ATA Basketball Programme 5-18

ATA Homeschool Basketball Programme “Attitude to Achieve”

What: ATA Homeschool Basketball – skills coaching programme 

Who: Homeschooled students 5+ years, primary / intermediate / high-school, boys & girls

Where: HASCA HUB at YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

When: Thursdays 2:00pm to 3:00pm (Courts 1&2)

Term 4 Fees: HASCA members $45 / Non-members $50  (6 weeks, 15/10 to 19/11), Casual rate $10 per session
*pay prior to term start (see registration form for bank details)bball

Group 1: ages 5 – 8hasca-hub-graphic
Group 2: ages 9 – 12
With coaches Eva-Corrien and Corrina
• Ball skills – including, ball control, passing, dribbling
• Shooting – lay-ups and jump shots
• Defense – how to defend and stick with the person you are marking
• Basic basketball game rules and how we can avoid breaking them
• Most weeks will finish on a game, if time allows. (10-15 mins)

Group 3: ages 11+
With coach Randy
• Ball skills (extended) – including, ball control, passing, dribbling
• Shooting – lay-ups and jump shots including 3 pointers
• Defense – stance, defensive slides, man to man
• Offence – cutting, screening, curling, learning how to get free
• Rebounding, boxing out
• Most weeks will finish on a game, if time allows. (10-15 mins)

Our Goals and Vision for the Homeschool ATA Basketball program:
• Creating an environment where all youth feel built up and encouraged.
• Creating opportunities for individuals to grow their skills and love for the game.
• Focusing on providing an enriched program

Enquiries & Contact: For more information please get in contact with Eva-Corrien at or register below.


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Pedersen Family-72 (2)Introducing the new coaches: Meet Randy and Eva-Corrien
Randy has been coaching basketball for over 20 years, and he started as a passionate parent. 
Randy has 4 children and once was a Homeschool dad himself, where he helped establish Homeschool basketball.

He has gone onto coach at many schools at varying age levels. He has worked for Youthtown and Auckland Basketball, while coaching at Rep levels. Randy has a special way with youth of all ages, where he can meet them at their level and develop their skills and love for the game. His favourite part about coaching basketball is witnessing those light bulb moments when a youth succeeds at overcoming something they’ve been struggling with.
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Eva-Corrien once was a Homeschool HASCA Basketball player herself. She has also refereed and coached basketball along with playing at Rep levels for North Harbour right through her youth. She is very passionate to get involved again in coaching with the Homeschool Basketball program.

Nowadays, Eva-Corrien is a Homeschool Mum who is passionate about giving children the same great experience she had with HASCA basketball back when she was homeschooled. She believes basketball
is a wonderful way for children to gain confidence, work on developing their gross motor skills, get in some exercise but most importantly, have fun! She believes children of every background and level should be able to get involved and enjoy this fabulous sport.

Basketball Team Opportunities:

Our junior home educated basketballers often go on to play in teams and compete against other schools in the North Shore YMCA basketball leagues (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Over the years our HASCA teams have been highly successful.

Our intermediate and senior (high-school) players go on to compete in various inter-school competitions facilitated by Harbour Basketball Association, and/or join Harbour’s representative teams. These leagues are played at the Eventfinda Stadium (previously known as the North Shore Events Centre) in Glenfield, or at AUT Akoranga or Albany campus’. 

Team formation depends on sufficient player numbers and volunteers to manage and coach. See HASCA Basketball, or email

Many other wonderful learning opportunities: homeschool classes and activities run on Thursdays at the same venue, see HASCA HUB.

ymcaPlease note there is a NO DROP AND RUN policy at this venue: YMCA North Shore.
Parents, please ensure a go-to-adult / parent / caregiver is available and remains on site for all children aged under 14 years.

HASCA does not directly run this programme, however we highly recommend and support it. Eva-Corrien is a dedicated homeschooling parent, HASCA member and committee member. Eva-Corrien and Randy are passionate about youth and basketball. Please support ATA Homeschool Basketball through your participation.

Want to keep on top of NZ Basketball?!
Websites & Links of Interest:
◊ YMCA North Shore
◊ Harbour Basketball Association
◊ Harbour Basketball on Facebook
◊ Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ)
◊ Lacey Lowdown (blog by Mike Lacey)
◊ Lacey Lowdown on Facebook
◊ Swish Factory Albany (3X3)
◊ Swish Factory on Facebook

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