HT Heat is a basketball club based in Mount Waverley. Our teams play in the Melbourne East Basketball Association (MEBA) based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
We believe that basketball is a sport available equally to boys and girls and we strive for a club culture that enables kids to have fun while supporting players at all levels to be the best they can be. We provide opportunity for kids to engage in physical activity, develop friendships, build their skills and most importantly enjoy their sport.
We are affiliated with the Huntingtower School, and training sessions are held on site in their excellent facilities, but our players are drawn from many different schools.
To create opportunities for the players to learn the skills and teamwork necessary for the game – but at the same time learn lessons on resilience, respect, sportsmanship, community and friendship. The opportunities and pathways for the players and coaches within the club could be as simple as to enjoy the game and learn a game in a healthy environment supporting the fundamentals of good exercise and learning a team sport – or can lead to other opportunities for leadership within their team, to play at a higher level in Representative Basketball, coaching or refereeing opportunities as they get more experience with the game. We acknowledge that we will always have some players that are just interested in playing with their friends (or making new friends) and then some that are wanting to progress their skills for further opportunities – both groups are welcome and are to be supported by the club.
We appreciate the ongoing support of the Huntingtower School by way of the support with resources and advertising to new students to join and also in the sharing of the facilities making these available for training sessions of the club’s teams. Also the encouragement of junior players to try coaching a younger team as part of the Duke of Edinburgh program is a valued part of the HEAT program as well.