Mini Hawks Aussie Hoops is our beginners’ program for children aged between 5 and 10 year olds. The purpose is to learn the fundamentals of basketball through fun, inclusive and creative game-based activities.

Sessions are run by experienced senior coaches and our amazing junior coaches who bring energy, encouragement and connection to our youngest athletes.


8 Weeks


Term starts the week of April 27th and finishes on June 22nd. There is no session on Saturday the 8th of June (Kings Birthday public holiday).

Each session will run for 45 minutes.


Saturdays: Apr 27th 2024 to June 22nd 2024
Tuesdays: Apr 30th 2024 to June 18th 2024
Wednesdays: May 1st 2024 to June 19th 2024
Thursdays: May 2nd 2024 to June 20th 2024


4:15pm – 5:00pm (5-10yrs) All Girls
5:10pm – 5:55pm (7-10yrs)

4:15pm – 5:00pm (5-6yrs)
5:10pm – 5:55pm (7-10yrs)

4:15pm – 5:00pm (5-6yrs)
5:10pm – 5:55pm (7-10yrs)

9:15am – 10:00am (5-6yrs)
10:05am – 10:50am (7-10yrs)
10:55am – 11:40am (5-10yrs) All Girls


Macleod YMCA


Cost: $104.00 for returning participants $13 per session inclusive of all fees & charges
+ $42.82 New Participant Pack (includes personalised singlet & ball) if required

Look a little different? Introducing Mini Hawks Aussie Hoops!

Why the change?

Aussie Hoops is the Basketball Australia national beginners program. Being an Aussie Hoops centre brings many benefits, including:

  • Aussie Hoops singlet and ball, to make kids feel part of the team
  • Free access to the Mojo Sport App – a great tool to streamline communications and provide on line coaching and activities
  • Access to Basketball Australia coaching resources and grants to improve and grow our program

What will be different?

Mini Hawks Aussie Hoops will retain all the key ingredients that made Mini Hawks so popular:

  • Venue and session times will be the same (except Tuesday 4:15pm will now be an All Girls session)
  • Ash and Bella will still be leading our wonderful group of young coaches
  • You will receive your Aussie Hoops starter pack (personalised singlet & ball) directly from Aussie Hoops

I am a returning Mini Hawker. Do I have to purchase a Starter Pack?

We encourage all term two participants to purchase a starter pack so we get everyone in uniform and feeling part of the team.
If you opt not to purchase a pack, that is OK. Your child will still have the complete Mini Hawks Aussie Hoops experience.

What next?