Kiwi Hoops is the official national junior basketball programme of New Zealand. It uses basketball activities and games to provide fun and enjoyable learning and participation experiences for young people from 5 to 13 years of age.

Kiwi Hoops is part of the Basketball New Zealand Player Development Programme. This long term player development model is based on international best practice with the aim of developing all players to their potential and fostering a lifelong love of the game.

The Kiwi Hoops programme is designed to be used in any setting including schools, basketball clubs and associations, after school and holiday programmes.

Most importantly, it is great fun for everyone!


To provide a clear and consistent national framework for coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers to use in developing players.

To ensure that fundamental movement, sport, thinking and life skills are being introduced and developed in a systematic and timely way.

To ensure programmes are designed to be inclusive and allow everyone to develop towards their potential.

To provide age and stage competition to practice ratios that will allow our players the time to develop the appropriate skills for their stage of development.

To place a suitable level of emphasis on winning as required at each stage of development.


Take a look at:

Kiwihoops Programme Info 2019 [PDF, 107 KB]