High Performance
Basketball Program

The High Performance Basketball Program is aligned with the requirements of Basketball WA’s high performance programs.

What does the program entail?

The program consists of:

  • Basketball specific fitness (monitored by The Screening Lab which is an online injury prevention tool)
  • Skill development
  • Game play
  • Competing in lightning carnivals against other schools
  • Sport Science which will educate the students on nutrition, biomechanics, psychology, coaching and exercise physiology
  • Sport Science leads in to Physical Education studies in Year 11 and 12

Who is the Coach?

Alan Black
Basketball Program Coordinator

Alan brings with him a wealth of playing and coaching experience in national and international basketball. This has come from his time as a player and Head Coach with the Perth Wildcats where he won a championship in the 1999/2000 season.  He was Head Coach of the Illawarra Hawks, Sydney Kings and the Malaysian Institute of Sport where in 2017, they won a gold medal in the South East Asian games.

Throughout his time as Head Coach, he was also the Australian Boomers Assistant Coach for the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.

Alan is also a qualified school teacher and will be combining his basketball coaching with some time in the classroom teaching our Sport Science classes.  His experience from working at the Institute of Sport is a valuable asset to the course.

Alan is a great addition to our already impressive state and nationally recognised suite of coaches and he is looking forward to putting together a strong foundation for a successful high performance program at Darling Range Sports College.

What has the program achieved?

• Ex student playing US College basketball
• 2020 Junior Hills Carnival Champion Boys
• 2020 Junior Hills Carnival Champion Girls
• 2020 U14 state women’s team representatives
• 2019 U12 School Sport WA State Representative
• 2019 U12 School Sport WA State Representative train-on
• 2019 Year 8 Hills Zone Champions

Selection Process

  • Entry into our High Performance Sport Programs is through a selection process.
  • All applicants must complete a physical tryout (Stage 1).
  • If the applicant is successful for Stage 1, we will review your child’s last two (2) school reports to assess their academic and behavioural achievements (Stage 2).
  • If  your child is successful in both stages, they will be offered a position in their chosen program.
  • Written communication will be sent advising the outcome of your child’s application.


If you have any queries regarding the trial or enrolment process, please contact our Enrolments Officer on 9453 0139 or at

Contact Us

Phone: 9453 0100
Absentees: 9453 0135
Enrolments: 9453 0139
Fees & Charges: 9453 0114

117 Berkshire Rd
Forrestfield  WA  6058

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