The Central Coast Academy of Sport Club Terrigal Basketball program is all set to take applications in the coming days. The trial dates have been set and the program schedule is now complete, a revised coaching structure in 2018-19 will see further gains in the ‘robustness’ of this seven-month program.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport Club Terrigal Basketball Program provides a true stepping stone for participants wanting to reach higher representative honours in the sport. Recently at the Australian U16 National Championships held on the Sunshine Coast a number of players representing NSW Country came through the CCAS program. Hudson Bush, Eli Taylor, and Abbey Cracknell are all former CCAS basketball athletes. Head Coach of the U16 Men’s team was Jared Scoines a local Central Coast athlete who was a former Future Star of the CCAS as well as a former Sydney Kings player in the Australian NBL.
The CCAS Club Terrigal Basketball Program sits within the ‘endorsed pathway’ with the State Governing body, Basketball NSW. The fact the program is endorsed by BNSW says a lot about the importance of the program and the benefits of gaining a performance advantage by working locally with up and coming athletes.
The Developing Athlete Program (DAP) is the first step in the Basketball NSW athlete pathway and athletes eligible for DAP are eligible to apply for the Club Terrigal basketball program. The State Performance Plan (SPP) is the second step in the states athlete pathway, a determination on the eligibility of athletes in this stage (SPP) will be made in the coming days.
Ian Robilliard the CCAS Managing Director and person well versed in the sport due to his 30+ years of involvement as a player, coach and administrator said of the program; “This is an outstanding program, one built on the fact that the coaches involved are some of the very best in NSW. It is pleasing that a recent meeting of coaches confirmed a revised coaching structure, one that I’m sure will provide our senior coaches a greater role in the training and education sessions. The coaching structure change, coupled with the fact that more detail will be emphasised on individual skills development will ensure every athlete is guaranteed to improve. The results and achievements from former athletes shows just how important this program is for Country NSW. The only area we are awaiting confirmation on is eligibility around SPP athletes as soon as we get this sorted we are open for business.”
Will Granger the CCAS Basketball Program Head Coach said of the upcoming trials: “Tim Hudson will be Head Coach of the boy’s side of the program and John Gunderson in charge of the girl’s side of the program. Both these coaches are highly qualified and experienced, they along with our great support cast of coaches will follow an agreed curriculum that I am responsible for creating, implementing and assessing. It’s a new coaching structure and one that will drive greater ownership into the respective boys and girls squads. The fact our coach development is so important to this programs success it’s exciting time ahead.”