Woodville High School Basketball Program was first established in 2016. Basketball plays an integral role in impacting and developing students as individuals and caters for success on and off the court. Woodville High School offers the Basketball program to install self belief among its students in a positive and safe learning environment. Students receive elite coaching and assistance in allowing for students to achieve their personal goals, such as gaining selection in a State and/or Australian team. The program is currently in the process of competing in State and National School Championships. Ultimately, the program allows an effective pathway for students through their high school journey, making them readily available for employment opportunities and tertiary study post school.
The Basketball program is conducted by our program director, Ryan Vivian, in partnership with district clubs, communities and state sporting organisations. The program outlines student-athlete development, with a primary focus on Basketball, along with strength and conditioning. It includes individual and technique analysis, skill development, nutrition needs and overall personal development. Practical lessons are based in the state of the art venue in St Clair Recreation Centre. As of 2022 the program is offered to years 7-11, with a pathway to senior Physical Education and Sport & Recreation.
2021 Open Girls Knockout Basketball Team Round 1 Winners (Coached by Ryan Vivian).
The program aims to provide student-athletes an appropriate Basketball and academic pathway with a total of 205 minutes per week each year to assist throughout their high school journey.
Content such as practical and theory focuses include: data, game-sense, individual and technique analysis, personal and skill development, fitness and nutrition needs, coaching and umpiring accreditation and self reflection.
We provide students the opportunity to work heavily with their peers (from all years), demonstrating good student-athlete habits through effective role modelling and in giving back to the community.
Year 8/9 students coached by Year 10 Basketball student as part of their assessment at the Western Zone Junior Basketball Carnival
TRIALS for 2022: These will take place during school hours for prospective students at St Clair Recreation Centre, St Clair (court 5) - please arrive 15 mins prior to start time, use the QR code upon entry, sign in and bring application pack with you (see below).
Year 7 2022 students: Term 3, Week 10, Thursday, 23rd of September, 2021 9am-10.30am.
Year 8 2022 students: Term 3, Week 10, Thursday, 23rd of September, 2021, 11.30am-1.00pm.
7 x years Basketball SA High Performance Coaching Experience
9 x years District Division 1 Coaching Experience
5 x years High School Basketball Coaching Experience
1 x Basketball Australia Development Camp Coach
NCAS Level 2 Basketball Coaching Accreditation
SA Elite 'Coach Development Program' Graduate
2017 USA Tour Basketball SA High Performance Mens' Head Coach
“Coach Vivian had a major influence on how I approach the game of basketball. Always having fun and down to earth but knows when to put the work in too. Love everything he is about!” - Alexander Mudronja, current Adelaide 36ers player, Former Division 1 NCAA player (St Mary’s University) & former Basketball Centre of Excellence AIS graduate.
“Coach Vivian helped me battle through adversity throughout my junior career, he was constantly giving me feedback and advice for basketball and all aspects of life. Along with being a great coach, Ryan was a great friend and mentor throughout my whole basketball career.” - Owen Hulland, Current Adelaide 36ers Development Player, Division 1 NCAA player (University of Hawaii) & former Basketball Centre of Excellence AIS graduate
“Coach Vivian was a huge part of my development as a young lad, terrific man to be around with lots of knowledge. He made a significant positive impact on my basketball life as a junior and is in many of my best memories of basketball SA” - Uche Dibiamaka, current Division 1 NCAA player (University of UTRGV)
“Coach Vivian developed my skills as a young man and was a key stepping stone into where I have become today" - Lachlan Olbrich, Currently attending Basketball Centre of Excellence on an AIS Scholarship
"Coach Vivian was one of my U16 State Men Basketball coaches in 2017 and 2018. He encouraged and pushed me to always strive to do my best and helped me grow as both a player and a person. I am grateful to have had Coach Vivian coach me during my junior years of basketball" - Keanu Rasmussen, Current Division 1 NCAA player (California Baptist University) & former Basketball Centre of Excellence AIS graduate
“Coach Vivian was fantastic to work with both at state and club level. His ability to connect with his playing group & get the best out of them is second to none. “Viv” is equally adept at skill development and high level in game tactics. He is a great asset to any program he’s involved in.” - Dean Nyberg, current North Adelaide Rockets Men’s’ NBL1 Head Coach, 2-time Champion & 7-time SA Metro Mens’ Head Coach
Since 2019. 2019:
Joshua Kelly - U14 Boys BSA Emerging Athlete Development Program (EADP)
Gian Abuyen - SA Metro Boys U16 East Coast Challenge, Sydney
Joshua Kelly - SA Metro Boys U16 Adelaide Invitational Challenge, Adelaide
Grace Lambert - SA Metro Girls U15 Adelaide Invitational Challenge, Adelaide
Francis Fielke - SA Metro Girls U14 Adelaide Invitational Challenge, Adelaide
Joshua Kelly - SA Metro Boys U16 Australian Championships, Perth
Francis Fielke - U14 Girls BSA Emerging Athlete Development Program (EADP)