Basketball Hawthorn’s Magic Academy is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals currently not involved in the Hawthorn Junior Magic Program to develop their skills in a safe, competitive and progressive environment. The Academy is targeted specifically for domestic basketball players 10-13yrs of age, who are looking to take the next step in their basketball journey and further hone their fundamentals to enhance future opportunities to progress into representative basketball.
Involvement in the Magic Academy does not guarantee future selection into the Hawthorn Junior Magic Program. However, it will aid in the players overall development.
The Academy takes a two phase development approach in order to build the skill foundations before exploring key game fundamentals and decision making. Phase 1 focuses on skill development and advanced skills acquisition, while Phase 2 enhances the skill development experience by focusing on structured game activities & situations, and developing game IQ and decision making.
For more information, please read the information below. Should you have any questions about your child’s suitability for the Academy email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy utilizes a 2 Phase progressive development approach. The information provides an overview of what each phase is designed to focus on:
Phase 1 – Skill Development: Introduction to fundamental basketball skills. Key skills being taught include – Ball Handling, Passing, Footwork and Shooting.
Phase 1 – Skill Acquisition: Ability to advance skills into game like tempo drills and advancements of basic skill work.
Phase 2 – Game Breakdowns & Game IQ: Introduction to competitive play and game like activities / situations.
Phase 2 – Structured Games: Competitive play incorporating 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5 games as well as advantage/ disadvantage situations to enhance game decision making.