Athlete Program



Program overview

The SESA Basketball NSW Developing Athlete Program will provide coaching, training, competition, and support services to enhance skill level of athletes.

The program is part of Basketball NSW (BNSW) Developing Athlete Program (DAP) which is the second tier of BNSW High-performance Program. The program has a strong focus on the identification, development, and support of athletes turning 12 to 15 in 2020 (born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).

Scholarship holders will be required to undergo an induction process, attend weekly training sessions, and participate in academy activities.

Scholarship benefits

  • Technique and skill development

  • Athlete education

  • Opportunities to represent SESA at various events

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a SESA Basketball Developing Athlete Program Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Reside within the South East Region of NSW

  2. Be a registered member of Basketball NSW and be associated with a Basketball NSW recognised Basketball Association

  3. Be competing in the U14-U16 age groups in Basketball NSW League

  4. Athletes turning 12, 13, 14, or 15 years of age in 2020 (born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)


Selection criteria

To gain selection into the SESA Basketball Developing Athlete Program athletes must satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:

  • Display the potential or ability to compete successfully at the national level: 
    - Athletic ability e.g. speed, height, quick hands and strength
    - Display the necessary work ethic and attitude to improve as a player
    - Potential to be socially compatible and display a sense of team within a group
    - Be highly receptive to coaching
    - Demonstrated desire to succeed not only in basketball but in educational, vocational and personal life
    - Outstanding desire and commitment to working hard at improving mental, physical and basketball skills 

Conditions of scholarship

SESA  Basketball Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Attend all program activities

  • Be committed and prepared to work toward improving performance

  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development

  • Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct

  • Adhere to SESA policies and relevant Basketball NSW policies and by-laws

  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing SESA

  • Be prepared to attend an education camp at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre on 16-17 November 2019

  • An athlete levy of $350* will apply which covers the cost of program activities (*there will be an additional levy to attend the Your Local Club Academy Games).

Application process

Complete an online nomination form by 5 September 2019.  Attend trials.

Applications may be discussed with:

  • Parents/ Guardians

  • Nominated referee, coach and school

  • Basketball NSW.

2019/20 Program

Athletes selected into the program will participate in:

·         Academy Camp in Jindabyne on 16-17 November 2019

·         Weekly or bi-weekly training sessions (Term 4 & Term 1)

·        Off-court education sessions

It is anticipated that there will be three squads; Batemans Bay, Queanbeyan and Goulburn with all three squads coming together twice for training (NB. squad locations will be dependent on athlete numbers).

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Athlete nominations closed

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Assistant coach nominations close 1 September 2019