HURRY! Our camp is at 90% capacity and will sell out.
We cap each day to maintain a low player to coach ratio.
Please Note: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th are both full and at capacity
We are running our April camp on 8 days throughout the school holidays and have created a flexible 'Pick Your Days' option for parents. Simply select which days you'd like to attend when registering.
DATES: MON 10 APRIL - THURS 13 APRIL AND TUES 18 APRIL - FRI 21 APRIL
WHERE: NATIONAL CENTRE OF INDIGENOUS EXCELLENCE (NCIE), REDFERN
TIMES: 9AM - 3PM EVERY DAY (OPTIONAL LATE PICK UP UNTIL 5PM)
The Junior Basketball Academy (JBA) was created by Richard Garard, a passionate youth basketball coach and health and fitness coach, and is designed to make a positive difference in the community by changing kids' lives through basketball.
At the Junior Basketball Academy(JBA), kids learn more than just skills and drills. Our focus is on helping each player succeed and grow both on and off the court, and is shaped in the belief that kids excel when they have fun
JBA delivers the highest level of personalised coaching and mentoring through age appropriate drills and games, allowing kids to learn the correct technique and build their basketball foundation through solid fundamentals.
Our program also emphasises principles and values of leadership, nutrition, fitness and teamwork, ensuring a well-rounded educational and sporting experience.
We want your daughter or son to walk away from our camps feeling happy, confident and as passionate about basketball as we are!
WHO IS JUNIOR BASKETBALL ACADEMY FOR?
The Junior Basketball Academy program is designed for girls and boy aged 6-14 years of all skill levels, including beginner, intermediate, and proficient players.
JBA's program focuses on player and skill development, with drills and workshops tailored to your child's ability level.
Watch our 2 minutevideo
HAVE FUN. LEARN. GET BETTER.
Players divided into teams of similar age and/or skill level
Personalised coach attention (low coach to player ratio 1:10)
Super passionate coaches (representative, state & international experience)
For Beginner Players:
Learn how to shoot with proper form, high accuracy and make some shots
Dramatically improve your ball handling with both hands
Make layups consistently and score more!
Develop proper footwork to move with the ball
Learn how to see the court and pass with precision
For Intermediate/Advanced Players:
Learn to be an elite shooter, have a 'scoring mindset' and dominate the game
Learn the 10 essential NBA dribble moves
Increase your 'first step explosiveness' so that defenders can't stay with you
Develop a "go-to" move you can use to score when your team really needs a basket
Develop 'free throw excellence' to have a 80% free throw percentage
Flexible 'Pick Your Days' Option for parents
Optional 5pm Late Pick Up available
Morning Tea provided each day
All coaches have 'Woking with Children Clearance' and insurance
Players will also learn about the teamwork, fitness and nutrition
to stay in top basketball form, and improve their
self-confidence both on and off the court. Best of all, they'll
have FUN and make lots of new friends.
WHAT WILL PLAYERS LEARN?
In this high-energy basketball camp, players will work on five core skills that form the foundation of a successful basketball player:
How to dribble with either hand and make quick moves to beat the defense
How to shoot the ball with proper form and high accuracy
How to see the court and pass with precision
How to move with the ball using correct footwork
How to move with athleticism and coordination
WHAT HAPPY PARENTS & CAMPERS ARE SAYING?
WHAT CAN PLAYERS EXPECT?
Drills and presentations that stress both fundamental skills and more advanced basketball skills
Team competition and games against players of comparable age and ability
A camp atmosphere that puts an emphasis on having fun
Age appropriate skill development and a focus on developing a love for the game
Personalised attention from each coach to help correct technique and give players individual advice on improving their game
Guest speakers that teach important life skills on nutrition, fitness, teamwork & sportmanship
WHAT DO PLAYERS RECEIVE?
In addition to a comprehensive basketball education and rapid skill development, each player will receive:
JBA Camp T-Shirt
Morning tea, fresh fruit and water every day
Professional camp photos
Trophies and prizes
Performance training, fitness and nutrition tips
Discounts for future training
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER AND HEADCOACH
Few words from Richie Garard, JBA Founder & Head Coach
I am quite simply a basketball fanatic. I live and breathe basketball and I wanted to give back to the game and make a positive difference in the community by sharing my passion for teaching and coaching kids.
At the Junior Basketball Academy (JBA) we teach more than just skills and drills.
I want your son or daughter to walk away from our camps feeling great and more confident about themselves from the new skills that they have learnt and hopefully fall in love with basketball like I did.
Richie Garard Junior Basketball Academy Founder & Head Coach
A BIT MORE ABOUT COACH RICHIE
Currently coaching at Sydney Boys High School (2nds) and SCEGGS Darlinghurst (2nds)
Impact Basketball certified coach
Personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 8 years
Played for St Aloysius’ 1st V from years 7-12 — including 1999 CAS Premiership team
Played NSW Metro and representative from U12-U18 for Norths, Manly and Hornsby — including 2x state championships
TRY RISK-FREE WITH A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!
Register your daughter or son to the Junior Basketball Academyrisk-free if you are not completely satified with the camp and its instruction for any reason you can request a full refund of your purchase price