The learn to play clinics are a crucial part of the GBA development program. These enable younger players sharpen their skills, or new players to learn from scratch! But remember, practice makes perfect. So if you're not an expert after the first week, then just keep trying until you are. One day you may even play for Australia...

Learn to Play Clinic Info

Learn To Play

LTP occurs every Saturday from 9.00am at Peter Forsyth Auditorium.

Our very popular and fun filled sessions run every Saturday morning at the Peter Forsyth Auditorium during school Term time.

In 1997 Bede Murphy, GBA Development Officer, seeing the need to develop basketball in the Inner West created a concept and named it "Learn to Play" a skill based program which invited young people to step up and learn the skills and the fun of basketball.

A catchy phrase, it was soon appropriated by many basketball Associations, even Basketball NSW. However, the unique atmosphere and quality of GBA's Learn to Play cannot be copied or duplicated.

Because of the popularity of GBA Learn to Play we have now added an earlier time slot and divided the groups by age:

9.00am - 9.45am: U9 Games

9.45am - 10.30am: U9 & U13 combined fundamentals skills session.

10.30am - 11.00am: U13 Games

Venue: Peter Forsyth Auditorium, Francis St., Broadway.

Cost: $15

Player Registration: $30/ annum

Bring: Basketball, water bottle, towel, suitable footwear & clothing.

Further enquiries: Ring Rob Murphy on 0415 807 575 or text Emmanuel Karamihas on 0423 451 246


Further info:

Who should go to these clinics?
Both boys and girls can go to these clinics. The ages that are usually accepted are 5-13 years.

When do the clinics happen?
The clinics happen on Saturdays. They are scheduled during the public school term commencing the first Saturday of each new Term. They do not happen during school holidays or holiday weekends.

(In each school holiday period GBA holds a basketball camp at the PFA.

Where do the clinics take place?
The clinics take place at the Peter Forsyth Auditorium (PFA), situated on Francis Street in Glebe. It is adjacent to the Broadway shopping complex.

What happens at the clinics?
The day starts off at 8.30am with games for the U9 players. Then from 9.15am-10.00am there follows a skills clinic for all U9 & U13 players to develop the fundamentals of the players. Team Games are then held from 10.00am - 10.30am for the U13 players.

Games usually involve players forming teams to play in a week to week competition. Coaches try to keep the teams as even and fair as possible, so that everybody can have a fair go and have some fun.


|Home|Junior Reps|Senior Comp|Learn to Play|Pictureboard|
GBA appreciates the generous support and sponsorship of
the Toxteth Hotel (major sponsor), Australand,
Broadway Shopping Centre, and City of Sydney Council.