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ATTENTION ALL SENIOR PLAYERS

Posted Posted by Lyn in Coming Events, Men, Women     Comments No Comments
Apr
22

Please note that a duty referee will referee with a qualified referee.

This coming week there will be a muster on Tuesday 26th April 6-7.30 pm, for the A-men’s and Women’s comp, and Thursday 28th April for the B-men’s comp.

Game fees are set at $135 per person for the season. The reduction in cost this season is due to the introduction of duty referees. Team nominations will only be accepted with a duty referee from the team listed on the form.  The duty referee will referee with a qualified referee.

Duty referees will be required to referee in their own division and only when their team is rostered for duty. Training and coaching will be provided.
The muster on Tuesday night will be at the stadium from 6-7.30pm and the nomination forms can be handed in to a committee member – Paula Daniels, Amy McClendon, Olivia Howard, Amy Best, Jenny Ogle, Duane Kitamura – or emailed to info@byronbasketball.com before COB Friday 29th April.

The muster will also include a showcase game of the Byron Women’s comp winners VS Ballina Women’s comp winners.

Games will commence from the 3rd May, once we have all the team nominations to complete the draw. Payments for game fees will be collected in the first three weeks of competition – from the 24th May it will be NO pay NO play.

All teams must have matching singlets with numbers on the front and the back. This is important for the referees.  Penalties will be enforced if this is not the case (loss of competition points), there will be an allowance at the beginning of the season.

Duty for teams consists of two people doing the bench and one person refereeing. Loss of 3 points will be enforced if there are not three members present.

FORFEITS MUST BE IN BY 12PM on the day of competition. This must be text or called through to Duane Kitamura on 0466 332 006. A loss of 3 competition points will be given if the forfeit is after this time (as this costs the association).

Beginner Referee Course

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Mar
30

BEGINNER REFEREE COURSE Venue: Byron Bay Basketball Association

Cavanbah Centre , 249 Ewingsdale Rd Byron Bay Dates: 16/04/2016

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $30.00 Per Person (Includes Whistle and Rule

Book).
Presenter: Debbie Keirs

CRITERIA:

  • 12 Years and Over
  • Currently registered with BNSW

Registration

Conflict Workshop

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Mar
30

WORKSHOP – CONFILCT Venue: Byron Bay Services Club

132 Jonson St, Byron Bay Dates: 15/04/16

Time: 7:45pm to 9:30pm Cost: FREE
Presenter: Debbie Keirs

CRITERIA:

• AGE18+
• Currently registered with BNSW

Registration

Senior Team Nomination Information

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Mar
23

 Re: Compulsory nomination of a duty referee for all senior teams

Please read the message below before you download the Senior Team Nom Form 2016


Important Update as of Friday 22 April 2016

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR PLAYERS
This coming week there will be a muster on Tuesday 26th April for the A-men’s and Women’s comp, and Thursday 28th April for the B-men’s comp.

Game fee’s are set at $135 per person for the season. The reduction in cost this season is due to the introduction of duty referee’s. Team nominations will only be accepted with a duty referee from the team listed on the form.
Duty referee’s will be required to referee in their own division and only when their team is rostered for duty. Training and coaching will be provided.

The muster on Tuesday night will be at the stadium from 6pm-7.30pm and the nominations forms can be handed in to a committee member – Paula Daniels, Amy McClendon, Olivia Howard, Amy Best, Jenny Ogle, Duane Kitamura – or emailed to info@byronbasketball.com before COB Friday 29th April.
The muster will also include a showcase game of the Byron Women’s comp winners VS Ballina Women’s comp winners.

Games will commence from the 3rd May, once we have all the team nominations to complete the draw. Payments for game fees will be collected in the first three weeks of competition – from the 24th May it will be NO pay NO play.

All teams must have MATCHING singlets with numbers on the front AND the back. Penalties will be enforced if this is not the case (loss of competition points), there will be an allowance at the beginning of the season.

Duty for teams consists of TWO people doing the bench and one person refereeing. Loss of 3 points will be enforced if there is not three members present.

FORFEITS MUST BE IN BY 12PM on the day of competition. This must be text or called through to Duane Kitamura on 0466 332 006. A loss of 3 competition points will be given if the forfeit is after this time (as this costs the association).


Dear all, 

After a lot of discussion with players and referees over nearly two years and with further advice from Tom Moore BNSW, the Board of BBBA has decided that from the next competition, to secure a senior team’s nomination, a duty referee must be declared on the team’s nomination form.

 This nominated member must be willing to undertake referee training and to referee under the supervision of a supervising referee for at least one competition.

There are a number of reasons for this:

  1. To build stronger numbers in the referee program and referee roster
  2. To have ongoing week by week experience of refereeing a game under the supervision of a supervising referee
  3. With greater understanding of the referee’s task and to have more referees, who are also players, it is hoped that ever stronger positive relationships between players and referees will grow

While not mandatory it is hoped that many more senior players will consider court control, bench scoring, and participation in committees such as Senior Carnival, Referee Committee and Senior Committee.

The association is not for profit as and as such has limited funds. It is big and takes an enormous amount of voluntary energy and effort to keep rolling on.

A ‘very few very busy with own lives, families and work people’ do a great deal, in fact too much. It is sustainable for them in the short term but not in the long term. Several committee members have expressed their need to withdraw from some committees, so they can focus on the committees with BBBA that they enjoy the most.

Early in the next competition there will be a number of courses offered by Debbie Keirs BNSW: details available soon

  1. Scorebench course Level 0
  2. Beginner Referee Course also doubling as a Train the Trainer Course, enabling Level 1 referees to train or refresh to offer Beginner Referee courses here and at other associations.
  3. Conflict Workshop (useful for players, court controllers and referees)

While it is not mandatory, the Association will pay for First Aid if you are a member of the Association and volunteering in a role – you organise your course and pay, hand in your receipt in to be reimbursed. Send your request to lyn.mccormick@gmail.com

The Association is growing; this needs to be matched by volunteer strength to remain viable and strong.

As always many thanks, Lyn McCormick
On behalf of the Board of BBBA

 

Senior Team Nomination Form (.doc) – Click here

And the new name is… Byron Beez

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Mar
9

To all members of the Byron Bay Basketball Association

Finally the big announcement: it is…

BEEZ

BEEZ provides many options for marketing. It is speaks of playing together as a team and fierce assertiveness when needed.

 

Over the last 2 months, the Board recruited some designers to produce possible logos using both Thunder and Beez.   Board members have been discussing both names and looking at all the designs submitted.

 

Last night brought it all to a consensus and a conclusion. The major factor in decision-making was made in reference to the first criterion asked for when submitting names and that was that the name was to be unique.

 

This name speaks to our membership as a whole and can be used with pride by all the Representative Teams.

 

It speaks of our primary core value – having fun and enjoyment, and it also speaks to the sting in the tail when challenged!

 

Bees have an innate sense of geometry, as do all the great basket ballers. The individuals function as one and are willing to sacrifice themselves for the team.

 

It speaks of a hive, a community working together to create a unique and brilliant association of members. Of individuals and of teams working and playing together in harmony for the good of all.

 

Thank you to all of you for your part in this process whether large or small. It won’t be long until the logo has its finishing touches (and we will post it on Facebook) and then …

 

Let the branding and signage begin!

 

Lyn McCormick

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

 

COURT CONTROLLERS AND REFEREES….

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Dec
1

Urgent, Important, Necessary – Impossible to Function Well Without!

We are in need of more referees for Wednesday nights and Thursday nights, also Court Controllers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights as well as Saturday mornings…

We want to provide the best Court Controlling and the best Referees to officiate all games and to do that we need the best from you!

Please help out as the Association numbers are growing as more teams join and so more officials are needed.  You will receive mentoring if needed.  
Please contact me if you can help out… These are paid positions!!!
Thank you!
Olivia HOWARD
Referee Cooordinator

Webmaster – volunteer needed urgently

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Oct
13

BBBA Board of Directors is advertising for a volunteer (from within the Association or from the local community) who can use a WordPress website and take on the role of webmaster. The person needs to be able to access webmaster@ email address on their computer; to make changes to existing information as it needs updating as well as uploading new information in conjunction with the social media page. In essence to work with BBBA Board members to ensure the website is up to date with Association information, and working with website designer on functionality and aesthetics as required.