Anonymous
Earlier this year

Change age gradings for juniors?

Bit of a big proposal, but with the winter season basically guaranteed to be ruled out, what about changing age groups we can reset this year and give second year 18s a chance to finish their junior careers.
Eg, U19, U17, U15 and so on.
Would have to have all states approval so state reps would be the same.
Anyway, slow news day for basketball, just Corona and Sixers coach stories going on. When Grida doing an ACL is a big thread need some crap like this to talk about.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How bout NO.

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Brunson  
Earlier this year

It is a reasonable Idea

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

It's going to hurt everyone but yeah, top-age 18s women, top-age 20s men, and top-age 14s are really going to suffer out of this the way things stand.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Something needs to be done. You could do that but don't forget there is normally a big break over XMas Holidays. They could start the main season in September and have it run non-stop through through to whenever needed. Throw in some double header weekends too. Nationals and Classics make up the compacted schedule. Start summer a bit late and just play each team once. Coordinate nationally. Would get the $$ flowing and ensure players don't missout on much.

These peanuts that run basketball at these levels will screw it up though. They don't run it for the game or the players, only themselves. As long as they have a job, BSA etc don't go broke and keep head above water it will all be too hard.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forget State Champs, Classics , Nationals and start planning for next season.

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Mantis  
Earlier this year

That's fine for this year's group, but sooner or later, you'll have to change it back - what then?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why change back, keep it as new norm.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How about just have every age group
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
More money more teams more kids playing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

how does changing age groups lead to more kids playing basketball?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

this has to happen, too many kids are banking on their last year of juniors eligibility

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Too many or just your child is banking on this year of eligibility?!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Given restrictions are looking at continuing for at least 6 months it is unlikely we will see any of the winter season played and rescheduling any of the U14 Club Champs, U16 State Champs or U18 State Champs is going to be difficult.

For many of the kids, these can be once in a lifetime opportunities. South Adelaide won U14 summer season and have every reason to expect to make U14 Club Champs.

If the 2020 winter seasons and National Championships are all cancelled then the original posters idea is quite a good one.

AFL is 16 and under and 18 and under. Most countries overseas follow a 16 and under and 18 and under format as opposed to Australia's U16 and U18 format. So there would be nothing ground breaking in doing this.

That allows this year to effectively be reset which would not be a bad outcome given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic.

Question is, does anyone lose with respect to future opportunities if this is implemented? I can't see anyone that loses. A kid that was going into top age U16s next year that ought to make state will still have the same opportunity but in a further 12 months time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I actually think this is a good idea also. Had been mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago. I cant see anything negative other than maybe kids wanting to go to college?

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Anon  
Earlier this year

I dont see how will help if add another yesr. Wil.mean that be 3 years in each bracket in first rotation. Which means third less opportunity well.maybe not a 3rd because some already allocated. But will.increase numbers and don't follow how it helps...Maybe restructure to run calendar year cycle.
Hopeful prop lk e are putting.on thinking caps to generate more inclusive program with some creative flair that reflects progressive not depression.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ Kids have basically lost a year so it wouldn't mean 3 years in reality.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The US College System would be the last place Id send my kid to play basketball in the next few years.Th US will struggle with this for years due to their population and lifestyle.
Sadly cop it on the chin and wipe out this Winter season and get ready for 2021.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh so a kid being recruited by, say, Louisville, who spend around $40 mill per annum on their basketball program would be better off staying here to play Premier League and pursue an NBL career that will more than likely be back to having the financial woes of the past LOL

Good one fella. Love reading the unreal crap on this forum.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Have you seen what's happening in the US right now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goddammit, agreeing with Koberulz again.
They can spend 140 million on their program, but the shit going down in America is unreal. Of course college kids obey social distancing and isolation fantastically. New York is basically a Petri dish atm, had to bring in a naval floating hospital to help. Rats are everywhere introducing all other diseases, soon the military will be called in to help police out enforcing isolation. Then the public get spooked and riots will start. Have a calm and sensible president atm, probably would order a nuclear strike on NY but would destroy his penthouse.
You must be or will be one of those parents that must brag about how great little Timmy or Sally are, they're going to America on a scholarship, they'll be fine. Then go running to government telling them they have to get them out.
Btw, where do 99% of returning college players end up, playing locally not nbl, Europe or anywhere else. Look at team rosters moron.
How many toilet rolls have you hoarded btw, Lol.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They could maintain the age groups until the end of the calendar year and get whatever length competition they can. Then move into new age groups when they return to school in 2021. That 'summer' season could be a shortened season for Term 1 and then have winter start in term 2.

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