Basketball Victoria has invited the best under-14 athletes from the Country Skills Days to participate in this year’s Regional Basketball Academy Program.
A group of 550 under-14 Skills Day participants have been invited to undertake further training at the elite level within the academy. The Under-14 Skills Days proved popular on its return in 2021 with 920 players attending the nine regional centres last weekend.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteer support coaches, the Skills Days were an incredible success, as we showcased the best and brightest from the country regions.
“It was great to see the Skills Days return and give the players High Performance training and development,” Participation and Development Coordinator Craig Hockley said. “ We want to thank everyone who took part in the Under-14 Skills Days as well as those players who were selected for the Regional Basketball Academy.”
“Each year we see players take the next step and improve their standards and this in no small part is due to the hard work that our country associations put in developing elite country talent.”
The Under-14 Regional Academy Program is a training and development program for country athletes that concentrates on advanced individual and team skills.
Regional Academy players attend regular small group skills sessions at or near their home association, under the direction of a Regional Academy Network Head Coach. Players also attend two compulsory weekend camps within their region.
The 2021 Regional Basketball Academy will be a 20-week program that includes two camps and develops individual’s skills and team concepts.
The Regional Basketball Academy will also form the basis for Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup (ACJBC) and Southern Cross Challenge selection in the relevant age groups for 2022.
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