BASKETBALL

The WRAS program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of basketball.

The WRAS basketball program is endorsed by Basketball NSW as the first step in the elite athlete pathway and represents the Developing Athlete Program (DAP program) for the Western Region.

Athletes in the Basketball NSW SPP program are eligible to trial for the WRAS program.

The program sits between local representative basketball and higher order representation such as NSW state country team selection.

The 2025 basketball program will run from October 2024 to May 2025. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2025 Presentation Night in June.

Nominations for the 2024 basketball program have now closed. To register your interest in the 2025 program click here

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To be eligible for selection in the 2025 Senior or Development program athletes must:

  • turn 13, 14 or 15 in 2025 (birth years 2010-2012)
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a current financial member of their local association and Basketball NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date and attend one of the scheduled trial days
  • be playing local representative basketball

Please note – The Development Program is expected to be a top age U14s program, however, pending nominations received, the Development program may be an U14 or U15s program.

An U14 athlete may also be invited into the Senior program (U16) if deemed appropriate by Head Coach and Basketball NSW.

To be eligible for selection in the 2025 Graduate program athletes must:

  • turn 16 or 17 in 2025 (birth years 2008-2009)
  • Athletes are expected to have been identified via a BNSW talent pathway program in the previous 12-18 months (for example NSW State Performance Program, NSW Country Squad, NSW Country D-League, BNSW Shootout, IBA State Selection)
  • Athletes that have not been identified via a BNSW talent pathway program are encouraged to apply if they are interested in progressing to BNSW talent pathway programs and basketball is their primary sport of focus.
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a current financial member of their local association and Basketball NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date and attend one of the scheduled trial days

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behavior
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings and Strength and Conditioning training programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

Head Coach
Claire Bynon

Assistant Coaches
Jess McGrath
Peter Doran
Peter Griffiths
Sarah Shackleton
Hannah Lepaio
Ben Keegan
Jamahl Zegzula

All squad athletes are to be announced.

Graduate U18 Squad – Male

Graduate U18 Squad – Female

Senior U16 Squad – Male

Senior U16 – Training Partners

Senior U16 Squad – Female

Development U14 Squad – Male

Development U14 Squad – Female

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