As the most successful private basketball training organisation in Australia, we understand basketball today. We acknowledge that Australian training methods need to evolve to meet international standards. AUBD’s Squad Training Program represents our response to this ever changing industry, with a focus on developing juniors at the highest international standards.
The AUBD Squad is a high intensity training program that focuses on developing individual skill specifically ball handling, shooting, defense, passing and overall basketball IQ. AUBD is also a big believer in peak, physical conditioning so there is a consistent fitness theme and a great deal of running incorporated into the program.
WHAT TYPE OF ATHLETE IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR?
If you are looking for more of a social basketball program, this is not it. All of the athletes in the AUBD Squad are VERY serious about basketball and their individual development. They all have aspirations to play on on the highest levels (US college, professionally, etc) and the training regimen reflects that. This program is not for everybody.
IS THE AUBD SQUAD ONLY RUN OUT OF 2 VENUES?
Yes. The AUBD Squad is only run out 2 venues MSAC (Albert Park) and Waverley (Chadstone). We have members from all over the Melbourne metro area and these venues provide central locations for our members to be able to get school on time after the sessions have finsihed. MSAC generally caters to athletes from the western & northern suburbs and Waverley for athletes from the eastern & southern suburbs.
DO MEMBERS HAVE TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS?
There is no maximum on the numbers of sessions that members can attend, but there is a minimum of 4 – 6 times in a calendar month. Most members attend sessions at either MSAC or Waverley with a few that train at both venues.
ARE THERE DISTINCT AGE GROUPS WITHIN THE AUBD SQUAD?
Yes. There are 2 distinct groups: 12 & under and 13+ that are trained on different courts at every session.
HOW DO I JOIN THE AUBD SQUAD?
Any prospetive Squad member must first tryout (at no cost) at one of our sessions. This is to ensure that:
- The athlete is good fit for the program and;
- The program is good fit for the athlete
There is an expectation that prospective Squad athletes will have a level of skill deficiency on entry into the program because a great deal of what we teach is not readily taught in Australia. The primary entry criteria is that athletes will be able to mentally handle being a part of one of the most intensive development programs in the country.