Training Allocation, Availability and Use

Venue security is of utmost importance, it is essential that the instructions given to coaches and team managers are strictly adhered to.

Failure to comply with these instructions and the training policy may result in teams being unable to train or restrictions being placed on access and usage.

Team Allocation

Due to the substantial number of teams that train and the limited number of venues available all teams are allocated a 1-hour, half-court weekly training session.

Where possible, the club prioritises:

  • Younger aged teams in earlier time slots (subject to coach availability), older teams in later time slots
  • Coach’s preference in terms of day and time (not necessarily venue)
  • Coaches coaching multiple teams, back-to-back training, or a full court
  • Junior playing coaches who are reliant on parents to get them to training
  • Same age/gender teams train together to increase opportunities for full-court use (where possible)

A full court is never guaranteed, if you are fortunate enough to have a full court, consider this a privilege, if another team requires the training spot, it will be offered and allocated.

Training Availability

Training venues are available during school terms only.

Following a term or year-end holiday break training may commence after each school resumes for the new year or term. As there may be differences between schools as to the date they resume, please check the availability of the venue with the Training Venue Coordinator.

If school is not on, then generally the facilities where the teams train are not available for training.

There is no training during the school holidays at our venues, however some teams may organise training separately from the club at other locations.

Procedures for Opening and Closing the Venues

All teams need to know the procedure and codes for opening and closing the venue where they train. The Training Venue Coordinator will be provided the address/codes directly to the coach/team manager.

Please ensure that you are aware of the opening and closing procedures for the venue where your team trains. If the team(s) that train before or after you do not train, you will need to know the procedure including other relevant information for that venue (e.g., address for collection and return and codes).

Notification if not Training

The club is required to maintain a listing of who is training, where and when, if your team opts not to train, you must notify the Training Venue Coordinator, preferably in advance. This is required from a safety, security, and cost perspective. You must notify us if this is a one off or if your team will no longer be training.

At some venues, we only pay for actual usage, so it is essential that we are notified when teams are not training so that we can notify the venue to reduce our training costs.

As a courtesy you should also notify the coach who shares the court with you, if you are not training, so they can plan to use the full court for that training session.

Changing your Training Day/Time/Venue

Coaches/team managers must contact the Training Venue Coordinator to vary their training allocation. Even if there is no team training before or after your team, you cannot change without confirmation from the Training Venue Coordinator.

Courtesy to other Coaches and Teams

To ensure that all coaches and teams can maximise their 1-hour allocation, each team needs to be considerate of others:

  • Ensure that you vacate the training court at the scheduled time.
  • D0 not allow your team to enter the court prior to your allocated training time
  • Continue discussions after training outside

Securing the venue (SCPS & KHPS)

Our training venues are never to be left unattended and unlocked or without the alarm activated. If the next team to train has not arrived when your team is finished, then your team is responsible for following the procedures for locking and securing the venue (including shutting windows and turning off fans etc.).

Please ensure that you are aware of the procedures and have the required information (codes, address etc.). Direct any queries to our Training Venue Coordinator. Please save the codes securely in your phone and the Training Venue Coordinator’s details as a contact in your phone!

Security and Safeguarding Keys and Codes (SCPS & KHPS)

Do not provide the key location, key safe, alarm or gate codes to anyone. The location and codes are only for use by our coaches and team managers and only during your team’s allocated training.

Key Storage During Training (SCPS & KHPS)

If you lose the key, you will be required to pay for a replacement and for any changes to the actual lock deemed necessary.

SCPS ·         The key must be placed back in the key safe after it has been used. Once you have opened the venue, lock the key back in the key safe.

·         The key should always be stored in the key safe, the only time it should be out of the key safe is while you are opening or locking up the premises

·         Do not hold on to the key or place it in your pocket or leave it in the storage room door

·         When training is finished get the key back out of the key safe and lockup and then return it to the key safe.

KHPS ·         The key must be kept in the key switch during training

·         This key is also used to open the padlock for the toilet gate. Ensure that the gate is locked immediately after using the toilets and the key is returned to the key switch.



When you unlock the venue, go to the storage room and open both doors. Use the key so that the doors will lock when shut, leave the doors open and then return the key to the key safe. The last team to train will be able to pull the storage doors shut and they will lock, they will then only need to use the key to lock the front door.

Alarm Siren Sounds (SCPS & KHPS)

If you enter the venue and the alarm siren sounds:

  • you must disarm (turn off) the alarm immediately, and
  • notify the Training Venue Coordinator of the breech (so that the Training Venue Coordinator can notify the school contacts of the accidental alarm).

The alarm siren sounds for a period and then it will appear to stop but will go to a silent alarm, however while the alarm siren will no longer be audible, the alarm will be calling the monitoring security company.

Failure to disarm the alarm after the siren sounds and to notify the Training Venue Coordinator can result in expensive call outs.  The quicker the alarm is disarmed, and the issue fixed, the less likely a fee will be incurred.

Training During Finals

All teams can continue training during finals whether they are playing or not. Some teams will continue to train, and others will decide not to train.

It is imperative during these weeks:

  • that all teams are familiar with the opening and closing procedures for the venue where they train.
  • Teams notify the Training Venue Coordinator if they are not continuing to train.

Equipment Available at St Christopher’s

For teams that train at SCPS, in the storage room there is equipment that is available to use for your training. It is important that this equipment is returned to our storage room and not left out or placed in the school’s storage room.

  • Coaching aid: “hands-on” Shooting balls (size 6)
  • 2 x D-men
  • Set of agility poles
  • 2 x Curved Tackle Bag / Hit shield – 800 x 600 mm