Tēnā koutou Basketball Community,
The following is an overview of the 2021 U15, U17 and U19 representative programme for Counties Manukau Basketball, Basketball Auckland and Waitakere West Auckland Basketball. There are a number of changes from recent years and the full schedule will be published in the coming days.
The programme will commence with four camps, three in your association and one combined Association Camp.
The first of the Association Camps will be held during the week of 18 January. To be considered for selection you will need to attend 2 out of 3 of the Association Camps and the combined Association Camp. The combined camp will likely be held in the week of 1 March. Attendance at the three Association Camps is open to everyone. Team selection will be made at the conclusion of the third Association Camp; therefore, the combined camp will be by invitation only to those selected in the squad.
Following selection, there will be one training session per week, leading to the regional qualifiers in early June and the Nationals in July. The dates for these are not yet confirmed.
During the training period there will be three compulsory tournaments to provide squads with exposure to tournament play. One of these tournaments will be held during Easter. The other tournament dates will be confirmed as part of the Super City planning underway with the other Zone 1 Associations.
To be eligible for selection you will need to be a member of a club that is affiliated to your association. This will be confirmed when you sign up for the camps and if necessary, you can join a club during sign up. Check with your club, we will be collaborating with clubs across Auckland to be involved in our programmes and affiliating to their associations.
We will be publishing the full rep schedule shortly, at this stage we wanted to ensure everyone had an early heads up of a couple of key dates for next year.