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.
Winter 2020 Season
We are currently in the middle of our Winter 2020 which concludes with Finals Round on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2020.
Summer 2020/21 Season
Our next season commences week beginning 19th October 2020. This will be a 14 week season with 3 rounds of finals.
Key Dates for Summer 2020/21
Week beginning 19th October 2020 – Grading games
Week beginning 26th October 2020 – Round 1
Saturday 27th March 2021 – Grand Final Day
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 – 2012, 2013, 2014
U12 – 20010 & 2011
U14 – 2008 & 2009
U16 – 2006 & 2007 (Boys)
U18 – 2004 & 2005 (Boys)
U17 – 2005, 2006, 2007 (Girls)
Any exemptions to players playing outside age groups, must be submitted and approved by clubs to Rockhampton Basketball before the start of the season.
What does Basketball Cost?
Summer 2020/21 registration rates are…
U10’s: $150 RBI Fee + $20 Club Fee + *$32.89 BQ Fee
U12-U20’s: $160 RBI Fee + $20 Club Fee + *$65.77 BQ Fee
*BQ Fee is purchased once every 12 months, meaning Basketball is cheaper in your second season.
Club Fee: $20.00 . 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 clubsm please see flyer below. But if you’re unsure, simply ring the RBI Development staff on 07 4922 5544 and we’ll help you find the best fit.
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. We recommend completing the registration process on a Chrome browser using a desktop computer. If you’re 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.