Junior Performance Programs

Overview

The Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 Junior Performance Programs are a critical stage in the development of high-performance athletes. Typically, at this stage, athletes commit to being a “one-sport athlete”, undertake individual tailored athletic development programs and complete additional training outside prescribed Club and State team practices.

Philosophy

This is the stage for tremendous skill refinement and for athletes to be exposed to techniques and strategies which are combined to form a system of play. There are largely conceptual in nature and still allow players freedom to make decisions. Teams will have strategies for transition, offense, defense etc. This stage is about learning to compete.

You can find out further information about Basketball ACT’s Junior Performance Programs below:

Basketball ACT – Athlete Framework Click Here
Basketball ACT Pathways Map Click Here
U16 Performance Program – Infographic Click Here
U18 Performance Program – Infographic Click Here
The ACT Way Click Here

2022 Junior Performance Program Trials – U16 and U18 Trials

Trials for places in the 2022 Junior Performance Program have now been confirmed and registration is NOW OPEN.

Please note:

  • Interested participants must be born in 2007 or 2008 to be eligible for the Under 16 Junior Performance Program;
  • interested participants must be born in 2005 or 2006 to be eligible for the Under 18 Junior Performance Program.
  • Trials for U16 Men and U18 Men will be held in TWO locations – UC Gym and Tuggeranong Stadium – see above for dates and locations.

Players must REGISTER to attend, and follow all COVID Return to Play Protocols.

Junior Development Program Trials – REGISTER

If you have any further queries or questions regarding Junior Performance Programs, contact Barb Turner on 02) 6189-0709 or barb.turner@basketballact.com.au

2022 Junior Performance Program Trials – U20 Men & Canberra Gunners Academy

Trials for places in the 2022 Junior Performance Program – U20 Men and Canberra Gunners Academy have now been confirmed and registration is NOW OPEN.

Please note:

  • Interested participants must be born in 2003 or 2004 to be eligible for the Under 20 Junior Performance Program;
  • Athletes may be identified for selection in the Canberra Gunners NBL1 East squad, which will be determined in early 2022.
  • Mandatory Attendance is required for the OPEN TRIAL – Injured players are expected to attend to observe session.

Players must REGISTER to attend, and follow all COVID Return to Play Protocols.

2022 U20 Men & Canberra Gunners Academy Trials – REGISTER

For further information on the 2022 Canberra Gunners Academy & U20 Men Trials contact either:

Phil Brown – Head of High Performance and Caching – phil.brown@basketballact.com.au

or

Peter Herak – Head Coach – Canberra Gunners – peter.herak@gmail.com

2022 Junior Performance Program Trials – U20 Women & Canberra Nationals Academy

Trials for places in the 2022 Junior Performance Program – U20 Women and Canberra Nationals Academy have now been confirmed and registration is NOW OPEN.

Please note:

  • interested participants must be born in 2003 or 2004 to be eligible for the Under 20 Junior Performance Program;
  • The Canberra Nationals Academy largely targets players that are under 23 years of age and will compete in the NSW Waratah-1 League from 2022.
  • The third trial will see identified players participate in the 2022 Canberra Classic on the weekend of 22-23 January 2022, where Basketball ACT will look to nominate three Under 20/Canberra Nationals Academy teams).

Players must REGISTER to attend, and follow all COVID Return to Play Protocols.

2022 U20 Women & Canberra Nationals Academy Trials – REGISTER

For further information on the 2022 Canberra Nationals Academy & U20 Women Trials contact either:

Phil Brown – Head of High Performance and Caching – phil.brown@basketballact.com.au

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