PRIMARY SCHOOL YR3-6 | 7-12YRS2020-06-22T17:23:42+10:00

YEAR 3-YEAR 6 | 7-12 YEARS


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.



7-12 YEARS

Perfect age for starting, developing and to explore competition.

Beginner to Intermediate | Hornets Academy Skills Sessions & Holiday Camps

For those starting out in Basketball or have just ventured into our local competition, the Hornets Academy program is best suited. Two different programs offered:

Skills Sessions – Term bookings, providing one hour classes developing sound fundamentals. Sessions available Tuesday-Saturday.

Hornets Academy Holiday Camps – Variety of camps available ranging on 5-12years, 9-12years and 13-17years. 

Local Competition

We offer two seasons, Winter (Term 2&3) & Summer (Term 4&1). If you’re ready to start playing, head over to our competition page or phone the Stadium on 9894-8944 to talk to regarding Miniball Registration Days or email competitions@hillshornets.com.au

To find out more visit our PLAY page and then link to the competition.

Intermediate to Advanced: Play & Train Development Camps

Now that you’re playing in our local competition, it’s time to refine your skills through our Play & Train program. Established to assist young athletes develop both their individual game and commence working on team concepts. This program is only available for local competition players. Two programs are available within the Play & Train program.

Play & Train Training Sessions – Term bookings. This program is for local competition players only. Separate sessions for girls and boys. 

Play & Train Development Camps – Variety of camps available for 9-12years and 13-17years. Separate camps for girls and boys.

Advanced Local Competition Players: Prep4Reps

Wanting to make the move from local competition to a representative player? Hornets Prep4Reps is an intensive program conducted from September to October each year in the lead up to representative trials.  

The program is for local competition athletes (non-rep players) who are either looking to attend representative trials or to become a more dynamic, competitive and skilled local competition player. Sessions will focus on individual skills, team concepts and decision making. The program consists of weekly sessions and a camp. Details will be released approximately July each year.

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



NSW GOVERNMENT ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER HILLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE $100 ACTIVE KIDS REBATE INITIATIVE AND IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER. The NSW Government Active Kids program aims to increase participation of school-enrolled children in sport and physical activity by providing parents with vouchers to [...]


HOLIDAYS HORNETS ACADEMY PROGRAM HORNETS ACADEMY CAMPS BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE | For those starting out in Basketball or have just ventured into our local competition, the Hornets Academy Holiday Camps are best suited. 5-12YRS HOLIDAY CAMPS Our camps provide the perfect environment to improve your skills, meet new [...]


HORNETS ACADEMY SKILLS SESSIONS 5-12YEARS Hornets Academy Skills Sessions are eligible under the ACTIVE KIDS program. Hornets Academy is designed to provide 5-12 year old Girls & Boys a 1 hour lesson in basic skills & co-ordination, in a fun & active environment. The Hornets Academy program utilises the skills [...]


HORNETS ACADEMY HOLIDAY CAMPS 9-12YEARS Come experience the Hornets Academy Holiday Camp difference! Our passionate, positive and professional coaches can help your child become a better player and a more inspired athlete. Our camps provide the perfect environment to improve your skills, meet new friends and have fun during the [...]

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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 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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