FUN, FRIENDSHIP, AND FITNESS

SHOALHAVEN KIDS LOVE BASKETBALL!

There are no restrictions on who can shoot the ball and players are not limited to certain areas of the court. That means your child always has an opportunity to be where the action is. Plus, you’ll stay comfortable and dry watching them play indoors.

GETTING STARTED

Players are formed during the first week of each season at a Muster Day. This makes it easier than ever for new and returning players to join a team.

Our seasons run Summer (Terms 4 & 1) and Winter (Terms 2 & 3). When you attend Muster Day and join a team that is a commitment to play for both terms of the season.

There are two components to basketball fees. Term fees cover court fees, administration, and referee costs. An annual fee is also paid to Basketball NSW for insurance and related costs. View the fee breakdown here.

Our boys’ competitions fill up fast! If the season has already started, contact the office to join a waitlist. We’ll let you know when registration opens for the upcoming season.

There is always space for girls aged 10-17 to join a team – get in touch today!

JUNIOR FIXTURES

GIRLS / BOYS

GIRLS

Summer Season | October 2023 – April 2024

Under 12/14s
Under 16/18s

BOYS

Summer Season | October 2023 – April 2024

Under 12s
Under 14s
Under 16s
Under 19s

HOW TO REGISTER AND START PLAYING BASKETBALL

FREE TRIAL

Start now with a free two-week trial. Available to any player who has never been registered with a basketball association in NSW.

Email enquiries@shoalhavenbasketball.com.au to request your free trial.

COMPETITION

At Shoalhaven Basketball Association we offer skills clinics, domestic competition, and representative programs. Bring your child along to join a team at whatever level best suits them. Seasons run across Summer (Terms 4 & 1) and Winter (Terms 2 & 3).

AUSSIE HOOPS

Players aged 5-10 participate in the Aussie Hoops skill development program. Sign up on their site today and join us next Wednesday!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use my Active Kids voucher?

Yes. Shoalhaven Basketball Association is a registered provider. Enter your voucher details during the registration process.

When do juniors play?

Junior competitions are run across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during school terms.

Tuesday from 4pm | Domestic competition for U16/18 girls and U18 boys

Wednesday from 4pm | Aussie Hoops plus domestic competition for U12 boys and U12/14 girls

Thursday from 4pm | Domestic U14 and U16 competition for boys

What age group will my child be in?

Age divisions in basketball are based on the age your child turns this year. A child turning 14 at any time during the year plays in U16s (as they will no longer be under 14 at some point this year).

Age Groups for Sumer Season 23/24 & Winter Season 2024

U12 | 2013, 2014, 2015

U14 | 2011, 2012

U16 | 2009, 2010

U18 | 2007, 2008

When does the next season start?

Summer season begins in October and finishes in April. Winter Season begins in October and aligns with the fourth school term. Both seasons are approximately 20 weeks and run during school terms.

Can I join after the season has started?

Yes, if there is space available in a team we will slot your child in. Players must play a set percentage of games in the season to be eligible for finals. Do not register online mid-season without contacting us to find out whether there is a team available.

Can I enter my own team?

Not in the junior age groups. At Shoalhaven Basketball Association we hold a Muster during the first week of each season. Players are allocated players to teams based on their age and skill level. This evens out skill levels across the competition to create a positive player experience.

The U19 boys enter their own teams with the number of representative players on a team capped at 2-3 (depending on the size of the competition). Every team must have a delegate and two duty referees to nominate.

What is the uniform for junior teams?

Juniors wear a reversible Shoalhaven Basketball Association singlet purchased when registering. Shorts must be black with no pockets, zips or large logos. The SBA uniform policy can be viewed here.

Can I wear accessories such as leg or arm sleeves?

Yes. They must be black as stated by FIBA rules. The SBA uniform policy can be viewed here.

What are uniform penalty points?

Players must wear the correct uniform and points will be docked at half time for each non-uniform item. For example, shorts must be plain black without pockets. All players are encouraged to read the uniform policy prior to their first game.

How much does it cost to play basketball?

There are two components to basketball fees. Term fees cover court fees, administration, and referee costs. An annual fee is also paid to Basketball NSW for insurance and related costs. View the fee breakdown here.

Will my child’s team have a coach?

Coaches in the domestic competition are generally a parent of the team. Domestic competition aims to allow all players to participate. Coaches in this competition are expected to sub equally and facilitate sportsmanship. No coaching expertise is required but opportunities to develop coaching skills are available through the year.

How can I become a Coach?

Find out more about coaching courses here or contact us to learn on the job.

Who does score bench for junior teams?

Parents and guardians of the players are required to do bench duty during their child’s game. The referees cannot start a game until two people are on the bench, preferably one from each team. Score bench education sessions happen at the beginning of each year and are regularly held online by BNSW. The referees are also happy to help you learn during the game.

Learn more about score table and officiating here.

Who can trial for a representative team?

All junior and senior players in our domestic competition are invited to attend representative trials. These take place in the second half of the year. Players from other Associations are also welcome.

Learn more about SBA’s representative program.

What day is training?

Weekly skills sessions happen during Term 3 each year. These are not team specific and allow all social players to develop fundamental skills.

SBA runs holiday or weekend skills clinics throughout the year. We encourage all players to attend these and build their skills.

Representative teams train weekly and players will be advised of their training slot after teams are selected.

GET INVOLVED WITH SBA

We’re always looking for keen people to help make SBA a better place. Use your existing skills or learn something new. Join the Board, focus on fundraising or don the Tigers mascot – there’s something for everyone!

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