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Welcome to Carnarvon Basketball!

Registration for the 2019/20 season is now closed.  We have 12 teams this season: five U11 teams, six U13 teams and one U15 team.

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 80 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?

Assessments (U-13 and U-15 only) - Assessments will be held for the U-13 and U-15 to place players on the appropriate team and/or in to the Saturday Skills Group that is the best fit.


  • Assessments for 2008 - Saturday Sept 7th from 1-3 pm Lansdowne Middle School
  • Assessment for 2007, 2006 & 2005 - Saturday Sept 7th from 3-5 pm Lansdowne Middle School

If you cannot attend the designated Assessment time for your age, simply attend the other time.  If you cannot attend either Assessment, please email Rob at rob.wighton@gmail.com.

There are no Assessments for players in the U-11 division (2010 & 2009).  

Season Launch Event  - Saturday September 14th in the afternoon at Lansdowne Middle School (specific timing/details TBA). 


Saturday Skills Sessions (U-11, U-13 and U-15) 

Saturday Skills Sessions (NEW) have been added to support all players to develop fundamental basketball skills in a larger group format. The Skills Sessions are optional and there is no additional charge for the sessions. The Skills Sessions will be delivered by Rob Wighton, Technical Coordinator, Carnarvon Basketball, along with the support of Team Coaches. 


The dates for the 18 Saturday Skills Sessions are:

  • Sept 21, 28 
  • Oct 5, 19, 26 (no session Oct 12)
  • Nov 2, 16, 23, 30 (no session Nov 9)
  • Dec 7, 14 (no sessions Dec 21 or 28)
  • Jan 11, 18, 25 (no session Jan 4)
  • Feb 1, 8, 22, 29 (no session Feb 15)

Each player will be initially assigned to the Red, White or Black Group.  All 2009 and 2010 players have been initially assigned to White Group.  All other players will be assigned to a group based on the outcome of Assessments.  

  • Red Group - 1:00 - 2:20 pm
  • White Group - 2:20 - 3:40 pm (All 2009 and 2010 players have been initially assigned to White Group)
  • Black Group  - 3:40 - 5:00 pm 

Depending on each player's skill development over the course of the season, players may be invited to move from one Group to another Group. If your player is assigned to a particular group and cannot attend that specific time slot due to conflicting activities (or you know already that your player cannot attend one or more times listed because of conflicts), please contact Rob Wighton at rob.wighton@gmail.com to arrange to attend an alternative time with the next best suitable Group.  


Please bring your own basketball to the Saturday Skills Sessions (size 5 for U11 and size 6 for U13/15)


Players will also 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 https://carnarvonballclub.leagueapps.com/store


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 team practices and games in the Fall, however; here are last years' schedules for a general idea of what it might be like:  


2018/19 Carnarvon Basketball Teams:

Division

Team

Game Nights

Practice Night

Practice Time

Practice Locations

Spaces Available?

U-11

Firecrackers

Thurs, Fri

Tuesday

6-7pm

Braefoot

Full

U-11

Cherry Bomb Squad

Thurs, Fri

Monday

6-7pm

Campus View

Full

U-11

Capitals

Thurs, Fri

Monday

7-8pm

Quadra

Full

U-11

Kangaroos

Thurs, Fri

Tuesday

6:30-7:30pm

Oaklands

Full

U-11

Rockets

Thurs, Fri

Tuesday 

6-7pm

Quadra

Full

U-13

Penguins

Tues, Fri

Thursday

6-7pm

Oaklands

Full

U-13

Storm

Tues, Fri

Wednesday

6-7pm

Sir James Douglas

Full

U-13

Comets

Tues, Fri

Monday

6-7pm

Braefoot

Full


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

In 2019/20, the registration fees were:

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

The registration fees included 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 (for Saturday sessions - size 5 for U11 and size 6 for U13) 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 https://carnarvonballclub.leagueapps.com/store


Carnarvon Basketball programs are eligible for KidSport funding. See https://www.vicbball.com/images/stories/pdfs/How_to_Apply_for_a_KidSport_Grant.pdf 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 8-9 players 
  • U-13 teams have 10-12 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 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 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 (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.

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 lisarogers@hotmail.com.  

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 sponsorship for the Basketball 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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