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Teams may register in various carnivals and tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments can provide valuable development for players, bonding amongst team mates as well as provide a social outlet for parents

East Coast Challenge (ECC)

The East Coast Challenge is an annual Under 16 and Under 18 basketball tournament for boys and girls held in January in New South Wales. Development Teams compete from New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. Selection trials are advertised and conducted for all teams.

Southern Cross Challenge (SCC)

The Southern Cross Challenge is an annual Under 14 and Under 15 basketball tournament for boys and girls held in January in Victoria. Development teams compete from New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. Selection trials are advertised and conducted for all teams.

Australian Junior Country Cup

The Australian Junior Country Cup is an annual development tournament for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 state country teams, held in January at Albury New South Wales. Country development teams compete from South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Tasmania and New Zealand. Selection trials are advertised and conducted to select teams (please contact SA Country Basketball for more information). 

Tournament Dates


Tournament Where When How Much
East Coast Challenge (ECC)
(SA Metro Under 16, 18 Boys/Girls)
Penrith NSW Jan 10th to 12th 2024 TBA app $1,700 p.p.
Training Levy app $40-$80 p.p
Southern Cross Challenge (SCC)
(SA Metro Under 14, 15 Boys/Girls)
State Basketball Centre
Wantirna, VIC
Jan 19th to 22nd 2024 TBA app $1,700 p.p
Training Levy app $40 p.p
Australian Junior Basketball Country Cup (AJCBC)
(SA Country Under 14, 16, 18 Boys/Girls)
Albury NSW Jan 16th to 20th 2024 Contact SA Country Basketball for more information

The High Performance Program is for players in top age Under 14 through to top age Under 20.

There are underpinning Development events that are for Under 12, Under 13 (bottom age Under 14) and Under 14 players.

High Performance program trials occur in September and October every year for the following year’s  HPP.

There is only one trial for players who want to represent SA, SA Metro or SA Country at Australian Junior Championships (AJCs) with development tournaments in January as part of the selection process.

Underpinning Development events, such as Under 14 Development Camps, are selected by Basketball SA HP staff in conjunction with input from local clubs.

Under 20 State teams (State Performance Program – SPP) are for all registered players in SA.

Under 18, 16, 15 and 14 SPP (EADP/SPP) are split into Metro and Country.

The Country-Metro Boundary can be found on SA Country Basketball’s website

It depends on the tier.

Emerging (EADP) Tier players have  1 (2 for Under 18s) practice per week from October to December with a tournament in January.

State (SPP) tier players have 2 practices a week from February to April (Under 18s) or July (Under 16s) before the Australian Junior Championships (AJC). Under 20s have a concentrated preparation in December and January before their AJC.

National (NPP) tier players have additional skill as well as Strength and Conditioning sessions from February until September.

HPP trials for SA and SA Metro squads are held in centrally located Basketball SA stadia.

EADP practices for SA Metro Under 14 to Under 16 squads are held at St Clair Recreation Centre. Under 18 squads practice at SASI and Port Adelaide Recreation Centre.

SPP practices for SA Metro Under 16 and 18 squads are held at SASI and Port Adelaide. SPP practices for SA Under 20 squads are held at centrally located Basketball SA stadia.

NPP small group sessions are held at Basketball SA’s High Performance Training Centre at Port Adelaide. There are also satellite hubs running at Port Augusta and Mount Gambier.

There is a training fee for all programs ranging from $30 to $300 depending on the length of the program. This levy is not refundable if the corresponding tournament is cancelled.

There is a tournament fee ranging from approximately $1,500 for Development tournaments to $2,500 – $3,000 for Australian Junior Championships.

Uniform costs vary from around $100 for Development tournaments to $400 for Australian Junior Championships. Uniforms can be re-used in subsequent years if they are in good condition.

Links to registration forms are included with event communications.

The HPP uses OwnUrGoal as its one-stop platform for registration, payment, messaging and all information including the event calendar as well as wellness and load management.

The OwnUrGoal app is available for Apple or Android. Each player has a profile with a username and password. Parents contact phone numbers and email addresses are added into the player profile. Copies of all messages sent to the player profile are sent to all email addresses within a player profile. It is up to the player/parent to keep their profiles updated with their latest contact details.

The player should use their username and password for each program or event for which they register, rather than create a new profile.

Development events such as Under 13 and 14  school holiday camps are used to educate players and coaches in our SA HP Style of Play.

Under 12 Introduction to High Performance events occur during school terms 1,2 and 3.

Attendance at any Development or High Performance event or program will accelerate your basketball development, so any absence will mean that the player doesn’t receive the benefit of that accelerated development.

However, the evidence is clear that young people that participate in multiple sports become better sportspeople as adults.

Attendance at any HP events or programs is up to the individual, and players will always be assessed on their current performance, future potential as well as their past performance in HP and locally, their “body of work” to date.

Players who have been to a Development event or a HP event or program may wear any reversible red and blue singlet from these events or programs.

If players have not been to one of these events or programs then they should bring something red and something blue.

We ask that club or association uniforms are not worn at HP trials or practices.