Summer season 2018/19 starts on Monday 8th October 2018
Online registrations for the Summer season open on Monday 13th August and close on Thursday 6th September 2018.
All registrations must be processed online at the Southern Basketball Association (SBA) website http://sabres.com.au/
Fees are to be paid at time of registration- unpaid fees will result in registration being void.
Current members will not be able to access the membership registration link after the closing date.
NOTE: This is a change to previous season registrations. Any existing Sharks players who have not registered by Thursday 6th September time will not be able to register and cannot be guaranteed a place in a team. Spots will be filled from the Sharks player waiting list.
If there is a spot in a team, the current player can register and will be charged a $20 late fee (see fees below).
Any queries about the registration process can be directed to the Club Secretary at [email protected].
Fees remain unchanged for the Summer 2018/19 Season:
$235 for the first child
$215 for the second child
$195 for the third child
$175 for the fourth child
This includes SBA playing fees and compulsory Sports Insurance imposed by Basketball Victoria.
Entry to stadium for all players & children under 18 is free. Players over 18 Years of Age and Parents will have a choice to either pay a casual entry fee of $3 per person to enter the stadium, or register to become a Sabres Member. Memberships are available at a cost of $15 per season. You will receive a personalised membership card, which gives you unlimited free entry into domestic games excluding finals for the season. To register go to the sabres website at http://www.sabres.com.au and click on the Junior Registration tab.
Age grouping & by-laws
Summer & Winter Seasons – a player must be under the age stated in the relative age group by the 31st December in the year of the completion of that season. Use the table below as a guide.
To be eligible to participate in an SBA Junior Domestic Competition players must have turned 7 years of age by midnight 31st December in the year in which the season finishes.
Players must play their own age group and can only play ‘up’ as a second game as per SBA by laws. Refer to the following table and SBA By Laws regarding detailed discussion of age grouping, cut offs and playing rules.
Photographic images of players may be used during any activities associated with the Southern Basketball Association for publication in any form to promote basketball.
Age Group table for Summer 2018/19
Born 2011 and 2012- U9 Girls and Boys- Games Friday night (modified and full)
Born 2010- U10 Boys and Girls- Games Thursday night
Born 2008 and 2009- U12 Girls- Games Monday nights. U12 Boys- Saturday morning
Born 2006 and 2007- U14 Girls – games Tuesday nights. U14 Boys- games on Saturday
Born 2004 and 2005- U16 Girls- Wednesday nights. U16 Boys Saturday afternoon.
Born 2002 and 2003- U18 Girls- Monday nights. U18 Boys – Sunday
Born 2000 and 2001- U20 Girls and U20 Boys- Sunday
Venues include: Tulip Street, Mentone Girls’ Secondary College, Parkdale Secondary College, Mentone Grammar.
Training & Uniforms
Training days & times will be emailed to team managers once teams are finalised & training locations and times have been allocated. This allocation is made based on preferences provided to the Club’s Training Co-ordinator and is performed at the beginning of every season.
Singlets are available from the Uniform Co-ordinator at a cost of $40 each. Email for further information email [email protected].
Shorts must be purchased from the Locker Room – specialty basketball shop located at the Tulip Street, Sandringham basketball stadium. Refer to http://sabres.com.au/the-locker-room-contact-details/ for Opening Hours.
Code of Conduct
All teams and players are bound by the provisions of the SBA Member Protection By-Law and Codes of Conduct. Details are available on the SBA website.
All players, coaches and spectators are also bound by the provisions of the Beaumaris Sharks Basketball Club Code of Conduct. Refer to https://sharksbasketballclub.org.au/teams-2/code-of-conduct/.
Under the By-Laws of the Southern Basketball Association, a penalty of $130 is imposed on all clubs for each team that may forfeit a game. A game will be considered a forfeit/walkover if there is an insufficient number of players available to take court. The minimum number of players is four (4).
It is important to ensure all players understand that they are required to notify the Club of their intended absence well in advance (this is especially important for small teams). If there are insufficient players it is your responsibility to notify the Team Manager.
The Team Manager will try to arrange fill-ins for that game or alternatively notify the SBA that the game will need to be forfeited. However, the $130 penalty can be avoided if seven days notice is given to the SBA.
The Club will honour the first fine on behalf of the forfeiting team on the understanding that there is a legitimate reason.
Thereafter, teams who have had a walkover declared against them will be fined $130. The fine must be paid within seven (7) days of the walkover match or prior to the next fixtured game (whichever is sooner). If the fine remains unpaid, no premiership points shall be awarded to that team and each subsequent game will be declared a 20-0 walkover.
Summer Season 2018/19 important dates
Last games prior to Christmas – Sunday 16th December 2018
First game back after Christmas – Monday 28th January 2019
No games Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th November (Melbourne Cup Weekend)
No games Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th March 2019 (Labour Day)
Semi Finals Saturday 16th – Thursday 21st March 2019
Grand Finals Weekend 23rd – 24th March 2019
Under 9 competition
The Under 9 competition is split into modified (lower rings) and full (higher rings) competitions. The SBA may grade teams based on performance in the first 4-5 games of the season. U9 teams can only play modified for one season before moving up to full height rings.