• 2017 Winter season trophies
  • 2017 AGM / Presentation Day

Photos for the website Gallery

Hi everyone,

Throughout the year, it would be good to keep our website up to date with photos from in and around the club. Events, clinics, games, juniors, seniors, coaches, parents, training, activities, etc. We would love to share what you and your team get up to on our Shark’s website.

If anyone has any photos they are happy to share, you can email them to Sharon at skyezak at bigpond dot com.

And as it’s nearing the end of the year when basketball takes a short break over the Christmas period, if anyone would like to share photos from their Christmas get-togethers for your team, please do so!

Remember to keep an eye on the Gallery section of our site, as photos are uploaded regularly.

 

FIBA Rule Changes 2017

Please find below a link to new rule changes that take effect immediately.

Please read through and click on the You Tube links to watch videos of interpretations of these new rules.

ALL PLAYERS will need to be aware of these new rules as they will be refereed by these new changes next Saturday.

Also these rules are implemented for those of you who play in the senior competition.

FIBA-Rule-Changes-Summary-2017-Video-Links

 

Kids first!

Sunbury Basketball Association ‘Kids First’

A parent’s role in sport is important. How many times have you looked at the mannerisms of your child and thought, “I do that”? Children replicate what adults do, this is how humans learn. How your child competes is greatly influenced by parental behaviours. This is why it is vital for the development of children, adults in a position of power (parents, coaches, officials etc.) act in a constructive and encouraging manner at all times. Cheering and wanting your child to perform well is human nature, but this should be done in a responsible manner.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the country with 30.5% of children aged between 6 and 13 playing1. Sunbury Basketball Association has put together a document which assists parents in engaging in their child’s development of an athlete and a person.

Principles of Kids First:
• Sport for children is a vital part of their growing up.
• Children like to win but, more importantly, they want to have fun.
• Parents need to set the right example on the side lines, not just at home.
• Parents should be proud of their child’s efforts, irrespective of the result.
• Sport is important to children’s self-esteem.
• Encourage positive talk with your children about their efforts.

Why do children want to play sport?
• To play games and have fun.
• To mix with and socialise with their friends.
• For the feeling of self-development and fulfilment.
• For the challenge of the contest.

The benefits of children playing sport:
• Develop communication and social skills.
• Build character, commitment and self-esteem.
• Build discipline and sense of achievement.
• Develop sportsmanship, respect for officials and opposition players and an understanding of winning and losing.
• Physical wellbeing and fitness.

1 Roy Morgan Young Australians Survey, January 2014 – December 2014, sample n = 2404 Australians aged 6-13.

Parents Pledge:
1. I will remember that children play sport for their enjoyment not yours.
2. I will encourage children to participate, do not force them.
3. I will focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
4. I will encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
5. I will never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. I will remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good plays by all teams.
7. I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
8. I will respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.
9. I will show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.
10. I acknowledge that the consumption of alcohol and smoking is inappropriate at all junior games.

Please note – Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in the withdrawal or suspension of you and/or your child’s registration with the Association and clubs within for a period of time.

Coaches, umpires, officials, administrators and parents form the basketball community. It is vital, for the betterment of junior sport, that we work together to provide the highest quality sporting environment for our children. “Kids First” is designed to assist parents with the important role that they play in their child’s sporting experience.

Parents are encouraged to understand and promote the following:
• Sport for children will provide a solid base for later life.
• Be proud of your child’s attempts to compete.
• Children want to “play the game”.
• Promote the personal best philosophy – “do your best”
• Adults can give children two valuable assets:
1. The right example
2. The right attitude.
• Children like to win, but participation and enjoyment come first.
• Children are not little adults; let them play their game as a positive experience that will encourage them to a life-time involvement in sport.
• Support and applaud effort, discuss the game but never criticise.
• Display self-control – don’t embarrass your children or yourself.
• Support umpires and encourage players to accept their decisions.
• Above all, support an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.
• After the game, speak briefly and rationally.

The Sunbury Basketball Association thanks you for your efforts to provide a healthy and positive sporting environment for our children.

If you would like to report a breach of the policy please Email: admin@sunburybasketball.com.au

View the PDF document via the below link:

kids_First

Code of Conduct reminder

This pledge comes from the Flight Path Program – Kids First codes of conduct but should also incorporate all basketball.

Please take the time to read.

Parents Pledge:

1. I will remember that children play sport for their enjoyment not yours.

2. I will encourage children to participate, do not force them.

3. I will focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
4. I will encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

5. I will never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

6. I will remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good plays by all teams.

7. I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

8. I will respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.

9. I will show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.

10. I acknowledge that the consumption of alcohol and smoking is inappropriate at all junior games.

Please note – Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in the withdrawal or suspension of  your child’s registration with the FPP for a period of time.
FPP Coaches, umpires, officials, administrators and parents form the basketball community. It is  vital, for the betterment of junior sport, that we work together to provide the highest quality sporting environment for our children. “FPP Kids First” is designed to assist parents with the important role that they play in their child’s sporting experience.

 

Parents are encouraged to understand and promote the following:
• Sport for children will provide a solid base for later life.

• Be proud of your child’s attempts to compete.

• Children want to “play the game”.

• Promote the personal best philosophy – “do your best”

• Adults can give children two valuable assets:

1. The right example

2. The right attitude.

• Children like to win, but participation and enjoyment come first.

• Children are not little adults; let them play their game as a positive experience that will encourage them to a life-time involvement in sport.

• Support and applaud effort, discuss the game but never criticise.

• Display self-control – don’t embarrass your children or yourself.

• Support umpires and encourage players to accept their decisions.

• Above all, support an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.

• After the game, speak briefly and rationally.

The FPP thanks you for your efforts to provide a healthy and positive sporting environment for our children.

Reminder about Code of Conduct

Message from the Club President David Tweedley:

It came to my attention yesterday that a few incidents had occurred at some of our games.

These incidents maybe isolated, but at no time does Rupertswood Basketball Club tolerate any of the behaviour that occurred yesterday.

Not only do these incidents look bad on yourselves, but it reflects badly on our club.

In future if you have an issue with either refereeing decisions, the way opposition players/coaches are conducting themselves or parent/spectators behaviour, please speak to your coach/team manager.

As you are all aware, approaching officials is not acceptable, especially as most are juniors themselves, so speak to your club delegates if you have any concerns.

Bad behaviour is not acceptable in junior sport and will not be tolerated at Rupertswood Basketball Club.

Minds Matter Day

The SBA is having a stall at the Minds Matter Day on the Village Green tomorrow and they will be giving away water bottles so come on down and say hi!

Hoop Smart Basketball Camp : 25th September

Hoop Smart Basketball Camp: Sunbury

When: Monday Sept. 25th , 9:30am-3:00pm

Where: Boardman Stadium, Sunbury

What: Skills, drills, competitions, games, & prizes to be given away. The day will be jam-packed with hoops led by our experienced coaching staff! *Bring a basketball if you have one.

Who: All abilities welcome (Ages 6-12)

Cost: FREE!

To registerhttp://www.123contactform.com/form-1185049/Sunbury

Remember to check us out on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/hoopsmartaustralia

WNBL pre season game tonight 7.30pm

WNBL pre season game is being hosted tonight by Sunbury Basketball Association at 7.30pm

COST: $10 adults / $5 children

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers will only have a few training sessions under their belt when they hit the court this Saturday night at Sunbury, but they will look to suit-up most of their 15-player roster.

Waiting for them at the aptly named Hangar (home of the Sunbury Jets) will be an Invitational Team led by Kennedy Kereama, fresh off a Big V State Championship Women title, and a number of very familiar players.

A huge crowd is expected to turn out for the 7:30pm tip-off on Saturday night, especially in anticipation of seeing Liz Cambage in Boomers colours for the first time this season.

“We’re really looking forward to getting out on court for the first time this season, the players are ready to go,” said Boomers Coach Guy Molloy.

“We will just about have a full squad to select from, which will be good for the crowd to come along and see.”

Boomers GM Justin Nelson confirmed that the team will be on court after the game to meet all the fans as per their normal ritual after every WNBL contest.

“That’s who we are, it’s what we do,” said Nelson about the after-game signing and photo session, adding “The players are looking forward to meeting everyone in Sunbury.”

The Invitation Team will feature a number of recognised players, including former WNBL star Samantha Richards and leading Big V imports Ariel Thomas and Orla O’Rielly.

“Kennedy has put together a good team, we expect a tough hit-out to get our official pre-season underway,” said Molloy.

Others expected to play for the Invitational Team include Monique Stevens, Josie Stockill, Chelsea Burns, Lucy Dawson, Lauren Pearce and Lilly Scanlon.