Victoria Metropolitan U18 Player Nomination Information

The Victoria Metropolitan Under-18 State Team Coaching Staff along with Basketball Victoria and the VJBL would like to invite nominations from all Metropolitan Associations.

The 2020 Under 18 Australian Junior Championship will be held in Ballarat from 17 – 24 April, 2020.

The Head Coach for the Victoria Metropolitan Under-18 Women’s team is Reece Potter and the Team Manager is Lisa Page. The Head Coach for the Victoria Metropolitan Under-18 Men’s team is Craig Stratford and the Team Manager is Mark Sainsbery.

Please use the CognitoForms Link sent separately to nominate your best players currently playing in your U18 Victorian Championship or highest ranked team in that age group, who you consider to be of a sufficient standard to represent the State at a national level. Please list them in ranked order with the first player listed ranked as No 1.

Selection Criteria for Players

• Eligible players must not turn 18 years of age prior to 31 December 2020 (ie. they must be born in 2003/2004).

• They must be participating in a competition being conducted by Basketball Australia or Basketball Victoria.

• Players must be nominated by the VJBL Association with which they are registered.

• Ability of the player as displayed during: State Championship games, BV Specialist Camps, NITP squads, State Team trials and other games as observed by the appointed coaches and selectors of the State Team.

• Athletic ability, size and skill levels that are likely to achieve success at an Australian Junior Championship.

• Ability to fill a role required by the coaching staff of the team.

• Ability to fit into the coach’s team concept based on the ability, compatibility, personality and character of the player.

NOTE: Not all nominated players will be invited to the tryouts. Players who are successful will be invited via email by Basketball Victoria and asked to register online. Directors of Coaching will also be notified (via email by Basketball Victoria) of players from their Association that have been invited to attend.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER

Only players invited by email from Basketball Victoria will be undertaking tryouts.

PLAYER SELECTION TRYOUTS – VICTORIA METROPOLITAN UNDER-18 MEN

Player Selection Try-outs. Selections will be made at the end of each session. Dates of further sessions will be advised to those selected. The selection trials include attendance at East Coast Challenge in Sydney from 7 – 10 January 2020.

Date: Saturday 9 November (3 courts)

Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Date: Sunday 10 November (4 courts)

Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

Time: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Date: Saturday 16 November (3 courts)

Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Date: Sunday 17 November

Venue: Mullum Mullum

Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

ALL TRYOUT SESSIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE CLOSED AND NO PARENTS / GUARDIANS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE COURT AREA DURING THE TRIALS.

PLAYER SELECTION TRYOUTS – VICTORIA METROPOLITAN UNDER-18 WOMEN

Selections will be made at the end of each session. Dates of further sessions will be advised to those selected. The selection trials include attendance at East Coast Challenge in Sydney from 7 – 10 January 2020.

Date: Saturday 9 November

Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Date: Sunday 10 November

Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Date: Saturday 16 November

Venue: Werribee Basketball Stadium, Eagle Stadium, 35 Ballan Rd, Werribee

Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Date: Sunday 17 November

Venue: Werribee Basketball Stadium, Eagle Stadium, 35 Ballan Rd, Werribee

Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

ALL TRYOUT SESSIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE CLOSED AND NO PARENTS / GUARDIANS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE COURT AREA DURING THE TRIALS.

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