Still some unknowns being sorted thru. WBA hopes to lock nominations in by the weekend so scheduling can begin.
Once locked in clubs can start officially notifying teams of what is going on.
NOTE this process is all more compressed and rushed than previous seasons due to COVID. Nominations are 10% down from last season.
The WBA Exec committee met tonight to split the deadlocked vote around the proposed Aug or Sep summer season starting datesas we exit out of covid restrictions.
Sep 14 Date, Has now been locked in as a start date:
SA Country have agreed to effectively start the registration window for the 20/21 season now. This means members won’t have to pay double SAC fees. At this stage SAC and BA have agreed to freeze (or keep to just CPI) any proposed price increases. NOTE: This is yet to be ratified.
So Spread the word ASAP, Sep 14 Start date!!
We thank all clubs/members for their patience in this trying time.
SA Country Basketball are currently offering each association around the State free Basketball Australia Club Coach Accreditation Course for all their coaches (usually $100).
If you wish to take advantage of this could you advise us so we can ensure your spot. We need a minimum of six persons (maximum of 12) to undertake the course. Our course is scheduled to take place on the 12th of October 2020.
Most seven and eight team comps play their last minor rnd games this week. Because they finish early most will play a 3 rnd final series, semi's next week and prelim and GF in the following week. This is not the case for all these comps as unfortunately the State champ weekend blocked us from using Frid night in rnd 15 so the Friday night games have been spread thru the week in to available time slots.
This weekend we are running an hour long shooting clinic for players of all abilities from U12-16. 11am - 12pm Sunday.
Ccome and work on your shooting with a range of skills and drills that you can take home and work on in your own backyard!!
It's WBA policy for only coaches to bring balls to the stadium on Junior nights. Spectators are not permitted to shoot in timeouts or between 1/4. This is a very real safety concern we had one of our own referee's go down very heavily just before Xmas injuring himself.
Below is one of many concerned parents that have contacted us on this issue putting their concerns in writing.
"Can we please stop kids bringing basketballs in to the stadium during game days! It is very frustrating watching my sons team play while other non players are bouncing the ball along side the court as well as hogging the court right before our games while the team are trying to warm up. Then taking shots during quarter and half time. As a family we have also tried to sit up stairs and watch the games but have had to move due to teenagers having mini basketball games up stairs."