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.

This is why we are such a strong and vibrant club!

We have a coach that has offered up his time to support teams on grand final day this Saturday … if there are any coaches needing assistance this Sat, Tim Mckenzie is free to lend a hand in any way he can. Tim’s number is 0468-467-291.

Thanks Tim – with such a fantastic community spirit, no wonder we are such a strong and vibrant club!

Go Grizzlies!!

Grand Final times and notes re rule changes for Grand Final

Congratulations to all those people who made the grand finals – your times and venues are attached below.

One very important thing to note for Finals is that Team sheets are written up with the players that qualify only. Regardless of the situation, DO NOT make any additions or changes to Players Names on the game sheet as automatic Team Disqualification could result. If you have any concerns please contact your Registrar or myself if there are any issues. Boy’s U8 to U12 – Lance Corby 0419330941, Boy’s U14 to U19 – Val Ceddia 0417227340 or all Girls – Shane Gillard 0400669714.

A few other things to note regarding Grand Finals are:

  •   Both Scoring Sheet and Score Board duties are performed by BBA appointed Scorers. As such there is no need for parents or Team Managers to score this week.
  •   All Grand Finals will be played on an hourly schedule beginning at 8:30am rather than the normal 50 minutes schedule through the regular season.
  •   Where two Greenvale Teams are playing off in a Grand Final, the team listed first MUST wear the bids to assist the BBA appointed Scorers. This affects the following teams:
  • U12 Boys Gunners
  • U14 Girls Superstars
  • U16 Boys Celtics
  •   Grand Final timing rules are slightly different to the rest of the season. Following is an outline of the key differences:
    •   Clock stops on all timeouts – the usual two in 1st half and two in 2nd half are available to be used
    •   Clock stops on every whistle in the last 3 minutes of the 2nd half
    •   If the game time is exhausted and the score is drawn, and extra 5 min game time will be played, until a winning result is attained.

    Can Team Managers and Coaches please make yourself familiar with these changes to avoid both confusion and angst during the game. I would also suggest you inform your parents and supporters so they are aware of these rulings.

    •   Formal presentations for U10 ~ U14 are to be conducted in the Bar Area under the BRM1 main seating
    •   Formal Presentations for U16 ~ U19 will be conducted on their playing court directly after their games

In closing, good luck to the 23 teams that made Grand Finals and looking forward to see you all on Sunday 3rd March for the annual Greenvale Basketball Club Presentation Day.

Grand Finals Summer 2012-13 2 March 2013

Click on the above link for a printable version.

Nominations now open for our annual Dina Tomaselli Memorial Award

With Presentation Day now less than two weeks away, nominations for this year’s recipient of the Dina Tomaselli Memorial Award will close this Saturday 23rd Feb.

We have already received several nominations, but those of you who are not familiar with the process or have not yet submitted your nomination, please send a quick email to Paul Byron with the person’s name and some words backing the reason for the nomination.

The Dina Tomaselli Award is a perpetual award in recognition of the person voted Best Club Person for their ongoing efforts, contribution & support of the Greenvale Basketball Club. Click here to read about previous recipients.

Presentation Day 2013

Our past Presentation Days have been very well attended with only great feedback from those who attended so please encourage your team members to get their numbers in early.
The committee will be at the Rec Centre between 6pm and 7:30pm on the 13th of December to collect your teams numbers, please bring your numbers for us on the night.

Presentation Day 3 March 2013

Words from our club’s president at the AGM

Our club held the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 August at the Greenvale Recreation Centre.

We were not over run with attendees, which was a little disappointing, considering the size of the club, however those that did attend showed their passion and dedication to the club.

Annual reports from Treasurer and President were handed down as well as the election of the committee for 2012-13. Here are some highlights from Paul’s report.

Having  joined the Committee back in 2005, with little money in the bank, status of financial players somewhat unknown, uniforms and costs in disarray, and 30 odd teams competing in the Broadmeadows Junior Domestic Competition, it was only the threat of the club folding that lead to my joining of the committee.

Since that time, with the help of 7 elected Committees, we have grown the club to what it is today with the past year being the most pleasing to-date.

Having struggled in years gone by to get volunteers onto the Committee, the past 12 months has seen a greater level of assistance from our members than I’ve experienced in my time with the club and as a result, things have never run so smoothly.

Paul went onto recognise efforts of the committee and the generosity of the following families and companies who kindly supported the club over the last 12 months:

  • The Cadoni family from Madison’s Restaurant who are the sponsors of our Coaches and Team Managers tops
  • The Corby family and Rare Spares for donations to provide more equipment
  • The Portelli family from Meant 2 Be who we work very closely with for supply of our uniforms and club signage
  • Hayden Cassar from Radical Rhythm
  • The Contin family from Dino’s Denture Clinic
  • The Andriuolo family from Palazzo Restaurant m Maribyrnong
  • The Mantra Hotel in Tullamarine
  •  RebelSport
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • Cadbury Schweppes

Paul then highlighted …

Whilst being the largest club within the Broadmeadows Basketball Association, and over 350 junior players, it’s a significant achievement that, we as a club, also average less than 6 clearances a season of players to others clubs. A compelling realisation that the Committee and Club are doing something right.

Before I close, I would like to make extra special note of Fran Baker who is stepping down from the Committee after 4 years of great service. Fran took over the Girls’ Registrar back in 2009 and has whipped it into shape – passing the baton on to Shane Gillard. Unfortunately for us, Fran set a very high standard, to which BBA measures us against. Well done Fran.