Registrations will soon be open for the Winter 2020 Season with IC Basketball Club
SEASON DATES & STRUCTURE
Summer Season – Term 4 and Term 1 of Victorian School term dates.
Winter Season – Term 2 and Term 3 of Victorian School term dates.
Competition Dates – Games are not scheduled on public holidays and subject to slight variances each year around public and private school dates/curriculum. Refer to competition calendars for exact dates of current season.
Grading Phase – First four rounds of season. These games do not count towards season ladder.
Finals Phase – Top 4 in two round playoff format.
Players register here
PLAYERS must register using this link – please note fees are payable at time of registration, for this reason it is preferred that the player’s parent or guardian completes this process with their credit card.
Fees this season are $290 for teams which train and have a coach; $225 for teams which don’t utilise training facilities (usually only approved older age groups).
Coaches and Team Managers Register Here
All TEAM MANAGERS AND COACHES MUST REGISTER online - there is nothing to pay but the new HBA and Basketball Victoria regulations stipulate that all individuals who fill these roles must be registered and have a valid WWCC, or Vic Teacher Registration, details of which can be completed during the registration process.
Uniforms will be available for purchase soon
The Club was formed in September 1999 by local mother Maree Barnes when there was perceived to be a need for a parish-based activity for children in Hawthorn. Children and coaches were recruited from the Parish school, St. Joseph's, and there were 2 teams in that first season.
From our small beginning, we doubled to 4 teams in 2000 and now field close to 60 teams, boys and girls, from Under 10's through to Under 20's. The growth of the Club has been primarily by word of mouth. Most of our coaches are parents, friends or older brothers and sisters, and the players come from many schools in the Boroondara area.
The Club runs on a purely voluntary basis, with parents running the Club and filling the roles of team managers. This is part of the philosophy of the Club - we are about involvement in community activities, giving players and their families a sense of belonging and being part of a supportive community. If you would like to become a part of the group that manages the Club or would like to know more, contact us at [email protected]
Hawthorn Basketball Association (HBA) is a member association of Basketball Victoria which operates under the auspices of Basketball Australia. The HBA is approximately the twelfth largest among the Victorian associations, with respect to numbers of registered players. The Association, like our Club, is run by volunteers and all member clubs are expected to delegate representatives to the executive and the committee.
Two competitions run sequentially: Summer Competition covers school terms 4 and 1, followed by the Winter Competition in terms 2 and 3. There are no games on public holiday weekends or school holidays. The competitions are age-based on the 2-year groupings used throughout Australian basketball. The HBA uses Under 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 age groups (Under 20 is only available if there are enough teams to form a division in the HBA). Player eligibility is assessed on the standard 31 December cut-off in the year that the season ends for both competitions. Up to 6 divisions of 6 to 9 teams each are run for the lower to middle age groups to cater for the numbers of teams and their varying experience and ability levels.
There are about 400 teams in the junior competition, comprising over 3000 registered players. The under U9 to U18 Junior Boys and Girls play on Saturday afternoons, ?a decision taken to accommodate the school sport commitments of many of the players and the availability of venues, that are predominantly school facilities hired by the HBA on a regular and ongoing basis. Games are scheduled from 10.30am until 6.45pm, using 45-minute time slots. Younger ages are scheduled earlier. U20 teams play on Sunday afternoons.
The HBA also runs various senior competitions during the week, and enters Hawthorn Magic representative teams in graded levels of Victorian Championships and Victorian Metropolitan Leagues on Friday nights. The HBA is a relatively young association, entering 16 teams across Boys and Girls Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 levels. Representative teams provide additional training and development for keen players. For more information on the HBA click here
All players must be registered in a team which usually consists of 8 players, often based on friendship groups. IC Basketball Club does not grade its players. If you wish to join a team but don't know of any teams, the Age Group Coordinators can put you in touch with any teams in the appropriate age group that may be short of players. Age Group Coordinator contact details are listed on the Contacts page. If you have a group of children who wish to form a team, contact the Age Group Coordinator in the first instance.
Each team requires a Team Manager and a Coach. Parents are encouraged to take a turn at the Team Manager position for 2 seasons. Teams usually train once per week for an hour. IC has a number of training venues booked and the Stadiums coordinator can advise which timeslots are available for training.
If the behaviour of a player or group of players, either on or off the court, at training or at games, is considered by the coach to be unacceptable, then the coach will:
Warn the player
Seek the help of the team manager or supervising parent
Ask the parents of the player/s to attend training and/or games
Bench the player/s for part or all of the current or following match.
If the coach and/or team manager feel that the above measures have not been successful, the club committee will become involved. After consultation with all concerned, the committee will make the necessary decisions about the future of the player/s or the team. If unacceptable behaviour occurs at a game, the matter may be referred to the HBA tribunal.