PRESCHOOL | 3-5YRS2020-06-22T17:22:41+10:00



Please note that while restrictions are lifted regarding spectator numbers, we are encouraging parents to only attend if they have a specific reason to do so. We are still required to record details of all attendees and hygiene protocols apply, so the less people in the venue, the easier for us to manage. Limits re. drop off and exit times remain in place. Please view our Return to Basketball Guidelines.




We have two core beliefs that we take into every session for 3-5 year old age group.

Firstly, we believe in children enjoying sport. It means teaching Basketball in a fun, pressure-free environment. We want to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole, not just Basketball, so they’re more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives.

Secondly, we believe Basketball can be educational. Coached in the right way it can stimulate imagination and aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team.

It’s an approach that has seen the program expand and develop over the past 2 years. And like all our Hornets Academy programs, we never stop learning. We’re continually improving and updating our sessions, based on feedback and input from parents and coaches.

Further information please contact Danielle D’Morias on 9894-8944 or email danielle@hillshornets.com.au



HORNETS ACADEMY LITTLE HOOPERS Little Hoopers sessions incorporate our rounded learning approach of play, practice and understanding. Play is the motivator and promotes continued and repeated practice. Little Hoopers sessions are eligible under the ACTIVE KIDS program. Little Hoopers is designed to provide 3-5 year old Girls & Boys [...]


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 do I need to do at the first skills session?2019-10-08T12:01:56+11:00

On the first day of Skills, parents and children are asked to visit reception and view the PLAYER COURT ALLOCATION ROSTER. Please assemble on your allocated court and wait coaches instructions. Parent are welcome to join the group courtside.

Where can I fill my drink bottle?2019-08-18T12:47:15+10:00

The bathrooms are equipped with tapware designed to fill drink bottles. At the Hills Basketball Stadium (Castle Hill) a water refill station is available in the courtyard, which is located at the end of the foyer (past the canteen) on the left. 

Who do I see for injury or an on-court issue?2019-08-21T17:10:29+10:00

Please approach a Hills Basketball Supervisor, wearing a red jacket or polo with ‘Supervisor’ on the back. If you can’t locate staff member on floor, please go to Reception. Ice is available from the Supervisor or Reception.

When can I use my Active Kids Voucher?2019-10-07T23:43:25+11:00

An Active Kids voucher can be used 8 week programs. Option only available online and will appear at payment window should the program be suitable under Office of Sports guidelines. Please note that players first name, surname and date of birth must match Hills Basketball database and Services NSW/Office of Sport database. If an error occurs please contact the stadium prior to proceeding. For further information click here.

Are make-up classes available for Hornets Academy?2019-08-11T15:34:47+10:00

Due to numbers, duty of care and court capacity we don’t have the ability to provide make up classes. You do not need to advise the Stadium you will be unable to attend however it will be noted at rollcall.

When do I re-enroll for Hornets Academy Skills Sessions?2019-08-20T18:31:03+10:00

HORNETS ACADEMY SKILLS SESSIONS open online week 6 of each term for the next terms intake. 

What is the pathway for a PLAYER?2019-09-02T17:37:43+10:00
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

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