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Welcome to Carnarvon Basketball!

Registration for the 2019/20 season is now open! 

Registration is 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 sell out very quickly each year.  Even if a Division is full, be sure to join the wait list.  Last year, all wait-listed players were successfully placed on teams and we hope to do the same for the 2019/20 season.

WHAT'S NEW in 2019/20?

NEW Basketball Skills Sessions - Carnarvon Basketball has added optional, weekly Basketball Skills Sessions on Saturday afternoons at Lansdowne Middle School throughout the season. Each Skills Session will last approximately 90 minutes (see below for more information on the Skills Sessions).

Team/Program Photos - Players will receive a Team Photo of their Night League Team as part of registration.

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 included in Carnarvon Basketball? What are the NEW Skills Sessions?

Carnarvon Basketball is offered 3 times per week:

  • Team Practice
  • Night League Game 
  • Carnarvon Basketball Skills Session (optional)

Team Practices are one-hour practices in an elementary gym and are run by the Coach(es) assigned to that Team. Each Team usually has the entire gym for their Team Practice. Team Practices usually start in September, depending on gym availability and are on several different weeknights depending on gym availability.

League Games are scheduled by Night League and are once a week with a few byes throughout the season. Night League games start the week after Thanksgiving and run until early March, with a 2-3 week break over Winter Holidays. The U-11 season is slightly shorter, ending in late February. 

Weekly, optional Skills Sessions have been added to support all Carnarvon players to develop fundamental basketball skills in a larger group format. The Skills Sessions will begin in early September and run until mid-March on Saturday afternoons (between 1-5pm) for 90 minutes per age group. The Skills Sessions will be delivered by Rob Wrighton, Technical Coordinator, Carnarvon Basketball, along with the support of Team Coaches. There is no additional charge for the Skills Sessions and they are open to all Carnarvon Basketball players.

In addition, players will receive a Team Photo as a keepsake of their season. Photo Day is yet to be determined.

To make life easier, Carnarvon families can order basketball shorts, T-shirts and other Carnarvon Basketball clothing and gear through our Carnarvon Online Store.  The Online Store is open at

Players will be entitled to use a Reversible Jersey, which must be returned in good condition at the end of the season.

Please Note: Schedules will be available for practice and game times and locations in the Fall, however; here are last years' schedules for a general idea of what it might be like:  

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

When can I register? How much does it cost? Is funding available?

In 2019/20, the registration fees are:

  • Early Bird (until June 30th) - 265 dollars
  • Regular (July 1st - July 31st) - 275 dollars
  • Late (Aug 1st - 16th) - 295 dollars

The registration fees include the Night League team fee (which includes gym rental for games, gym supervisor, game director and referee wages, and V&DABA administration costs), the Skills Session gym rental, 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.  The Online Store is open at

Carnarvon Basketball programs are eligible for KidSport funding. See for details on how to apply.

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. 

How many players per team? Can I make a friend request?

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

U-11 teams will be based loosely on friend groupings and returning teams or partial teams in order to get our youngest players participating in the game. There are no U-11 Assessments.

U-13 and U-15 teams will be determined by player's skill-level during the previous season (if they are returning players) and/or U-13/U-15 Assessments.  Assessments are NOT tryouts - all registered players will be placed on a Team. 

Friend requests may still be possible at U-13 and U15, but will only be considered if the friends have similar skill-development, aggressiveness and athleticism. 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.  

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 to disucss the possibility.

Can boys register?

Carnarvon Basketball is for girls only. 

Bay Nation ( 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

What is Victoria and District Amateur Basketball Association ("Night League")?

Night League is a non-profit organization which has run a community basketball league in Victoria since before 1934 ( 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

What is Carnarvon Basketball's Refund Policy?

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 Team 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 opportunities? How do I volunteer to Coach?

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

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

  • Vice President Carnarvon Ball Club/Board Member - Lisa Rogers
  • Registrar - Rob Wighton
  • Technical Coordinator - Rob Wighton
  • 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

To find out more information about coaching or other volunteer positions, please contact Lisa Rogers at  

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

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 for more information.

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