2018 Junior Presentations

The 2018 Junior Presentations are on Sunday 23 September.

The format for the presentations will be very different this year. 


How is it different?:
•    Each team will be scheduled to have their own trophy presentation separately in either the Judo Room or the Premier League changeroom, giving each coach time to say a few more words to their team (schedule attached)
•    There will be a short 'whole of club' presentation in the middle (2.45pm)
•    There will be active skills sessions for the younger kids (U10/12/14 – bring a ball)
•    And in a club first, there will be a new style of physical testing for the players, run by Simon Lucas from 'Pushing Performance' (see below). 


We'll be measuring a range of things, including:
•    Vertical Jump
•    Sit and Reach
•    Broad Jump 
•    Illinois Agility Test
•    Grip Test in KG of force
•    20m sprint test

There will be a 'Bearcats' leader board, and also comparisons to NBL/WNBL players. So players should come in their playing or training gear and ready to have some fun! This will become a regular feature of the Bearcats schedule, so players will be able to measure their progress as the years go on. 


We’ll also have the BBQ running for a free snag, “sno cones” available for purchase for the kids, and wine tasting for the parents. 


The times for each age group on the day will be different - so look at the flyer linked below to check your schedule in detail – but the start times are:

•    U12 Boys & Girls – 12.30pm (finish 3.30pm)
•    U10 Boys & Girls – 1.15pm (finish 3.30pm)
•    U14 Boys & Girls – 1.15pm (finish approx. 4.15pm)
•    U16 Boys & Girls – 2pm (finish approx 5pm)
•    U18 Boys & Girls – 2.45pm (finish approx 5pm)


2018 Junior Presentations Timetable (PDF)



The West Adelaide Bearcats Basketball Club is committed to improving our development pathway across all ages and grades within the club. As part of this we are engaging Pushing Performance Health & Fitness, to provide conditioning measurement and training. 


Pushing Performance focuses on movement patterns, movement quality and the specific functionality of a particular sport. They will play a role in the identification, development and education required to provide all West Adelaide players the opportunity to become physically faster, fitter and stronger. They will conduct basketball specific testing with all players across all grades, and this data will be used to track and guide performance throughout the club.


An introduction to this testing will form a major part of this year's Junior Presentations, with the tests conducted in a fun manner with our juniors having the opportunity to compare their results against WNBL and NBL players.