BASKETBALL Victoria Country’s most popular program has increased in size, with the Under-12 Skills Day program adding a ninth venue for the 22-23 July event.
Southern Peninsula will join the returning eight country associations –Sale, Korumburra, Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat, Colac, Hamilton and Swan Hill – hosting the program to make it one of the biggest U12 Skills Day yet.
Basketball Victoria Country expects 900 registrations for the state-wide event, proving one of the most popular of the year.
The U12 Skills Day also helps BVC select elite junior players for the BVC Jamboree, held in Echuca in September.
From the U12 Skills Day courses held across Victoria, 120 boys and 120 girls to be selected along with 24 coaches and 24 managers to attend the Jamboree and start their time in the BVC elite pathway.
Support coaches’ registration will be send out over the next week.
“The BVC Under 12 Skills Days are the backbone of Basketball Victoria Country’s pathway programs and help us refine and highlight the elite players coming through regional Victoria,” BVC Manager David Huxtable said. “It is also an important occasion to help Victorians of all standards improve their basketball and bring their knowledge back to local associations throughout the state.
“We also select our BVC Jamboree participants from the U12 Skills Day to give our best juniors their first taste of the BVC pathway towards representing Victoria Country.
“We encourage everyone to attend their nearest U12 Skills Day as the opportunity it provides elite and developing players respectively is hard to beat in regional sport.”
The U12 Skills Days are for players of all abilities and standards and are open to all athletes at country associations.
The coaching programs concentrate on the individual skills relevant for players in the U12 age group.
Each U12 Skills Day participant will receive:
- Coaching and development
- Official Skills Day T-Shirt
- Official Skills Day Drink Bottle
- Official Skills Day Basketball
- Participation Certificate
To register for the BVC U12 Skills Day, click the link: https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=70029
Further information is available via BVC Participation and Development Manager Craig Hockley – firstname.lastname@example.org.