AON NATIONAL TALENT PROGRAMME
National Talent Programme Camps
The focus of our National Talent Programme Camps is to introduce and expose participants to the national team philosophies, pathways preparation, and performance standards required at a national level. These camps act as the entry point to the overall national team programme, involving players who demonstrate the potential to reach that level. These camps will continue to be held annually for the under 14, under 15 and under 17 age groups and for those Kiwi's based in Australia (click here for more info). We intend to select these players through a nomination process from associations, observation at the relevant National or Regional Championships and also through international observation for eligible Kiwis abroad. Players invited to the National Talent Programme, will be considered for National Team trials - click here for more information about the Representative Pathway.
The U14 National Talent Programme will have a focus on skill development with games at the end of the week, involving over 80 boys and 80 girls in a 4 day development camp. These will be held in the 2017 April school holidays.
The U15 and U17 National Talent Programme involves the top 90 players for each age group and gender. These players are introduced and exposed to the philosophies taught at an National Team level. Our National Age Group Coaches and Managers attend these camps, eyeing up the next best talent to be considered to trial for National Age Group Teams.
Basketball New Zealand’s network of coaches including national junior team, regional and association coaches identify and select players for this programme based on their performance and potential demonstrated at camps, tournaments and during development activities. This opportunity also involves all aspiring coaches, referees and support staff who are interested in continuing their professional development. Any coach, referee or interested support staff who want to be involved in the camps and associated development opportunities, should contact Basketball New Zealand.
Below are links to the full list of players involved in the National Talent Programme: