YMCA Basketball Skills

North Shore YMCA Homeschool Basketball Coaching Programme

Basketball Coaching Programme for homeschoolers, aged 5 years to high-school 

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The Homeschool Basketball Programme is run at the North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote. This highly successful programme has been enjoyed by hundreds of home educated children over many years.

The great thing about the coaching programme is that it caters for players of all levels; from novice to junior international standard. Many of the intake from the programme’s earlier years have gone on to represent New Zealand teams at tournaments both at home and overseas. Others have graduated this programme to play representative basketball for North Harbour.

The two major components of the YMCA coaching programme are to teach individual skills and marry those into the needs of team play – important facets of sport and life! A side benefit of the programme is that many of the players gain part time employment (many as young as 12) as referees in the North Harbour competitions, or at the YMCA (from 16). A few of our graduates have had the honour of refereeing international matches.

Our junior homeschooled basketballers often go on to play in teams and compete against other schools in the North Shore YMCA basketball leagues. Over the years our teams have been highly successful. Our intermediate and senior players go on to compete in various North Harbour Basketball school competitions or rep teams which play at the North Shore Events Centre or AUT Akoranga or Albany campus’.

The success of the YMCA basketball skills coaching programme has been due in no small part to the quality of the coaches we have been able to identify and employ. These passionate people do a great job.

Programme benefits:ymca

  1. Development of individual ball skills and hand-eye coordination.
  2. Personal fitness
  3. Understanding and appreciating team play
  4. Making other Homeschool friends
  5. Joining Homeschool basketball teams if desired
  6. Learning the game and refereeing if desired

Last but not least, having FUN!!!

Where:  YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Time:  Thursdays during term time

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm   High School & Intermediate aged students (11 years+)
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm   Primary School aged students (5-10 year olds)

Term Dates: Term 4 2019 Thursday 17th October – 12th December (9 weeks)

Term Fees: $75pp standard homeschool rate  /  $70pp HASCA member pricing *

* To receive HASCA member discounts you will need to sign up at YMCA North Shore ‘Reception’, or by email or phone. Please enrol on or before week 1 of term.

To register your child for the Homeschool Basketball Programme or for more
information, please contact North Shore YMCA Reception on 09 480 7099.
Or email their helpful front-line crew at northshore@ymcaauckland.org.nz.

Alternatively, you can click below to register online with
YMCA North Shore or “KRP North Shore Recreation Centre”.

register click here

*HASCA discounts are available at reception only, not online.

andrew mackay

Meet the Coach! Andrew MacKay is the Head Coach of the Homeschool Basketball Skills Programme. Andrew has been coaching for many years and also runs ‘Get Better Basketball‘. He is passionate about basketball and helping others improve their skills! 

Participation and consistency is the key to children developing and improving their basketball skill base – a full (9 or 10 week) term enrollment is highly recommended.

ENROL TODAY!  We recommend enrolling before the first week (each term) as staffing levels are based on those enrolled for classes.

For more information about Homeschool Basketball Skills please contact North Shore YMCA on 09 480 7099 | northshore@ymcaauckland.org.nz 


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