Delivering a high-performance basketball program that guarantees players are challenged daily.

In partnership with Casey Basketball, the Cranbourne Secondary College Basketball Academy offers an elite team of coaches and strength conditioning experts who passionately commit to developing students’ basketball skills in a fun and challenging learning environment.

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This program allows young student-athletes to enhance and develop their sporting talent while also receiving their secondary education at Cranbourne Secondary College.

Program details: 

The program aims to improve the performance of every student basketball athlete and is available to all male and female basketball players who wish to develop their game further. The College has developed a strong partnership with Casey Basketball and Infinite Fitness Peninsula and they will work closely with the students. 


Each week’s focus is on fundamental skill acquisition and students progress through our unique format to integrate these skills into game knowledge incorporating strategic and tactical training. Weekly match practice provides the opportunity to hone skills further. 

 On Court Training:

  • Skill acquisition including ball handling, shooting technique and consistency, finishing at the basket and one-on-one moves. 
  • Positional specific skills and fitness training 
  • Tactical and strategic training aimed at developing a player’s understanding of team offensive and defensive concepts. 

Strength and Conditioning: 

Each student will be provided with an individualised strength and conditioning program that focuses on developing a player’s fitness, strength, power, speed, and agility, specifically for basketball. 


Expectations include:

  • A passion for Basketball
  • Involvement in the game – Playing/Umpiring
  • Show initiative and a positive attitude
  • Commitment to the College values
  • Excellent behaviour record and respect for college rules
  • Commitment to studies across all subjects
  • Willingness to develop leadership skills and community involvement

Academy Staff

Nick Mihai – Head Coach
Jonathan Koelester – ConditioningTraining
  • Casey Basketball High-Performance coach
  • Melbourne Phoenix Assistant Coach
  • Casey Cavaliers NBL1 Coach
  • Basketball Victoria State Development Coach
  • Deakin University Sport Science
  • Melbourne United Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Casey Cavaliers’ Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • V.I.S Strength and Conditioning Coach


Wiz (Mike Cardiff) – Performance Coach

Emily Wallace – Performance Coach & Osteopath

Infinite Fitness and Cranbourne Secondary College are elevating the Basketball Academy with enhanced offerings:

  • Regular Testing: Athletes undergo testing five times yearly to track progress.
  • Injury Management: Comprehensive health services integrated into the curriculum prioritize athlete well-being.
  • Performance Programming: Tailored plans focus on skill enhancement and athletic development.
  • On-Site Coaching: Two Infinite Fitness coaches provide personalised guidance during twice-weekly sessions.
  • High-Performance Facilities: Athletes gain exclusive access to top-notch training and recovery resources.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Athletes use the Train Heroic platform for customised workout plans and progress tracking.

This partnership aims to empower student-athletes for success on and off the court.