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National Performance Program (NPP)

The program is conducted as part of BA’s National High Performance Pathway and provides a quality daily training environment (DTE) to support Nationally identified and other talented athletes who meet  BA’s and BACT’s Selection Criteria. The Program underpins BA’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) and supports BA’s National Program objectives. The NPP Program may have up to 15 athletes in total.   Other identified athletes may be invited to the National Intensive Training Program (NITP), which underpins the NPP, and participate in small group skill development sessions and training camps and other designated activities throughout the year.

Athletes who meet the BA/BACT selection criteria and demonstrate the necessary commitment and improvement in their Club and Representative commitments will be offered opportunities to further assist in their basketball development. The NPP program is focused on long term athlete development by providing technical coaching, strength and conditioning and access to sports nutrition, performance psychology and personal excellence program support.

NPP athletes will have individually tailored Strength and Conditioning sessions twice weekly at ACTAS’s gym under the supervision of ACTAS staff which incorporates physical testing, athlete mobility and strength development programs. Athletes undertake weekly on court individual or small group technical sessions and monthly mini-camps (primarily August through November) to further develop individual fundamentals and team concepts. In addition all NPP athletes complete weekly shooting programs.

NPP athletes may be invited to attend other State NPP training camps or specific individual or team sessions at the BA Centre of Excellence. In addition to competition with their respective State Junior Programs NPP athletes, and other identified athletes, may undertake an international tour every few years.

BA High Performance Goals

  • Build a culture of excellence and performance on and off the basketball court.
  • Develop world class athletes capable of winning medals at Olympics/Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
  • Ensure there are high quality coaches preparing basketball athletes to deliver the best performances when it matters.
  • Deliver an environment that can prepare our national team athletes to win and be the best in the world through the Basketball Centre of Excellence.
  • Provide optimal training, and competition structures (domestic and international) for Australian athletes capable of winning medals.

Canberra & ACT Representative Selection Criteria 

Athletes

NPP Athletes (Male)

Harry Matthew  – Norths Charlie Potter – Wests
Henry Wallace – Radford Alex Toohey – Marist
Bowyn Beatty – Wests  Jordan Jonathan – Norths                         
Lachlan Smith – Radford Caden Spinks – Queanbeyan
Cameron Pender  – Wests
Lachlan Fitzpatrick – Queanbeyan

NITP Men 

Jake Saunders  – Marist Oliver Primrose – Canberra Grammar
Lachlan Kendrick – Marist William Rice – Norths
Amath Fall – Norths Mason Bruce – Marist
Che Peters – Belconnen Ramblers Cobey Barnes – Marist

NPP Athletes (Female)

Abby Solway – Queanbeyan Maddison Wheatley – Ginninderra Rats
Emmersyn Clarke – Ginninderra Rats Mia Slater – Wests

 

NITP Women 

Tilley Bean – Norths Hannah Briskey – Daramalan
Emily Nguyen – Radford Hayley Macdonald – Norths
Sophie Rogic – Norths Alison Francis – Ginninderra Rats
Chloe Hope – Norths Laura Shortt  – Daramalan
Seini Melekiola – Tuggeranong Vikings Laura Topp – Ginninderra Rats
Sophie McWatt – Belconnen Ramblers
Michayla Wood – Daramalan

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