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Welcome to Carnarvon Basketball!

UPDATE: As of July 16th, 2018, the U-11 program is full; however, we are accepting a waitlist and will create another U-11 team if enough players join the waitlist.  There are only 3 spaces left in U-13 and 6 spaces left in U-15.

For the 2018/19 season, Carnarvon Basketball is pleased to offer registration for female players born in 2009-2004, who will play in the U-11, U-13 or U-15 Divisions. Spaces are limited.

No basketball experience is necessary and we accept players from all over Greater Victoria.

Players who register with Carnarvon Basketball are placed on teams that play in the Victoria and District Amateur Basketball Association (V&DABA or Night League). The teams are placed into tiers, ranging from beginner to highly competitive, which is why beginners are always encouraged to join the fun.  If you have a desire to play basketball, come and play with Carnarvon Ball Club!

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 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 often 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 or small groups who want to play, Carnarvon will accept individual registrations, create teams, arrange for uniforms and book gym times for practices. With Carnarvon, coaches with complete teams can keep your team intact and have Carnarvon help with the logistics.

Carnarvon Basketball teams need volunteer parent coaches in order to proceed to team formation. 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. Female coaches are strongly encouraged to coach with Carnarvon Basketball.

How much does it cost? Is funding available?

In 2018/19, early bird is 255, regular is 260 and the late is 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 jersey (U-11) or uniform (U-13) will be provided by Carnarvon, which must be returned at the end of the season.  Each player will need to provide a Jersey/Unifrom Deposit Cheque to their coach BEFORE receiving a uniform. 

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, water bottles, 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.  

When and where are the games?

In 2018/19, there are may be significant changes to the Night League game schedule and locations.  Unlike previous years, Night League will not be able to rent their main game gym - SJ Willis - as it is being used as a swing school for seismic upgrading.  


To give you a sense of how much this will change the Night League game schedule, in 2017/18, there were 40 Night League games per week at SJ Willis over the course of 19 weeks (760 games in a season). This is a significant loss of rental space that Night League is in the process of trying to replace. Games may be scheduled at gyms and times not previously used in the past. 


The game schedule for the 2018/19 will not be available until mid-September. 


Although it is now subject to change, in 2017/18, the Girls' game schedules were:


  • U-11 - Thursdays at 6:00pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm
  • U-13 - Thursdays or Fridays 6:00pm, 7:00pm or 8:00pm
  • U-15 - Thursdays or Fridays 8:00pm or 9:00pm
  • U-18 - There were no U18 girls' teams in 2017/18 

Girls games were played at SJ Willis, Lansdowne or Central schools. 



When and where are the practices?

Night League does not release available practice slots until September, but - depending on how the game schedules are altered from the loss of SJ Willis - Carnarvon is hoping to have the following gyms and times available for practices again this year, if possible:

  • Practice Days: Monday or Tuesday evenings 
  • Times: Start at 6:30pm or 7:30pm
  • Locations: Quadra, Hillcrest, Oaklands, Cloverdale and Braefoot Elementary Schools

How many players per team?

  • U-11 teams usually have 8 players per team
  • U-13 to U-18 teams usually have 10 players per team

Can I make friend, coach or team requests?

Yes. Carnarvon will accept two friend requests per registration. If both players request each other, then the request is more likely to be granted. We will try to accommodate friend requests or other requests, but no guarantees can be made. You can make your requests at the time of registration.  

Can I register an entire team with Carnarvon?

Yes. Subject to approval, you may register an entire team - as long as the team has parents willing to coach. 

Contact Lisa Rogers, at lisarogers@hotmail.com for details on how to register an entire team before any of your players register as individuals.

When can I register?

Registration periods for 2018/19 will be:

  • Early Bird - until May 30th
  • Regular - June 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 try to 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 inVictoria, if possible.

Does Carnarvon provide uniforms?

For U-11: 

Carnarvon will provide U-11 players with a reversible mesh jersey, which must be returned at the end of the season (no refund). U-11 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).  

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

U-11 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.

NOTE: Each U-11 player will need to provide a 25 dollar Jersey Deposit Cheque to their coach BEFORE receiving a uniform.  The cheque is payable to Carnarvon Ball Club for post-dated for March 1, 2019.

ONLINE ORDERING: Carnarvon intends to offer an online store/pick-up orders to make it easier to purchase black basketball shorts (U-11), white T-shirts (U-11), basketball hoodies and other Spirit Wear/Fan apparel. Stay tuned for details once you register.

For U13/U15:

Carnarvon will provide U-13 and U-15 players with a basketball jersey and shorts, which must be returned at the end of the season.  No white undershirt is required. 

Individual equipment such as basketball shoes (recommended), warm-up hoodies/shirts, warm-up pants, water bottles, etc. are the players' responsibility to purchase.

NOTE: Each U-13 player will need to provide a 50 dollar Uniform Deposit Cheque to their coach BEFORE receiving a uniform. The cheque is payable to Carnarvon Ball Club, post-dated for March 1, 2019.

ONLINE ORDERING: Carnarvon intends to offer an online store/pick-up orders to make it easier to purchase basketball hoodies and other Spirit Wear/Fan apparel. Stay tuned for details once you register.

Can boys register?

Carnarvon only offers basketball registration 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 schedule release date. (In 2017/2018, the schedule was released on September 10th, 2017).


Between 48 hours and 7 days after the 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, there are also numerous small administrative jobs. All the volunteer positions have been divided so that they only require a small time commitment, but stepping-up to help will make a big difference to the kids and keep the program operating.  Many hands make light work!  Plus, volunteering is really rewarding and fulfilling, especially when you know it's helping the kids. 

Families will be asked to Sign-Up for a Volunteer Position.  You will be sent an invite from Sign Up Genius after you register your player.  

To find out more information about these positions, please go to http://www.carnarvonballclub.com/pages/BasketballV...

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


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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