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Welcome to Carnarvon Basketball!

Registration for the 2019/20 season will open in June 2019. Registration will be offered for female players born in 2010-2005, who play in the U-11, U-13 or U-15 Divisions.  No basketball experience is necessary and players are accepted from all areas of Greater Victoria. If you have a desire to play basketball, come and play with Carnarvon Ball Club! REGISTER EARLY as spaces are limited and we completely sell out very quickly every year.

In 2018/19, Carnarvon Basketball had 8 teams (71 players) in U-11 and U-13 that played in the Victoria and District Amateur Basketball Association (V&DABA or Night League). 

2018/19 Carnarvon Basketball Teams:

DivisionTeamGame NightsPractice NightPractice TimePractice LocationsSpaces Available?
U-11FirecrackersThurs, FriTuesday6-7pmBraefootFull
U-11Cherry Bomb SquadThurs, FriMonday6-7pmCampus ViewFull
U-11CapitalsThurs, FriMonday7-8pmQuadraFull
U-11KangaroosThurs, FriTuesday6:30-7:30pmOaklandsFull
U-11RocketsThurs, FriTuesday 6-7pmQuadraFull
U-13PenguinsTues, FriThursday6-7pmOaklandsFull
U-13StormTues, FriWednesday6-7pmSir James DouglasFull
U-13CometsTues, FriMonday6-7pmBraefootFull

History of Carnarvon Basketball - In 2017/18, Carnarvon Basketball was created to provide local female players with an opportunity to play Night League Basketball.  The pilot season resulted in 5 teams (44 players) at the U-11 and U-13 level.  In 2018/19, the program grew to 8 teams (71 players), also at the U-11 and U-13 level.  Planning is currently underway to possibly develop limited off-season and a supplemental skills-development program (eg. Academy) for players that still support players to participate in multiple sports. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Carnarvon Ball Club is a 100% parent-run, all volunteer, community-based, non-profit organization. We are not a company; we are simply a group of busy parents who volunteer together to provide sports opportunities for our kids.  Parent coaches and team coordinators are required for each team. All parents are expected to score keep for their team and support the Club in some capacity - as needed. While we understand that your time is limited, so is ours. Carnarvon Basketball is a great fit for families who want to give their kids a chance to play Night League Basketball AND who are also willing to volunteer - just a little.There is no volunteer opt-out fee option offered for Carnarvon Basketball.

What is Night League basketball?

Night League is a non-profit organization which has run a community basketball league in Victoria since before 1934 (www.vicbball.com). Coaches are usually parent volunteers and games are refereed by one to two certified officials from the Victoria Basketball Officials Association. The games at U-11 are 4v4 and the games at U-13 to U-18 are 5v5. Whether the teams are recreational or highly competitive, Night League adjusts the tiers throughout the season so teams can play other teams at their own skill-level and have a great time.

Night League only accepts team registrations with coaches already in place, and this is why Carnarvon is involved. To support individual players, small groups who want to play, Carnarvon accepts individual registrations, creates teams, arranges for uniforms and books gym times for practices.

Carnarvon Basketball teams need volunteer parent coaches in order to proceed to team registration. Carnarvon does not provide paid coaching services, so please volunteer to coach and we will make it as easy as possible for you by handling much of the administration. Some coach training is provided.  Female coaches are strongly encouraged to coach with Carnarvon Basketball. If you are interested in coaching Carnarvon Basketball, please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com.

How much does it cost? Is funding available?

In 2018/19, the registration fees were: early bird 255, regular 260 and the late 280. The fee includes the Night League team fee (which includes gym rental for games, gym supervisor, game director and referee wages, and V&DABA administration costs), the team practice gym rental fee, equipment costs and a Carnarvon administration fee. 

A reversible jersey is provided by Carnarvon, which must be returned at the end of the season.  Each player will need to provide a Jersey Deposit Cheque to their coach BEFORE they receive a jersey.

Individual equipment such as the rest of the uniform (white T-shirts and long black basketball shorts), basketball shoes (recommended), warm-up hoodies/shirts, warm-up pants, large water bottles (32 oz), etc. are the players' responsibility.


Carnarvon Basketball programs are eligible for KidSport funding. See http://www.vicbball.com/images/stories/pdfs/2017_How_to_Apply_for_a_KidSport_Grant.pdf for details on how to apply.

When does the season start/end?

The Night League Basketball season generally runs from late September to early March, with a 2-3 week break over Winter Holidays. The U-11 season is slightly shorter, ending in late February. Night League games start the week after Thanksgiving and are scheduled by Night League. 

 

How many times per week?

Night League is offered twice a week.  Each team has one game and one practice per week.  


Supplemental skills development programs (eg. Academies) are in the planning stages and may be offered once per week throughout the 2019/20 season for an extra fee.

When and where are the games?

Game schedules are posted on the Night League website.


 



When and where are the practices?

Carnarvon Basketball can not confirm practice times or locations until September.  In 2018/19, practices were held at Braefoot, Campus View, Quadra, Oaklands, Sir James Douglas and Strawberry Vale Elementary schools and were 60 minutes between the hours of 6-9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

How many players per team?

  • U-11 teams usually have 8 players 
  • U-13 teams usually have 10 players 
  • U-15 teams usually have 10-12 players

Can I make friend, coach or team requests?

Carnarvon Basketball will accept two friend requests per registration, but no guarantees can be made. 

Starting in 2019/20, U-11, friend requests will continue to be honoured whenever possible.  

Friend requests may still be possible at U-13 and U15, but they are not considered as important as placement on an team of matching skill-level.  In 2019/20, U-13 and U-15 players will be placed on teams with players who have similar skill levels - not necessarily on the same team as the previous season or according to friend requests. The reason for this is that U-13 and U-15 have 5+ tiers and placing a highly-skilled, ultra competitive player on a low-tier team does not support the long-term athletic development of that player.  Equally, placing a lower-skilled player on a highly competitive team could lead to injury and frustration for all players on the team.  

Skill level will be determined by play level during the previous season (if they are returning players) and Basketball Assessments, which will be held in early- to mid-September. Please note: Assessments are NOT tryouts - ALL players will be placed on a team. 

Friend requests can be made at the time of registration. 

Can I register an entire team with Carnarvon?

It may be possible to register an entire team.  Please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com to disucss the possibility.

When can I register?

Registration periods for 2019/20 will be:

  • Early Bird - until June 30th
  • Regular - July 1st - July 31st
  • Late - Aug 1st - 16th  
  • Aug 16th and after - registration may be held open or a wait list may be taken depending on whether teams still need players

NOTE: Even if registration is closed when you try to register, please be sure to join the wait list if it is still open. If our wait list grows long enough, we will create more teams - especially if a wait listed player has a coach-parent.  We will also try to place players on teams with other Clubs in Victoria, if possible.  

Does Carnarvon provide uniforms?

Carnarvon provides players with a reversible mesh jersey, which must be returned at the end of the season. Players are also required to wear a plain white t-shirt under the jersey and plain long, black basketball-style shorts (no logos or stripes etc).  

Players are required to wear the Carnarvon jersey, shorts and white T-shirt to games.  Coaches may require them to be worn at practices as well.

Each Fall, Carnarvon offers an online store to make it easier to purchase black basketball shorts, white T-shirts, basketball hoodies and other Spirit Wear/Fan apparel. 

Individual equipment such as the white T-shirt, long black basketball shorts, basketball shoes (recommended), warm-up hoodies/shirts, warm-up pants, large water bottles (32 oz), etc. are the players' responsibility to purchase.

NOTE: Each player will need to provide a 35 dollar Jersey Deposit Cheque to their coach BEFORE receiving a jersey.  The cheque is payable to Carnarvon Ball Club for post-dated for March 15, 2020.



Can boys register?

Carnarvon Basketball is for girls only. 


Bay Nation (https://baynation.wordpress.com/) offers basketball registration for boys.  Bay Nation has no affiliation with Carnarvon Ball Club.  


If you are unable to register your son in Bay Nation for any reason, or you would prefer to register an entire boys team with Carnarvon, please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com.

What is Carnarvon's refund policy for basketball?

A full refund, minus a 25 dollar administration fee, will be granted if e-mail notification of withdrawal is provided within 48 hours of the practice schedule release date (the practice schedule is usually released in mid-September).


Between 48 hours and 7 days after the practice schedule release date, a 50 percent refund will be granted only if Carnarvon can find a replacement player for your team from the wait list, as prices have been based on a set number of players per team. 


No refunds will be given 8 or more days after the practice schedule release date, except for medical reasons.  A doctor's note must be provided.


No refunds or exchanges on Carnarvon Basketball Spirit Wear/ Fan Apparel at any time.

What are the volunteer positions?

Carnarvon Ball Club is a 100% parent-run, all volunteer, community-based, non-profit organization. We are not a company; we are simply a group of busy parents who volunteer together to provide sports opportunities for our kids.  

For each Basketball team, there are:

  • 3 Coaches (maximum)
  • 1 Team Coordinator 
  • All remaining families are expected to score keep in a rotation

For the Carnarvon Basketball program to run effectively, parents need to fill a few administrative jobs. All the volunteer positions have been divided so that they only require a small time commitment.  If essential positions remain vacant, families will be asked to sign up for a volunteer position.

Here are the current 2019/20 Carnarvon Basketball positions (excluding Coaches):

  • Vice President Carnarvon Ball Club/Board Member - Lisa Rogers
  • Registrar - Rob Wrighton
  • Program Finance/Accounting - Sanjay Uppal
  • Scheduler - VACANT
  • Sponsorship Coordinator (Basketball) - VACANT
  • Uniform Coordinator - Erin Mazzoni
  • Uniform/Clothing Support (3 positions) - Megan Bondurant, Christine White & Noah Alexander
  • Equipment Manager - Lorne Neil
  • Equipment Support (2 positions) - Meribeth Burton, Joel Palmer
  • UVIC Half-Time Game/Mop Kids Coordinator - Tim Bradshaw
  • Academy/Off-Season Planning Committee - Rob Wrighton, Aaron Frampton, Tim Bradshaw, Lisa Rogers

To find out more information about these volunteer positions, or to sign-up ahead of time, please contact Lisa Rogers at lisarogers@hotmail.com.  Once players are registered, families will be sent an invitation to sign up to volunteer.  

Night League is also looking for volunteers and also has some paid positions (game supervisors, gym supervisors etc).  If you are interested in volunteering or working for Night League, please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com.


Thank you!


Can I sponsor a team?

Carnarvon Basketball is seeking Corporate Sponsors for the program. Sponsorships of any amount are greatly appreciated and it all goes to the kids. 


If your company is interested in sponsoring a team, division or the entire program, please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com for more information.

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