Basketball, according to FIBA rules, has been played at Hilton College for more than a decade. The current Master-in-charge of Basketball is Mr David Look drl@hiltoncollege.com

Number of teams

Players are coached in 4 age groups – U14, U15, U16 and U19 in Term 1; and 3 age-groups – U14, U15 and U19 in Term 4. The club currently caters for approx. 125 sports opts. The program is a closed one where players gain access through an application and trials process. Trials include both fitness and skill-based assessments monitored by the coaching staff. The limitation on our program is largely due to space and the lack of facilities. However, the limitation also ensures quality of the coaching sessions.

Fixtures/Tours/Important Dates

Fixtures may occasionally take place on a Wednesday afternoon, but are most often scheduled on Saturday during term 1 and 4. Hilton College currently takes part in annual tours for our U16A and 1st team only. This includes:

U16

  • Michaelhouse Tournament (28 January 2018)
  • St. Stithians Tournament (22-25 February 2018)

U19

  • St. Johns Tournament (1-4 March 2018)
  • Kearsney Independent Schools Stayers Tournament (end of September)

The Basketball club also hosts an annual training camp for members of the 1st and U16A teams in the week prior to the opening of Term 1 (12-16 January).
The Basketball Club’s 1st Team intends to tour the United States in 2019.

All Fixtures

Date Team Event Venue
Saturday 20 January All Teams Kearsney Kearsney
Friday 26 January U18/U16 Zonal Trials (Midlands Zone) Hilton College
Saturday 27 January All Teams Northwood Northwood
Wednesday 31 January All Teams Carter High School Hilton College
Saturday 3 February All Teams Glenwood Hilton College
Wednesday 7 February All Teams St Nicholas Hilton College
Friday 9 February U18/U16 Inland Trials Maritzburg College
Saturday 10 February All Teams Maritzburg College Maritzburg College
Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 February U16 U16 Tour St Stithians
Friday 23 February U18/U16 Provincial Trials Maritzburg College
Thursday 23 February 1st Team 1st Team Dinner Fleur De Lys
Saturday 24 February All Teams Westville Hilton College
Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 March 1st Team Tour St Johns
Saturday 3 March All Teams Michaelhouse Michaelhouse
Thursday 27 September to Sunday 30 September 1st Team Stayers Kearsney

Dress

All kit worn by players is available at the stock exchange.

The kit has been redesigned for the 2018-2022 seasons.

The 2nd and 1st teams have unique kit designs based on the schools corporate identity and are black and white. More details on the trimming and design of these kits will follow in due course.

Facilities

There are currently only two (2) indoor courts and one (1) outdoor court. The club currently has one digital scoreboard.

Coaching & Refereeing

The coaching of players is provided by members of staff. However, the club is largely reliant on the support offered by external coaches, most of whom play in the local leagues.

Coaching sessions last approx. two hours (15:15-17:00); elite training is provided between 17:00-17:45 for players within the 1st squad.
Juniors (U14 & U15) train on a Monday and Wednesday; Seniors (U16, U19) train on a Tuesday and Thursday.

The training of referees is facilitated by Mr Suwi Siwila (a current international referee), which includes theory and practical training, which when completed is a recognised FIBA qualification. The provision of referee training is available to both staff and boys, who fulfil match official duties on match days. 

Season

1st and 4th calendar terms.

National Representation

Kurt Hold (South Africa 1997)
Frank Chen (SA Schools' U19 1997)

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