Welcome to Wiz Kidz!

Wiz Kidz is the Northside Wizards very own recruitment and development program (formerly Aussie Hoops). It has been designed to introduce our youngest players and their families to the sport of basketball. Wiz Kidz is specifically developed for children aged between 4 and 10 years who have minimal experience playing in organised basketball competitions. Wiz Kidz consists of a series of structured programs explicitly developed to teach the skills and rules associated with playing the sport. Wiz Kidz sessions are game-based (as opposed to drill-based) with a focus towards motor-skill advancement in a social, fun and safe environment. Players are taught how to enjoy the sport and play the game fairly, simultaneously preparing them to join a team in our organised club competition. For more information please call Lucian on 0419 724 392 or email him at lucian@northsidewizards.com.  Wiz Kidz consists of the following levels:


Wiz Kidz ROOKIES Program (Boys and Girls – 4 to 7 years) – For our youngest players, this is primarily a motor-skill development program which exposes children between 4 and 7 years to bouncing, throwing, shooting and teamwork activities. The program is delivered in term blocks (approximately 8 weeks) on a modified court during the after-school and weekend time slots. It runs during the school term, but not during school holidays. All NEW participants will receive the Wiz Kidz team pack, which includes a basketball, reversible singlet and draw string-bag. For a list of times and dates or to register for a ROOKIES program click here.

Wiz Kidz STARTERS Program (Boys and Girls – 7 to 10 years) – This introduction to basketball program aims to teach children aged between 7 and 10 years the skills and rules of the game. Players will have fun learning how to shoot, dribble and pass as they begin to play actual games of basketball. The program is delivered at multiple venues in term blocks (approximately 8 weeks) on a modified court in the after-school time slot. It runs during the school term but not during school holidays. All NEW participants will receive the Wiz Kidz team pack, which includes a basketball, reversible singlet and draw-string bag. For a list of times and dates or to register for a STARTERS program click here.

Wiz Kidz ALLSTARZ Competition (Boys Only – 7 to 10 years) – It is recommended that a new player completes a Rookies or Starters program prior to registering for the Allstarz Competition. The Wiz Kidz Allstarz Competition give children the opportunity to play in organised games as they continue to learn and prepare for club competition. Games are held at The Sports Centre, Boondall, on Saturday mornings. Players are placed in to teams with a volunteer coach, who takes them through 30 minutes of skills training before playing a 30 minute game of basketball. There are no ladders, no score sheets, and no grand finals… just a place for kids to learn the game. All NEW participants will receive the Wiz Kidz team pack, consisting of a basketball, reversible singlet, and draw-string bag. For a list of times and dates or to register for the ALLSTARZ competition click here.

Wiz Kidz HOOPZ GIRLZ Competition (Girls Only – 7 to 10 years) – It is recommended that a new player completes a Rookies or Starters program prior to registering for the Hoopz Girlz Competition. The Wiz Kidz Hoopz Girlz Competition give children the opportunity to play in organised games as they continue to learn and prepare for club competition. Games are held at The Sports Centre, Boondall, on Saturday mornings. Players are placed in to teams with a volunteer coach, who takes them through 30 minutes of skills training before playing a 30 minute game of basketball. There are no ladders, no score sheets, and no grand finals… just a place for kids to learn the game. All NEW participants will receive the Wiz Kidz team pack, consisting of a basketball, reversible singlet, and draw-string bag. For a list of times and dates or to register for the HOOPZ GIRLZ competition click here.