WHO WE ARE
Since 2013, NSBL has offered a learn to play development program and inter-league competition for children in St Ives and the surrounding suburbs. Currently members are in grades Kindy to Year 12. Our membership continues to grow weekly thanks to the support of the local community. All our sessions are fun, flexible, challenging and inclusive.
Players enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive environment that encourages teamwork, builds confidence and strengthens resilience. Experienced and passionate coaches cater to all ages and skill levels. Sessions focus on fundamental movement skills, game sense and basketball-orientated skill acquisition.
Your club continues to grow!
Players enjoy the opportunity to learn and have fun with friends in a supportive environment that encourages teamwork, builds confidence and a general love for the game. Experienced and passionate coaches cater to all ages and skill levels. Sessions focus on fundamental movement skills, basketball orientated skill acquisition and game sense.
The club is an exciting endeavour for the Ku-ring-gai community not only for its flexibility, approachable nature and the inclusive structure of the program but because of the local proximity for its members.
Safety for our members is paramount, closely followed by sportsmanship and of course, having fun. We are always open to feedback and look forward to hearing from members and parents on how we can continue to improve and grow the club.
NSBL started on an outdoor tennis court with approximately a dozen participants at our sessions.
During late 2013, NSBL relocated to St Ives High School, increasing in numbers and proudly finishing the year with 66 members.
2014 started with 80 participants in the first week, setting the bar high for what was an exciting year for NSBL. Mid 2014 our numbers had reached the outstanding milestone of 100! NSBL for 2015 started strong with 120 participants a week! Mid 2015 we had 150 members and growing.
End of 2016 we had 200+ members! Another milestone.
In 2017, our Inter-League Competitions expanded significantly (Grades 4/5, 6/7 & 8/9). The club ended 2017 with 250+ members each week and 400 members on the database.
2018 was another record breaking year for the club. Reaching 330 members a week & over 600 members on the database. New after school sessions were added to accommodate the growing numbers.
2019 proved to be yet another successful year. Reaching in excess of 380 members a week with additional hours of operation added early in the year. By End 2019 we were almost at 450 members!
2020 NSBL started strong with 400+ members a week. By mid-March the club closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. NSBL remained closed until July, returning with a new website, holiday camps and a solid term 3 program given the circumstances. Term 4 2020 had the club back up to 400 members.
2021 starts the club in the NEW sports hall at St Ives High with over 475 members in the first week.
Meet the Founder
Club Founder and Manager
Yoel lives and breathes basketball. His passion for the sport is only matched by his enthusiasm to engage with all club members and parents alike. Yoel is a strong advocate for community sport.
Playing experience – Domestic level since the age of 7. Represented High School Knockout team at a State level. Refereeing experience – since the age of 8 years old. Local, Representative and State levels. Coaching experience – At the age of 12, coached an Under 10’s team and since then have lost count of the number of teams he has been involved in, ranging from Under 6’s to Opens Mens & Womens. Approaches every session with the same level of high energy. Received the honourable ‘Nathan Steyne Award for Commitment to Sport’ in 2006 from Killara High School. Thoroughly looking forward to the ongoing growth of NSBL.
Yoel & his team make training & Sunday comps so fun. My son has learnt so much & gained so much confidence in such a short amount of time.