Learn to bounce. Muck around with mates. Develop your skills. Represent your school or association with pride. Play, compete, succeed. Basketball is a game for everyone.
Basketball New Zealand has a range of programmes and opportunities for players of all ages and stages.
Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of players as they develop. This development is outlined in the Basketball New Zealand Player Development Guidelines. These guidelines are based on the Sport New Zealand Sport and Recreation Pathway.
Kiwi Hoops is our national junior basketball programme for 5 to 13 year olds. It uses basketball activities and games to provide fun and enjoyable learning and participation experiences. Click here to go to Kiwi Hoops. Talented young players can compete at Basketball New Zealand Regional Under 13 Championships.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in New Zealand secondary schools. Most schools have social and competitive teams. Basketball New Zealand provides Junior and Secondary School Premierships and the prestigious New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.
Basketball New Zealand provides National Age Group Championships for talented players from which players are identified for National Talent Programmes and National Age Group Teams.
3X3 is an exciting version of basketball quickly growing in popularity. Many basketball associations run 3X3 competitions and Basketball New Zealand runs
the Burger King 3X3 National Tour.
Basketball is a great sport for adults with Associations around the country offering social and competitive competitions for men and women. Contact your local Basketball Association via The Huddle.