About us

Wantirna Wasps Basketball has been around for 22 years and during this time there have been a lot of changes to the club.

Wantirna Wasps are a very proud club and family oriented; we are the biggest junior domestic basketball club in the Knox basketball association.  Our Life Members are our greatest contributors over these years and we wish to thank them for all the hard work they have done and continue to do for the Wasps.  You can see who our Life Members are at http://waspsbb.com.au/wasps-life-members#overlay-context=user

Wantirna Wasps have a great after schools program for 5-8 year old children which we call “Little Stingers”. It is held on Monday evenings.  For more information see http://waspsbb.com.au/stingers or contact our Little Stingers Coordinator whose details are found at http://waspsbb.com.au/committee-members.

At Wantirna Wasps, our coaches are mostly parents who volunteer their time for our great club.

Wantirna Wasps have coaching clinics that we run throughout the year. In these clinics we try and help the coaches develop new coaching techniques and share coaching ideas.

Here at Wantirna Wasps we are always looking for new ideas, whether it is a fund raiser or a trivia night, to help better the club. Wantirna Wasps cater for all types of players whether you’re looking for a social hobby or are pursuing a dream of becoming a Raiders, state, or Olympic player. We have the pathway for you to follow.

If the Wantirna Wasps sound like the kind of club you would like to join, please be in contact with us and let us show you what a great time you can have. As a club, we have asked all our coaches to discuss ways of how we want out players, teams, parents and spectators to be seen in the basketball community.

As a result we have identified these characteristics for Players:

  • Competitive
  • Friendly
  • United
  • Consistent
  • Great sportsmanship
  • Players
  • Best efforts at training
  • Support and encourage team mates
  • Listening to the coach
  • Never argue with the referees
  • Be competitive and never give up
  • Show sportsmanship to the other teams

For Parents:

  • Allow the coach to coach
  • Assisting the coach by not coaching your child on game day
  • Only encourage players
  • No commenting at or towards the refs

For Coaches:

  • Be supportive and encourage players at all times
  • Try and give each player equal time on court
  • Establish team rules with players
  • Come prepared to training sessions