WABL Trials & Training

Trial Registrations

Registrations for our 2021 WABL teams are now CLOSED.


The Cockburn Cougars WABL trial process commences in January and is split into three phases:

Phase 1 –Initial trial process: Every age group will have 1-3 trial dates to participate in. At the conclusion of these trials, athletes will be advised whether they are selected in a ‘grading squad’ for their specific age group. Some athletes will be unsuccesful at this stage and advised they will not continue. A ‘grading squad’ means athletes will move onto phase two.

Phase 2 – Pre-grading squad training: Athletes selected for phase two will definitely either make a WABL team, or be named as a train on athlete (training athletes not part of a final team of 10). There will be no further unsuccesful athletes at this stage. During this phase, athletes will be specifically picked into ‘grading teams’, who will head to the grading tournament to participate. Train-on athletes will not play in the grading tournament, unless unavailability allows for it.

Phase 3 – Post-grading team training: Following the grading tournament, coaches will consider final WABL teams. These MAY be DIFFERENT to grading teams. The purpose of grading is not only to ensure teams are placed in the correct division, but athletes are assessed as to whether they are in the appropriate team based on their performance. Final WABL teams will be announced following the completion of grading and regular team training commences.


Trial & Training Dates

Each age group has a specific schedule for their trial and training times – these are outlined below.

Age Group Year of Birth Training & Trial Information
Under 12 girls 2010 & younger CLICK HERE
Under 12 boys 2010 & younger CLICK HERE
Under 14 girls 2008 & 2009 CLICK HERE
Under 14 boys 2008 & 2009 CLICK HERE
Under 16 girls 2006 & 2007 CLICK HERE
Under 16 boys 2006 & 2007 CLICK HERE
Under 18 girls 2004 & 2005 CLICK HERE
Under 18 boys 2004 & 2005 CLICK HERE
Under 20 men 2002 & 2003 CLICK HERE

Selection Policy & Guidelines

The Cockburn Basketball Asssociation implements the following policies and guidelines for the WABL program.