What is Walking Basketball?
Walking Basketball was introduced as a means to provide an alternative program that allowed seniors to play basketball as a form of gentle exercise. It allows people to stay involved in the sport they may have been apart of for some time, or to try a new sport altogether, and learn new skills.
Not only does it allow participants to be physically active, but also reduces social isolation and increases community inclusion. Participants of Walking Basketball can also participate in a fun, safe environment while maintaining their zest for life and confidence in their abilities.
The only rules to the game is simply, no running!
Who can participate?
Walking Basketball is for anyone, and everyone!
All abilities and ages are welcome. Beginners right through to seasoned ballers!!
Walking Basketball is a fun, safe and social way to get your exercise in. Grab your friends and come join the fun!
WALKING BASKETBALL PROGRAMS
Originating in Victoria, Walking Basketball is a fun, social way for participants to remain active. It offers a low impact alternative to exercise for participants of all abilities. For our associations, it is a way to connect to the broader community through social inclusion, increase members and greater overall enjoyment.
The sessions last for 60 minutes and are made up of warm up, skill based drills and ‘game play’. Sessions are designed to be adaptable based on the participants skill level, fitness and mobility. Following the sessions, morning tea is provided to make it an enjoyable social outing, rather than just exercise.
2020 Walking Basketball Programs
Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle Hill
Date: From 18th February (5weeks) – recurs on term basis
Contact: [email protected] / 02 9894 8944
Sutherland Basketball Stadium, Waratah Park Sutherland
Date: From 3rd March (5 weeks) – recurs on term basis
Contact: 02 9542 1999
Thornleigh Indoor Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd Thornleigh
Date: Every Friday (except public holidays)
Contact: [email protected]
How do I get involved?
We are seeking Expressions of Interest for coaches to deliver these sessions. Please click the image below to register your interest.
If you are looking to participate in Walking Basketball or become a provider – fill out the details and we will be in touch with you to assist.