The Gators Advanced Training Program is a 10 week program that provides Altona Gators players with the opportunity to progress their basketball to the next level and reach their full potential. The program is delivered by Gators Director of Coaching Randy Shanklin with an emphasis on individual skill development, in particular, shooting, ball handling, and offensive & defensive concepts.
The Gators Advanced Training Program is always held at Featherbrook College, Point Cook on Wednesday nights during school terms.
U12s & U14s: 6:30 – 7:30pm
U16s & U18s: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Your child should wear Track-pants or Shorts, T-Shirt & Runners as they will be running around playing basketball. Your child should bring along a Drink bottle or Sports Drink for refreshment and your child should bring along their own Basketball.
The Gators Advanced Training Program costs are:
$350 – Returning Players
$375 – New Players
$115 – 3 sessions
If your child has big dreams and aspirations to be selected into the NITP program, Victorian State Team, AIS, National League or the Olympic Team there are steps they can take to help them along in the process.
As a Coach and Selector at the Basketball Victoria Talent Identification Camps, I have currently restructured the Altona Gators Advanced Training Program to better prepare your child for possible selection into the Basketball Victorian Elite program.
The number of participants from Altona Gators attending the Basketball Victoria Talent Identification Camps is increasing with a number of Altona players moving on to the next round of State Selections.
Other clubs who are heavily represented in the NITP program and State Teams understand the importance of individual performance enhancement run similar programs to the Altona Gators Advanced Training Program and the strength in numbers at the Basketball Victoria Talent ID Camps is evident.
These Basketball Victoria Talent Identification camps will have an emphasis on skill development, in particular shooting and individual skills. Team Offensive & Defensive concepts will also be covered at the camp. The Advanced Training Program is an affordable service offered by the Altona Gators Club that provides all our players with an opportunity to practice the actual drills they will need to know at the Basketball Victoria Talent Identification Camps.
Altona Gators currently has teams in most age groups playing in Victorian Championships and we hope to see a more Altona Gators players in the Advanced Training Program Sessions or at the Basketball Victoria Talent Identification Camps.
Altona Gators Director Of Coaching – Randy Shanklin