The NCAS Basketball Program is endorsed and supported by Basketball NSW and NSW Country Basketball. This program is designed to assist the individual development of each athlete and provide them with the opportunity to progress further in the sport. Approximately 20-30 athletes that show the potential to progress onto state or national level basketball may be selected into the squad. The program will have an emphasis on providing greater skills development, strength and conditioning support and physical preparation to prepare the athletes for their upcoming season and provide a pathway to higher squads.
As well as intensive training days and/or camps, squad members will also receive an athlete education program, which includes modules in sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, core strength and conditioning, and sport & community drug awareness. In addition to training camps, squad members may be invited to tour and represent NCAS at Your Local Club Academy Games.
The Basketball program is currently underway for 2018-19. Applications for the 2019-20 will be available approximately August 2019.