The Under 9's Program
What is it?
The Mentone Mustangs under 9 training program was initiated in 2018 and is currently run by our club coaching coordinator Samantha Groves. The program was created to teach and develop the fundamental skills of our youngest age group, so as they grow up, they carry on the basic skills and knowledge of the game (dribbling, passing, catching and shooting). During this program we also mentor our beginner coaches. Sam helps the coaches build on their knowledge of the game so they may eventually coach independently.
By running this program, we aim to create a standard within our club of the skills taught and acquired by players in our youngest age group, whilst also improving the standard of our coaches. The skills taught in this program can be viewed here:
When and Where is it?
From Winter 2020 our under 9's will train on a Thursday at Parkdale Secondary College on court 2. Training sessions start as early as 4pm. Basketballs are provided for all Mustang players at this training venue because bringing your own basketball is prohibited (THIS IS ONLY THE CASE AT PARKDALE SECONDARY).
Under 9 games are currently played at Cheltenham Secondary and Southern Basketball Stadium. Location and directions can be found below.