The WRAS basketball program is endorsed by Basketball NSW (BNSW) as the first step in the athlete pathway and represents the Developing Athlete Program (DAP program).
The WRAS program sits between local representative basketball and higher order representation such as NSW state country team selection. The Academy program exists to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation in the sport of basketball.
The WRAS 2019 basketball program will commence in November 2018.
Trials for the 2019 program will be held at CSU Bathurst on Sunday 9 September in Parkes and Sunday 16 September in Bathurst.
Nominations to trial will open in early August 2018.
Who is eligible?
The age group for eligibility – basketball players born in 2004, 2005 and 2006, must be able to play in Basketball NSW endorsed competition in U14 or U16 age group in 2019.
Basketballers must be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment and be a current financial member of their Local Association and Basketball NSW.
The WRAS catchment includes the following council areas: Bathurst Regional, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo Regional (including Wellington), Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops (including Boorowa and Young), Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
You must attend all development training activities and events that are conducted throughout the duration of the program. WRAS expects basketball to be your primary sport of participation
The 2018 Basketball Squad program will run from November 2017 to August 2018 (The on-court component runs from November to April – representative basketball off season).
Athletes will be assessed on set criteria which will be provided before the trials.
Benefits to athletes selected in WRAS
- Intensive training by quality coaches
- Skill development
- Development camps
- Strength and conditioning programs, support and advice (including functional movement screening)
- Fitness testing
- Education/personal development sessions
- Opportunities to compete in events