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SPECIALTY2020-03-08T16:44:58+11:00

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Wheelchair basketball is one of the fastest growing sports for people with a disability, and continues to gather popularity among people of all abilities as both a spectator sport and recreation activity. People can participate in wheelchair basketball at a variety of levels, from grass-roots social games, junior competitions, right through to international competitions.

WALKING BASKETBALL

Walking Basketball is a low impact, social and fun way to improve the levels of physical activity for inactive and slightly active people including those recovering from injury. The program provides optimal health benefits to all who participate including those who might be intimidated by the pace and impact of a traditional basketball game but love the slower more social version of Walking Basketball. 

I AM A GIRL. I CAN DO ANYTHING.

I AM A GIRL. I CAN DO ANYTHING.  Hills Basketball is a place where we encourage females to be involved at all levels and in all aspects of our game.

Take the next step, get involved and be ambitious. We offer Hornets Academy Skills Sessions, Holiday Camps and Seminars all specifically within the I AM A GIRL program.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

SCHOOL PROGRAMS. Hills Basketball Association offers a variety of programs for Schools. Including Sporting Schools, Northwest Primary Schools Challenge and Have-A-Go Days. 

Our coaching curriculum and sequentially developed program consists of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games all delivered by accredited coaches. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to keep students active!

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

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

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Further information please contact Zoe Burke on 9894-8944 or email zoe@hillshornets.com.au

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Further information please contact Zoe Burke on 9894-8944 or email zoe@hillshornets.com.au

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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 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.

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

What are Wheelchair Basketball Classifications?2019-09-21T12:03:29+10:00

All players are classified from 1.0 to 4.5 dependant on their functional ability; the higher the classification points the greater functional ability. With a maximum of 14 points allowed on the court at any one time this system encourages fair play and enables wider participation. 

The classification of wheelchair basketball players has evolved significantly over the past 15 years. Wheelchair basketball classification is based on the players’ functional capacity to complete the skills necessary to play – pushing, pivoting, shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing and catching.

It is not an assessment of a player’s level of skill, merely their functional capacity to complete the task. Players are assigned points as their classification – 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the recognized classes, with 0.5 classes between for the exceptional cases which do not fit exactly into one class, and the 4.5 category for the player with least or minimal disability.

Classes are defined according to players’ “volume of action”. Each class has a clearly defined maximal volume of action, which the player may exhibit. Players are observed in their competition wheelchairs, complete with all strapping they will use, but in a training situation before the tournament commences. From this initial observation a player is assigned a class with which they will begin the tournament. The player is then observed in an actual competition game, at which time their classification will be confirmed or modified if the classification panel feels it is necessary.

The total number of points allowed on court at any time is 14.0. That is, the total points of all five players actually playing. If a coach allows the team to have over 14.0 points, they will incur a coach technical foul.

What pathway is available for Wheelchair Basketball athletes?2019-09-21T12:45:01+10:00
  1. Hornets Academy Wheelchair Skills Sessions. Click here for more information.
  2. Blue Hornets Junior Development Squads. Click here for more information.
  3. Basketball NSW State Teams. Kevin Coombs Cup National Junior Championships. Click here for more information.
  4. Blue Hornets National League teams. Click here for more information.