Beck’s Boarding Retreat Little Giants

Little Giants is a fun 8 week introduction to basketball for the future basketball stars.  We have basketball designed games to introduce the basics of basketball while keeping it fun & entertaining and all based in Lara. Classes cost $90 for new members & includes a ball & Little Giants shirt & $70 for returning Little Giants.


Thanks to Becks Boarding Retreat, all our favourite coaches are back again for term 3.

Register for Term 3:

Class times & options

1. Monday 4:15 with Jess Aherne & Paige Rowan – Ages 6 to 8

This group is designed for the younger less experienced little giants aged 6 to 6 born in 2012 to 2014.  The program is more designed around fun & is a basic introduction to basketball.  Jess & Paige are experienced players with Geelong rep experience and are great with the little kids & helping them get their confidence.

 2. Wednesday 4:15 Cam Larkin Ages 5 (preppies)

This is a new class especially for our preppies and our younger kids who are keen to get into a fun indoor sport. Cam Larkin is an very experience player with Country Vic experiece. He is also a dad of a 5 year old so has plenty of experience in wrangling kids & how to have fun with them & our wonderful game. 

 3. Wednesday 6pm with Kelsey Jordan Ages 7+ SOLD OUT

Our later class on Wednesday are designed for the kids who are 7+ and are a little more confident.  This program is designed to not only introduce the kids to the basketball basics, but to get them ready to play actual games.  Kids aiming to play next winter (term 2) should consider joining this wonderful program with Kelsey.  Kelsey is a Championship womens player & has a lot of experience & is an excellent teacher of the game.  

4. Friday 4:15 with Jess Aherne & Paige Rowan – Ages 7+ 

Get ready to play summer season in this class designed to focus more on being ready to play. While there will be plenty of focus on skills & fun Jess & Paige will start to focus on game play & learning about our wonderful game. Drawing from their many years experience as Geelong rep players as well as many years with Little Giants the girls are amazing with the kids in helping them grow & gain confdence to take the next step.

5. Saturday 11am with Joel McFall – Ages 6+

Our Saturday classes are open for all ages & abilities, ideally aimed at those aged 6 to 9 with limited basketball experience.  Joel is a hit at our clinics with the kids & plays in our championship mens team as well as our u14-CH coach. Joel is one of our most experienced coaches and also our Director of Coaching. Put simply he knows plenty about the game & is a natural leader & motivator for kids of all ages

 6. Sunday 9am with Kat Herbert – Preppies & Grade 1

This is a new class especially for our preppies and grade ones kids who are keen to get into a fun indoor sport. Kat is an very experience coach with many years of representative coaching experience. Kat is also a mum of two so has plenty of experience in wrangling kids & how to have fun with them & our wonderful game. 

How to Book a spot

Please note classe sizes are strictly limited & all booking must be now done on PlayHQ. Remember if you are a new Little Giant to select the ball & shirt add on package. To book your spot register here:

Upcoming Events

Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via

Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting- Sunday November 29 The Lara Giants are heading into a massive period of the clubs history with record number of players as well as the pushing forward with our plans for a home stadium. We ar inviting anyone who is passionate about our club to put their hands up to […]

Winter 2020 Uniform Day

Uniform day for new players. Spaces are limited & must be booked in due to covid restrictions

Girls Only Clinic – Steph Blicavs

FREE Girls Only Clinic with Australia Opal /  Geelong Supercat Steph Blicavs Sunday MArch 15th – Under 10s & U12s 12pm, U14s & above 1pm Registrations required at

Summer Presentation Day 2020

Junior Presentatio Day Sat March 14 at St Anthony’s Primary School Under 10s & Little Giants 4pm U12s & U14s 5pm U16 & U18s (inc U20 girls) 6pm  

Annual General Meeting

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday October 13th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara. All positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. For more info contact Jason on 0417306327

Uniform Collection Day

Sunday October 6 at St Anthonys Primary School. Cash or Card Welcome 10am Surnames A to D 11am Surnames E to K 12pm Surnames L to Q 1pm Surnames R to Z 2pm Alternate Time

Winter Presentation Day 2019

Junior Presentation Day is booked in for Saturday September 21st. 11am Little Giants & U10s from . 12pm U12s & U14s at 12pm 1:30pm Club awards, Service awards & U16s & U18s. We will have the BBQ going all day for you to grab a snag as well as our merch tent will be set […]

Uniform Day

Uniform day for our new uniforms

Summer Presentation Day

For the first time ever we are having a summer presentation day. With so many of our junior players only playing summer we felt it was only far we put on a special presentation day for all the kids & their hard work over a hot summer.  There will be trophies for u12s & above, […]