SINCE 2006, St Norbert College’s Specialised Basketball Program has enabled selected students to pursue excellence in the sport. Students develop physical skills and fitness, teamwork, interpersonal skills and knowledge of sport officiating and coaching.
Students must apply to be part of the program.
While the Specialised Basketball Program caters for full-time students enrolled at St Norbert College, the College welcomes applications from students and students from other schools.
Selection is based on both academic performance and physical skill levels. School reports and a reference from a club basketball coach are required.
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.
BASKETBALL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of basketball scholarships are available for students entering Years 8 to 12. The scholarships cover 50% of the College tuition fees.
The Basketball Scholarship is named after Blessed Hugh of Fosse who was the first disciple of St Norbert. Hugh met St Norbert in Valenciennes on March 26, 1119 and was so taken with his apostolic way of life that he decided to join him. When Norbert was appointed Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1126, Hugh of Fosse was elected the first Abbot of Prémontré. Scholarships are reviewed at the end of Year 10 or after two years. For further information, see our Scholarships page.
Students enrolled in the Specialised Basketball Program represent St Norbert College in School Sport WA (SSWA) competitions and Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) competitions. Players’ continued development through club and association basketball competitions is also expected. Students enrolled in the Specialised Basketball Program are encouraged to nominate for Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) programs at their nominated association.
A Canons basketball uniform costs about $80 (This is ordered at the end of 2022 and purchased through the Uniform Shop in January 2023. An order form will be sent out with acceptance into the program).
Year 8 BWA Refereeing Course $40 (subject to change)
Year 10 Wheelchair Basketball Course $50 (subject to change)
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. (Country students unable to attend on the trial date are to provide a video tape showing their range of skills with their application form).
Learning opportunities by year group:
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. Course components 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 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 during class time, with fundamental skills, techniques and tactics the focus. Level “O” Score Bench Course and Level “O” Refereeing Course are conducted.
Students select the subject Specialised Basketball as an elective in both Semester One and Two. They receive two hours’ instruction per week during class time. Skill, technique, teamwork extension, fitness and strength training introduction are the focus. Knowledge components include injury awareness and prevention. Students participate in a sports taping course run by Rock Tape outlining common injuries in the sport 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 during class time. Further development of skill, technique, teamwork, fitness and strength training will occur. Students are taught the foundations of Biomechanics. This is an excellent introduction to Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies. Students also receive accreditation in coaching by the Australian Sports Commission.
YEARS 11 AND 12
Specialised Basketball is an endorsed program. Two hours of training are conducted before and after school each week. Students completing Year 11 and 12 receive 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.
SPECIALISED BASKETBALL STAFF
COACHING STAFF BIOGRAPHIES
Director of Sport: RYAN GODFREY
250+ SBL Games with the Rockingham Flames
2009-2014 Student Athlete at the University of West Georgia
Western Australian State Basketball Team 16s, 18s, 20s (Leadership Group – 2005, 2007, 2009)
2008-2009 Australian Institute of Sport Tour Member
2008-2009 U/19 Australian Emus Member
Level O Accredited Coach
18s WABL Championship Boys Head Coach 2018-2020
St Norbert College Specialised Basketball Program 2016-present
ACC Head Coach 2018-present
Western Australia 16s Metro Men’s Assistant Coach
Development Officer: COLIN DRISCOLL
Basketball New Zealand regional coach and development officer
New Zealand high performance mentor for coaches and players
Regional development officer for multiple associations
Director and head coach for Basketball Pacific tour to Australia
Steven Adams and OKC Camp – New Zealand
Assistant coach for USA Impact Camps in Auckland
Assistant coach for SBL 2017 State Championships
Head coach WABL Under 16s Boys State Championships
Lead coach Perth Redbacks Induction Day
Assistant coach Armstrong Academy
Lead coach iCollege Academy Perth
Head Coach for Training Camp for Regent Payatta International School – Thailand
St Norbert College Development Coach 2018-present
ACC Assistant Coach 2019 – present