Country State Development Program – Selection Trial Applications

Are you ready to enter the High Performance Pathway in 2020?

Our High Performance pathway trials will commence again this October, as Basketball Victoria will host the State Development Program (SDP) Country Selection Trials on 1 and 4 October at Bendigo Stadium.

The State Development Program (SDP), formerly branded as the National Intensive Training Program (NITP), is is the first step on the way to representing Victoria Country, Victoria or taking your game all the way to Australian junior representative teams.

Basketball Victoria State Development Program

U16 and U18 Country Selection Trials

LOCATION: Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis St, West Bendigo VIC 3550


U16 Girls (2005) & U18 Girls (2003/2004) – Tuesday 1 October
U16 Boys (2005) & U18 Boys (2003/2004) – Friday 4 October

TIME: 10.00am to 4.00pm

COST: $55 including GST

Click here to register for the State Development Program Country Selection Trials

To confirm your registration, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions as well as complete your online payment by credit card. To complete this process you will need to pay online.

Players like Jaz Shelley, Matt Johns, Agnes Emma-Nnopu, Jay Rantall, Liam Herbert and Jade Melbourne are just a handful of talented Country stars who have gone through Country High Performance Pathway shone at the international level – but it all starts in the Country at our trials.

Trainings are scheduled for athletes who have to contend with travel, family or other commitments. The SDP is part of the Basketball Victoria High Performance Pathway and assists with State Team selections for Australian Junior Championships, held throughout Australia each year. The SDP works with identified Country and Metro athletes in the under-16 and under-18 women’s and men’s age groups.

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Victoria Country U16 Men. Picture: BASKETBALL VICTORIA

SDP athletes work under the Basketball Victoria HP curriculum as athletes will work with identified coaches under the direction of the High Performance Country Head Coaches and Hub Head Coaches in regional satellite hubs and at regular combined training camps.

Selected athletes may also be invited to attend The Victorian National Performance Program (VNPP), which is designed to assist Basketball Australia in identifying athletes who are members of  national junior teams or are capable of making those teams. The VNPP will be held from September 2019 to August 2020 and will be operated by elite coaches who are national-calibre coaches.

For further information on the BV State Development Program U16 and U18 Country Selection Trials, contact Craig Hockley on

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