After School Hoops



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 enroll 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.

– 5 years old – 8 years old – 3:45pm – 4:35pm
– 9 years old – 13 years old – 4:45pm – 5:35pm

Cowles Term Two 2022 dates:

Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May; 13th, 20th, 27th June; 4th July 2022

Term Two Pricing – 1 child is $90, $170 for 2, $250 for 3 children.

Click here to register

Please complete a separate enrollment form for each child. For any enquiries regarding enrolment and administration please contact Nicole at


The Pioneer Hoops After School Academy is a seven to eight week program run by Pioneer Basketball Club on Tuesday afternoons during term at Pioneer Stadium.

Focus: Introduction and development of key fundamental skills (dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, footwork) with small sided games at the end of the session (1v1, 2v2 & 3X3). We will use game-like situations for participants to learn the rules of basketball and put their skill in practice.

Pioneer Term One 2022 Dates:

Tuesdays; Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, April 5, 12 (No hoops on the 8th or 29th March)

Possible Thursdays:  Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 17, 24, April 7, 14 (No hoops on the 10th or 31st March) Thursdays are for Senior Slammers or Junior Jammers only and will be 5-6pm (registration dependant) 


  • Mini Magic (Years 0-2) 3.30pm – 4.20pm (​​​​​​​Waitlist only)
  • Junior Jammers (Years 3-4) 4.30pm – 5.20pm (Waitlist only)
  • Senior Slammers (Years 5-8) 5.30pm – 6.20pm ( ​​​​Waitlist only)

Cost: $120 per child for all sessions  |  2 children $106 each child |   3 children $102 each child

Please register online for Pioneer Hoops by clicking here

Please complete a separate online enrollment form for each child. If you have any questions please email Questions regarding payments should be sent to



The Gators Academy has been running since 2014, and in 2022 is running sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for children in Years 2-10.

Beginner Hoops  Y2-4

Beginner Hoops Y5-6

Junior Hoops Y6-8

Advanced Hoops Y7-10

Gators Term One 2022 Dates:

School Years 2-4 @ Middleton Grange Primary Hall ($85)
Tuesdays / 3.45pm – 4.40pm
Dates: February 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


School Years 5-6 @ Middleton Grange Primary Hall ($85)
Tuesdays / 4.45pm – 5.40pm
Dates: February 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


School Years 6-8 @ Middleton Grange Old Gym ($85)
Wednesdays / 4.30pm – 5.25pm
Dates: February 9th, 16th, 23rd March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th


School Years 7-10 @ Middleton Grange Old Gym ($85)
Wednesdays / 5.30pm – 6.25pm
Dates: February 9th, 16th, 23rd March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th


Click Here to register for Gators Hoops Academies (and their other programs)

To enquire, please email



Classes are capped at 24 children, in order to maximise the amount of coaching each child receives.

Contact to enquire further as to see if there is room for your child at Cowles, for Pioneer, or email 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 Lincoln Event Centre (Wednesdays), West Melton (Thursdays), or Rolleston Community Centre (Fridays), please enrol via the Selwyn Basketball Page or email