Our Mini-Boomers basketball program was developed by Sports and Exercise Scientists from the University of Technology Sydney, to ensure we are providing the best possible program for children.
Team sports teach life skills that will prepare your child for school.
Starting Kindergarten can be nervous for some children. It is a completely new environment that they have to adapt to. Enrolling your child in our Mini Boomers program, will build up their confidence and social skills through playing and learning in a team environment. Designed for children of all skill levels, our coaches are mentors for your child and will help guide and encourage them to have a positive experience with team sports and basketball, in our Mini Boomers program.
HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT MY CHILD?
Perfect introductory program for children ages 4-5, that helps develop essential basketball skills.
Great steppingstone to prepare your child for kindergarten through an improvement in confidence and self-esteem from being included in a team.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to help get in those 60 minutes of physical activity recommended by exercise scientists.
Inclusion into a team sport early in a child's life will allow them to better develop team awareness and dynamics.
The basketball games we have designed are adaptable to all children making them easy to learn, fun but also challenging at the same time
It's vital at that age (4-5) that children have a positive experience with team sports so they can become better team players in the years to come. Our Basketball classes for 5-year-olds are a perfect way for them to develop that positive relationship with sports!
Here are some of the FAQs about this Little Boomers Program:
Does the parent need to be at the class?Yes. Parental supervision is required for the full duration of every class.
How long does each class go for?1 hour
Do I need to bring anything?Only a water bottle and your child! We supply everything else.
How many weeks does the program go for?8 weeks.
Do you offer a free trial?Since our programs are in high demand, trial classes are subject to availability. Email [email protected] to arrange a trial class.
Do you accept the Active Kids voucher?We definitely do! You can use the voucher when registering your child online to receive the discount.
Do the kids get to play in a game?Yes, at the end of each session, we play a basketball game.
My child has never played basketball before, would that be okay?Of course! Our programs are designed for complete beginners, as well as boys and girls who have had experience playing basketball before.
Do you run your program each term?Yes, we do! We also run holiday camps during the school holiday breaks.
If my kid is shy, can I join in to make them more comfortable?Of course, you can! In fact, our head coach recommends that if a participant is a little shy, their parents can join in to help them become more comfortable.
How popular is basketball?Basketball is a sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages, and it is especially popular among kids, and even five-year-olds. We have seen basketball participation grow significantly in recent years, with more and more children excited about joining the sport every year.
Why should they start at five years old?Teaching five-year-old children basketball is a fantastic way to get them involved in sports from a young age, which is so important for their health and wellbeing as they grow. At Little Boomers Basketball, our core values of respect, teamwork, fair play and having fun are taken seriously and we make sure that every child, no matter what their age, feels safe, included, and above all else - has fun!
What will the kids learn?At Little Boomers, we offer a weekly training program for five-year-olds that follows the national coaching curriculum. Through a mix of drills and activities, your child will learn all the basic skills of basketball, from dribbling and passing to shooting and defence. And because we believe that fun is always a top priority, we make sure to include plenty of time for games and activities with the hoops.
Our program focuses on developing your child's:
Developing new skills and making new friends will improve confidence both on and off the court.
Our weekly basketball lessons will give your child the opportunity to develop important team skills
Gross Motor Skills
Skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and catching are incorporated throughout the 8 weeks
Our dribbling skills will improve hand-eye coordination with both the left and right hand
Over time, with exposure to our classes, your child will become more physically active and fit.
Our age-specific skills require children to focus and complete the task at hand.
We hold a casual game at the end of the sessions so children can become familiar with team dynamics at an early age. Here at Little Boomers Basketball, your kid can play, begin their basketball journey, and fall in love with the sport after shooting that first basket.
Team sports are beneficial for a child’s overall development. They help children make new friends, develop their character, and learn about good sportsmanship, which all lead to enhanced self-esteem.
This is why enrolling a child in a junior game development program is beneficial. It not only provides an environment that is fun and safe for any kid to learn and grow, but it is also a program that provides specialised skills development – an environment where children of all abilities can home in on their basketball training and upgrade their skill level and abilities.
Whatever your child will achieve on the court, however, can surely be translated to the game of life.