The Horizond Program Basketball Excellence Academy is designed to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge in players that will enable them to compete successfully in Basketball at the highest of levels throughout their education at Runcorn State High.
Our specialised program teachers and coaches will develop students with energy and passion and a focus on offensive, defensive skills and team achievements.
What we offer
Runcorn State High School has a proud history of success in basketball excellence that was formalised with a basketball specific subject introduced in 2003. Our Horizons Program Basketball Academy aims to cater for athletes at all stages of their development. This ranges from state, representative and club players to students who have a genuine interest in learning and improving their basketball skills. Students not only graduate from the program with playing opportunities across multiple competitions but also community officiating and score table accreditation as part of their course.
Affiliations have been made and formalised with the Runcorn Rockets, and Basketball Hall of fame personal Sidney Mines and his very own Institute of basketball.
The Basketball Excellence Academy aims to develop young people to become better basketball players and to further their education in a healthy friendly structured environment to help each student reach their full potential on and off the court.
Our Basketball Academy will focus on the following Core elements:
• Player profiling
• Coaching of individual skills including specific position development
• Coaching of team offense and defence concepts
• Strategy and game knowledge
• Practical game application
The Academy will provide the opportunity to gain knowledge within the following topics:
• Strength and conditioning
• Player welfare and management (Social and emotional wellbeing)
• Personal development and mentoring
• Stretching and mindfulness
• Game Tactics
• Media Representation
• Sports injuries
How to apply
1. Check that you’re in the appropriate year level to apply:
|Excellence Academy||2022 Availability||2023 Availability|
|Basketball||All year levels||All year levels|
2. Submit an online Horizons Program Expression of Interest and email through the appropriate supporting documentation where necessary.
3. Attend a Basketball trial:
|Wednesday, 22 June||3.30pm - 4.30pm|
If successful, applicants will be invited into the Horizons Program pending their Student Enrolment Application (new enrolments only).
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