Years 9 -12
(Year 7 and Year 8 commencing 2018)
The BHSSC Basketball Academy began in 1995 and has become arguably the most successful basketball program in the country.
Over the years, both the boys and girls teams of the BHSSC basketball program have won numerous Victorian and National titles.
Many students in the BHSSC basketball program have also accomplished significant individual achievements including:
- AIS Scholarships
- Australian Teams Selection
- NBL/WNBL Contracts
- USA College Scholarships - Since 1997, there have been over 60 BHSSC basketball program athletes awarded with USA College Basketball Scholarships
Our coaches have all played and/or coached at the elite level. The program combines both the academic and basketball aspects of the student’s time at the College. A feature is that the basketball time is built into the student’s timetabled schedule. In addition to basketball skills there are fitness and conditioning sessions.
The overall aim of the program is to improve the performance of every student athlete.
Year 7 - 9 Academy
The Year 7 - 9 Academy is a select-entry program for males and females. It is only open to VJBL representative players who have experience playing at the championship level or have the potential to play at this level.
The basketball academy training each week is integrated into the student’s normal school day. The focus is on fundamental skill acquisition and progressing through our unique format to integrate these skills into game knowledge incorporating strategic and tactical training. Weekly match practice provides the opportunity to further hone skills.
On Court Training
- Skill acquisition
- Positional specific skills and fitness training
- Tactical and strategic training
- Dedicated match play session
Strength and Conditioning
- Each student will be provided with an individualised strength and conditioning program administered by specialist coaches in our fully equipped gymnasium.
Strength and conditioning sessions focus on developing a player’s fitness, strength, power, speed and agility, specifically for the sport of basketball.
Squad sessions focus on developing a player’s understanding of team offensive and defensive concepts.
Skills sessions focus on developing the individual skills a player needs to improve their performance such as ball handling, shooting technique and consistency, finishing at the basket and one-on-one moves.
Year 9 students will have the opportunity to participate in the Victorian College Championships (VCC).
Note – the aim of the program is to improve the player’s individual performance for their Representative team outside of school. Whilst tournaments are a good opportunity for further development, they are not the sole focus of the program.
Academic requirements (GPA)
Students are required to maintain a GPA (Grade Point Average) above 2.0.