EMERGING ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Emerging Athlete Development Program (EADP) is a squad-based program, designed to develop prospective State level athletes for future selection in the State Performance Program (SPP)

SA Metro EADP Squads 2022

SA Metro Under 14, 15, 16 and 18 Boys and Girls squads have been announced in November after High Performance Program trials.

Teams would normally compete in the East Coast Challenge (Sydney) and Southern Cross Challenge (Melbourne), but due to COVID-19 they will compete in the Adelaide Invitational Challenge (AIC) in January 2022.

Following this tournament, squads will selected for the State Performance Program (SPP) in 2022, from which teams will be selected for the Australian Junior Championships (AJC).

To view the full squad lists, please click on the age groups below. 

SA Metro Under 14 Boys

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 14 Girls

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 15 Boys

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 15 Girls

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 16 Boys

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 16 Girls

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 18 Boys

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

SA Metro Under 18 Girls

Adelaide Invitational Challenge

About Emerging Athlete Development Program (EADP)

The Emerging Athlete Development Program is a squad-based program, designed to develop prospective State level athletes for future selection in the State Performance Program.

The program is overseen by Basketball SA’s State Player and Coach Performance Manager and SA Country’s High-Performance Player and Coach Development Officer. The program is delivered in both Metro and Country areas with some sessions involving both Metro and Country athletes.

The program focusses on South Australia EADP System of Play with the goal of optimising long-term athlete development.

The summarised criteria for player selection in the EADP are:

1. Be fully financial with Basketball SA and/or SA Country Basketball.

  1. Be identified by selectors as having the potential to represent South Australia in the following teams:
    a) Under 14, 15, 16 and 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Teams at the Australian Junior Country Basketball Cup;
    b) Under 14 and 15 Boy’s and Girl’s Teams at the Southern Cross Challenge;
    c) Under 16 and 18 Boy’s and Girl’s teams at the East Coast Challenge.
  2. Recent performance at a consistently high level:
    a) Previous EADP Development tournaments (e.g. ECC, SCC, AIC or AJCBC);
    b) SA State Junior Championships;
    c) SA Country Junior Championships;
    d) High-level interstate tournaments;
    e) BSA District Competition, particularly at Division 1 or 2 level.
  3. Performance at a consistently high level at Emerging Athlete Development Program:
    a) Camps;
    b) Trials;
    c) Practices;
    d) Practice games.
  4. Ability to lead, contribute to and not detract (player or their entourages) from the peak performance of any team for which the athlete is selected, and other athletes in that team.
  5. Size and athletic ability to compete at interstate development tournaments, with the ability to defend the athlete’s as well as other positions at a national level.
  6. Willingness to:
    a) Accept and act upon instruction and feedback;
    b) Accept and execute the role defined within any team for which the athlete is selected.

Selections may be reviewed at any time.

On court sessions are led by the BSA and SA Country High-Performance coaches and appointed Development team coaches. Athletic Development sessions will be led by staff from University of SA.