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Junior Trials for 2023/24 

Trials for our 2023/24 Junior District teams will be held in stages during August and September 2023.

The trials will include an EXTERNAL component (for players who have not played District basketball with the Bearcats in 2023) in August and subsequent SQUAD TRAININGS (for existing Bearcat District players and other invited participants) in September. 

West will be entering teams in Basketball SA's Junior District competition and the Adelaide Community Basketball Association (ACBA) competition.

The 2023/24 District and ACBA seasons each commence in the third week of October 2023 (Term 4 of the school year). 

EXTERNAL TRIALS - JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS - U8 TO U18

These trials are only for players who have NOT played DISTRICT Basketball with the West Adelaide Bearcats in 2023

You may be new to District basketball, playing ACBA or Bearcats Cubs, or currently be playing with a different club. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All External Junior Trials are at Port Adelaide (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide) 

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring a water bottle and a basketball (if you have one)

  • Registration link is below

Session Times

UNDER 8 and UNDER 10 GIRLS & BOYS - SATURDAY 19 AUGUST - DISTRICT & ACBA

  • Under 8 and Under 10 Girls and Boys (born 2015/16/17/18) - 2:30pm to 3:30pm (note: West has an Under 8 Cubs program for players starting in a competitive environment, while Under 10 players may play in the District or ACBA competitions)

  • This session is not a traditional "trial" as such - all U8 and U10 players will be offered a spot in a team, either District, ACBA or Cubs (for U8). The purpose of this session is to indicate to parents which program may best suit their child at this stage of their basketball

U12 and U14​ BOYS - SUNDAY 20 AUGUST - EXTERNAL TRIALS FOR DISTRICT TEAMS

  • Under 12 and Under 14 Boys (born 2011/12/13/14) - 8am to 9.15am

U16 and U18​ BOYS - SUNDAY 27 AUGUST - EXTERNAL TRIALS FOR DISTRICT TEAMS

  • Under 16 and Under 18 Boys (born 2007/08/09/10) - 8am to 9.15am

GIRLS – U12 to U18 - SUNDAY 27 AUGUST - EXTERNAL TRIALS FOR DISTRICT TEAMS

  • Under 12/14/16/18 Girls (born 2007 to 2014 inclusive) - 11am to 12:15pm

REGISTRATION FOR EXTERNAL TRIALS

  • Closed - these trials have been held

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information please contact:

  • Dion Grieger (0432 974 536)

2023/24 INITIAL SQUAD TRAININGS - JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS - U10 TO U23

2023/24 Squad Training for players who HAVE already played DISTRICT Basketball with the West Adelaide Bearcats in 2023 and some invited participants from the external trials will be held from 9-18 September (schedule linked below).

Squad Training Schedule

This year we will initially be splitting the age groups with large numbers into two squads to help maximise the time each player can spend on the court and allow coaches more time to see every player train. 

For the first training these squads will initially be split based on current teams. Coaches may ask some players to train in a different squad for the second and any subsequent sessions as we start to incorporate coach feedback from the current season and assessments from the first squad training. 

These trainings will be added to your TeamApp 'Events' calendar. Please make sure you confirm your attendance on TeamApp. We will assume all current District players are continuing next season. If you are not continuing OR are unable to attend squad trainings you must contact your current age group coordinator ASAP (see website for contact details here).

These will be competitive squad trainingsWe expect that teams will be announced prior to the end of September in preparation for an October 19-21 start for the new season. 

The age groups and squads for the initial squad training day are as follows:

  • Under 10s (Born 2015/16/17) - all players together (but separate times for boys and girls)

  • Under 12s (Born 2013/14) - all players together (but separate times for boys and girls)

  • Under 14 Boys (Born 2011/12): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U12B Team 1/2 and U14B Team 1/2/3/4/5

    • Initial Squad B: Current U12B Team 3/4/5/6/7/8 and U14B Team 6/7/8/9/10

  • Under 14 Girls (Born 2011/12): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U12G Team 1/2 and U14G Team 1/2/3 

    • Initial Squad B: Current U12G Team 3/4/5 and U14G Team 4/5/6

  • Under 16 Boys (Born 2009/10): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U14B Team 1/2/3/4 and U16B Team 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 

    • Initial Squad B: Current U14B Team 5/6/7/8/9/10 and U16B Team 8/9/10

  • Under 16 Girls (Born 2009/10): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U14G Team 1/2 and U16G Team 1/2/3 

    • Initial Squad B: Current U14G Team 4/5/6 and U16G Team 4

  • Under 18 Boys (Born 2007/08): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U16B Team 1/2 and U18B Team 1/2/3 

    • Initial Squad B: Current U16B Team 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10 and U18B Team 5

  • Under 18 Girls (Born 2007/08): 

    • Initial Squad A: Current U16G Team 1/2 and U18G Team 1/2 

    • Initial Squad B: Current U16G Team 3/4 and U18G Team 3/4

The schedule for the mid-September squad trainings is shown in the attached document (here).

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information about Under 10-18 juniors please contact:

  • Dion Grieger (0432 974 536)

YOUTH LEAGUE SQUAD TRAINING - U21 MEN & U23 WOMEN

  • Youth League Men (U21)(Born 2004/05/06) - all players together - 3.30pm, Sunday September 10 & 17 - please contact Roger Stankovic on 0427 221 157 

  • Youth League Women (U23)(Born 2002/03/04/05/06) - all players together - 6.30pm, Monday September 11 & 18 - please contact Andrew Nowak on 0405 154 511

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