Traralgon T-Birds is the name for the representative arm of TABA. The junior program begins at Under 10 for both boys and girls and continues through to Under 18’s. Traralgon T-Birds junior representative teams pride themselves as one of the top representative teams throughout Gippsland and have also been very successful at Basketball Victoria Championships with junior teams winning a number of Championships.
The nature of representative basketball is that players ‘represent’ the Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association at an elite level, in addition to playing local domestic basketball. Players from all domestic clubs/teams are welcome and encouraged to try-out for the representative program.
Benefits of representative basketball include:
As representative basketball is highly competitive, there are increased expectations of the players to listen, learn and improve their basketball skills and knowledge. Most players enjoy this challenging environment and thrive as a result of it, however it is important to note that there is generally higher expectations and more pressure than in domestic basketball.
Other important differences include:
The Junior Representative Program is a essentially a yearlong commitment, encompassing weekly training sessions and tournaments which are held on weekends.
Once selected, each athlete is required to pay the prescribed TABA squad fee, this fee covers:
*Additional costs such as other playing and training uniform items will also apply.
For more information please refer to the Junior Representative Handbook and relevant Code of Conduct documents.
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