Basketball NSW is once again hosting the D League, a three-week tournament aimed at showcasing and assisting in developing the best talent from the Spalding Waratah Junior League’s in 2020.
The tournament is open to any athlete & coach who is a current Basketball NSW registered member.
Once EOI’s have closed, the Basketball NSW High Performance Department in consultation with Coaching Directors (Association Level) and High Performance Program Network Coaches will assist in the selection of coaches and 40 athletes in each age group/gender to compete in the annual tournament.
The aim of the D-League is to identify talented players and coaches, who are competing and coaching within the NSW Spalding Waratah Junior League’s, and assist in their development by playing and coaching against each-other in a three week tournament.
Athletes interested in being part of D-League need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) online. Likewise, coaches are also encouraged to submit an EOI if they would like to coach in the Tournament.
With the disruptions caused by COVID-19 this year, the selection process for athletes for D-League will vary slightly. The following criteria will be looked at when considering all applicants:
- Participation in the Metro Junior League (MJL)
- Participation in the Country Challenges
- Recommendations from Associations Coaching Directors, BNSW network coaches and BNSW High Performance Coaches
- Past performances at NSW events
The competition has the following divisions:
- U14 Boys & Girls
- U15 Boys & Girls
- U16 Boys & Girls
- U18 Boys & Girls
Players and coaches will be placed into 4 teams (per age group and gender) and play in a round-robin tournament over 3 weekends.
The three-week tournament is played at a central venue, commencing at approximately 8:00am and finishing at about 5:00pm where each team will play two games a day.
25th October – Penrith
1st November – Penrith
8th November – Hills
Athletes are encouraged to submit their EOI early as this will assist BNSW to keep an eye on them during any competitions/events that are scheduled to kick off shortly as we look to return to play.
Selections will not be finalised until September which will allow plenty of time for evaluations and feedback to take place.
(Closing date is 11th September 2020 to submit your EOI)