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Basketball Tasmania Po Box 7654 Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Email : enquiry@basketballtas.com.au Phone : 03 6331 4287 Fax : 03 6331 4282

STATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

 

The aim of the SDP is to identify and select outstanding basketball athletes and develop their individual skills, mental skills and team concepts which will aid them to compete successfully at a National level

 

Program Costs
 

State Development athletes will receive 1 x 1.5 hour squad session each week in the regions (boys and girls separate) and 3 x 1 day camps (one in the athletes home region the other two in Launceston) over the 12 months. Payments are made prior to the program commencing (as has been the case in preceding years). Athletes will not be able to start the program until the payment has been received. The cost to parents of athletes who accept entry into the SDP is $550 (including GST) plus the cost of the clothing for the program.

The per hour cost of a Basketball Australia endorsed development program with athletes receiving development from Nationally Accredited and Internationally recognised coaches inclusive of on court practices, weekend camps, three rounds of Tri Series is $6.47 per hour.

 

Camps
 

Camps are an important part of the SDP. They allow our Development Staff to educate athletes on important teaching concepts and systems, with opportunity then for athletes to test their understanding against others from around the state. Coaches can evaluate how athletes are progressing, and post camp it allows coaches to reflect and determine how they will prepare and deliver weekly practice sessions. For the athlete the camps help them to develop determination, self confidence, and resilience - critical skills for basketball and life.

 

Details for all camps can be found here. The camp for 19/20 cycle is Saturday 7 December (Launceston)

2019/2020 State Development Program Squad Lists

North West Boys and Girls List

North Boys and Girls List

South Boys and Girls List

 

Program Delivery and Selection Process

 

The SDP is designed to identify and develop talented young basketball players in the 14 – 17 years of age group (born 2006 to 2003). The selection process includes a selection day in each region as well as observations of performances throughout the year by our Network Coaches at the various association, regional and state competitions. Athletes may be added to the squad at any time if it is felt they have an identifiable future in the sport.  The selection criteria are here.

 

Weekly practice sessions occur only during the school term. Players must wear Basketball Tasmania clothing to each session. Details on weekly practices can be found here.

 

Graduated State Development Program Athletes in Basketball Australia Programs

We are incredibly proud of former athletes who have been selected to Basketball Australia Junior National Teams.

Kai Woodfall
2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships
Zoe Crawford
2018 FIBA Oceania Under 15 Championship
Callum Barker
2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships
Sejr Deans
2018 FIBA Oceania Under 15 Championship
Taran Armstrong
2017 Australian Crocs Selection Camp Squad for the 2017 FIBA Under 16 Asia Cup.
Tanner Krebs
2013 Australian 3 v 3 Team
2014 Basketball Australia Development Camp
2015 Basketball Australia Development Camp
2014 Australian U20 Emus Squad
2014 Australian U20 Emus Team for Oceania Qualification
2015 Australian U20 Emus Squad
2015 Australian U20 Emus Team for World Championships
Kyle Clarke
2014 Basketball Australia Development Camp
2015 Basketball Australia Development Camp
2014 Australian U20 Emus Squad
2014 Australian U20 Emus Team for Oceania Qualification
2015 Australian U20 Emus Squad
2015 Australian U20 Emus Team for World Championships
Tre Armstrong
2016 Basketball Australia Prospects Camp
2017 Basketball Australia Development Camp
Taylor Mole
2015 Basketball Australia Development Camp
2015 Australian U17 Sapphires Squad
2015 Australian U17 Sapphires Team for Oceania Qualification
2016 Basketball Australia Center of Excellence Scholarship Holder
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FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

The Basketball Tasmania Future Development Program (FDP) was started in 2014 to ensure our athletes are developing from a younger age to progress them in our sport and to advance their skills in preparation for the State Development Program (SDP) when they turn 14.

 

The FDP will operate in the three separate regions with the next program starting in August 2019 and concluding in June 2020. 

 

The aim of the FDP is to identify and select basketball athlete's with future potential and develop their individual skills, mental skills and team concepts which will aid them to develop successfully in future levels.

 

Program Costs

 

Future Development athletes will receive 1 x 1.5 hour squad session each week in school terms in the regions (boys and girls separate) and 3 x 1 day camps over the 12 months. Athletes selected to the program will be required to pay the full amount of fees should they decide to withdraw. The cut-off date is three weeks from the first practice session of the new cycle, inclusive of any practices that were missed due to illness/injury or any other circumstance.

 

The cost for the program FDP is $550 (including GST) and includes the weekly training sessions and camps. Payments are made prior to the program commencing (as has been the case in preceding years). Athletes will not be able to start the program until the payment has been received. The cost of the clothing for the program is additional.

 

The per hour cost of a Basketball Australia endorsed development program with athletes receiving development from Nationally Accredited and Internationally recognised coaches inclusive of on court practices, weekend camps, three round of Tri Series is $6.47 per hour.

 

Camps

 

Camps are an important part of the FDP. They allow our Development Staff to educate athletes on important teaching concepts and systems, with opportunity then for athletes to test their understanding against others from around the state. Coaches can evaluate how athletes are progressing, and post camp it allows coaches to reflect and determine how they will prepare and deliver weekly practice sessions. For the athlete, the camps help them to develop determination, self confidence, and resilience - critical skills for basketball and life.

 

Details for all camps can be found here.

Camps for the 19/20 cycle are Saturday 22 November (Under 12) and Sunday 23 November (Under 14)

 

2019/2020 Future Development Program Squad Lists

North West Under 12 Boys and Girls List

North West Under 14 Boys and Girls List

North Under 12 Boys and Girls List

North  Under 14 Boys and Girls List

South Under 12 Boys and Girls List​

South Under 14 Boys and Girls List

Program Delivery and Selection Process

 

The FDP is designed to identify and develop talented young basketball players 9 - 13 years of age group (as of 31 December 2018. The selection process includes a selection day in each region as well as observations of performances throughout the year by our Network Coaches at the various association, regional and state competitions. Athletes may be added to the squad at any time if it is felt they have an identifiable future in the sport.  The selection process and criteria are here.

 

Weekly practice sessions occur only during the school term. Players must wear Basketball Tasmania clothing to each session. Details on weekly practices can be found here

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

2019/2020 Program 

 

Basketball Tasmania offers the High Performance scholarship program for junior athletes in Tasmania. The program selects boys and girls to develop with an intensive training environment where players are given every opportunity to progress towards National Representation.

 

Athletes must be endorsed by Basketball Australia as a potential international athlete and must stay on this list to maintain their scholarship. Scholarships are reviewed each year after the Nationals.

 

Program Delivery  

 

Selected athletes will complete the following during their scholarship 

  • Attend an individual session each week in their region within Tasmania. 

  • Attend 3 x High Performance Camps (next Sunday 9 September)

  • Compete as a team in the Basketball Tasmania State Wide League competition.

  • Attend the SDP sessions each week in their region within Tasmania.

  • Weekly Advanced Academy session

  • Shooting Program (own time) set by Mark Radford. 

  • High Performance Clothing for the program. 

  • Physical / Muscular-skeletal screening by Physica Physiotherapy Devonport and Launceston.

  • Strength and Conditioning Program - support and facilitate with outside provider to deliver in each region

  • 2 Physical Testing Days 

 

The 2019/2020 High Performance Athletes can be viewed here

 

 

 

 

STATE TEAM PROGRAMS 

 

Basketball Tasmania has a proud history of participation at the Australian Junior Championships entering male and female teams in the Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championships as well and Under 18 and Under 16 Championships.  The Australian Junior Championships are run by Basketball Australia and provides the opportunity for players, coaches, referees, scorebench and statistics officials to experience and excel at the highest levels of the sport of basketball.

 

Selected Athletes and Staff

 

Congratulations to the athletes, coaches and referees who have been selected to teams in 2019 :

 

2020 Tasmanian Under 18 State Team Trials

Trials for the Under 18 Boys and Girls Team for 2020 have been announced. The Under 18 National Championships will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, 17th - 24th April 2020. Eligible athletes are those born in 2004 and 2003. Details for the trials are :

Boys and Girls Trial One

Date - 30th November

Venue - Deloraine Sports Complex

Time - 10.30am to 6.00pm

 Boys and Girls Trial Two

Date - 15th December

Venue - Elphin Sports Centre

Time - 9am to 4.00pm

The Head Coach for the Boys is Nathan Brereton and the Head Coach for the Girls is Brad Kann.

Players are asked to bring a named basketball, drink and lunch, any personal medical requirements such as ankle tape and are asked to wear a reversible singlet and basketball shorts. Registration is $40.00 and allows a player to attend the two trials. Registration prior to the trials is essential and completed here.

For enquires please contact Basketball Tasmania Basketball Development Manager Mark Radford 

2020 State Team Staff Applications

 

Basketball Tasmania has opened the applications for its 2020 State Team Program including the Under 14 Tri-Series, with the two successful Under 14 teams going to the Australian Club Championships. To apply for a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Development Coach or Manager position click here

2020 Appointed State Team Staff

Men Ivor Burge

Head Coach - Odette Seabourne

Assistant Coach - Errol Howard

Development Coach - Bruce Stanley

Manager - Brooke Bergan

Under 20 Men

Head Coach - Mark Radford

Assistant Coach - Sam Armstrong

Manager - Jen Heggarty

 

Under 20 Women 

Head Coach - Nic Martin

Assistant Coach - Belinda Simpson

Development Coach - Nathan Lee

Manager - Amanda Hayward

Under 18 Boys

Head Coach - Nathan Brereton

Under 18 Girls

Head Coach - Brad Kann

 
 

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY JUNIOR BASKETBALL CUP

 

Played in Albury Wodonga the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup is an exciting week long tournament allowing the best junior basketball players, coaches, referees from country Australia to compete against each other. Basketball Tasmania uses this tournament to allow players, staff and officials involved in our development programs to put into practice principles they will be using if selected to attend an Australian Junior Championship. Apart from the on court action and development there are coaching, referring, scorebench, sports medicine clinics held to provide upskilling for the whole of the basketball community.

2020 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup - Tasmanian Teams and Staff

2020 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup teams have been announced here.