The Basketball Academy program aims to challenge and extend girl and boy basketball players in Years 7 - 12. Students train as separate girl and boy teams, in three program divisions – Introductory (Year 7), Junior (Years 8-9) and Senior (Years 10-12). Our school has a wide range of facilities for Basketball Academy members, including indoor and outdoor courts, a weights gym and video analysis lessons. We deliver a dynamic and exciting program involving teams competing in local and state-wide competitions, intensive training clinics run by professional basketballers and our Basketball Festival involving 3 Point competition, Skills challenge and Staff-Student games.
Basketball Academy members compete in interschool basketball, with timing of seasons depending on year level. In this competition, students play against local school teams, with the winner advancing to the Metropolitan Finals. Students can also be selected to represent Alex Hills SHS in the annual Champion Basketball School of QLD Competitions throughout the year.
Basketball Academy students participate in enrichment programs held throughout the year, including coaching clinics and guest speakers. Students in older year levels also have the opportunity to gain basketball coaching and refereeing qualifications.
How to apply
Entry into the Basketball Academy program is by application and a merit selection process. Placements in this sporting excellence program are limited. A basketball trial may be required.
It is possible to join Basketball Academy along with our other specialist programs – STEM or Dance Academy, but students cannot also be part of our Rugby League program, due to conflicting times for games and training.