Kiwi Hoops is the Basketball New Zealand junior basketball programme. It uses basketball activities and games to provide fun and enjoyable learning and participation experiences for young people from 5 to 13 years of age.
Kiwi Hoops is based on modified games and activities that provide fun and success for everyone. It’s designed to meet the needs of young players while keeping the essence of the game.
It provides coaches, teachers, parents, volunteers and administrators with a systematic and consistent approach to the development of players. Most importantly, it is great fun for everyone!
Kiwi Hoops has four stages aligned to the following school years:
- Bounce: ages 5 to 7 or Year 1 and 2
- Mini: ages 7 to 9 or Year 3 and 4
- Pro: ages 9 to 11 or Year 5 and 6
- All Star: ages 11 to 13 or Year 7 and 8
The structure, focus and format changes at each stage based on the developmental needs of the players.
For more information please download the Kiwi Hoops Summary here.
Associations regularly conduct Kiwi Hoops sessions and training for teachers, parents and volunteers to become accredited Kiwi Hoops Coaches. To see if there’s a course happening near you please contact your local association here, or visit our Course Finder page.