The Basketball Academy program aims to improve girl and boy basketball players in Years 7 - 12. Students who are successful in selection into the Basketball Academy will train as separate girl and boy teams, in three program divisions – Introductory (Year 7), Junior (Years 8-9) and Senior (Years 10-12).
Teams train for the entire year, during sport class, with additional training sessions before or after school. In years 7 to 10, students develop their basketball skills during specialised practical sessions, as part of their weekly HPE classes. Students also participate in enrichment programs held throughout the year, including our own Basketball Festival and coaching clinics run by local Basketball QLD club - Red-City Roar and NBL team - Brisbane Bullets.
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 competition and the Southside Premier League throughout the year.
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.