For athletes with an intellectual disability or integration difficulty
The Inclusive Basketball Program (IBP) is a basketball competition that provides playing and training opportunities for players with an intellectual disability or integration difficulty. In addition, the IBP provides opportunities for more experienced and skilled players to compete at local District level and at National Level at the Ivor Burge Championships.
WHO is the Inclusive Basketball Program for?
Obviously there is a wide range of abilities in our members. To ensure all members are constantly challenged and supported according to their different needs, they are placed in particular teams to provide a balanced competition, to promote personal basketball skills development, leadership skills and social skills .
Three centres currently provide these opportunities:
Pasadena Sports Centre:
Pasadena High School,
Corner Goodwood and Daws Road
Contact:Danny O'Brien at Basketball SA - 8345 8605 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $6.00 per game (plus a uniform cost of $15.00 which supplies the player with a reversible playing singlet).
Click here for an intent to play/coach form.
Click here for a registration form.
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Two divisions of competition are offered at this centre. Players are placed in the division that will enhance their personal development.
Division 1: Monday of each school term at 6:00pm
- Consists mainly of experienced players, the majority being male participants
- The rules in this division are no different to mainstream basketball
- Competition is very fast and highly competitive
Division 2: Monday of each school term at 5.10pm
- For beginners or younger players
- Most of the females within the IBP play in this division
- The rules are flexible depending on the individual's skill level
- Still being competitive, this division provides lots of fun, friendship and enjoyment
Wayville Sports Centre
Carpark 3, 142 Rose Tce,Wayville
Contact: Corry Moors
Ph: (08) 8231 6711
When: Thursday evening from 6.50pm
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Ingle Farm Recreation Centre:
Beovitch Road,Ingle Farm
Contact: Ingle Farm Recreation Centre Staff
When: Thursday evening 6:15 - 7:45
Cost: $7.50 registration / $5.50 per game / $3.50 for trainings for teams with a bye
WHAT are the benefits?
WHO are the coaches?
The Inclusive Basketball Program coaching staff have a vast array of experience. All coaches have an extensive background in basketball or working with people with special needs. Included in the coaching staff are:
HOW do I become an IBP member?
Any player interested in becoming a member of the Inclusive Basketball Program must initially attend on a Monday night as a spectator and register their interest with the Program Coordinator. When numbers permit, new players will be placed in a team and join the State League competition and regularly participate in matches each week.
For further information regarding the IBP, please contact Basketbal SA Development Staff on 8345 8605 or email@example.com