Kevin Coombs Cup tryouts and junior development

Calling all junior wheelchair basketballers in Victoria!

Basketball Victoria is pleased to announce the Victorian Kevin Coombs Cup (KCC) team tryout and development series for January and February 2021.

These sessions will be held at the State Basketball Stadium in Wantirna South and Eagle Stadium in Werribee. The sessions will be run by the 2021 Victorian KCC coaching staff – Head Coach Ben Hodgens, and Assistant Coaches Jason Bryant and Josh Allison.

The 2021 Victorian Kevin Coombs Cup (KCC) will be selected from participants at these sessions. Therefore, anyone interested in representing Victoria in the 2021 KCC must attend these sessions. If anyone cannot attend a session (for example – players attending an Australian Rollers or Gliders camp) must contact the Head Coach before tryouts commence.

To be eligible for the Victorian 2021 Kevin Coombs Cup wheelchair basketball team, athletes would need to be born on or between:

MEN ā€“ 01/01/1999 Ā – 31/12/2007 (Aged between 14 and under 23 years of age)

WOMEN ā€“ 01/01/1997 Ā – 31/12/2007 (Aged between 14 and under 25 years of age)

KCC team selection will be determine based on a range of considerations including, but not limited to: wheelchair basketball ability, experience, point classification and how athletes can contribute to the team effort.

VICTORIAN 2021 KEVIN COOMBS CUP TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION

Sunday 17 January

Dandenong Stadium, Stud Road, Dandenong

1.30 pm ā€“ 3.30 pm

 

Sunday 31 January

Eagle Stadium, Werribee

11.30 am ā€“ 1.30 pm

These sessions will cover a range of wheelchair basketball skills including, but not limited to chair skills, ball-handling, endurance, shooting, and team offence and defence.

All players must bring:

  • Appropriate basketball gear, including a reversible light and dark playing singlet
    • No state or national attire
  • A basketball
  • A drink bottle
  • Their own sports wheelchair

As these sessions are the Victorian KCC team tryouts, there is no cost to attend, but due to COVID protocols, you must register via this link to attend.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Victorian KCC Head Coach Ben Hodgens at ben.hodgens@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there.

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