HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FAQs

Basketball South Australia’s High-Performance Program (HPP) is a three-tier system designed to identify and develop the skills and basketball IQ of young players who aspire to compete at State, National and International levels of basketball.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Basketball South Australia’s High-Performance Program (HPP) is a three-tier system designed to identify and develop the skills and basketball IQ of young players who aspire to compete at State, National and International levels of basketball.

There is an Emerging tier (possible State level players), State tier (State level players) and a National tier (Nationally identified players). The HPP is underpinned by Development events such as the Under 14 Development Camps held in 1st and 2nd term school holidays.

Players and Parents

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 13 (bottom age Under 14) and 14 players, and we hope to add Under 12 Skill Days in the near future.

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 or SA Metro 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.

There is a training fee for all programs ranging from $30 to $150 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 $1,300 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 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 14  school holiday camps are used to educate players and coaches in our SA HP Style of Play.

In the future, we hope to add Under 12 Skill Days to the list of development events.

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 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.

Coaches

Every July/August Basketball SA calls for applications for the High Performance Program (HPP).

The coach selection policy can be found here.

In addition Basketball SA will ask  for Expressions of Interest from club coaches (through the clubs) to be involved in development events such as the Under 14 school holiday camps or our term 3 EADP at our training centre.

It depends on the tier.

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

State (SPP) tier coaches 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.

Please see our coach education page for all the latest coach accreditation and education information and upcoming events.