Basketball Geelong will select 2 senior teams for both the men and women competitions, consisting of the following;
- ELITE Men’s and Women’s
- BigV Youth League Men’s and Women’s
To the best of their ability, the Supercats Senior Coaches will follow the selection criteria listed below when selecting teams for the 2019 season.
Subject to the coach’s discretion, the primary ELITE rosters will have 12 players selected. This will consist of;
2 MARQUEE OR RESTRICTED PLAYERS: These are generally considered players that are Imports, WNBL or International players. These 2 players are not counted in the coaches minimum local talent calculations, detailed below.
10 ADDITIONAL ROSTERED PLAYERS: These are players that are either selected directly by the coaching staff, or selected from the Supercats Senior Try-Outs. All efforts must be made by the coaching staff to ensure a minimum of 70% local talent within this group. All local players should play within the GBL competition, unless they qualify for an exemption through the Basketball Geelong exemption policy.
DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS: At the coach’s discretion, they may nominate players to participate in the ELITE program as development players. These players must still be participating, or have completed their junior representative career within the Geelong Supercats VJBL program or be playing in the BigV Youth League team. Players from outside of the Geelong VJBL program are ineligible for selection as a development player.
BigV Youth League
The BigV Youth League is considered the pathway for local players from Junior representative teams to senior representative basketball. Therefore players selected in this team must be registered and play within the GBL, without exception and still be participating, or have completed their junior representative career within the Geelong Supercats VJBL program.
Players from outside of the Geelong VJBL program are ineligible for selection in this team, unless permission is granted by Basketball Geelong on the coach’s request for special consideration. E.g. A player has recently moved to Geelong from outside the region for personal reasons.
LOCAL TALENT RULE
A player is deemed to be a local player for ELITE calculations purposes if;
- They have played junior basketball for Geelong, even if they have left Geelong for a period of time to pursue or continue their career elsewhere. E.g. A player that has attended the CoE or College in the USA.
- A player that has been recruited by Geelong for the purpose of filling a position on the roster outside of the Local Talent Quota, that has played for the Supercats for 3 years or greater, and has played within the GBL enough games to qualify for finals in each of the 3 Championship Seasons.
- Coaches may specifically request permission to include a player in their local talent quota if the player has moved to Geelong from outside the region for personal reasons and is therefore intending to be a Geelong resident even in the off-season.
All final decisions or exemptions are discretion of the Basketball Geelong CEO and/or Commission.