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What size Basketball should I use?2019-10-09T19:06:29+11:00

Recommended ball size for competition, Hornets Academy & 3×3:

  • Competition | Female: U9-Senior (Size 6)
  • Competition | Male: U9-U14 (Size 6), U15-Senior (Size 7)
  • Hornets Academy | 3-5years (Size 3 or 4 depending on size of child), 5-7years (size 5), 8years+ as per competition.
  • 3X3 | All competitions play with a 3X3 Basketball (Size 6 but weight of Size 7).
What is the height of a backboard?2019-10-01T11:51:24+10:00

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

Click here to view FIBA Equipment regulations

How do I become a Hornets Academy Coach?2019-08-18T21:26:38+10:00

Applicants must have their Club Coaching (previously Level 1) Coaching Certificate. Must be 14 years+ to become an apprentice coach.

Send your resume to Danielle D’Morias | danielle@hillshornets.com.au

What are the rules of Basketball?2019-08-20T18:27:28+10:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.

Why does HBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2019-09-22T15:47:36+10:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.

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What is the pathway for a COACH?2019-08-22T10:33:33+10:00