Two years ago

Try outs at local clubs

So I'm seeing and hearing numbers are up at try outs for clubs.
This is great for the sport.
Supports and is clear evidence for investment in basketball infrastructure.
Basketball in a good expansion position at present.

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Two years ago

Where is this?

It would be inconsistent growth, I'm thinking.

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Two years ago

Yes, quite inconsistent from all accounts. Hawthorn still advertising that try out registrations are still open, while other clubs are literally inundated with registrations (too many, really).

Aren't try-outs a fun process??!

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Two years ago

Anyone know if it's true that Hawthorn had 6 players turn up for girls U18 tryouts?

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Two years ago

A lot of domestic clubs in that area have lost female players to footy and are struggling to field teams, so your comment wouldn't surprise me

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Grim Tripe  
Two years ago

Hawthorn still looking for kids in their programmes. Lots of departures, but good opp for kids to get into rep at Hawthorn.

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Two years ago

female participation has always been an issue

some clubs in SA dont even have division 1 girls teams in some age groups

girls quit either for footy, softball, netball or just straight up dont want to play anymore because of the over-training

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Two years ago

Hawthorn only looking for girls, u12 and u16

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Relaxed coach  
Two years ago

The issue for girls dropping out of sport has a lot to do with how well they fit into the team.

A lot of girls play the sport to play with friends and be a part of the team. the moment you sit them on the bench will be the moment they will consider dropping out of the sport altogether.

It's really sad, but it’s one of the realities of coaching girls and trying to understand the dynamic and the importance of being part of a team.

The sport must remain fun for them and they need to feel like they belong and are wanted.

Coaching also has a big influence in this area.

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