail.com

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