HASCA Basketball Teams

If you want to play or get involved in basketball in 2023 please complete the expression of interest form.

The Homeschool Baseketball Skills Programme caters to homeschooled students ages 5 through 18yrs,
all levels of ability are welcome. Runs in terms 1, 2, 3, & 4 as part of the HASCA Hub programme.

When: Thursdays, Time: 1:30pm & 2:30pm,  Where: HUB – North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Drive (Court 1&2)

If you would like to sign up for our skills programme, please register here thank you. *scroll down*

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Homeschool Basketball (Teams) Information 

Our homeschool basketball teams compete each year in local competitions, at the North Shore YMCA and Harbour Basketball, against other schools and club teams. We are happy to discuss opportunities for homeschool teams in other parts of Auckland too, simply contact us. HASCA’s current basketball coordinator is Coach Eva. From time to time we may offer 3X3 team opportunities as well as the usual 5X5. Email Coach Eva evacorrien.ata@gmail.com or HASCA hasca.nz@gmail.com with enquiries.

Most of our team players come out of the ATA Basketball Skills Coaching Programme for homeschoolers which runs weekly on a Thursday at the HASCA Hub. The kills Coaching Programme is a great training ground for enthusiastic basketballers and has been running for many years! We highly recommend it!

Teams: primary, intermediate and high-school levels, are coached and managed by homeschooling parents and/or graduated students. Parent support is essential.

Volunteers – Coaches and Managers

Team entries are based on interest and numbers, and support from parents to coordinate, coach, and manage our teams and players. Referees are provided by the associations or organisations hosting.

Competitions – A Quick Overview

Senior & Intermediate: Harbour Basketball intermediate & high-school leagues play at the North Shore Events Centre (now named Eventfinda Stadium) or AUT Northcote / Massey: Yr7-8 Mondays (semester one starts early March) Entries close mid-Feb, Yr9 Wednesdays (commencing early May) Entries close early April, Under 17 Girls / Under 17 Boys / Under 19 Girls / Under 19 Boys Thursdays and Fridays (commencing early May) Entries close early April.

Junior / Primary: The North Shore YMCA run leagues for Year 3 & 4 (ages 7-9 years) and Year 5 & 6 (ages 9-11 years) on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. These are inter-school which means our homeschool basketballers play against other local primary schools. Semester = terms 1 and 2. Semester 2 = 3 and 4.

3X3 Basketball

Karl Noyer at Swish Factory, Albany, offers 3X3 leagues for all ages: Year 5/6,  7/8, 9/10, Open Men and Women (incl. Year 11-13) throughout the week. 3X3 is a great alternative to 5X5. Games are just 10 minutes in length so teams play 3-4 games each night. A 3X3 team is made up of just four players (3 on court at any time, plus a sub) which is often more achievable than a team of 8-10 players.

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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