The following section outlines the core competencies assessed in Basketball Australia’s National Performance Program (NPP), as well as underpinning programs.
Click on a section to reveal the skills that have been identified as being important for junior athletes to develop as part of their progression through the athlete pathway.
Role of the cutter:
Role of the screener:
Pass and cut:
Fundamentals on the ball screen/pick & roll and dribble hand-off handler
Fundamentals on the ball screen/pick & roll and dribble hand-off screener
Catch & shoot footwork (inside foot i.e. baseline foot is pivot foot)
Catch & drive footwork (side-line foot is pivot foot)
One v one:
Two v two:
Three v three:
Four v four:
Five v five:
Full court man to man trapping/disruptive defence: