The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) is a specialist junior talent development program conducted by Basketball NSW in conjunction with the NSW Office of Sport. TAP targets the State’s best junior school age athletes and is also fully supported by the NSW Department of School Education and the Catholic Education Office.
Basketball NSW’s High-Performance Program (HPP) serves to identify, develop, and foster the skills of young athletes who aspire to compete at the representative, national, and international levels of basketball. Basketball NSW’s HPP is: – athlete focused. – coach driven, and. – admin supported.
Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for 5 – 10-year-olds. Basketball NSW's High Performance Pathway offers a number of development tours for athletes in both Country & Metro Associations. The aim of the D-League is to identify talented players and coaches in a tournament-style environment.
The main goal of the Talented Sports Programs is to ensure individual player development. Training consists of fitness, skills individual and group training as well as basketball specific training. We also play friendly games, gala days and trials games, however the main focus is player development. School training compliments club or representative training.
Basketball NSW. "The NIAS and Basketball NSW have partnered to deliver the Developing Athlete Program (DAP) in the regions in the NIAS catchment areas. The DAP is an essential part of BNSW's player pathway in identifying and developing future State and National level players. The NIAS is an integral part of athlete talent identification and development for Basketball players in NSW."
Basketball New South Wales, Country High Performance Coach, Curtis Sardi reiterated the importance of the Talented Athlete Program and the significance it has on our developing athletes from both Country & Metro regions. “The TAP camp is really the first time we are able to see the athletes in a pre-elite environment.
Tim Mallon: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Academy Coordinator. Hunter Sports High English Teacher. NSW U18 & U20 Head Coach. Assistant Coach of Hunter Pirates & Newcastle Falcons. Assistant Coach for the Australian U20 & U23 Men's Teams. Assistant Coach NSWIS. Brendan Sims: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Academy Coordinator.
The NSW Country Development Program (CDP) Day Camps are to assist players and coaches from Country NSW to further their skill and development as an athlete during the school holiday period. The camps are focused around, skill development through fundamentals, some concepts of play and an introduction of how to play 3X3.