McDonald’s Hoop Time is a series of one-day basketball round robins held at local basketball stadiums around Victoria. The program offers children in Grade 3/4 (Junior) and Grade 5/6 (Senior) the opportunity to play in a fun inter-school competition with qualified referees and receive some great prizes along the way. Described as the “Twenty20 of basketball”, a game usually runs as 2 x 8 minute halves and provides plenty of fun and excitement in the shorter format. Hoop Time caters for students at all levels of ability by having three different playing divisions. Schools do not have to exclude players because of lack of ability; therefore all players interested in basketball can have the thrill of competing for their school against other schools, sometimes for the first time.
The program culminates at the end of the year in a Regional Finals Series and a State Grand Final Series.