The aim of the Dakabin Dragons Basketball Academy is to develop school age basketball players so that each individual reaches his/her highest skill level. Basketball Academy is delivered as a subject.
This will be achieved by providing:
1. High quality coaching and facilities that develop and contribute to a student’s individual and team skills;
2. A program that maximises a student’s potential by planning for and monitoring development.
3. A system of support, guidance and encouragement to meet the sporting, educational and social needs of the individual as both a player and student.
Students in grades 7 and 8 are able to select to join the basketball focus classes where they complete the national Health and Physical Education curriculum with Basketball as the focus sport. These focus classes consist of one theoretical and two practical lessons a week.
In Year 9 and 10, Basketball Academy is an elective subject. Students can select this as well as Health and Physical Education. Through these years students find themselves in a Basketball concentrated environment as they deepen their knowledge and abilities within the game.
Outside of class time students have access to before school skills work and small group trainings with Academy staff members.
Dakabin State High School enters many tournaments providing students with opportunities to further extend their basketball experience. The school enters the local Brisbane Outer Schools League, the Northside Wizards Schools League as well as Champion Schools of Queensland Basketball Tournament.
Every three years as part of the program, students are given the opportunity to travel to the United States of America for a Basketball Study Tour. On these trips students compete against American high schools whilst playing in tournaments, visit college campuses and watch college and NBA games.
Brian Kerle - Former Brisbane Bullets coach, N.B.L Hall of Fame and former Olympian.
“I would like to endorse the Basketball Academy program that James Roche conducts at Dakabin State High School. Watching James coach his players and the way they respond to his coaching is a real credit to him. I fully encourage any student wishing to join this program to do so.”
For more information please contact Academy Coordinator:
James Roche Ph: 3491 5431