U9-U23 JUNIOR BASKETBALL COMPETITION
Competition for Everyone
Our Junior Competition caters for boys and girls of all skills and levels of experience from Under-9 to Under-23 age groups. With two full length competitions seasons, players can hoop all year long. We also offer four Under-7 seasons every year.
Who Can Play?
The Seahawks Junior Basketball Competition caters for boys and girls from around 6 years of age though to 22 years of age. Youngsters either come through our Swooper Hooper programs, or join a club directly.
U7 Mini-Ball Competition is played on a school term-by-term basis. Games are played on lowered 8.5′ hoops and with only 4 players per team on court at one time. Boys and Girls competitions will be held if numbers permit, otherwise teams will be Mixed. This competition does not play finals or record a ladder. The season concludes with an U7 Encouragement Day where all teams participate. For more info about U7 Mini-Ball Click Here.
U9-U23 Competitions play a full length 6-month season. Both seasons now fit in the one calendar year, with Season 1 being played across school terms 1 & 2, with Season 2 being played over terms 3 & 4.
When Are Games & Training?
There are 2 seasons played each year, Season 1 and Season 2. Season 1 season begins in late-January around the beginning of School Term 1 and concludes in June, around the end of Term 2 Season 2 will then commence in July around the start of School Term 3, and will conclude in Late-November/Early-December when Term 4 ends. No games are played over the Christmas/Summer Holidays, or the middle weekend of Term Holidays.
During Covid-19 restrictions games are played over four competition days at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre & Runaway Bay Indoor Sports Centre (at times when Coomera is unavailable). Under-7, Under-9 & Under-11 competitions are played on a Saturday morning at Coomera. Under-13 Boys/Girls & Superleague Girls (U15/17) are played Monday nights at Coomera, Under-15 Boys Thursday night at Coomera Indoor and Under-17 & Under-23 Boys competitions are played on Sunday afternoons at Runaway Bay Indoor.
Clubs arrange their own training sessions. Teams will generally train once per week. Your club can provide up-to-date information about training, season to season.
What Are The Costs?
North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball endeavour to make basketball as affordable as possible and the overall cost per season is approximately $360. This covers all games and training, and also covers costs such as venues, referees and administrative costs. Fees may either be paid in full upfront, or with an upfront payment, followed by 1 more instalments later in the season. A more detailed explanation of the breakdown of fees view the full details of the current season below.
Players will also require a uniform. Clubs arrange their own uniforms and costs vary. Clubs should be contacted directly.
Who Do We Play For?
North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball have a number of member clubs servicing the entire northern and central Gold Coast region. Players are free to play for any club they choose, as they may have friends that already play, but we try to direct players to clubs based on the school that they attend. Movement between clubs requires a Clearance to be completed and is generally done between seasons unless extenuating circumstances exist. See the table below to see which club your school is aligned to.
To find a club near you head to Junior Clubs Contact Page
2020 SEASON 2
While we continue to monitor government easing of restrictions we are now anticipating a return to competition in late-July. We are looking forward to having our players back on court soon. Below are some basic outlines of how the delivery of our sport could look like in a Covid Safe environment.
Below is our anticipated slightly shortened 2020 Season 2 calendar. We anticipate that we should be at a point where club have been able to form and submit teams so that we can commence competition by the end of July/start of August.
Online registration provides members with the option to register from the comfort of home or on the go either on a computer or mobile device.
Those who register with Queensland Government Fair Play Vouchers however must register in person or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Season 2 Fees:
Basketball Queensland Registration
All participants must also be currently registered with Basketball Queensland. Basketball Queensland registration is valid for 1 year from the time you pay. If you are a new player and you are registering online YOU MUST register with a Club AND also register with Basketball Queensland by purchasing “Basketball Queensland Registration”. Basketball Queensland Registration paid at another association is now valid across all Queensland affiliated associations.
2020 Rates are: <10 years of age $32.89 BQ | > 10 years of age $65.77 BQ
There will be some altered conditions at our venues. Should we be operating under a condition of maximum 100 people inside the venue, you can expect the following:
- Extended time slots to allow for cleaning and sanitisation between games.
- Access to venue only 10 minutes before scheduled start time, after previous time-slot have left and cleaning completed.
- No external balls to be brought in to the venue. A ball will be provided to each team for warm up, one of which will be used as a game ball.
- No spectators inside the venue. One person per team may enter in order to score. This would apply in a four court venue.
- Some Age Groups will be playing on non-traditional days. They will be:
U15 Boys will be played on Thursday nights (normally Monday night)
U17 & U23 Boys will be played on Sunday afternoon/evenings (normally Thursday night)