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Poole Piranhas Basketball Club has been officially registered as a Basketball England junior club under the Dorset Basketball Association since 2018.

Our training sessions are split into appropriate age and ability categories so that players feel more comfortable and confident as they learn. We also have Under 12s (U12s), Under 14s (U14s) and Under 17s (U17s) teams for players that wish to compete with other local league teams.

Our friendly experienced coaching team makes each session educational yet fun, and are available after sessions for any individual discussions players or parents may wish to have. We also aim to run to a maximum coach/player 1:10 ratio so that each player is given the attention they deserve. 

We have a great range of equipment and session types to suit players of all abilities. Also each player can have their own branded kit.

We closely follow the official Jr.NBA™ curriculum. Parents and players can rest assured that our sessions utilise many of the 250+ official drills from NBA/WNBA players, legends, coaches, and strength and conditioning personnel. Optionally, all club members can work through the official Jr.NBA™ curriculum ‘Skill Checklist’ with the coaches at each level – Rookie, Starter, All-Star, and MVP – in order to achieve their own personal development goals.

We closely follow the official Jr.NBA™ curriculum. Parents and players can rest assured that our sessions utilise many of the 250+ official drills from NBA/WNBA players, legends, coaches, and strength and conditioning personnel. Optionally, all club members can work through the official Jr.NBA™ curriculum ‘Skill Checklist’ with the coaches at each level – Rookie, Starter, All-Star, and MVP – in order to achieve their own personal development goals.

We have a ‘Quarterly Recognition Ceremony’ with players receiving an ‘Achievement Certificate’ for the ‘Most Improved’, ‘Best Defensive’ and ‘Best Team Player’ from each group.

Each player receives an annual ‘Participation Certificate’ and upon transfer to another group, they receive a ‘Promotion Certificate’. For fun, at the end of each session, the player demonstrating the best adherence to the session values, receives the much coveted ‘Piranha banana!’  Additionally we run a Xmas themed event each year with games and prizes and more.

Our Locations

Our home court is the indoor sports hall at Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole which is specially adapted for full court and cross-court basketball. The centre benefits from free onsite parking, toilets, changing rooms and an onsite cafe.

We have 2 x 7′ extendable height basketball goals for the Kinder sessions, and 6 x regulation 10′ high fixed goals for the Nippers, Juniors, U12s, U14s, Seniors and U17s sessions.

We have dedicated daily allocated access to the club branded outdoor sports court at the Branksome Centre, Parkstone. The court is near full-size and benefits from 2 x 10′ high fixed goals within its gated and fenced perimeter so that club members can brush up on their skills and play pick-up games. The court is open to club members only from 5pm to 830pm weekdays, and from 9am to 2pm at weekends.

Our Coaches

Our coaches are DBS checked, Safeguarding certified and are Basketball England coaching standards qualified.

Coach John Le Page is a Basketball England Level 2 Coach and a former college player. 

Coach Darren Henstridge is Basketball England Level 1 Coach with years of playing experience.

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