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Melbourne United Basketball Academy (MUBA)

The MUBA is Melbourne United's own junior basketball pathway program designed to develop the skills of athletes aged from under 12 to 18.

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About The Academy

The MUBA is a tiered program pacing athletes against their own abilities with the guidance and knowledge of world class coaching staff both on and off the court. There is an extensive selection criteria and selection camps as an entry point with academy offers to successful athletes as a result.

The MUBA incorporates the guidance of the Melbourne United coaches and high performance staff.

The MUBA provides young Victorian basketball players, both male and female aged  from under 12 to 18, an introduction into world class training methods for basketball skill development and individual physical preparation.

Athletes will be immersed in a program created to develop basketball skills, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, as well as health and well-being.

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MUBA Talent ID

Talent Identification is the process for identifying and evaluating the capacity of athletes who are considered to have the skill, physical attributes and work ethic to advance to the MUBA Training Program.

Our MUBA talent identification camps are led by Melbourne United staff and top coaches from Victoria who are sanctioned by Melbourne United.

At Talent ID Camps and events, athletes will be put through their paces, participate in a series of basketball skills and drills to show our MUBA Talent ID scouts what they've got!

At January’s Talent ID camp, you will have the opportunity to win a full-year academy scholarship for 2022.

Upcoming Talent ID Camps

Under 12s-Under 14s

Date: Tuesday 28th June 2022
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Melbourne Sports Centres

$125 per athlete

Under 16s-Under 18s

Date: Tuesday 28th June 2022
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Melbourne Sports Centres

$125 per athlete

MUBA Development

The MUBA Development Program aims to build the skills and elite training habits of young athletes, while working as a pipeline to the next level of the Academy program, The MUBA Training Program.

Development Athletes will have access to an elite program that is catered to their level of skill. This program is open to all athletes aged from under 12 to under 18.

MUBA Development Program:
1 hour for 8 weeks during Term 2 2022 (6am-7am Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays)
Wantirna South, Balwyn North or Albert Park
$240 per athlete

Term 2 2022 now open for registrations:


MUBA Training

Ready for the next level in basketball training? The MUBA Training Program provides identified athletes with an elite skills based training program, combined with the focus on developing professional-level training habits. This program is by invitation only via the Talent ID camps.

Upcoming MUBA Training Program:
Under 12s-Under 14s
1 hour for 8 weeks during Term 3 2022 (6am-7am)
Wantirna South, Boroondara, Albert Park, Essendon
$480 per athlete.

Next round of Talent ID session coming soon.

Under 12s-Under 14s

Coming Soon

Under 16s-Under 18s

Coming Soon

Other MUBA Events

Further to the regular Talent ID and Development and Training Programs the MUBA offers additional School Holiday events.

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More Information

Want to learn more about the MUBA and how your athlete can use the program to progress their basketball skills?

We will be releasing a series of informative videos created by our MUBA coaches. These videos will provide parents and athletes with a deeper understanding of our program.
Click the button or fill out the form below to receive the video series.

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Register for an upcoming Virtual Information Session to hear about the program and from our sports industry panel including Melbourne United staff and current program students.

Wednesday 27th, October 2021.

7 pm

Zoom Webinar

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By completing the Melbourne United Sports & Business Program, you will have the opportunity for direct articulation* into a range of courses with one of SEDA’s tertiary partners or transition into the workforce. You will be equipped with the knowledge and attributes for a successful future. (*Subject to meeting eligibility requirements)

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Match day assistance at Melbourne United home games

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Coaching and officiating at Melbourne United basketball clinics

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Gain access to Melbourne United players and coaches

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Connect with Melbourne United staff in roles such as management, marketing, administration and events

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Gain an understanding of what it’s like to work across different roles in the sport industry

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Gain pathways to higher education across multiple undergraduate degrees including Exercise Science and Business