WALKING BASKETBALL

Walking Basketball is open to anyone 50+ of any ability/fitness level, and is a fun, low impact way to get active this winter.

So if you are sick of walking around the lake, or too tired to climb up a mountain, why not change it up, grab your friends and hit the court for a fun start to your Thursday morning.

We even provide a post-session Morning Tea.

NEXT WALKING BASKETBALL PROGRAM – Nov-Dec 2021

Basketball ACT’s Walking Basketball Program is back for a 4-week “End of Season” Session, to get you moving in the lead up to 2022.

The 4-week session is the perfect way to get a taste of Walking Basketball, meet new friends, get active and enjoy a post session morning tea.

Further details about registration, costs and dates can be found below.

When

Thursday 25 Nov – Thursday 16 Dec 2021

10am-11am

Where

Belconnen Basketball Stadium

Cost

$10 per participant per session (incl post session morning tea)

Register REGISTER HERE

What is Walking Basketball?

Walking Basketball, has been designed as a low impact, social and fun way to improve the levels of physical activity and social interaction of those aged 50 years and older. Through the Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program Basketball ACT (BACT) are offering the opportunity for suitable participants to be get involved – free of charge. BACT have trained coaches and facilitators and have introduced specific equipment for the program, such as portable standing (one metre high) hoops for scoring, smaller sized basketballs and light-weight team uniforms. Walking Basketball Programs are delivered with suggested rules by BACT, but each program can be amended to cater for participants’ capability and enjoyment, (such as enabling underarm throws or using the standard basketball hoops).

Who can play Walking Basketball?

Walking Basketball is open to anyone aged 50 years and over, of any ability and fitness level. Walking basketball is a low impact, social and fun way to improve and increase physical activity levels, get moving and help injury recovery.

Benefits of Walking Basketball

The benefits of Walking Basketball include:
  • Creates community belonging, participation and a sense of achievement;
  • Opportunity to play a modified game of basketball that is inclusive and caters for all skill levels;
  • Confidence back into the body by bringing muscles alive that may have not been used in a while;
  • A fun way to slow down the ageing process, and help feel stronger and young at heart;
  • An environment where intimidation or anxiety about fitness of skill level is a non-issue;
  • Informal and relaxed structure allowing flexibility that suits the participant;
  • Various physical health benefits

PROGRAMS

Basketball ACT (BACT) is able to offer the Walking Basketball program in two ways, and in partnership with your organisation. Both elements are supported by trained coaches and facilitators, adhere to COVID safety protocols and are adaptable with participants needs in mind. BACT can offer:

Walking Basketball @ Belconnen 

Walking Basketball @ Belconnen is a weekly program, delivered at Belconnen Basketball Stadium.
 
Each session is a combination of skills, fun and competition, and is held on a Thursday morning – 10am-11.00am.
 
A post session Morning Tea is also provided.
 
Contact BACT to discuss your needs

Walking Basketball @ Yours

Walking Basketball @ Yours is a tailored program, delivered at your facility.
 
Suited to organisations that have access to a suitable hall, gymnasium or such, BACT coaches and facilitators provide the equipment and deliver a 1-hour program at your venue.
 
Contact BACT to discuss your needs

Other Walking Basketball programs

Basketball ACT is also able to offer the following, to help participants become familiar with the Walking Basketball Programs:

Come & Try Sessions 

Come & Try Sessions are a one-off introductory session, designed to help participants familiarise themselveswith the Walking Basketball Program, and can be delivered at your venue, or held at Belconnen Basketball Stadium.

Fetes and Information Sessions 

Basketball ACT can attend fetes, information sessions or similar community events, to provide information to your organisation or members of your community, about Walking Basketball programs and benefits.

Location & Facilities

Belconnen Basketball Stadium is located at 42 Oatley Court, BELCONNEN. Basketball ACT has four indoor courts, as well as two outdoor courts, at Belconnen, changeroom and shower facilities, wheelchair access, chilled water station, parking and cafe facilities

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information about BACT Walking Basketball Programs, contact Basketball ACT 

E:  development@basketballact.com.au         P: 02) 6189-0709

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