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 email@example.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 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:
- Michaelhouse Tournament (28 January 2018)
- St. Stithians Tournament (22-25 February 2018)
- 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.
|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|
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.
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.
1st and 4th calendar terms.
Kurt Hold (South Africa 1997)
Frank Chen (SA Schools' U19 1997)