The Mornington Basketball Futures Program acts as a bridging program between our Junior Breakers and our Youth League Men/Women and aims to prepare players for senior basketball. The Futures Program is the next progression from the Mornington Basketball High Performance Program. Players will learn the senior system of play connected to BV and BA, learn to compete at a higher intensity and be prepared both mentally and physically for senior basketball in future years. Players will be training in groups with other identified athletes and will also have the opportunity to compete with current Youth League players. The end goal of the Futures program for athletes is to be offered a training position, development position or playing on a Youth League squad in future years.

Who is responsible for selections


The Basketball Development Manager will discuss the selection of players with the Director of Coaching and their Head Coach. In making decisions on who is invited to the program the Basketball Development Manager, Director of Coaching and Head Coach must consider and be able to demonstrate that the player aligns with the following MDBA values, Sportsmanship, Accountability, Integrity, Community and Respect.

Who is eligible for selection

Junior Breakers players who demonstrate the greatest potential or have the ability to achieve selection into the Big V Breakers Program over the next 5 years.

How are players notified

The process for invitation to the program will be as follows:

  • Basketball Development Manager, Director of Coaching and Head Coach agree on the players to be invited
  • Email from Basketball Development Manager to the General Manager with the name of the player and team
  • Players will be sent a invitation level which they will need to sign and return to the Basketball Development Manager.

Terms and Conditions

Players and parents will need to accept the following terms and conditions prior to attending their first session

  • I will attend where available even if injured although not unwell (contagious);
  • I will abide the Basketball Victoria Codes of Conduct at all times whilst participating in “any” activates sanctioned by Mornington District Basketball Association or Basketball Victoria;
  • I will at all times display behaviour aligned with the MDBA Values of Sportsmanship, Integrity, Respect, Transparency, Accountability and Community;
  • I am committed to Mornington District Basketball Association and intend on trying out for the following Breakers season;
  • I will give maximum effort through each session and commit to completing tasks set by the Basketball Development Manager, outside of session times;
  • I understand that any behaviour that breaches the above will result in the player being removed from the program immediately;


The Futures Program sessions will be held once per month on a Wednesdays 8pm-9pm at Peninsula Grammar. Weeks where Futures is hosted players will not be required to attend their squad session.

We will endeavour to not schedule Futures sessions on weekends where Big V Youth League teams are schedule on Double Headers to avoid overloading both Futures and Youth League athletes, but this may not always be possible.