U10-U20 JUNIOR BASKETBALL COMPETITION
Competition for Everyone
Our Junior Competition caters for boys and girls of all skills and levels of experience from Under-10 to Under-20 age groups. With two full length competitions seasons, players can hoop all year long. We also offer four Under-8 seasons every year.
Who Can Play?
The Seahawks Junior Basketball Competition caters for boys and girls from around 6 years of age though to 19 years of age. Youngsters either come through our Swooper Hooper programs, or join a club directly.
U8 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 U8 Encouragement Day where all teams participate. For more info about U8 Mini-Ball Click Here.
U10-U20 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.
Games are played over four competition days at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre & Runaway Bay Indoor Sports Centre (at times when Coomera is unavailable). See below for which age groups play on each day.
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 $490. 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 instalment 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
NEW RESTRICTED PLAYER CLEARANCE RULES
Clubs are only allowed 2 "Restricted Player" Clearance per age group/gender per season and only 1 of those can be a Category-1 Restricted Player.
A restricted player is:
Category 1 – Played in a Representative Team within the Past 12-months or named to a team for an upcoming season. Category-1 Representative Players are players that played in or have been named in a Seahawks 1st side.
Category-2 - Played in a Representative Team within the Past 12-months or named to a team for an upcoming season. Category-2 Representative Players are players that played in or have been named in a Seahawks 2nd side.
If you are a Restricted Player, complete the Clearance Form and submit to your Future Club (not existing Club) for them to accept or decline you as their Restricted Player Clearance. If they accept, they will then submit the form to your existing club for approval.
This must be done prior to registering.
Watch a replay of every game you play thanks to Glory League. Not only can players watch their games back, but they will receive a personalised highlight video after each match for you to re-live all the action and share your highlights with family and friends.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GLORY LEAGUE AT https://gloryleague.basketball/
The 2024 Season 1 competition will align with school terms 1 & 2.
2024 SEASON 1
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.
2024 Season 1 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.
Under the new BasketballConnect system, you will be asked to renew your BQ rego at the time of registering for a competition if your current rego is set to expire prior to the end of the season.
2023 Rates <10 years of age $35.50 BQ | >10 years of age $71 BQ + Transaction Fee
**IMPORTANT** Under the new BasketballConnect system you will be asked to register to an age group. It is important that you only register to your correct age group. If your Club is successful in gaining an exemption to play in a second, higher age group, you will be asked to go back and register for that age group after approval.