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.
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."
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 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. Up to 40 athletes that show the potential to progress onto state or national level basketball may be selected into the squad.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) – The Matraville Education Partnership with UNSW place Exercise and Sport Science students at the school each semester. These University students work with our Head of Physical Performance and assist with running our school Strength and Conditioning program for all student-athletes.
On the up and up: Appin's Aleksandar Vranjkovic has been selected for the under-13s Basketball NSW Talented Athletes Program. Picture: Simon Bennett. He's only young, but Aleksandar Vranjkovic is already making giant leaps. The basketball made 11-year-old has just been selected from a field of 630 athletes to join the under-13s Basketball NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP).