Do you want to spend

quality time with your

kids while having fun

playing basketball with

other Dads and their kids?

Dad & Child Basketball

Let's discuss the many benefits of why this makes sense

It's Daddy/Daughter/Son Time, Let's go!
  • Bonding - learning to play together in a fun, team environment improves your relationship via continuous chat, planning your strategy, feeding off each other's energy and laughing. Quality time like no other.
  • Complete Physical Exercise - the continuous movement in basketball helps to burn calories and lose fat due to it being a brisk sport as it involves a lot of running, jumping, dribbling, passing and shooting.

Exercise, Fun, Laughter & Skills

  • Skills - from improved ball control to identifying your weak spots, basketball contributes to greater fitness, hand-to-eye coordination, better balance, shooting/aim fluidity and working as part of a team.
  • Mental Health - Exercise releases hormones such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin which can make you happier and reduce stress by channelling the adrenaline and cortisol hormones that are released in stressful situations
  • Discipline - children learn to prepare for training sessions / games by preparing their kit in advance. They will have better sleep routines the night before, and they learn to respect their teammates, coaches & officials while learning the rules of the sport and why they are essential.

Inspire. Develop. Grow. Become.

  • New Friends - We often hear our children saying “I don’t have any friends”. This can happen for a number of reasons but being part of a sports team, especially with a game like Basketball that requires a minimum of 5 players on each side, will automatically ensure that your child socialises well and make good friends along the way.
  • Fun & Laughter - At the core of what The Good Dad Academy is built on - dads spending quality time with their children is fundamental. This includes - but certainly not limited to - having fun and laughing. It breathes life into your relationship and develops an amazing bond for life.

And of course, you will get to meet other Dads at a very similar stage of fatherhood.

All these benefits while Mum/partner gets some R'n'R time

to themselves while knowing your children are in safe hands with Dad.

Winner / Winner!!



Gillian is a top-class Basketball Coach, Entrepreneur and Teacher.

Gillian has spent the last 20 years mastering her coaching craft and working with 1000s of players in teams, small groups and 1-to-1 settings. Gillian was the Head Girls Coach at St Andrews College in Dublin from 2015 – 2022 and had brought multiple teams to Regional and All-Ireland Finals in her 7-year tenure.

Gillian has since left this position to dedicate all her time to her family and Hoop Skool, which she founded in 2018. Gillian helps young players go from low levels of confidence to top athletic performances which helps them realise their capabilities through basketball.

Further to this, Gillian is also a qualified Sports Therapist and brings this knowledge to the core of what she does every time she walks onto the court.

The Good Dad Academy is delighted to partner with Gillian & her team of coaches for these sessions.

So men...

Are you ready to re-live your youth?!

Have fun with your children?

Meet other Dads and their kids?

Then click the button and sign up!