U14 and U15 Southern Cross Challenge

U14 and U15 Southern Cross Challenge

BWA 2023 SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE UPDATE

With Covid restrictions easing, and the overwhelming positive feedback regarding the intrastate carnival held in 2022, BWA will updating the current format of the Southern Cross Challenge (SCC) for the upcoming 2023 high performance calendar.

As traveling interstate is now an option, Basketball WA will select 4 touring teams to participate in the Southern Cross Challenge Tournament held in Victoria and 8 teams selected to participate in the newly named High-Performance Development Carnival (HPDC)

The SCC touring teams will be made up of athletes from both country and metro programs while the HPDC teams will have separate metro and country representative teams in each age group

SCC TRIALS
Trials will be broken up into the following groups
Under 14 SCC/HPDC: born 2010
Under 15 SCC/HPDC: born 2009

  • Under 14 Metro Girls
  • Under 14 Metro Boys
  • Under 14 Country Girls
  • Under 14 Country Boys
  • Under 15 Metro Girls
  • Under 15 Metro Boys
  • Under 15 Country Girls
  • Under 15 Country Boys

NOTE: Metro athletes will receive 2 trial sessions and Country athletes 1 trial camp (please see the basketball WA website and social media pages for trial dates and additional information)

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR:
2023 HPDC/SCC – COUNTRY
https://www.playhq.com/basketball-wa/register/71ca1b
REGISTRATION CLOSES21/09/2022 – 9:00pm

2023 HPDC/SCC – METRO
https://www.playhq.com/basketball-wa/register/259a9e
REGISTRATION CLOSES – 19/09/2022 – 9:00pm

TEAM SELECTION PROCESS

After completion of the trials for each group, the SCC head coach, in consultation with BWA and the Metro and Country coaches for their respective age group, will select the 10 athletes that will travel to the SCC tournament.

Once the SCC teams have been selected, the Metro and Country coaches will select their teams from their remaining pool of eligible players and commence their preparation training.

As this is a development program, athletes will be selected on a range of factors including:

  • Current skill and ability
  • Future potential
  • Size and athleticism relative to future basketball position
  • Athlete development over the trial period
  • Attitude
  • Ability to implement teaching points from the trials

Both the HPDC Country and the SCC teams will use a camp format set by BWA for their preparation while the HPDC Metro coaches will schedule their training sessions.

 

SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE TEAMS TRAINING CAMPS:

U14 GIRLS, U14 BOYS,
U15 GIRLS, U15 BOYS
         
DESCRIPTION DATE START FINISH VENUE
 
TEAM CAMP 1 15-Oct-22 (Sat) 4:00 pm 7:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
16-Oct-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
 
TEAM CAMP 2 29-Oct-22 (Sat) 1:00 pm 4:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
30-Oct-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
 
TEAM CAMP 3 12-Nov-22 (Sat) 5:30 pm 8:30 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
13-Nov-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
 
TEAM CAMP 4 3-Dec-22 (Sat) 5:30 pm 8:30 pm MIKE BARNETT SPORTS COMPLEX
4-Dec-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm MIKE BARNETT SPORTS COMPLEX
   
TEAM CAMP 5 Coach to Plan and Schedule training camp in January

 

SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE TRAINING TEAMS: 

U14 METRO GIRLS & METRO BOYS,
U15 METRO GIRLS & METRO BOYS
         
DESCRIPTION DATE START FINISH VENUE
TEAM TRAINING 1 22-Oct-22 (Sat) 1:00 pm 4:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
TEAM TRAINING 2 29-Oct-22 (Sat) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
TEAM TRAINING 3 COACH TO PLAN AND SCHEDULE REMAINING TRAININGS

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CARNIVAL TEAMS – COUNTRY

U14 COUNTRY GIRLS & COUNTRY BOYS, 
U15 COUNTRY GIRLS & COUNTRY BOYS
DATE START FINISH VENUE
TRAINING CAMP 1 15-Oct-22 (Sat) 1:00 pm 4:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
16-Oct-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
         
TRAINING CAMP 2 12-Nov-22 (Sat) 1:00 pm 4:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
13-Nov-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
         
TRAINING CAMP 3 3-Dec-22 (Sat) 12:00 pm 5:00 pm MIKE BARNETT SPORTS COMPLEX
4-Dec-22 (Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm MIKE BARNETT SPORTS COMPLEX
         
CARNIVAL TRAINING CAMP 12 Jan 23 (Thu) 5:00 pm 8:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
13 Jan 23 (Fri) 9:00 am 12:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
13 Jan 23 (Fri) 6:00 pm 8:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CARNIVAL 

U14 METRO GIRLS & METRO BOYS, U15 METRO GIRLS & METRO BOYS
U14 COUNTRY GIRLS & COUNTRY BOYS, U15 COUNTRY GIRLS & COUNTRY BOYS
DATE START FINISH VENUE
CARNIVAL TRAINING CAMP 13 Jan 23 (Fri) 6:00 pm 8:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
14 Jan 23 (Sat) 9:00 am 7:00 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE
15 Jan 23 (Sun) 9:00 am 2:30 pm BENDAT BASKETBALL CENTRE

 

SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE

The 2023 Southern Cross Challenge will be held from Friday the 20th of January through to Monday the 23rd of January with the uniform presentation being held on the Friday the 13th of January as a part of the High-Performance Development Carnival.

While this is a development carnival, it provides an opportunity for the athletes to play against strong opposition from around Australia and experience a touring environment

Athletes participating in the SCC will depart on Thursday the 19th of January and return on the Tuesday the 24th Of January.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CARNIVAL

The 2023 High-Performance Development Carnival will be held from Friday the 13th of January through to Sunday the 15th of January at the Bendat Basketball Centre with the uniform presentation being held on the Friday evening.

Teams will play 5 games across the weekend against a combination of HPDC and invitational teams and have the opportunity to listen to presentations on nutrition and athlete wellbeing over the carnival

If you would like more further information about the SCC and HPDC program, please send an email to Dan.donaldson@basketballwa.asn.au

Dan Donaldson
BWA METRO HIGH-PERFORMANCE LEAD COACH