Program Overview

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport is pleased to offer a Basketball program in 2022 for developing athletes to gain further individual skill development and knowledge on how to improve performance.

The value-added educational sessions that the Academy offers assists athletes in their chances of future development and representation in regional and state team.

We have scheduled a two-day clinic during the school holidays on the 30th June – 1st July 9am – 3pm with the unique opportunities for players to be mentored by leading Australian representatives. Phil Smyth, past player and coach of the Australian team has made himself available to come to the Gold Coast to help. Brian Kerle, NBL winning coach and Australian basketballer will be delivering the clinic along side Phil.

In addition to on-court training sessions and competition development, athletes will receive educational seminars to assist with their personal development off the basketball court.

The Academy is also looking to conduct a short program for athletes to be held over a number of weeks which will focus on further development of individual skill development along with value-added educational sessions.  

Applications are now open for the two-day clinic and if you would like to express interest for the ongoing program, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Coach – Phil Smyth and Brian Kerle 

Staff – Annaleise Stoyko and Glynis Nunn OAM 

Selection Process

Applications for the GCAS Basketball Program can be found under the program information tab with applications closing a month prior to program/clinic commencement date.

For further information please contact the GCAS office.


The program is open to male and female Basketball players from bottom age U12 (born 2010) to top age U16 (born 2006) who are registered with a Basketball QLD affiliated association.

Athletes must be permanent residents of the Gold Coast region and a current financial member of both their club association and Basketball QLD.

The Pathway

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport Basketball program sits between local representative basketball, and higher order representation such as Regional and QLD state team selection.

The Academy program exists to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation in the sport of Basketball through the delivery of value-added educational sessions.

Athlete benefit

  • Athletes will receive on-court training, skill development, education and personal development.
  • Access to further educational opportunities provided by GCAS
  • Opportunity to be coached by former Australian Basketball and NBL Players and Coaches