Welcome to the best Junior sport in Rockhampton!
Year Round Competition
Unlike a lot of sports in Rocky, Basketball is year round with a Winter Season running from April-September, and a Summer Season running from October-March.
Our Next Season
Our next season kicks off on Thurs 17th and Friday 18th of October with 1 week of practice games. These games provide clubs with an opportunity to finalise their teams prior to the real season kicking off a week later.
Key Dates for Winter 2019
Thurs 17th & 18th October 2019 – Practice Games
Thurs24th & 25th October 2019 – Round 1
Saturday 21st March 2020– Grand Finals
Basketball cut-off dates are a little strange. The official line is; a player cannot turn an age by Dec 31st of the year in which that competition is played in.
To make it simple you can find the corresponding ‘year of birth’ options for each of our junior age groups below.
U10 – 2011, 2012, 2013
U12 – 2009 & 2010
U14 – 2007 & 2008
U16 – 2005 & 2006
U18 – 2003 & 2004
Any exemptions to cut-off dates, must be submitted and approved by clubs to Rockhampton Basketball before the start of the season.
What does Basketball Cost?
Our current registration rates are…
U10’s: $140 RBI Fee + $20 Club Fee + *$32.26 BQ Fee
U12-U18’s: $160 RBI Fee + $20 Club Fee + *$64.52 BQ Fee
*BQ Fee is purchased once every 12 months, meaning Basketball is cheaper in your second season.
Club Fee: This helps supports your club (in conjunction with a lot of fundraising and sponsorship) in contributing towards uniforms, equipment, training costs, and end of season break-ups.
What Do I Need To Play?
Your club will provide you with a singlet for games. All you need is sports shoes and plain black (pocketless) shorts. Alternatively, we highly recommend getting into the club spirit and purchasing a pair of club shorts. These are generally priced at around $35.00 to $40.00 which makes it a no brainer.
Which Club Should I Play For?
For contact details for our 5 member clubs, click here (under development). But if you’re unsure, simply ring the RBI Development staff on 07 4922 5544 and we’ll help you find the best fit. Many of our clubs have loose alignments with local schools so a quick call to the RBI office can help streamline the process.
What Nights Do We Train?
This will depend on the club and the age group. It is best to find a club first and then determine when and where they have their training.
Sign Me Up…Where Do I Register
All our registrations are done online. Simply head to www.rockhamptonbasketball.com.au and click on the register now button or click here. Follow the prompts (really user friendly) and make sure you complete your registration by clicking on the pay now button. Occasionally the pay now button, doesn’t show up. If that happens to you, we recommend redoing the registration process on a Chrome browser using a desktop computer. If you’re still having troubles your club will be able to assist.
We Are A Volunteer Run Organization And We Expect You To Be Involved In Our Community!
Rockhampton Basketball is extremely fortunate to have friendly helpful full-time staff, but the truth is, we are a volunteer run organization. The reason we can keep fees half of what they are in Brisbane and Northern Associations is because we have an amazing Volunteer culture. If you want this to stay the same, we need your help. Clubs are always on the lookout for new enthusiastic volunteers, and as the saying goes, many hands make light work.
Basketball is not a drop and run sport. Parents are expected to assist on the score bench on a rotational roster, or to help out with coaching and managing duties. Have a chat with your club today in regard to these roles, and how you can assist.
We hope that doesn’t sound daunting, but the good news is you’ll be welcomed with open arms in our Basketball community, and years later when your child looks back on their Basketball experience, celebrating the fantastic new friends and memories they’ve made along the way, you’ll look back with the same.