Basketball New Zealand will be running a series of U13 Skill Days around the country in partnership with our regional stakeholders and through engagement with our local Associations. These skill days will serve a number of purposes, but most importantly, they will provide us with an opportunity to expose our U13 athletes and coaches to the BBNZ new style of play; by way of familiarizing the athletes with our concepts of play and by introducing games designed specifically to transform our players habits. 

Talent ID and player selection has been aligned to the BBNZ player development pathway, providing opportunities for athletes to learn our Style of Play and the skills that underpin our Style of Play, critical to the success of the High Performance Program. The athletes and coaches attending will also be exposed to movement competencies, these are foundational skills (Accelerating, Decelerating, Jumping, Landing, Position Retention etc.) that are essential skills for the developing athletes to learn, understand and adopt. 

The same players will be observed at the U13 Regional Championships where they may be identified to attend the 2020 U14 National Talent Programme Camp. This camps act as the entry point to the overall national team programme, involving players who demonstrate the potential to reach that level - click here for more information about the Representative Pathway.

U13 Skill Days Flyer (click here)

Cost:    $30 per player
Age: 11 and 12 year old
Girls:  8.00am - 12.00pm
Boys:  12.00pm - 4.00pm

    • September 7 - Tauranga, Trust Power Arena
    • September 8 - Auckland, Eventfinda Stadium
    • September 14 - Otaki, Nga Purapura
    • September 15 - Ashburton EA Networks Centre
    • September 21 - Dunedin, John Macglashan College
    • September 22 - Nelson, Saxton Stadium 

If you have any queries please contact Mel Downer, Basketball New Zealand South Island Talent Manager mel.downer@nz.basketball