Brisbane Capitals: Under 12 MINI CAPS Representative Team Trial - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Brisbane Basketball Inc., is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2017/18 Under 12 Mini Caps Representative Player Development and Team Trials program.

U12 Female Players (Born: 2007 & 2008) - REGISTER NOW
U12 Male Players (Born: 2007 & 2008) - REGISTER NOW


What is the Mini Caps?

The Mini Caps program is BBI's introductory program to the Brisbane Capitals Junior Representative Teams. The program forms the first step of the Brisbane Capitals Performance Program which spans from our Under 12’s through Under 18’s right up to our Senior Men and Women QBL representative teams. Almost 300 (incl: 60 U12 players) male and female players represent the Brisbane Capitals each year at various state competitions, tournaments and events. As the introductory program of the Brisbane Capitals Junior Representative Teams, we are committed to creating a learning and development environment that is fun, enjoyable and competitive.

Our Mini Caps program includes six (6) player development sessions that lead into the selection of three Under 12 Representative Teams for both boys and girls. Each team will consist of 10 players.

Under 12 Representative Teams.
As part of the Under 12 Mini Caps program, six (6) teams of 10 players (3 x boys teams and 3 x girls teams) will be selected to represent the Brisbane Capitals in the Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition (BQJBC). This competition commences November 19th & 26th with the BQJBC Grading Tournament. Then, following a short summer break over the Christmas and New Years holidays, commences in earnest on a weekly basis in terms 1 & 2. Through this competition, all players will play representative teams from across the South East Queensland region. The players will meet new players from Noosa to the Gold Coast, and out to Toowoomba. Our teams generally play on a home and away format with games schedule between 2pm - 4pm on Saturday afternoons with an occasional Sunday morning game (1 to 2 per season).

At the conclusion of the Under 12 Representative year is the Basketball Queensland Under 12 State Championship (July 7 – 10; Logan QLD). This is a tournament style event where each team will play approx. 6-7 games over a four-day period. It’s an exciting event with teams competing from all over Queensland including North and Central Queensland teams.

For Players selected to a representative team, in support of the continuing Sunday practice session, a second mid-week session will be scheduled for each team for term 1 and 2. These team specific sessions will also be held at NAB Stadium from 4.15pm – 5.45pm on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon.

Mini Caps Session Details
• $60 program fee (GST and online fee inclusive) covers all six (6) sessions. Due to court hire, Acceleration Australia costs and Administrative costs, there are no discounts for players attending less than six sessions.
Online registration only
Note: Parents should complete the registration form and include the families primary email as a contact. Last season's Brisbane Capitals representative players can use current Username and Password when completing the registration form.
• Be sure to read and complete all components of the registration process.
PLAYER SESSION EXEMPTONS: Players are expected to attend ALL SIX (6) MINI CAPS Sessions to be considered for Representative Team Selection. In the event a player can not attend a session, they are required to complete a Session Exemption Request. CLICK HERE (Note: Approval of Exemption does not guarantee selection to a representative team).
• On conclusion of the Mini Caps Program up to three (3) Representative Teams will be named and posted to the BBI website the Friday AFTER the final trial.
• Selected players should prepare to practice twice per week from mid-January (one session on Sundays and another session during the week after school). Dates and times will be advised.
WHAT TO BRING: Basketball (named); Drink Bottle and recovery food; Brisbane Capitals Reversible singlet (or light and dark reversible).

Mini Caps Practice Session Times
Females (Born: 2007 & 2008): 11.15am to 1.00pm Sunday, October 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th, 5th & 12th (NAB Stadium Court 1 & 2): REGISTER HERE
Males (Born: 2007 & 2008): 1.00pm to 2.45pm Sunday, October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 5th, & 12th (NAB Stadium Court 1 & 2): REGISTER HERE

Program Aim
The aim of the Mini Caps is to introduce and develop basketball in a forum that allows each young athlete to experience success while learning fundamental basketball skills and concepts. With a stage-of-development approach, we work with our volunteer coaches to tailor their sessions to challenge each player, catering for experienced and skillful top aged players as well as young beginner players.

Program Goal
The goal of the Mini Caps is to allow players the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship.

Program Philosophy
Our overall Brisbane Capitals Program philosophy is:
1. Athlete Centered (in the context of the team environment)
2. Needs Supported: developing an intrinsically motivating environment
3. Long Term Learning and Development Focused
4. Being the best you can be with all that you’ve got. (Striving to Win)

Program Objectives
Refine fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental basketball skills all within a safe and inclusive basketball environment that promotes self-confidence, participation and fun.
Introduce simple tactics and strategies systematically in practice through a game sense approach that will be applied in modified games.
Introduce general physical fitness training (speed, agility and quickness) and mental skills training (goal setting, visualization and self-talk)

As part of the Under 12 Mini Caps Program, your child will have opportunities to:
• Meet new people and make new friends,
• Stay fit and healthy,
• Improve motor and social skills,
• Take on new challenges,
• Develop new fundamental basketball skills and concepts,
• Learn to compete,
• Grow as young players, and
• Have fun

Season Structure
Practice to competition ration: 70% practices to 30% competitions
Number of games: 14 – 20 games, plus an emphasis on play, deliberate play and games for understanding during practice.
Number of practices: Approx. 50 practices
Frequency of practice: 1-2 practice session per week (approx. 90mins duration).

To ensure a transparent selection process, BBI has set out specific eligibility criteria to be applied across all Brisbane Capitals Junior Representative Teams. This is to make certain the selection of players is fair and in accordance with the organisations objectives outlined in the Team Selection Policy (included in the registration form).

To be eligible for selection to a Brisbane Capitals Junior Representative Team, players must meet the following:
1. Players are required to meet BBI eligibility prerequisites as outlined in the BBJBC rules section 3 and specifically section 3.2 below;
2. Players must be financial with BBI;
3. Age of players according to the two-year age determination of each team;
4. Players must register for trials, including parent sign-off;
5. Players must attend trial events as determined by BBI or have been approved a trial exemption if not able to attend trial events;
6. Players must be available to attend the competition events for BQJBC and State Championships;
7. Players must be available to attend scheduled weekly practice sessions for respective teams (including no more than two compulsary practices sessions per week); and,
8. Selection to the team is contingent on all administrative responsibilities

3.2 Prerequisite for Brisbane Basketball Junior Capitals Representation
3.2.1 Any player who wishes to represent the Brisbane Basketball Junior Capitals in the representative season that commences after the Championship Season MUST:
• be registered with BBI and a BBI Club and playing in the BBJBC Championship Season within their correct Age Group as per the calendar year
• play a minimum of 50% of eligible games in the BBJBC Championship Season within their correct Age Group as per the calendar year
3.2.2 The ONLY exemption to Rule 3.2.1, which will also be assessed by the BBI General Manager, is when a player moves from a Queensland location outside a radius of 100 kilometre from the BBI office at Auchenflower, from a state outside of Queensland or from a country outside of Australia. If an exemption is granted the player must immediately join a BBI Club.

If a member of another association wishes to try out for a Brisbane Capitals Junior Representative Team, they MUST meet the above eligibility criteria and have completed and submitted to BQ a FULL Player Transfer BEFORE the first trial event. To be eligible for selection, the Transfer MUST be approved by BQ.
Note: Permission to Train forms are no longer accepted by BBI for representative team trial purposes.
Visit Basketball Queensland website to view the Transfer Policy and Player Transfer Form. 


Please select the registration link below relating to the age group you wish to register for.
UNDER 12 FEMALES (Born: 2007 & 2008)
UNDER 12 MALES (Born: 2007 & 2008)

All Age Groups: With respect to costs – indicatively the program fee will be circa $810 per player exclusive of any Uniform or State Championship costs.

Due to the large numbers at representative team trials, all players seeking formal feedback after team announcements are required to first complete the Player Self-Evaluation Form. There are two steps to completing this form; 1. Player completes the self-evaluation form, then 2. A suitably experienced Coach completes the coach evaluation section of the form. The coach should have at least three years experience coaching in a similar coaching context or higher and have a level two coach accreditation. Please select and print out the Self-Evaluation Form below and return to 

Player Self-Evaluation Form

Please forward any rep trial queries in writing to 



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