Every player that is involved in the BUS Development Program comes through our Primary School program.
Ball Up supports players, no matter what their ability, or ultimate goal. We have a seamless program which allows children to progress from our Primary School Program to the Development Program. So whatever their goals within the sport, for example to be captain of their country, or whether they just want to make an appearance on one of our Ball Up Teams we are here to guide them.
To see more about our Development program please follow the link below where you can find out more!
Players from the program are invited to development sessions by their coaches for multiple reasons, which can include skill aptitude, athletic potential, and coach-ability. Children who display any of these attributes can be invited to attend extra sessions during the week.
The sessions we offer can be found on our Development Website, below are the age typical age ranges and sessions available:
BUS Junior PD – School Years 4 – 6 (9ft hoops / size 5 ball)
BUS PD – School Years 5 – 8 (9ft hoops / size 5 ball)
BUS PD+ - School Years 6 – 11 (10ft hoops / size 6 ball)
BUS BD – School Years 6 – 11 (10ft hoops / size 6 ball)
BUS GF – School Years 7 – 13 (10ft hoops / size 6/7 ball)
PD (Player Development)
BD (Basketball Development)
GF (Guard Factory)
The children develop a variety of basketball skills, but in the process discover more of themselves and the things they are capable of doing. To be successful at anything there needs to be a genuine passion for what you are doing. Players need to fall in love with the game themselves and build the work ethic necessary to achieve their goals.
To develop the skills needed to pursue basketball at a higher level, children need to be playing basketball around 3 or 4 sessions per week, as well as spending hours of their own time practicing the things learnt in these sessions.Ross JamesBall Up Sports Managing Director