The following information will provide a general overview of the structure and governance of Basketball Hawthorn Junior & Youth Competitions.
FIXTURES, LADDERS & RESULTS
Games times and venues are available at the Basketball Hawthorn website. Mobile and tablet device support is offered via the SportsTG GameDay app – these programs are managed external from Basketball Hawthorn operations and should not be relied upon for accurate / up to date information. If in doubt always refer back to the Basketball Hawthorn website. Fixtures are subject to change and should be checked regularly. Teams are advised NOT to print fixtures.
Saturday: U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18
Sunday: Youth (U23)
Senior competitions are available for players 15yrs and older. For more information about senior competitions please click HERE
Timing – 2 x 18minute halves / 45 minute schedule
Venues – various facilities are used across the Boroondara municipality and surrounding region. Currently 24 venues / 38 courts are actively utilized. For a complete list of venues click HERE
Saturday Match Times – Games are generally played between 9:30am – 7:30pm. Age groups are scheduled sequentially, starting with U9 & U10 competitions, and finishing with U18 competitions in the evening.
Sunday Match Times – Games are played between 1:45pm – 6:00pm.
SEASON DATES & STRUCTURE
Summer Season – Term 4 and Term 1 of Victorian School term dates.
Winter Season – Term 2 and Term 3 of Victorian School term dates.
Competition Dates – Games are not scheduled on public holidays and subject to slight variances each year around public and private school dates/curriculum. Refer to competition calendars for exact dates of current season.
Grading Phase – First four rounds of season. These games do not count towards season ladder.
Finals Phase – Top 4 in two round playoff format.
Basketball Hawthorn welcomes registrations from new and existing teams. The registration period will be open for twice a year leading up to the commencement of the Winter and Summer seasons. The majority of teams & players in Junior & Youth Competitions register with affiliated local clubs.
From Summer 2019/20 Basketball Hawthorn commenced phasing out independent teams in Junior & Youth competitions. Existing teams will be permitted to continue playing, however all new teams must register via an affiliated club. Independent teams are required to be fully self sufficient; provide a coach & team manager, have a complete list of players, and organize their own training sessions.
Basketball Hawthorn strongly recommends all general inquiries for individual players be directed to a club – a list of clubs and contacts can be found HERE
Fee schedule effective Winter 2020 season:
Team Registration Fee = $180.00
Match Fees = $77.00
24hr+ notification = $154.00
Less than 24hrs notice = $184.00
Un-notified = $214.00
Club based members pay fees directly to their club – fees & scheduled may vary depending on other factors such as hire of training facilities. Basketball Hawthorn operates a cashless system – all registration and match fees paid via online registration & invoicing. There are no door entry fees at any venue on match day.
COMPETITION BY-LAWS AND CODES OF CONDUCT
All teams and their members must be familiar with Basketball Hawthorn Competition By-Laws and Basketball Victoria Codes of Conduct. These documents are available from the Basketball Hawthorn website.
By registering and playing at Basketball Hawthorn all members agree to the following;
The team will abide by the Basketball Hawthorn By-Laws.
The team will comply with BV Codes of Conduct.
The team will comply with all requirements in relation to Working With Children Check legislation.
The team will ensure that all fees, match payments and fines incurred will be paid promptly.