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AGE - U12 & U14 mixed

HOOPS Program is an introduction to competitive games. Players will Learn all fundamental and basic basketball-specific skills. Our main focus is more skill based at these age's allowing players to implement what they have been taught in trainings to make decisions in games. We try not to micro manage players at this early phase of learning and game play. The purpose of play is to cultivate a positive experience for players and teams focused on skills development, communication, fun, team work, building healthy minds and relationships with team mates and coaching staff. 

We strive to encourage players to make good choices through positive playing experience so they return to the game. Every season is targeted to players bettering themselves as people preparing them for life, for a future on or off the court. 

Packed with a lot of FUN, HOOPS program gives children, parents and families a safe space to meet all year round playing basketball. Playing a sport helps young kids find themselves, the game allows us to support players in tough situations on and off the court. Basketball is a perfect place for kids to explore and learn ways to deal with challenges teaching them resilience and how to bounce back from losses, and that it's okay to make mistakes. 
We have changed many lives through coaching and mentoring and through HOOPS Program we will see our players through to the end of each game, each championship and life. Our emphasis is on our members having fun, learning to be part of a team in a great sport and having confidence to achieve anything they want in life. 



We have seen the fast progress from our players some moving up into the older age group early due to their improved skillset and belief in themselves. 


Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world and Australia, it is wonderful everyone can play all year round. We are truly blessed to be building a community basketball family. These memories will last a lifetime for Pioneers! 

To help your child ease into the HOOPS group our friendly coaches are motivators who love to inspire. Our coaches hold themselves to our associations STAR standards spreading their infectious energy with a nurturing personality. 


If you are interested in getting involved with coaching, managing, or becoming apart of our committee please let us know...

To get your child started playing please see information below

Pioneers STAR Values & Beliefs
RESPONSIBILITY (the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something).
CULTURE  (a sense of belonging and coming from many backgrounds who join as one)
EQUALITY (the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities)
WORK ETHIC (Work ethic is a set of values based on the ideals of discipline and hard work)
ACCOUNTABILITY (an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions)
UNITY (the state of being united or joined as a whole)
LOYALTY (a strong feeling of support or allegiance)
TRUSTWORTHY (able to be relied on as honest or truthful)
HONESTY (freedom from deceit or fraud, uprightness, fairness)
RESPECT (due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others)
HOOPS - U12s Purpose of Play
HOOPS - U14s Purpose of Play
In the case of a mixed age group with U14 - P2P rule applies
In the case of a mixed U12 age group - P2P rule applies
Focus is development over strategy
Focus is development over strategy
No Full court player to player defence till the 2nd half
P2P rule - Full court player to player defence is at coaches discretion - No trapping
No Zone Defence
No Zone Defence
4 x 10 min Qtr
4 x 10 min qtr
Game Days
Training Days
Game Times
U14s Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm
Games are scheduled anywhere in between 10:30am - 3:30pm
YMCA Springfield Central, 134A Parkland Drive
U12s Mondays 5pm - 6pm
Games are scheduled anywhere in between 10:30am - 3:30pm
YMCA Springfield Central, 134A Parkland Drive
Team managers will notify you if any changes
Game Times can be found on Basketball Connect App under Greater Springfield under your team name
What to wear
What to bring
What to not bring or wear
Injury prevention/risk management
House uniform
Star standard attitude
Chewing gum
No long pony tails
Groomed nails
Water bottle
Incorrect uniform
No Jewellery
Hair tied up
Size 6 clearly named Basketball
Roller blades or skate boards
No shorts with pockets
Caps or sunglasses
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FAQ - Game Day Gear
To play games every player needs a reversible uniform which you will order upon registration.
Current Pioneers players will remain in their respective Houses wearing their colours 
NEW Pioneers players can choose which respective House they will like to Join. If the chosen House is full we will notify you of which House has a spot for you! 
HOOPS play with size 6 basketball, these can be purchased from Kmart, Big W or Rebel sports from $5 - $120
Parent Basketball Duties
Please note - Free Score Bench Course will be available to help you learn
Arrive 15 mins early and meet your coaches on allocated court
JUNIORS | One parent from each team is required to do bench duty for every game. You will be rostered on at least twice a season
Hoops Program
Season 2, 2023 commences July and ends November
There are two seasons conducted each year, the first during school Terms 1 & 2 while the second is during terms 3 & 4
HOOPS Competition Rules
HOOPS players must wear House uniform on Saturdays for games
Players must be registered to Basketball Connect online to HOOPS prior to taking the court for first game
Failure to register with Basketball Connect will result in games forfeited by the association
Mercy rule applies if your child's team is winning by more than 25 points and points
Basketball QLD Fee
HOOPS Season Fee
This annual fee is charged
This fee includes games, house/team trainings
New players will receive their House uniform
Paid directly to Basketball QLD
Administration and insurance
Includes singlet and short
You can apply if your child: is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application did not receive a FairPlay voucher this calendar year holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.
When registering your child to Underground Basketball League enter your FairPlay voucher number which will go towards participation fees
Refer a Friend
This incentive is a great way to get your friends involved and helping us grow our basketball association
When you refer a friend and they register to play you receive $5 credit for the next season.
HOOPS Grand Finals Day & Awards Event
Your child will receive an award on finals day including a sausage sizzle with drink and cake
GRAND FINALS - Top 4 teams will play off for Gold, Silver and Bronze
The Winner of the Grand Final Game will be crowned HOOPS Champions
If your child does not make the Top 4 they will play a consulate game to end their placing on the ladder for the season.
The aim of this is to also congratulate all players for their commitment to their team and Pioneers.
What happens after I register ?
Your House Leader will be in contact with you and help you get started with your new team
You will be placed into your House and your uniform will be ordered
Keep an eye out on Pioneers Social Media Pages, Facebook and Instagram for NEWS and Updates
In the case of any emergency please email
If you will like to Volunteer your time please use link or our contact form
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