2015 State Team Program Announcements
Featured News

2015 State Team Program Announcements

Basketball WA is pleased to announce the appointment of its Head Coaches for the U20 Men’s and Women’s State Team Programs for 2015.

Brad Samuelson (Rockingham) returns for his second year in charge of the men. A coach with a vast amount of experience at State, SBL and WABL level, Samuelson will be looking to improve on his 2014 team’s 5th place at the U20 Nationals held in Kalamunda.

Ryan Petrik (Rockingham) has had a great deal of success the past 2 years with the Rockingham SBL Women’s team, winning the SBL title in 2013 and being runner-up in 2014. This is the first time that Ryan will Head Coach at a National Championships, however given his previous success, Basketball WA believes he will do a great job.

Basketball WA wishes both coaches all the best with their preparations. State trials for both Men and Women will be held on Sunday 19 October at Cockburn’s Wally Hagan Stadium from 9am to 11.30am.

These coaching appointments come with the announcement that registrations for all 2015 State team trials have now opened.

For more information and to register for the trials please CLICK HERE.

A reminder that spots still remain for a raft of Development Opportunities recently announced for all ages. Spots are filling up so be sure to register today.

Please read about the announced programs below and click the relevant links for more information or to register.


The Under 12 Hot Shots Skills Days are open to players born 2003 and 2004 and will be held in various locations on the following dates:

  • Wanneroo, Joondalup Basketball Stadium, 380 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup: Monday, 6 October, 9am – 2pm
  • Rockingham, Mike Barnett Sports Complex, Cnr Dixon Rd & Goddard St, Rockingham: Wednesday, 8 October, 9am – 2pm
  • Perry Lakes, WA Basketball Centre, 201 Underwood Ave, Floreat: Friday, 10 October, 9am – 2pm

For more information on this program and to register CLICK HERE.


Trials for the 2015 Under 14 and Under 15 Development Tours are due to commence for both Men and Women for the Southern Cross Challenge tournament held in Melbourne in January 2015.

Trial Dates for all interested athletes are as follows:


When: Saturday, 11 October 2014, 1pm – 5pm & Sunday, 12 October 2014, 9am – 12:30pm
Where: Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium (Cockburn)
Who: Country Boys and Girls born 2001 & 2002

Registrations close Friday, 10 October at 12 noon.


When: Sunday, 12 October 2014, 9am – 2pm
Where: Ray Owen Sports Centre (Kalamunda)
Who: Metro Boys and Girls born 2001 & 2002

Registrations close Friday, 10 October at 12 noon.

For more information on the tournament and to register for trials CLICK HERE.


The Future Development Program (FDP) has been designed to provide players aged 12-14 with the correct tools, coaching and tuition in order to develop their skill set for future State and National representation.

The Future Development Program (FDP) in 2014-15 will operate separately for athletes across three age groups (U13, U14 and U15) with each age group participating in 2 one-day training camps.

The positives about being involved in the program are:

– 2 one-day training camps (Open to all born 2001, 2002 & 2003)
– A focus on individual skills and team concepts
– Expert coaching & tuition
– An opportunity to be selected for two one-day TAP camps for the U14 and U15 age groups (invited athletes only).

For more information on this program and to register CLICK HERE.

Adam Wolski is the current Strength and Conditioning coach for the West Coast Waves in the WNBL, the Basketball WA NITP program and the National S&C Coach for the Australian Rollers. He has vast experience in basketball specific strength and conditioning having worked with pre-elite, professional and elite basketballers as well as working with athletes from a range of other professional sports.

Adam Wolski is now running a speed and agility camp for Under 16’s and Under 18’s in the October school holidays. This camp is designed to help athletes become a QUICKER and FASTER basketballer. Athletes will learn the fundamentals of speed and agility training, improve their linear, lateral and multi-directional movements on the court and how to improve their overall athletic ability.

Places are strictly limited so be sure to register early to secure your place.

U16’s CAMP (WABL Athletes born 1999 & 2000)
Friday, 10th October, 9am – 11:30am @ WABC

U18’s CAMP (WABL Athletes born 1997 & 1998)
Friday, 10th October, 12pm – 2:30pm @ WABC

To register for one of these camps CLICK HERE.

Related News