Update your Working with Children Check

Working with Children Check Logo, Victoria, Australia.

Getting ready for next season, our new club policy is for all our team managers, coaches and committee members to have their Working with Children Check up-to-date and have Greenvale Basketball Club associated with their details. Once you have your card, you can do all those updates online, now.

On the Working with Children Check website, take the “Update your details” link and you’ll get the following page …

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/cardholders/update+your+details/

Update my detailsClick the button half way down the page and you’ll get a login page … if you haven’t logged in before, or forgotten your details, there are links for that … once in, make sure you have Greenvale Grizzlies listed as an organisation – if not, you can add it as an organisation …

Remember our address is PO Box 2222, Greenvale, Vic 3059.

Upcoming referee course

  • Are you interested in knowing more about the rules of the game?
  • Don’t want to coach, but want to get involved in some other way?
  • Want to earn some spare cash on Saturdays?

Whatever the reason, there is no better way to show your interest in improving our competition, than getting involved with the referees.

There will be a Beginners Referee Course hosted by Broadmeadows Basketball Association coming up in July. Your expression of interest can be emailed to refereescourse@bigpond.com.

You must be a minimum of 14 years old to participate and the Referee program is very keen to get some mature age people (parents, older siblings etc) interested as well.

Once numbers are confirmed, dates can be set, then further information will be available on the BBA website.

Reminder – Scoring clinic – this Wednesday 5 June!

A reminder about the scoring clinic being held this week, to assist those learning to score as well as a great refresher for those who haven’t picked up the pen for a while.

  • Wednesday 5 June 2013
  • From 7 – 8 pm
  • Greenvale Recreation Centre, Barrymore Road, Greenvale

Click on the image below for a printer-friendly notice and don’t forget this website has a great scoring guide.

Scoring Clinic

Successful Team Manager and Coaches’ meeting held this week

We had a fantastic response to our Team Manager and Coaches’ meeting on Tuesday night this week ~ 70+ turned up and some positive feedback has been received about the night ~ most people learnt at least one new thing to help in managing our club. Some of the topics covered, include:

  • an update on our club financials, including how teams’ efforts contribute to the successful annual presentation day
  • lots of info from Wendy Parsons, our Junior Domestic Coordinator from the Broadmeadows Basketball Association (BBA)
  • covered a number of club policies – such as the Club Code of Conduct and our Team Manager and Coach duty statements
  • Working with Children (WWC) Check – it is a new policy of our club that all Team Managers, Coaches and Club Committee Members undertake a WWC Check – please contact us for more information or pick up a form at your local post office, and make sure you complete the final step and link your card with the Greenvale Grizzlies Basketball Club
  • the importance of sharing scoring task amongst team parents and the upcoming Scoring Clinic on 5 June – please make sure as many of your team members attend as possible – remember we have a scoring guide on this site
  • reminded everyone the great resources on this website, including coach and team manager resources, such as the links on the drills, training and plays page
  • reiterated the desire to have as many team members, including our children to enter your email address to sign up to this website and Like our Facebook page, to make sure we can communicate as efficiently as possible. If you have any great web content such as videos or basketball resources, we would love to add to the site. We also launched our new Social Media Policy
  • fundraising – talked about the importance of our annual Chocolate Drive and outlined two other fundraising programs – the Rebel Sports program and the launch of Meant 2 Be Celebration shop – both programs benefiting you as well as bringing financial contributions coming back to the club.
  • we also encouraged everyone to think about other sponsorship opportunities, such as local businesses sponsoring a team’s alternate/training tops so you don’t have to wear those smelly bibs, or supporting the administration of the club. Look out for a great new sponsorship initiative from one of our current sponsors, Madison’s Restaurant in Westmeadows.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate in exploring our website or contacting one of the following key club contacts:

A big Grizzlies thanks to everyone who attended the meeting and making it such as successful night. Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting of the club will be conducted shortly – another opportunity to contribute and support in the management of our club.

Happy New Year – next game on 2 Feb

Happy new year to all our families – we trust you had a safe holiday period and are well rested for a couple of games running up to finals.

The next game is on Saturday 2 February – please check the Broadmeadows website for your game day details > click here. You might also want to check with your Team Manager or Coach to find out if you’re training this week.

And while you’re at it … why not consider a couple of easy ways to make sure you never miss a game:

Welcome to a fantastic 2013!!

Who wears the bibs?

It’s actually becoming a more common question than ever, due to the increase in the number of Greenvale vs Greenvale games.

So who does wear the bibs?

The team listed first on the fixture and on the game sheet wears the bibs and they can be found at the front desk at any of the venues. Alternatively, if your team needs to wear bibs and your team has a full set of training tops you are permitted to wear them as an “alternate strip”.

Updated drills and training resources

Whether you are a new coach, player or seasoned ‘pro’ we’re hoping our updated Drills, Training, Plays web page (under the For Coaches and Managers menu) has something to create that extra spark to kick off this season and have you and your team playing your grizzlie best!

Check out this one from the Shot Science Guys 

From FIBA Oceania – Drills and Skills Manual, a perfect addition to the coaches library and “Coaching Made Easy” – A four-part manual prepared by Basketball Australia with assistance from FIBA Oceania.

  • Manual 1 – Training Drills
  • Manual 2 – Role of Coach; Sports Science, Disability Basketball
  • Manual 3 – Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills
  • Manual 4 – Team Offensive and Defensive Skills

The Farmington Youth Athletic Association site has some great videos for girls’ and boys’ drills.

iSport.com has a range of videos showing basketball lessons on YouTube.

The Shot Science Guys claim they have the most in-depth basketball tutorials on the web (they’re also on YouTube)!

Do you know of any great basketball content out there on the web that you’d like to share with others in the club? Then we’d love to know it too – send it into us and we’ll update our page 🙂

Brush up on your scoring skills for finals this week

Filling in the score sheet legibly and correctly is important every week, but probably most vital during finals matches. Please take a moment to review our tip sheet for filling in the score sheet so you can feel confident in heat of the moment. You might also want to refresh your memory on the timing rules.

This is also a great opportunity to wish all the teams the best of luck and good sporting spirit for the grand finals this weekend.

Scoring guide