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HRBA Coaches Manual

The best coaches continually challenge themselves ... maintaining a 'beginners mind' when it comes to their professional development. There are many attributes that shape a great coach but there are seven essential traits no youth basketball coach can succeed without:...

Friday Night Sausage Sizzles

There are a number of vacancies for Friday Night BBQs.  If you would like to add your club (or community organisation) name to the list please email hillsraiders1@bigpond.com.  Can you please also email if you would like to change your booked date.   To assist clubs...

BWA State Championship Squad training

Congratulations to everyone who tried out for our squads for the Smarter than Smoking BWA State Championships. We will be posting team photos and lists congratulating all those who made the squads this weekend, the squads have been notified and training has started. ...

Experienced referees wanted

Due to our rapidly growing competition, Hills Raiders Basketball Association is looking for experienced basketball referees to start immediately. Refs are required to officiate at our Tuesday and Friday night basketball competitions particularly for our Mens, Womens...

First Aid Volunteers needed!

We are currently seeking support from individuals who wish to volunteer as first aid officers at HRBA fixtured games, squad training sessions, development activities and events.  Our first aid volunteers will provide a general first aid service, with the ability to...

Raiders Ramble Ed. 16 – 2018/19 summer season starts

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Sixteen – 9 October 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter for the 2018/2019 summer season. As per last season, Bill will have a new edition out...

Welcome to the summer season!

This week saw the start of the HRBA Summer Season.  Unfortunately, it also saw the first of our game nights to be washed out with Tuesday Night’s outdoor fixtures unable to go ahead due to a poorly timed thunderstorm creating dangerous on-court conditions. We...

Friday Night BBQ Roster

The HRBA Summer Basketball season commences tonight which means Friday night dinner at the courts with freshly made hamburgers and snaggers in a bun. This is a great fundraising opportunity for clubs and community groups.  Thank you to everyone who has nominated a...

Meet your team…

Introducing your Hills Raiders Management Committee for 2018/19: Verica O’Brien (Treasurer), Bill Edwards (Coaches Coordinator), Deb White-Kiely (WABL and State Championships Coordinator), Neridah Zlatnik (Publicity Officer), Kathleen McGowan, Norbert Yip, Julie...

2018/19 HRBA Summer Season Fixtures

The start of the Hills Raiders Summer Season is only days away with the first game night being this Tuesday, 9 October. Games for U16s, U18s and Mens and Womens competitions will be held on Tuesday nights and the U8s through to U14s will play on Friday nights.  The...

HRBA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TRYOUTS

Love your basketball?  Willing to train harder? Up for a challenge? Then we want you on the Hills Raiders State Championship teams.  Tryouts for all ages will held over three days at Mundaring Arena and players need to attend all three sessions. Sunday 14th October   ...

WABL Coaching

Hills Raiders will be joining WABL in 2019 with teams in the U12 and U14 divisions. The HRBA WABL sub-committee was appointed at the HRBA management committee meeting on Monday, 17 September. The sub-committee will be chaired by Deb White-Kiely and consists of Bill...

Miniball 2018

Miniball is a great way to introduce kids to basketball and help develop strong foundational skills. HRBA has been running the Miniball program for a number of years at Eastern Hills Recreation Centre (EHSHS Gym) and this year we were able to utilise the new Mundaring...

HRBA Club Meeting Review

The Hills Raiders Club Meeting was held on Monday, 27 August with all clubs and independent teams well represented for an informative evening on the coming season. The key points from the meeting are outlined below. GAME PLAY Under 10s ring height Last season the ring...

WABL 2019 – HILLS RAIDERS IS IN!

Hills Raiders Basketball Association is joining WABL in 2019! After working with Basketball WA (BWA) for the past couple of years to highlight the benefits of including Hills Raiders Basketball Association (HRBA) in the Western Australian Basketball League (WABL)...

2019 WA Ivor Burge State Trials

The Ivor Burge Men’s and Women’s State Team Trial dates have been set for 2019. This is your chance to be selected to represent WA at the 2019 Australian Junior Championships 16th September 2018 10am to 1pm at Belmont Oasis, Cnr Alexander & Abernethy Roads,...

Referee Training Clinic

As part of our program to develop a strong cohort of referees in the competition, we will be once again running a referee training program over three (3) nights at Mundaring Arena at the start of the 2019 Summer Season. Players who are 12 years of age are eligible to...

Coaches Development Clinics

We will be running coaches clinics again this year to assist Club coaches to develop their skills and assist them to increase their confidence in developing their players at levels in the competition.  These clinics are a great opportunity for club coaches of all...

What’s new for the 2018/19 HRBA Summer Season

Team nominations for the HRBA  2018/19 Summer Season are due by the 15th September and there have been some changes to our competition.  We will be explaining these changes at the annual Club information night, 7.00pm, Monday, 27 August 2018 at the Mundaring Arena and...

Mundaring Arena Community Showcase and Official Opening

HRBA will be bringing 3x3 basketball to the Hills as part of the celebrations at the Mundaring Arena Community Showcase and Official Opening. Join us on Court 1 from 10am to 11am and play a game or two of super-charged, high intensity fun.  Come as a team or on your...

EFTPOS has arrived!

The Kiosk at Mundaring Arena will now have EFTPOS on basketball game nights and for HRBA special events when the Kiosk is open.  No more scrambling for spare...

Miniball – Round Two

Our first Miniball program for 2018 will finish with a special session on Sunday, 15 July at the Mundaring Arena Community Showcase and Official Opening. Due to the success of the program as seen in the fanastic level of enjoyment by the kids, the improvement in...

Tech Savvy HRBA

With today’s increasingly digital world, it is important for community sporting associations to have access to the technology required to meet the communication and accountability standards that our members and the wider community expect.  With the opening of...

Raiders Ramble Ed. 15 – A History of Basketball

Raiders Ramble – A History of Basketball Edition Fifteen – 19 March 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “The best teams play for each other, not with each other.” Jeff Van Gundy Welcome to the 15th and last edition of Raiders Ramble...

Raiders Ramble Ed.14 – Why Games are Lost

  Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Fourteen – 11 March 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.” Bill Walton “It doesn’t matter who scores the points,...