YEAR 3-YEAR 6 | 7-12 YEARS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HORNETS ACADEMY SKILLS SESSIONS open online week 6 of each term for the next terms intake.
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