Want to Play?

Are you looking to play Basketball in the local Berkshire community? Reading Rockets provides many programmes for kids and adults of all ages and skill level. Search for a programme below to find a session that’s right for you.

Rockets Community Programme

Rockets Community Sessions run during term time only with camps and speciality sessions run during the school holidays which can be booked seperately. Please see below our term dates. Players can join anytime during the year.

Rockets Community Programme use an online booking system called Class4Kids. Please click on the link below which has some useful information as to how you book and manage your childs classes.

Class For Kids FAQ – Click here!

 

2024/2025 Term Dates

Rockets 2024/2025 Community Programme restarts on Monday 9th of September

More term dates to come!

Rockets Summer Camp Week (29th July – 2nd August)

Details

Rockets Camp week includes a variety of short day  and 2 day camps for various age groups

Overview

Rockets summer camps are aimed at  development level players and isnt aimed at those players playing National league or higher.

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Reading Rockets Summer Programme

Monday 5th August – Friday 30th August

 

Information

Reading Rockets will be running a summer PAYG community programme between Monday 8th August and Friday 30th of August. This includes sessions  for girls and boys age 4 – 16, Girls only sessions for 7-14 year olds, a summer tournament for each age group and  a weekly SEND session (for players with addtional needs age 14+). Please use the weekly booking links to book your place each week. This summer Rockets are also runNing a weekly session for adults (it’s not just the kids that need to be active this summer!).

Summer Adult Sessions

This summer Rockets are running weekly Back to Basketball sessions for females, and a newly launched dads and lads session for Men.

Back To Basketball – Mondays 9-10pm @ John Madejski Academy (No session 26th August – Bank Holiday)

Dads and Lads  – Wednesdays 9-10pm @ John Madejski Academy

Reading Rockets Basketball Club

New To Basketball?

 

Information for first time ballers!

If your coming along for the first time and haven’t played much basketball before, then don’t worry as Rockets has you covered!

Check out the links below which will help new time ballers to understand the rules of the game and some dribbling skills to practice before you come along!

Micro Ballers

Details

School Years Reception  and Year 1
Beginners
Boys and Girls
Various Locations

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview

The clubs Mini Basketball programme is specifically designed for young players between the age of 4-12 and is split into Micro, Mini and Mighty Ballers. Each session is aimed at developing each and every child on their physical development as well as their basketball knowledge and skills.

Mini Basketball prepares children for a sporting lifestyle as part of their overall education and as an introduction to the sport of basketball. By modifying the basketball rules to suite the child we cater for the individual at an appropriate level for their physical ability, mental development and social maturity.

The mini basket coaches will deliver fun, energised sessions for the children whilst using a variety of games to teach them the game of basketball whilst also developing key multi skills.

The young players will learn in a fun environment whilst also learning respect and fair play whilst making some cool new basketball friends!

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Mini Basketball Video

Mini Ballers

Details

School Years 2 -5
Beginners
Boys and Girls
Various Locations

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview

The clubs Mini Basketball programme is specifically designed for young players between the age of 4-12 and is split into Micro, Mini and Mighty Ballers. Each session is aimed at developing each and every child on their physical development as well as their basketball knowledge and skills.

Mini Basketball prepares children for a sporting lifestyle as part of their overall education and as an introduction to the sport of basketball. By modifying the basketball rules to suite the child we cater for the individual at an appropriate level for their physical ability, mental development and social maturity.

The mini basket coaches will deliver fun, energised sessions for the children whilst using a variety of games to teach them the game of basketball whilst also developing key multi skills.

The young players will learn in a fun environment whilst also learning respect and fair play whilst making some cool new basketball friends!

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Mighty ballers

Details

School Years 6 and 7
Beginners
Boys and Girls
Various Locations

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview

The Rockets Mighty Baller programme is a great next step for those players that have previously attended the clubs Mini Baller programme (ages 4-9). However it is also ideal for beginners who are looking to try the sport for the first time. Players develop their skills through small sided matches each week.

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LEt Me Play Satellite Programme

Details

School Years 8 – 13
Beginners & Intermediate
Boys and Girls
Various Locations

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview
These sessions are a great way to be involved with basketball outside of school, but not have that big commitment of joining a club. They are based in Leisure Centres, secondary schools, colleges and universities, but are for everyone who wants to have a go. Sessions have an open door policy so it doesn’t matter if you’re not part of the club, everyone is welcome to attend.

The idea of a satellite club is to be fun and informal and it’s all about getting as many students in one area as possible to BE involved. Coaches from the club make sessions as relaxed as possible whilst ensuring your personal and playing skills are developing too.

Between 1-1.5 hours, after school or at the weekends and run throughout the academic year.

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SEN Programmes

Details

Special Educational Needs children only
No diagnosis needed
Ages 8+
No experience needed
Boys and Girls
Various locations

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview
The Rockets SEN sessions provide players  from 8 years old right through to 25 year olds. The sessions are fun and consider the needs of each individual that attends. The coaches that work with the players have a huge wealth of experience in SEN delivery and work regularly with SEN schools in the area throughout the week..

The link to book camps will be live here 2-3 weeks before the school holiday.

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This Girl Can

Details

Girls only
Age 8-16
Beginners and intermediate
South Reading leisure centre

£42 for a 6 week term

Overview

Rockets “This Girl Can” programme provides a fun environment for girls to both try the sport for the first time or to take part outside of school. The clubs girls programme coaching team are really welcoming and is ideal for any young female wanting to get involved.

Date and Times

Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm (Under 14 Development)

Thursdays 5-6pm (Under 16 Development)

Both Sessions at South Reading Lesiure Centre

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Back To Basketball
Details

Ages 18+
All Levels
Womens Only

£7 per session PAYG

Overview

The club runs a weekly social basketball session aimed at women who are both beginners to the sport and those who may be looking at getting back into the sport.

The club works closely with the This Girl can campaign and so understands the importance of providing women with opportunities to exercise in a fun environment whilst understanding the potential barriers that get in the way.

The sessions are run weekly as a pay as you go programme as the club appreciates how things can get in the way of attending so allows women to attend when they can and are welcomed back even if they are away from the session for a while.

Date and Times

Mondays

8-9pm

John Madejski Academy, Northumberland Road Entrance, Reading, RG2 8DH

 

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Hoop It Up
Details

Primary School 
Beginners
Boys and Girls

Overview

Reading Rockets Hoop It Up Programme was launched by the club in September 2012 to provide young children with a sports programme which also helped them to learn lessons on how to have a happy and healthier lifestyle. The club is aware of the ongoing battle with childhood obesity in the Country and how important it is that children find ways to stay active through sport.

The programmes provides schools with anything from 6-30 week programmes and works closely with them to provide a programme which suits their school community and aims. Each programme has been specifically designed for these age groups in which suitable adaptations have been made to cater for each one.

The programme has detailed lesson plans for the coaches to ensure that there is consistency with the programme and also so teachers are able to get an idea of how the group are progressing and whether they are on course for their age group in regards to their physical literacy.

As well as ensuring the children are progressing In their physical skills each week a healthy lifestyle topic is focussed on and then integrated into the session through a variety of games, quizzes and short discussion. Delivering the messages within the session gives the children a direct link between the lifestyle message, exercising and how they work hand in hand.

Schools

Micklands
St Annes
Compton
Hamilton
Leighton Park
Bradfield
Geoffrey Fields
Cold Ash
EP Collier
Highdown
Highclose
Icollege
Reading Boys
Park House
Luckley House

Pathway

The club strongly believes in ensuring their programmes are sustainable for the community so their work can have a lasting effect on the children. In the Reading area each player from year 3 at school can access an after school basketball session, a weekly community session, and also have an opportunity to try out for Rockets’ youngest teams.

playerpathway

Rockets are now able to provide a player pathway not only for school children looking to progress in the sport but also for those who are looking for an educational setting where they can access both an elite basketball programme while they study and also for those looking for a future career in the sport.

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