We’re always keen to have new players join the club, no matter the age or level of Basketball experience. Any child with a desire to play and improve at Basketball has a place at the Vale Vipers. We feel confident there is no better environment in the Vale of Glamorgan, and surrounding areas, for children to develop at Basketball, reap the benefits of playing competitive sport and grow as a happy and healthy young person.
Joining is as simple as just coming along to one of our training sessions, introducing yourself and then jumping right in. If you’d like to get in touch beforehand, check a few details or ask a couple of questions just reach us via the contact form.
For players Year 10 and younger who are new to the game we’ll invite you along to the age group relevant training session on the Tues or Thurs. You’ll be able to get stuck in straight away and whilst it might initially feel like a big challenge all our players will support you and make you feel welcome. For children who are still at primary school and fancy just trying out a new sport we offer an ideal opportunity to do just that. For players Year 11 and up who are new to Basketball we’re more than happy to have you join us. We’ve experience at taking on senior players who are brand new to the sport and integrating them into the squads over time. Just come along, see how you get on and we’ll work out a custom pathway for you.
Players who are experienced at Basketball but new to the club (having just moved to the area etc.) you’ll feel right at home at our training sessions. We run a ‘stage before age’ policy so no matter the experience level we can put you in a situation that challenges and stretches you whilst giving you the tools to meet your goals.
We’re also able to offer opportunities to players from other South Wales Basketball Association clubs who are interested in pursuing opportunities to play at National League. We’ve worked in collaboration with other SWBA clubs to provide their players with opportunities to play at National League at U16 or U18, or start on the pathway toward that at U13. Players can continue to play with their local club in the SWBA leagues and then join us for the wider playing opportunities.
Each player’s first training session with the Vipers is always free of charge. It’s an easy no risk opportunity to see how you find things. There won’t be any big costs coming down the line either, just normal club fees and the option of buying a training kit. (Team kit for fixtures is looked after and handled by the club.) We also don’t put heavy time commitments or demands on our players. They’re welcome to train as little or as much as they can manage.
If you’ve any questions about joining please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact form.