St Norbert College’s Specialised Basketball Program – running since 2006 – is available to boys and girls in Years 7 to 12 who wish to pursue excellence in the sport. Unique in the Catholic education system, the program now caters for about 100 basketball players.
The program aims to develop physical skills and fitness, teamwork, interpersonal skills and knowledge of sport officiating and coaching.
Students enrolled in the Specialised Basketball Program represent St Norbert College and continued development through club and association basketball competitions is expected. Teams will also be entered in interschool competitions, School Sport WA (SSWA) competitions and Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) competitions. Senior students training sessions will be focused on competing and excelling at the Australian National Schools Tournament.
Students enrolled in the Specialised Basketball Program are expected to be nominating for Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) programs at their nominated association.
The program regularly produces players who compete at Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) level and provides accredited pathways towards WABL, State Basketball League (SBL) teams and US College Basketball. St Norbert College players frequently gain selection in the WABL All-Stars and Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) All-Star teams.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM
In each year group, students will receive expert coaching from St Norbert College staff through practical, theoretical and strength and conditioning sessions, structured as follows –
Students receive two hours of training each week conducted before and after school. Students will develop the fundamental skills, understand basic team play, begin developing fitness to enhance their participation in basketball and provide the foundation for their ongoing development. Knowledge components will include knowledge on injury awareness and prevention. Students will participate in a sports taping course run by Sports Medicine Australia. Outlining common injuries in the sport of basketball and how to take the best course of support and prevention.
Students select the subject Specialised Basketball as an elective in both Semester One and Two. They receive two hours instruction per week in class time. Fundamental skills, techniques and tactics will be the focus. Level “O” Score Bench Course and Level “O” Refereeing Course is conducted.
Students select the subject Specialised Basketball as an elective in both Semester One and Two. They receive two hours instruction per week in class time. Skill, technique, teamwork extension, fitness and strength training introduction will be the focus. Knowledge components will include knowledge on injury awareness and prevention. Students will participate in a sports taping course run by Sports Medicine Australia. Outlining common injuries in the sport of basketball and how to take the best course of support and prevention.
Students select the subject Specialised Basketball as an elective. They receive two hours instruction per week in class time. Further development of skill, technique, teamwork, fitness and strength training will occur. Students understand the foundations of Biomechanics. This is an excellent introduction to Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies Courses of Study. Students receive accreditation in coaching by the Australian Sports Commission.
YEARS 11 AND 12
Specialised Basketball is an Endorsed Program. Two hours of training will be conducted before and after school each week. Students completing Year 11 and 12 will received WACE Credit. Development continues in Basketball skills and fitness, coaching skills and training methods. Students are encouraged to enrol in either Stage 2/3 Physical Education Studies or Certificate II/III in Sport and Recreation.
The Specialised Basketball Program caters for full-time students enrolled at St Norbert College. The College welcomes applications from currently enrolled St Norbert College students and students from other schools.
Selection will be based on both academic performance and physical skill levels. Positive attitudes towards both aspects will be an important part of selection in the program. Reports will be required from the student’s current school and a reference from a club basketball coach.
The selection process will include scrutiny of references and school reports, participation in skill and fitness trials conducted at the College.
Successful applicants will be required to meet the following expectations:
* Maintain an excellent attendance and behaviour record.
* Display a positive attitude towards the College ethos.
* Participate consistently and to the best of their ability throughout their involvement in the program.
* Maintain a positive attitude towards their academic studies.
Participate in College sporting activities other than basketball.
Accommodation for country students is available nearby at the Rotary Residential College, Victoria Park. A private school bus passes the hostel each day to provide transport to and from the College.
St Norbert College offers scholarship opportunities, and state government grants are available for boarding.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a College enrolment package along with their Specialised Basketball application. Enrolment to St Norbert College is in strong demand and there may be waiting lists in years you are applying for.
If you think you have what it takes to be a St Norbert College Canon, we want to hear from you! Application forms are available through College reception and can also be downloaded here.
Basketball Scholarship information is available in the scholarship section of this website.