Weekly basketball games are played between teams from OC Connections and another local disability services provider.
After players are introduced to one another, a short warm up is held before participants enjoy two, 10-minute games (and a third, if time permits).

Aside from the health and fitness benefits of playing basketball, participants also learn about:

  • Money handling (each pays to play)
  • Team work (passing the ball to team mates; making sure everyone has a go at shooting goals; shaking hands at the end of the game)
  • Developing friendships
  • Developing basketball skills (dribbling the ball instead of running while holding the ball; shooting goals; remembering which goal to shoot at; defending the goal appropriately and taking the ball from the opposition team appropriately)
  • Communication
  • General life skills

Session Times

Tuesday afternoon (starts 1:00 PM)


$60 per semester for participants of OC Connections programs. For those people who are not currently participants of OC Connections and wish to enquire about our services please enquire using the button top left or calling (03) 9569 0603 between 8.30am - 5pm Mon-Fri.