Development Squad

Development Squad is open to boys and girls currently playing (or intending to play) U10 basketball in Summer 2018. It is designed to extend players aged 7 to 9 years of age beyond the basics learned in the U8 competition at Waverley Basketball Association and/or our Tiger Cubs Clinic.

Emphasis is placed upon developing technical basketball skills, particularly individual ball handling, footwork, passing, layups and shooting.  Players are introduced to key individual defensive and offensive techniques and tactics including through game simulation. Unlike the Tiger Cubs Clinic and U8 competition, which use 9 foot nets, the Development Squad uses 10 foot nets and size 6 balls.

The Development Squad is coached by Nathan Ward. Nathan has played over 375 games for Malvern Tigers and currently coaches U12 and U14 Juniors. Nathan is VJBL accredited and experienced in developing junior players.

The Development Squad is divided into two sessions: an Intermediate group and a Beginners group to assist the development of players with a range of abilities.

It runs Sunday afternoons (Beginners 2-3pm, Intermediate 3-4pm) during School Terms (excluding long weekends).

Numbers are strictly limited to 16.

The cost is $15 per 1 hour session, with net proceeds being contributed back into running the Club. 

Participants should bring their own ball (size 6, properly inflated) and water bottle.

Registration for the Development Squad takes place in the 4 weeks before the end of the preceeding Term. Registration is only via TryBooking.  Watch out for announcements on this website or by email. For inquiries or further information, please contact Nathan Ward.

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Intermeiate Group:


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