If you’re passionate about playing basketball – and have the talent and drive to take that passion further – the Chisholm Sports Academy is for you. 

We offer elite-level training, coupled with nationally accredited, industry-recognised qualifications – the Diploma in Sport Development and Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management – with pathways to a sporting industry career and/or higher education.

Athlete focused, outcome driven

At the Chisholm Sports Academy, we take the term student/athlete seriously. We offer a comprehensive personal development program designed to help maximise your athletic and academic potential to help you be the best that you can be in sport and in life.

Our programs are athlete focused, providing elite-level coaching, strength and conditioning and a range of holistic athlete development services. We are outcome driven, recognising the importance of sport/life balance and obtaining an education, industry experience and employability skills so that you have a range of options and career paths available to you.

We take your future  seriously – and the investment you are making in your education. The Chisholm Sports Academy provides a supportive, professional, high performance learning and training environment, designed to harness your passion and help you reach your goals.

Pathways to success

Students completing the basketball program will receive a Diploma in Sport Development and a Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management, which offers pathways to a basketball career – either as an elite player or coach – and to a wide range of jobs across the sports industry, including sports science,high-performance training, administration and marketing/promotion. The diploma can also be a springboard into higher education, where students can progress to undertaking bachelor degrees in sport coaching, exercise science, sport and recreation management and physical education.

World-class facilities

Headquarters for Chisholm Sports Academy’s educational delivery is at Chisholm’s modern Cranbourne location. A thriving education and training centre featuring modern classrooms, computer labs, auditorium, library, student lounge and cafeteria.

Advanced sport performance analysis forms a key feature of the basketball program. Students use the latest technology to observe, analyse and receive instruction, as well as learn to tag, edit and review basketball game footage for player and team tactical analysis and scouting.

High performance on-court coaching and training is conducted at the newly redeveloped Casey Stadium. The stadium has benefited from an $18 million upgrade with five new courts including a top class show court.

Student/athletes perform most of their pool recovery, rehabilitation training and cross training/conditioning activities at the Casey  Recreation and Aquatic Centre.  The centre has a 50 m indoor lap pool, leisure pools, hydrotherapy pool, spa and steam room, plus a state-of-the-art gymnasium, cycle studio, cardio area and group fitness rooms.

Our elite training team

Brendan Joyce - Basketball Director

BrendanBrendan Joyce is one of Australia’s most accomplished and experienced professional basketball coaches, having forged a successful career spanning over 25 years at the elite level.

From 2012-2016, Brendan served as Head Coach and High Performance Manager of the Australian Women’s National Program - the Opals, boasting a 14-2 coaching record in senior international competition across Olympics and World Championships.

Prior to that, Brendan was Senior Lead Assistant Coach to the Australian Senior Men’s National Program (The Boomers) for eight years, coaching in the Senior Men’s World Championships.

Brendan’s experience coaching within the Basketball Australia high performance pathway has also included stints as High Performance Coach, Men’s and Women’s Programs, Basketball Victoria, and State High Performance Manager and Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Programs, Basketball Queensland.

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