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“Equality, inclusion, kindness & compassion both on and off the court”
Our mission is to provide a safe & empowering club environment where players, officials, spectators and parents are able to inspire & be inspired to live meaningful & fulfilling lives through physical activity, inclusion & kindness.
Warrnambool Storm 3X3 Basketball Club is based in Warrnambool and caters for all genders & skill levels. The club welcomes Junior players right through to Opens, the Elite & Master’s divisions. The Warrnambool Storm teams are able to compete in FIBA3X3 Endorsed events all around Australia which are promoted by CLB3X3 and other 3X3 providers, the club also holds local weekly competitions, skills n drills sessions, holiday programs & shooting camps. The club’s pathway also allows teams the opportunity to play on the FIBA3X3 World Challenger and World Tour Circuits.
Warrnambool Storm is part of the Champions League Basketball Group of Companies.
The Warrnambool Storm take pride in ensuring their club is accessible & affordable to everyone in the community to be a part of 3×3 basketball.
The Warrnambool Storm provides a fun, inclusive, pathway catering for all players aspiring to take their skills to the next level. This includes coaching, mentoring on and off the court, local level competitions (both social & competitive) and opportunities to represent your club at a high level on the FIBA 3×3 circuit.
To implement new facilities and programs connecting the local & wider community through 3×3 basketball. Providing a Junior 3x3Ready program, teaching life skills to kids as young as 5 – right through to an Elite level competition for our senior players.
The Storm Ecosystem
As a club we strongly believe that self-growth is just as important as developing your skills. We believe that the key to succeeding in basketball is by having the confidence, resilience and passion to move forward and strong meaningful relationships with other players & mentors. Through our programs such as our National 3x3Ready program for 5–12 year olds, through to our Elite Pathways, we provide safe & empowering environments to teach these important skills at the very start of their basketball journey and stay connected with the players so they can reach their full potential.
One of our priorities is to connect with smaller surrounding towns to deliver competitions and programs to their schools, public spaces and community members. Making sure smaller regional areas are staying active, healthy and are being offered the same opportunities as larger communities and cities.
We have direct contact with some of the highest regarded 3×3 players & coaches on a National & Global scale, officials and sporting club experts. We use these resources to develop & grow as a Basketball Club and provide the best service to our members.
This goes beyond just basketball.
3×3 is a new & exciting form of the game of basketball that we at the Warrnambool Storm firmly believe is a better way to play the sport.
In parts of Europe, many basketball clubs develop their athletes by playing 3×3 at a very young age right up until the age of 14. This is because 3×3 has all of the elements that foster skill development in basketball, simply allowing players to “actually play the game”. For most players this will come as a refreshing change.
In 3×3 there is on average 3-5X as many shots taken than in a typical game of basketball. This is because there is a 12 second shot clock & two less players on the floor. It promotes a spaced-out court & strongly encourages scoring & play with the ball in hand from each player on the court. What this means is that there is usually more actual play happening, which ultimately leads to more fun had, more development occurring, plenty of court time for everyone and happier players.
3×3 is now an Olympics and Commonwealth Games discipline and was introduced by FIBA, due to it’s ability to bring basketball to areas that otherwise wouldn’t have had access to it. The game is played outdoors, and can be activated almost anywhere, it requires far less space & facilities when compared with the traditional version of the game and is considered accessible and more affordable & inclusive by many.