Trials for our U13 Development Programme are being held on August 22, with our U13 representative teams being selected out of this programme
This program is strictly or players born in the years 2008, 2009, or 2010 (per BBNZ policy).
Trials will be held on Sunday 22 August 2021 at the Selwyn Sports Centre in Rolleston.
Boys check in will begin at 10am and trials will run from 10:30am-12pm. Girls check in will start at 1pm and trials will begin at 1:30pm- 3pm (Please note that times might change if we need to add a third trial group due to the number of trialists – once registered, players will be notified what time their trial is set for).
Players must be pre-registered by Friday 20 August to guarantee they can be included in the trials. REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
As an association, we value the development of all children in this age group, so ALL players will have a team and programme to participate in at the conclusion of the trials. Practices will run on Saturday mornings beginning September 4th for six weeks at Shirley/Avonside for the two programmes that we are running:
U13 Regional Development Program:
Training dates are September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 10-11th.
Players selected for the U13 Regional Development Programme will attend the South Island Regional Tournament in Ashburton in October 13-16th (two girls teams and two/three boys teams, pending BBNZ approval).
U13 Metro Development Program:
Players NOT selected to the Regional Development Programme will have the opportunity to participate in the U13 Metro Development Programme.
Training dates: September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd.
Players participating in the Metro Development Program will attend a 3×3 Festival on October 3rd or 4th (tbc).
Both the Regional and the Metro Program will focus on teaching age and stage appropriate skills in an exciting and fun environment. There will be a parent meeting at the beginning of each trial to discuss the U13 program outline, purpose, events, cost, and what is available in basketball in the future.