Junior programs

At Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC), we offer a range of programs run by external providers in our state of the art stadium. To learn more about any of these programs please contact the provider. 

Sports Buzz

SportzBuzz is an educational and developmental sport and gross motor program designed specifically for children aged two to eight.

SportzBuzz has a unique emphasis on developing gross motor skills in young children, but also developing life skills such as:

  • independence
  • self-confidence
  • focus
  • concentration
  • perseverance
  • teamwork
  • self-esteem.

All this learning takes place by means of an action packed program taught through non-intimidating, fun and active sports participation in a variety of sports.

When

  • Thursday, 9.45am to 11.15am.

Where

Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC).

Learn more

Phone: 0488 877 678

Visit the SportsBuzz website

READY, STEADY, GO! KIDS

Ready steady go Kids are Australia’s largest multi-sport and exercise program for pre-schoolers aged 1.5 - 6 years and have been running at GESAC since opening. 

About the classes

The 45 minute classes are structured to build confidence to have a go, focus on social skills mixing with other kids their own age. The program also helps develop listening and gross motor skills. Over two terms your child learns the basics of 9 different sports.

The program objectives are as follows: 

  • Introduce pre-schoolers to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
  • Show pre-schoolers that sport and physical activity are fun, thus developing a lifelong passion for exercise.
  • Develop and enhance age-appropriate gross motor skills, coordination and correct posture.
  • Introduce and reinforce the importance of warm-up and stretching to help prevent injuries, and proper hydration.
  • Teach the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Decrease childhood obesity.
  • Increase each child’s confidence.
  • Prepare children for school and participation in the broader community.

When

Ready Steady Go Kids run 5 mornings a week at GESAC from Monday to Friday.  For class times and to book a FREE trial click here. 

Learn more

For further information contact 1300 766 892 or visit Ready Steady Go Kids website

McKinnon Basketball Association

The McKinnon Basketball Association is a not-for-profit Community Sporting Association. If you live in the cities of Glen Eira, Bayside or Kingston, it gives you the opportunity to play basketball with a range of development, training programs and competitions, suitable for all ages.

Learn More 

Phone: 03 9579 1200

Email: McKinnon Basketball Association

For further information visit: McKinnon Basketball

Playball Basketball

Playball Basketball is an after-school basketball competition for primary school aged boys and girls. Teams (either mixed or same gender) generally from the same school, compete against other school teams.

When: Wednesday and Friday, 4pm to 6.15pm.

Where: GESAC

Please note: competition and training runs year round except during school holidays.

Skill development

Playball Basketball encourages participation, teamwork, sportsmanship, skill development and most of all, fun.

Learn more: 

For further information visit: Playball Basketball

 

Hoopsmart

Hoop Smart specializes in basketball development and welcomes players from the beginner to advanced skill level between the ages of 6-12.

Weekly development programs are offered throughout the school term on Mondays and a special “Girls Only” skills-based program is offered on Thursdays.

When: Monday 4.15pm to 5pm

Where: GESAC

Skill development

In the school holidays, Hoop Smart offers fun and innovative basketball camps. Programs emphasise skill development through drills, competitions, and gameplay.

In addition, the camp focuses on teaching players:

  • teamwork
  • maintaining a positive attitude
  • leadership
  • valuable life-lessons learned through sport.

Learn more

Phone: 0488 877 678

For further information visit: Hoopsmart

Team Kids

The School Holidays are an exciting time at TeamKids. TeamKids is a multi-award-winning school holiday program provider operating at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC). Our programs are perfect for families looking for school holiday activities the kids will love.

TeamKids, Australia’s favourite school holiday program provider, will be delivering another wonderful mix of excursions, incursions and in-house days across Melbourne that promise to keep the kids happy, engaged, safe, nurtured and having fun over the Summer School Holidays.

Exciting Adventures await your kids these Holidays at TeamKids…

•             Make new friends
•             Have fun & learn new skills
•             Experience awesome excursions and incursion days… designed to delight!

Activities include:

  • Sporting activities
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor games
  • Awesome incursion days
  • Arts and crafts
  • Excursions

Where
Our day long programs operate out of the GESAC stadium but utilise all the wonderful facilities in and around the centre, including:

  • Pools
  • Courts
  • Surrounding parks
  • Playground
  • Studios
  • Skate park

When
We operate from Monday to Friday, through most state school periods.

  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm
  • Drop off by 9.30am
  • Pick up from: 3.30pm

Please note: We do not offer half days.

Our staff
TeamKids specialist crew is owned and run by qualified educators and provide industry-leading educator to child ratios of 1:10. All TeamKids programs have been fully approved under the National Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Teamkids employs fully qualified staff, all with:

  • Working with children checks
  • First aid
  • Anaphylaxis training
  • Asthma training
  • Lifeguard/Aust swim certificates
  • Teaching qualifications

We care for
All children enrolled in Prep-Grade 6.

Enrol in as many, or few days as you like.

Learn more
Please visit www.teamkids.com.au or call TeamKids on 1300 035 000