Australia’s linear
pathway from
beginner to elite

Hoops Capital Academy is a premium basketball development academy providing participation, development and pathway programs for both female & male players of all levels of the game – from grassroots to elite.

Success doesn't mean becoming the greatest of all time. Success is about being better than we were the day before - and if you achieve greatness along the way, well that’s your journey.

At HCA we believe in supporting everyone’s journey no matter how big or small it is. We’re passionate about basketball but we’re passionate about growing communities and making people better than they were the day before whether that’s on or off the court.

Success doesn't mean becoming the greatest of all time. Success is about being better than we were the day before - and if you achieve greatness along the way, well that’s your journey.

Hoops Capital

Term 1 & 2 Programs

Hoops Capital Junior Academy Program and Development Academy Training.

Hoops Capital Academy represents the first program in Australia that delivers a visible, linear pathway to elite basketball for both boys and girls. If you have the will, we have the tools and the system to maximise your potential.

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Hoops Capital Academy Basketball camps are expertly organised and coached in conjunction with Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames players. Our 2 day holiday camp is designed to assist developing players build confidence through elite concept exposure, skill acquisition, game scenarios, shooting sessions and mindfulness training. There are camps for U10s through to U16s

Includes an HCA camp T-shirt / cap / water bottle and much more.

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Hoops Capital Academy basketball juniors

6 - 12 junior adademy program to inspire young players

Our Junior Academy programs are designed by HCA coaching panel. With support and input from Sydney Kings Head Coach Chase Buford and Sydney Flames Head Coach and Australian Basketball legend Shane Heal. 

HCA also relies on program input from two Australian Basketball superstars and HCA advisors in Andrew Bogut and Luc Longley, with support for the girls program through former Opal and Sydney Flames assistant coach Shelley Gorman.

Throughout the term you will hear from these Basketball greats as they help to guide you through our programs and help to unlock your potential.

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Hoops Capital Development Academy for basketball

13 - 17 development academy to elevate your playing level

This program will identify, challenge and develop talented young players between 13-17 years, who are looking for more targeted programs, designed to continue their accelerated skill development pathway and strengthen their understanding of the game.

In this program we focus on building a strong work ethic, repetition of basketball fundamentals & advanced skill development. Our role in this program is to continue to unlock the potential in every young athlete, while continuing to reinforce our academy values of integrity, inclusiveness, resilience and respect. We don’t just want great players, we want great young people, who love the game and love it played in the right spirit.

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Hoops Capital Development Academy Training for basketball

Squad training for juniors 6 - 12 and aspiring 13 - 17 year old athletes

HCA draws on program input from Sydney Kings Head Coach and former Millwakee Bucks assistant coach Chase Bufford for boys programs. Whilst the girls programs are ultimately guided by current Sydney Flames Head Coach and Australian Basketball legend, Shane Heal with support from Flames assistant coach and former Opal, Shelley Gorman.

Our training programs include core basketball skill development, combined with age specific conditioning for speed, agility, elite shooting technique, ball handling and dribbling skill, with a major focus on chaining skills together with Left and right dexterity.

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Holiday Programs
for all levels

The programs are delivered by professional players and coaches. The programs balance skill development and fun, in a friendly and nurturing environment.

They focus on growing the person as well as the player and you may just run into a Sydney Kings or Sydney Flames player training on the court next to you!

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Next Gen

Sydney Kings & Sydney
Flames next gen squads

Australia’s leading pathway to a career in basketball 13-21 years

For Elite 13 - 21 year old basketball representative players only. A direct and linear pathway into the Sydney Kings / Sydney Flames and, or USA college.

Unique to our programs -Each year, two development player contracts will be on offer to both our Kings and Flames Next Gen Academy players delivering a direct pathway into either the WNBL or NBL. This is the preferred destination for young aspiring pro’s in NSW.

Our Next Gen program has a major focus on elite basketball development concepts and preparation for the elite game.

- Intensive on Court Coaching from experienced NBL Head Coaches and our emerging coaches' program.
- Strength and Conditioning from Kings S & C Staff.
- Individual performance analysis and feedback.
- Injury Prevention Strategies and intervention.
- Elite Shooting programs.

** Selection criteria for Development Player ( DP) spots are determined by our HCA consultants Longley and Bogurt together with our elite WNBL and NBL coaching staff.

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Sydney Flames Steph


Academy visits the Kings at Qudos Bank Arena
The Hoops Capital Academy visited the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings at the arena. Read More
Angus Glover and Kiera Rowe at the Hoops Capital Academy
Kings guard Angus Glover and Flames guard Kiera Rowe spoke about the Hoops Capital Academy here. Read More
Dejan Vasiljevic’s journey through basketball
He will be one of many Kings players who will be assisting the Hoops Capital Academy to hone the skills of the next generation of basketball players in NSW. Read more about the Academy here. Read More