South Australian High Performance Pathways

National Performance Program

The National Performance Program (NPP) is a South Australian based program that supports a small number of elite athletes and coaches in national junior squads and teams. The NPP is an individualised program aimed at assisting elite athletes achieve international basketball representation.

National Intensive Training Program

The National Intensive Training Program (NITP) is South Australia’s premier junior development program, and is closely aligned to Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.

The program applies national coaching concepts, and focuses on improving fitness, health, skills and knowledge. Players are required to be self-motivated, dedicated, and train at high intensity to improve their basketball performance. Players aged 14 to 17 (as a guideline) who demonstrate the greatest potential to become elite basketball players at state and national level are selected in Emerging and Elite squads.

The program is run in partnership with the University of South Australia (School of Health Sciences) from February to October, and is based at the Magill Campus, the home of elite basketball in South Australia.

Please see below for the 2017 NITP Calendar of Events for both our Elite and Emerging Boys and Girls: 

2017 Emerging Boys2017 Emerging Girls
2017 Elite Boys2017 Elite Girls

Futures Program

The Futures Program is the first step in the high performance program designed to assist talented 12 to 13 year old players who demonstrate the greatest potential to become elite basketball players.

The program uses national team coaching concepts, and focuses on fundamental areas of the game, designed to improve skills and knowledge of the game. The program runs weekly for 15 weeks from May to September, and is based at the University of South Australia’s Magill Campus.

To view the 2017 Training Schedule, please see here. 

Regional Academies

This regional based program consists of a consolidated group of athletes from the Development Network Squad Program (DNSP) that meet regularly to challenge themselves against other elite athletes. The program is designed to improve the training environment across regional programs for coaches and athletes.

Development Network Squad Program (DNSP)

The regional based Development Network Squad Program (DNSP) aims to identify and select talented basketball athletes within regional South Australia, to develop their physical and mental skills, individual skills and team concepts to assist them to compete successfully at State level. The program offers professional coaching at a junior level, and access to National and State programs.

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