SEASON INFORMATON

Our teams compete in the Keilor Basketball Association’s Junior Domestic competition.

Season Info

  • Basketball runs all year with two (2) seasons; each season consists of grading games, competitive season and finals.
  • The Winter season runs from April to September (term 2 and term 3 of the school calendar)
  • Summer season runs from October to March (term 4 and term 1 of the school calendar) with an extended break from mid-December through to late January.
  • The KBA Junior Domestic Competition runs on Saturdays from 8.00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Generally the younger the age group, the earlier the start, age groups do not have allocated time slots so game time may vary each week and from season to season.
  • The KBA create a fixture at the start of the season, the full fixture will not be available until after grading games are completed.
The main venue used for competitions on a Saturday is Keilor Basketball & Netball Stadium which has 6 courts and all courts are generally available to basketball on a Saturday afternoon. Mornings are shared with netball.  
VENUE ADDRESS
Keilor Basketball Stadium: Stadium Drive, Keilor Park
Brimbank Anglican Church: 18 Cemetery Rd, Keilor East
Buckley Park College: Cooper Street, Essendon (entrance on Spencer Street)
Caroline Springs Leisure Centre: 9-19 The Parade, Caroline Springs
Copperfield College: Community Hub, Sydenham
Derrimut Sports Stadium: Cnr Foleys Road & Makland Drive 2 Makland Drive, Derrimut
Keilor Heights Primary School: Ronald Grove, Keilor Heights (entrance on Ronald Grove)
Overnewton Anglican Community College: 39-57 Robertsons Rd, Taylors Lakes
St Bernard’s College: 41 Rosehill Rd, Essendon (entrance on Hampton Road)
St. Christopher's Primary School: 34 Roberts Rd, Airport West
Strathmore Primary School: 14-34 LIoyd Street, Strathmore
Sydenham-Hillside Primary School: Wattle Valley Dve, Hillside
Our teams compete in all age groups; under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16, and Under 19. The competition is split into separate competitions for boys and girls. Age groups change every Summer season. For 2020 Winter Season, the age groups are:
Age group Players born in...
Under 10 2011, 2012
Under 12 2009, 2010
Under 14 2007, 2008
Under 16 2005, 2006
Under 19 2002, 2003, 2004
 
The following is the dates for the 2020 Winter season:
DATE ROUND
18/04/2020 Round 1 (grading)
25/04/2020 ANZAC Day
2/05/2020 Round 2 (grading)
09/05/2020 Round 3 (grading)
16/05/2020 Round 4
23/05/2020 Round 5
30/05/2020 Round 6
6/06/2020 Queen's Birthday
13/06/2020 Round 7
20/06/2020 Round 8
27/06/2020 Round 9
4/07 & 11/07/2020 School Holidays
18/07/2020 Round 10
25/07/2020 Round 11
1/08/2020 Round 12
8/08/2020 Round 13
15/08/2020 Round 14
22/08/2020 Round 15
29/08/2020 Semi Final
5/09/2020 Preliminary Final
12/09/2020 Grand Final
The following are the fees that are paid:
Fee Type Details
Club Membership Fee · All players become members of the club upon registering and paying their club membership fees.  For 2020 Winter, the membership fee is $85 for the season
KBA Game Fees · The KBA Junior Domestic Competition is “cashless” with all clubs prepaying game day fees; scoresheet fees and venue entry fees to the KBA. · To prepay these fees, we collect the fees upfront from our members in addition to our club membership fee.  The scoresheet/entry fee for 2020 Winter season is $156. · There are no games fees or entry fee on game day for players or spectators!
Basketball Victoria (BV) Affiliation Fee · The annual Basketball Victoria (BV) licence / affiliation fee covers everyone wanting to participate in a BV sanctioned competition, program or event. · When registering to any 2020 season, the BV fee is $39 pp (18 years or over) and $25 pp (17 years and under).
Uniiform · All players must purchase a club uniform top shorts and a reversible training top (prices are available in our Shop)
Until a player is allocated to a team, we cannot advise what day, time or venue the team will train. Our teams train once per week for one (1) hour.
  • Teams are allocated a 1-hour weekly training session with younger teams given priority to earlier time slots, subject to the coach’s availability (and court availability).
  • The club has 3 main training venues (St Christopher’s Primary School, Keilor Heights Primary School and Strathmore Secondary College).
  • Training is held from Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 9pm.
  • Players are expected to attend their team training, be punctual and bring a basketball and drink bottle. We encourage all players to play it safe and wear a mouthguard!
  • Training is held during the school terms, if school is not on then generally the facilities where the teams train are not available for training.
  • If you are unable to play on game day or attend training, you must advise your coach/team manager and give as much notice as possible.
  • Generally players are expected to arrive 10 minutes before the start of their game for warm up and direction from their coach.
  • We encourage all players to play it safe and wear a mouthguard!
  • During a game, players must sit on the bench alongside their coach (not with their parents). Players must place their drink bottles near the team bench at the start of the game.
  • Following the game, the coach will have a quick chat with the team about the game.
  • All families are expected to assist with scoring throughout the season. When scoring, you will either operate the scoreboard and clock or the online scoring. Scorers are also responsible for the possession arrow.
  • Coaches are appointed by the committee and are mostly parent members who are actively supporting the club.
  • We are extremely fortunate to also have current/past players and other volunteers coaching at our club. These volunteers give up their time to ensure that we can enable kids to play our great game!
  • The club supports our coaches and aims to have all coaches holding the Club Coaching Course accreditation as a minimum.
  • Each team has a team manager.
  • The team manager assists with the smooth running of the team.
  • The team manager is the link between the coach, the parents and the committee.
  • Team manager will assign parents to score each game.
  • Your team manager should be your first point of call for any questions.
The club will communicate using a number of methods:
Basketball is an excellent recreational activity for enjoyment and health.  It’s also a lot of fun to watch! However, sometimes the behaviour of a participant (Player, Parent, Spectator, Coach, Administrator or Official) ruins the fun, or even the safety, of others.

During the game, spectators are encouraged to support and call out positive comments, but there must be no coaching, instructing or officiating.  Remember, coaches are volunteers, please treat them and the referees with courtesy and respect and let our players have fun!

Under a new Respect for our game initiative, Basketball Victoria (BV) has outlined what is and isn’t acceptable when interacting with referees.  No spectator is to speak directly to the referee at any time.  Umpires wearing green are trainee referees, please be considerate, all umpires have to learn somewhere.  Remember, that umpire you are angry with could be your son or daughter, please treat them with respect.

Behavioural Technical Foul on Player, Coach or Bench

Respect For Our Game

Keilor Basketball Association (KBA) has a Participant Behaviour Policy which provides a clear and comprehensive statement of expectations.

CODES OF CONDUCT

Basketball Victoria have developed Codes of Conduct so that we can all be clear of the behavioural expectations that apply to us. These Codes are designed to assist everyone to safely receive the maximum benefit from their involvement in basketball.

Remember that breaches of code not only undermine the enjoyment & safety of the sport -they can also lead to sanctions being applied to individuals, teams or even the Club. In such circumstances – ignorance of a Code is not accepted as an excuse.

Basketball Victoria Codes of Conduct

If controlling your behaviour is an issue, remain outside the venue – go and get a coffee, catch up on emails, go for a walk – let our children enjoy basketball.
If a player has played with a KBAJ domestic club within the last 12 months before the player is able to play with another KBAJ domestic club, they must:
Settle any financials owed;
Return uniform / equipment, as required;
Request the club they are moving to, complete an online transfer; and
Register online with St Christopher’s (if transferring to St Christopher’s).

NOTE:
Clearances within a season must be lodged by 11:59pm the Friday before round 3 and finalised by 11:59pm the Friday before round 4.
Clearances must be fully approved to play on the Saturday.
  • All girl’s teams and boy’s teams up to and including U14 boys use a size 6 basketball
  • U16 boys and above use a size 7 basketball
Basketballs are available on our shop