Bendigo Basketball is back!
Starting Monday, the domestic competition returns to Bendigo Stadium! As games begin, there are a number of procedures that ALL players, parents, coaches and team managers need to be aware of.
ALL PLAYERS NEED TO BE REGISTERED TO THEIR TEAM. If they are not registered, they will not be allowed on court. Coaches or team managers should have distributed Play HQ links to all teams. Please check with them if you haven’t received a link.
All teams need to appoint a team manager. Team managers and coaches also need to register via Play HQ and link themselves to their team (same process as a player, there is no cost to do this).
Entry to the stadium has changed. Teams must wait outside the main stadium entrance and enter 10 minutes before game time. A QR scan is needed as you enter to record your details – this can be done using the camera app on your smart phone. Click here for a short video explanation.
Entry to the courts has been divided into three ‘zones’ Depending on what court you’re playing on, you will need to enter via the right door. Click here for a link to court entry.
NO BASKETBALLS to be brought into the stadium and only one spectator per player. The doors will also be locked after the game start time, so don’t be late!
At game end, please leave the stadium immediately. Bio safety officers will need to clean each court before the next game begins.
Stadium staff have been working extremely hard, under stressful circumstances, to get basketball going again. It’s up to US to make it work by following the procedures above and taking all the necessary precautions. The alternative is no basketball… so while it’s not ideal, let’s give it our best and get back to the game we all love!
Just a note to bring you up to date, the BBA is planning to begin Junior Basketball on Monday 13th July (the start of term 3).
* Beavers have entered all the club teams that have enough players and plan to play in the reduced Winter Season.
* As this stage the BBA does not want clubs to register players until they have the draw ready, possible later next week. When that is prepared they will ask clubs to get their teams to register their players, they will then go straight onto the Stadium Scoring system, if this does not work we may have a paper scoresheet for a little while.
* I will send all the Coaches/Managers their team link next week and this can be sent on to all the players to register themselves into their team in the new PlayHQ system. This is a new database replacing Sports TG (Sporting Pulse)
* Due to the Covid-19 health issue the Stadium has been rearranged to allow the BBA to abide by the Basketball Victoria Return to Play guidelines, player entry into the stadium will be managed by Staff to ensure the numbers at the courts are adhered to. More information will be sent out over the holidays to try and educate the players and parents as to how we access the courts. (We need to make you all aware that the kids are not allowed to take their own ball into the stadium)
* These arrangements may have an effect on the Beavers Club teams that practice at the stadium, we will know if there are courts available next week after the draw is available.
* Beavers may need to find courts outside the stadium for teams to use, this will be a cost that we have not budgeted for so we will be asking for the Season Club fee to be paid during this season.
Any questions call me.
Bendigo Basketball is returning! The Winter season will begin on the following dates…
Junior domestic competition returns Monday, July 13 for a 10 week season, including finals.
Senior domestic competition returns on Monday, July 20 for a 9 week season, including finals.
Team entries for the Winter season are still open, so get your team together and enter here. Limited places available and entries close 12pm Friday June 26.
Please also note, there are new Basketball Australia ‘Return to Basketball’ guidelines that must be followed to ensure the safety of all involved.
The Bendigo Basketball Association and Beavers Basketball Club are asking ALL Coaches and managers to undertake a short infection control training course before the Winter season begins.
Click here to go to the course.
Once you register, go to the training course page, find the e-learning course titled INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING – COVID 19
The course only takes 15-30 minutes to complete. At the end of the course you will be asked to pass a multiple choice assessment task. When completed successfully you will be able to print your certificate.
Look forward to seeing all teams back on court!
Here’s something to ease the isolation boredom!
Basketball Victoria will be holding an online Community Coaching course on Sunday May 31. This zoom webinar tips off at 10am (runs for approximately 90mins) and is only $10!
Click here to sign up!
In future seasons, the Bendigo Basketball Association will require all domestic coaches complete this course. See comments below
Going forward all coaches will be required to complete at minimum the Community Coaching Course to participate as a coach within the Bendigo Basketball Association. Head coaches will be required to complete (Level I) Club Coaching Course. Additional information will be provided relating to opportunities to complete the accreditation courses.
As the fight against Covid19 continues and the nation steps slowly towards a new normal, a return to the domestic basketball also begins to look a little closer.
Here at Team Red, we are hoping for a return to competition sooner rather than later! The Bendigo Basketball Association is working hard behind the scenes and while isolation is an opportunity to brush up on skills, we’re all yearning for some 5 v 5 hardwood action!
Teams for the Winter season were entered before the lockdown began. So now is a good time to check in with players and coaches to make sure everyone is safe, well and looking to return when the season commences.
We understand the hardship and difficulties (financial and otherwise) faced by many over the last 6-8 weeks, so please touch base and if you have any concerns about coming back, please also let us know. You can email Peter Allan here or call 0419 394 783
For those looking for more basketball specific information on Coronavirus restrictions, click through here to check the Basketball Victoria website.
Look forward to seeing all teams back on court SOON!
Here’s something that may keep the boredom at bay for a few hours!
Given we can’t get on court for the foreseeable future, let’s have a backyard ‘trickshot’ challenge online! Film your best low ring dunk, outrageous bank shot or behind the backboard buzzer beater and post it on our facebook group page or tag it on instagram using #teamredtrickshotchallenge !
Use your imagination! Extra points given for weird and wonderful props and post shot celebrations. (Please be safe – ER doesn’t need additional patients at the moment)
Bonus points to comments from participants that are encouraging and supportive – in these times, we don’t need any negativity!
The rules… well, I’ll work that out as we go along. If you need any further information or have an idea to add elements of difficulty email me here!
Let’s go Team Red!
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent suspension of the summer domestic season, the BBA have made the below decision regarding finals.
If your team played in the 2nd semi-final on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and won that game, then that team will be recognised as the top team in that Division.
If your team was defeated in the 2nd semi-final your team will be recognised as the Runners up in their Division.
For the teams that played on Fridays, who did not get to play any finals, The BBA decision is that the team that was on top of the ladder in their division will be declared as winning the division and the team in 2nd place on the ladder will be the Runners up.
All trophies have been given to the clubs to distribute. Please contact Peter Allan 0419 394 783 / 5443 9370 to arrange collection.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!
The Bendigo Basketball Association summer season kicks back into gear this week with games beginning on Sunday Feb 2nd. For our junior teams, games will begin on Monday 3rd. Click here to check the fixture for your team.
And don’t forget, Sunday February 9th Team Red will be manning the BBQ at Bunnings Kangaroo Flat. If you’re able to assist, please email Peter Allan here.
Look forward to seeing our teams on court for the continuation of the Summer season.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!
As the Bendigo Basketball machine begins to whirr back into action, a few important fundraising dates are approaching for Team Red. Read on below…
Bendigo Junior Classic – January 25, 26 & 27
The Australia Day long weekend sees the Bendigo Junior Classic return for 2020. The Beavers will again be managing the stadium at Girton. A very simple task, ensuring games run to schedule and also selling drinks at the entrance to the stadium.
Bunnings Warehouse – February 9
One of our major fundraising efforts for the year, the Bunnings BBQ has proven to be a great day to meet other Team Red members, sell a few snags and make some money to help keep our club going. This year we’ll be at Kangaroo Flat Bunnings on Sunday Feb 9 (same weekend as the Wodonga Basketball tournament – so new faces may be needed!)
If you are available to help out at either of these important fund raising events, please email Peter here