What are the Breakfast Club basketball training sessions?
The Breakfast Club is a free open access basketball resiliency program for 12-19 years delivered every Saturday in communities to deliver social impact outcomes through 4 key activities:
- Leadership and Resiliency skills development.
The programs include both on and off court activities including basketball skills & drills using social emotional learning research related to the development of resiliency and employability skills for young people.
- Stand Tall Youth Coach- Employment Pathway Opportunities
Young people are trained and provided with paid employment as Stand Tall Youth Coaches to deliver the basketball resiliency programs and develop their personal leadership capacity.
- Athlete role models and volunteer mentors
The program includes transformational leadership mentoring overseen by former Harlem Globetrotter and Transformational Speaker Tracy Williams and professional athlete role models that work alongside mentors. Interested in volunteering…. let us know so we can get you involved!
- ‘Out of reach’ opportunities and flagship events
The programs provide young people with access to a range of ‘out of reach’ opportunities such as flagship holiday events with professional athletes, access to special basketball events, provision of equipment and gear, online athlete sessions, and access to elite programs.
The sessions emphasise leadership, communication and resiliency skills, preparing players for not only the game of basketball but also the game of life, preparing them for the challenges they’ll face in their lives and careers.
Sessions are free
The weekly sessions are completely free of charge! The program is provided through the generosity of private donors and fundraising initiatives. If you’re willing to show us your support via a donation, you can join the Starting 5 Network for around $5 a week. you are welcome to do so through this link but otherwise, feel free to just turn up and join the program.