Hoops Academies


The Cowles Stadium Hoops Academy has been up and running since the stadium re-opened late in 2012, and has had a tremendous increase in the demand. Because of this we've managed to increase the number of coaches we have available at the sessions, and can now enrol more interested children. This is a great opportunity for young basketball players to improve their skills with expert coaching in fun practice sessions. The Hoops academy is suitable for both beginners looking to learn, as well as basketballers looking to consolidate their skill level.


From 3:45pm - 4:35pm, Children in Years 0-4 have their sessions.

From 4:40pm - 5:30pm, Years 5-9 are coached (with higher ability players in this age group shifted into the Level 1 class, held at the same time on the other court).

A full term of basketball coaching only costs $85!

Cowles Term One 2018 begins:

February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9


Please complete a separate enrollment form for each child. If you have any questions please email midnight@canterburybasketball.co.nz




The Pioneer Hoops After School Academy is an eight week program run by Pioneer Basketball Club on Tuesday afternoons during term at Pioneer Stadium. Note  - Pioneer prices are $90 for this term ($170 for two children, and additional siblings are $80) SPECIAL - MINI MAGIC (Y0-Y2 at school) spaces are being offered for only $80 per enrolment.

Registrations for Term 1 Pioneer Hoops are now OPEN and we ask that you register online to secure your space and session time.


Hoops-After-School-Academy-at-Pioneer-Stadium - INFORMATION


3:30 - 4:20pm: Mini Magic (Y0-Y2)

4:30 - 5:20pm: Junior Jammers (Y3-Y4)

5:30 - 6:20pm: Senior Slammers (Y5-Y8 - two sub-groups may be formed from enrolments here and run simultaneosuly on each court)

Pioneer Term One 2018 Dates:

February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3

Click here to register for Pioneer Hoops

Please complete a separate enrollment form for each child.
If you have any questions please email pioneerbasketballclub@gmail.com




The Gators Academy has had a very succesful start in Term Four 2014, and in 2018 is running sessions Monday to Thursday for children in Years 5-10. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are held at Action Indoor Sport Hornby, while the Wednesday Sessions are held at Middleton Grange School. *

From 3:55pm - 4:50pm, Children in Years 5-8 have their sessions (Beginners and Junior)

From 4:55pm - 5:50pm, Years 7-10 are coached (Advanced)

Gators Term One 2018 Dates:

Mondays: February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9

Tuesdays: February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3

Wednesdays: Fenruary 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4

Thursdays: February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Click Here to register for Gators Hoops Academies

To enquire, please contact Faith Harrison via email wharenuigators@gmail.com




Each class is capped at 24 children, in order to maximise the amount of coaching each child receives.


A family discount is available for multiple siblings at each venue:

One Child - $85

Two siblings - $160

Three siblings - $230

Four siblings - $300 (any additional siblings $70)


Contact lori@canterburybasketball.co.nz to enquire further as to see if there is room for your child at Cowles, pioneerbasketballclub@gmail.com for Pioneer, or email wharenuigators@gmail.com to enquire about the Gators Academy.


If you wish to find out about the Bishopdale YMCA Hoops Programme, held on Mondays and Wednesdays click here

For the Rolleston Community Centre, or Lincoln Event Centre (Tuesdays in Rolleston, and Wednesday afternoons in Lincoln) please enrol on site, or click on the desired location to see their contact details.


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