The East Coast Challenge (ECC) was a concept which was originally set up by Basketball NSW and Basketball Victoria for metropolitan athletes at the U16 and U18 level to compete in a round robin style tournament in Sydney.
Due to the success of the tournament in recent years both South Australia and ACT have joined.
In January eight NSW Metropolitan teams (two U16 Boys’ & Girls’ teams and two U18 Boys’ & Girls’ teams) play against teams from each of the other states.
The U16 teams are selected from the NSW Metropolitan selection camps while the U18 teams consist of the final 20 athletes that remain in the NSW Metropolitan U18 State Team selection process for the upcoming Australian Junior Championships.
The ECC is a unique development opportunity as it takes athletes away from their comfort zone by exposing them them to state and national level talented athletes & teams. It aims to create positive challenges for players as they need to become accustomed to the standard of play required to compete at an Australian Junior Championship