Allow us to introduce you to Night Hoops. Night Hoops is a basketball program for kids 12-21, run in conjunction with Basketball ACT and PCYC Canberra. We’ve been operating since 2011 at Belconnen Basketball Stadium.
Night Hoops engages kids, new migrant youth and at-risk youth in weekly basketball games, where they learn key skills such as teamwork, conflict resolution, dealing with emotions, communication and integrity.
By building relationships with others from different cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, participants build a shared identity as ballers – an identity which carries in to their everyday lives by eliminating racism and stereotypes.
Night Hoops offers both coaching and teaching for those new to the game, as well as a mini-tournament for the more experienced kids.
By working together with local stakeholders, businesses, government, and individuals can provide constructive alternatives for the young men and women at risk of drug, crime, and gang-related activity. Night Hoops keeps kids off the streets, teaches them self-discipline, and gives them an opportunity to make a positive change in their lives.
We run for 8 weeks, starting this Saturday 6 July, and the format is as follows:
7.30pm – 8.00pm Warmups
8.00pm – 9.00pm Drills
9.00pm – 9.45pm Dinner/Snacks
9.45pm – 10.15pm Info/Discussion Session:
Week 1 – Teamwork
Week 2 – Drugs/Alcohol
Week 3 – Personal Story, Kalie Kamara
Week 4 – Bullying
Week 5 – School/Education
Week 6 – Anger/Conflict
Week 7 – Personal stories, sharing
Week 8 – Setting goals
10.15pm – 11.30pm Games
11.30pm – 11.45pm Packing up
Please note if you (or your kid) need to be picked up or dropped off, you MUST advise us before the start of Night Hoops.
All kids receive a free basketball.
Please advise if your son or daughter have any special requirements.
To register yourself or your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find our fb page for Night Hoops at https://www.facebook.com/events/212410518910342/
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