Pathways

Click here to view Basketball Manawatu’s Players Pathway

Basketball is one of the most global sports in the world. If a player becomes good enough at basketball, there is a world of opportunities for players to make more than a comfortable living playing the game. There are many pathways if a player wants to pursue a professional pathway in basketball both here at home in New Zealand (NZ Breakers, or NBL teams) or abroad in USA, Australia, Philippines, Turkey, Israel, China and many other countries.

 

The normal pathway within New Zealand is playing for your school, playing representative basketball, and then through path ways into the national teams or national junior team camps.

Click here for the BBNZ’s Age Group Qualifiers

By playing representative basketball, players become eligible to be nominated and selected for Basketball New Zealand programmes and teams.

 

For players who may have aspirations to take their basketball skills to the next level, we can offer age group opportunities to represent Manawatu at

Central Zone and National level competitions..

These Age Group teams range from ;: –

  • Under 13            (NB. National Under 13 tournaments are no longer offered, and instead players compete in the Central Zone Regionals)
  • Under 15
  • Under 17
  • Under 19
  • Under 23

 

Then there is potentially a chance to play for the local National Basketball League team The Property Brokers Manawatu Jets

There are also international opportunities playing for the Tall Ferns or Tall Blacks.

 

And for Referees these same opportunities are also there to officiate at higher level competitions, both locally, nationally and internationally.

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