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Basketball Gold Coast – The Benefits of Kid’s Basketball Lessons

Looking for an interactive team based sport that suits all ages? Gold Coast basketball it is. Loved by boys and girls, basketball lessons on the Gold Coast offer a year-round indoor activity that never stops for a season.

The advantages of basketball for kids:

  • Basketball is a team sport enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
  • Basketball is one of the lower cost sports for kids.
  • Basketball is not only a nationally recognised sport, but an international one, and is therefore a great sport that can be taken anywhere in the world.
  • Basketball involves teamwork, which works on your child’s social skills and thus confidence and communication.

Gold Coast Basketball

Where to join Gold Coast basketball clubs for kids

Keen to get your kids involved with Gold Coast Basketball clubs? There are some 35 basketball associations throughout Queensland, and within each of these are a number of clubs.

You can check out Basketball Queensland, where you’ll find out where to watch games with your kids, or where to join. We’ve listed some great options for you below …

Aussie Hoops

As a national program, Aussie Hoops offers basketball lessons with accredited coaches all over Queensland and beyond. Aimed at kids aged five to 10, Aussie Hoops introduces families to the dynamics of basketball, in organised programs that consist of warm-up activities, skill work and game play.

Aussie Hoops teach kids basketball lessons on Saturday mornings at Carrara Indoor Stadium.

Alternatively, North Gold Coast Seahawks offer regular Aussie Hoops programs for kids at Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium, Upper Coomera State College and Helensvale High School throughout the week.

Independent Gold Coast Basketball Clubs

The following clubs on the Gold Coast offer basketball lessons for kids:

Celtics Basketball Club

Carrara Indoor Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara

w: click here

Heat Basketball Club

Hillcrest Christian College, Bridgman Dr, Reedy Creek

w: heatbasketball.com.au

Pacific Pines Panthers Basketball Club

Pacific Pines State High School, Jubilee Primary School, Santo Isobel Drive, Pacific Pines

w: pacificpinesbasketball.com

f: facebook.com/pacificpines.bball

Palm Beach Currumbin Magpies Basketball Club

Tallebudgera Rec Centre, Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

w: click here

f: facebook.com/pbcmagpies

Somerset Spartans Basketball Club

Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

w: somersetspartansbasketball.sportingpulse.net

Southern Coast Slammers Basketball Club

Banora Point High School, Eucalyptus Drive, Banora Point

w: southerncoastslammers.sportingpulse.net

TSS SUNS Basketball Club

The Centenary Centre, The Southport School, Winchester St, Southport

w: tsssuns.basketball.net.au

Varsity Vipers Basketball Club

Varsity College, Assembly Dr, Varsity Lakes

w: varsityvipers.sportingpulse.net

Basketball on the Gold Coast

Basketball lessons are a great sport to add to your kid’s extra curricular schedule, as a safe and enjoyable year-round sport enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.

Maybe basketball isn’t for your child. What about baseball? Or soccer? Or maybe they can’t choose, so why not do a multi-sport program?

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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