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Welcome to Carnarvon Basketball!

Since 2016, Carnarvon Basketball has been providing a variety of programs for girls from Grades 3-12. Our current programs include:

  1. Night League Basketball (Grade 4-9) - from Sept-Feb
  2. Skills and Drills (Grade 2-12) - from Sept-Feb
  3. Spring Basketball - Local and Travel Teams (Grade 6-9 - depending on available coaches) - Mar-July
  4. Fall Travel Teams (Grade 9 and 10)


What is Night League Basketball?

Victoria Night League (www.vicbball.com) is a community basketball league with 1500+ players from several different clubs, including Carnarvon Basketball. Night league consists of one game and one practice per week from September - February. U-11 games are 4v4 and U-13+ games are 5v5. 

Whether the teams are recreational or highly competitive, Night League tiers and re-tiers teams throughout the season so each can play other teams at a similar skill-level and have a great time.

Team Composition

    U-11 - Carnarvon teams are 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 Assessments for the U11 Division. Friend requests can be made at the time of registration.

    U-13+ - Carnarvon teams are determined by Assessments. Assessments are NOT "tryouts." Unlike a tryout, no player will left without a team to play on. While friend requests may still be considered at U13+ if the friends have similar skill-development, aggressiveness and athleticism, team placement is more heavily weighted to skill level and competitiveness. U-13 & U-15 divisions 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. Assessments are usually held in late August or early September.


    • U-11 teams - 8-10 players
    • U-13 teams - 8-12 players
    • U-15 & U-18 teams - 8-12 players



    What are the Drills and Skills Sessions?

    Drills and Skills is once per week 80-minute fundament skills training. Each player is assigned to a Group based on their age and skill. One block is a "Learn to Play" group, giving our youngest and newest players an opportunity to learn the game, develop skills and gain confidence. 

    If a player improves significantly, they may be offered the choice to move up to the next block to further enhance their skill development. Our Night League alumni are welcome to stay in the game by continuing in Drills and Skills.

    All Drills and Skills sessions are led by our Technical Director Rob Wighton with support from Night League team coaches. Skills and Drills sessions are usually once per week on a Saturday or Sunday at Lansdowne Middle School.

    What are the Spring and Fall Travel Teams?

    New in 2022, Carnarvon Basketball is offering Local Team and Travel Team opportunities for Grade 6-10 in the Fall (Sept - Dec) and Spring (Mar - July). All Local Teams and Travel Teams are coach driven - meaning that it is the individual coaches who select their own roster and build their own schedules.

    Local Teams can be formed and continue practicing and playing exhibition games or enter local tournaments.  

    Travel teams are highly competitive teams who attend extra practices and camps together, participate in local spring and fall leagues, play exhibition games and attend tournaments on the mainland. 

    If you are interested playing on or coaching a Spring or Fall Local Team or Travel Team or want more information, please email Rob Wighton at rob.wighton@gmail.com.

    What are the Uniform Requirements?

    Night League:

    For games, players are required to wear:

    • Reversible Carnarvon Jersey. It must be returned at the end of the season. Each player will need to provide a refundable 50 dollar Jersey Deposit Cheque payable to Carnarvon Ball Club and post-dated to March 1.
    • Plain white T-shirt under the jersey - available through Carnarvon Online Store
    • Long black basketball-style shorts. No "short shorts", logos, stripes etc - Available through Carnarvon Online Store


    Drills & Skills / Learn to Play Basketball - A jersey is not included. A personal basketball is required for Drills & Skills sessions - size 5 for U11 and size 6 for U13+

    Local and Travel Teams: Information will be provided by your Spring/Fall Coach

    **Recommended for All Players:

    • Carnarvon Hoodie
    • High-top Basketball shoes
    • Large water bottle (32 oz)

    The Online Store is open until mid-September at https://carnarvonballclub.leagueapps.com/store

    What is the Refund Policy?


    For Night League: A partial refund (less 75 dollars) will be given if e-mail notification of withdrawal is provided within 48 hours of the Team Practice schedule release date.

    No refunds will be given 48 hours after the practice schedule release date onwards, 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.


    For Drills and Skills: Before end of second month, a 50% refund for medical reasons. A doctor's note must be provided.  After the second month, no refunds will be provided.


    For Travel Teams: Refunds considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Can boys register for Carnarvon Basketball?

    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,  please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com.

    What are the Volunteer Opportunities?

    Carnarvon Ball Club is a parent-run, community-based, non-profit organization. We are not a company; we are simply a group of busy parents who volunteer to provide sports opportunities for our kids. We have many vacancies for the the 2022/2023 Carnarvon Basketball season, including:

    • Vice-President Carnarvon Ball Club - Basketball Program (Board Member) - Lisa Rogers
    • Technical Coordinator - Rob Wighton
    • Registrar - VACANT
    • Uniform Coordinator - Erin Mazzoni
    • Program Finance/Accounting - VACANT
    • Volunteer Coordinator - VACANT
    • Sponsorship Coordinator (Basketball) - VACANT
    • Uniform/Clothing Support (3 positions) - VACANT
    • Equipment Manager - VACANT
    • UVIC Half-Time Game/Mop Kids Coordinator - VACANT
    There are also two coaches per team. All remaining families are expected to score keep for Night League games on rotation.

    The program needs you! Please volunteer for one of the roles listed above. To find out more information about coaching or other volunteer positions, please contact Lisa Rogers at lisarogers@hotmail.com.  


    Is KidSport funding available?

    Carnarvon Basketball programs are eligible for KidSport funding. For details on how to apply, go to https://www.vicbball.com/image...


    Can I Sponsor Carnarvon Basketball?

    Carnarvon Basketball is in need of corporate 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, a division or the entire program, please contact lisarogers@hotmail.com.

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