Further Information

Welcome to Bulleen Boomers Junior Championship Basketball for 2019/2020

Bulleen Boomers Junior Championship Basketball is part of Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club. It is a representative program that has teams (both boys and girls) compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League competition that is played on Friday nights across Victoria in age groups ranging from under 12s through under 21s.

The Bulleen Boomers have a rich and successful history of providing young players with the opportunity to play a higher level of basketball than domestic basketball and be exposed to quality coaching, specialist skills clinics, tailored development & training programs and tournaments.

Use the links on this page to access the forms, documents and information links for Junior Championship basketball.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with:

Sally Steel, Junior Championship Program Convener: juniorchamp@bulleenboomers.com.au

Raquel Connell, Director of Coaching coachingdirector@bulleenboomers.com.au

 

General Program Information

SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR UPDATED TEAM MANAGER HANDBOOK

Junior Championship TryOut policy

Junior Championship Program Medical Conditions policy

Junior Championship Program Information Handbook

Junior Championship Team Managers Workbook 

For Permission to Train and Clearance forms, check the VJBL Web site at www.vjbl.com.au
(see the Information/Clearances menu)

 

General Information

VJBL Venues List

VJBL Scoring Video

 

VJBL Stadium Scoring

The following venues will be using electronic stadium scoring for the rest of the VJBL season: Dandenong, Knox, SBC, McKinnon, Ballarat, Bendigo, Broadmeadows, Nunawading, Sandringham and Warrandyte WSC.

This scoring system is similar to the current EDJBA (Saturday Domestic) scoring system.

Video link: click here (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

 

Competition Web Sites

VJBL Fixtures & Results (by competition)


BULLEEN Fixtures & Results

 

Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Inc.
Junior Championship Program Team Managers Handbook
Revised October 2019
Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club, Inc.
ABN 12 575 989 216
www.bulleenboomers.com.au
Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club, Inc.
ABN 12 575 989 216
www.bulleenboomers.com.au

Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club Inc Team Managers Handbook
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
1.1 Working with Children Check ……………………………………………………………………. 1
1.2 Member Protection Declaration …………………………………………………………………. 2
2 TEAM MANAGER’S ROLE …………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
2.1 Duties Overview ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
2.2 Game Night Duties: ………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
2.3 Team Money …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
3 TEAM MANAGER INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………………… 3
3.1 Pre Season Information…………………………………………………………………………….. 3
3.1.1 REGISTRATIONS …………………………………………………………………………. 3
3.1.2 TEAM LISTS…………………………………………………………………………………. 3
3.1.3 UNIFORMS …………………………………………………………………………………… 4
3.1.4 GRADING …………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
3.1.5 VENUES ………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
3.1.6 COLOUR CLASHES ……………………………………………………………………… 5
3.1.7 DRINK BOTTLES ………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3.1.8 FIRST AID ……………………………………………………………………………………. 5
3.1.9 SCORE BENCH ……………………………………………………………………………. 5
3.1.10 GAME RESULTS ………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3.2 Communication ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
3.2.1 WEBSITES …………………………………………………………………………………… 6
3.2.2 ADVICE ON INJURIES OR ILLNESS……………………………………………….. 6
3.2.3 TALKING WITH COACHES ……………………………………………………………. 6
3.3 Tournaments ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
3.4 Fundraising and Sponsorship …………………………………………………………………… 7
3.5 Contact List ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
4 GENERAL INFORMATION ……………………………………………………………………………………… 8

1 INTRODUCTION
Welcome and thank you for volunteering to be a Team Manager in the Bulleen Boomers Junior Championship program.
A Team Manager will be appointed for every team in the Junior Championship program. The Team Manager is usually a parent of one of the players, but any interested person can act as a Team Manager.
The Team Manager is essentially in place to support the Team Coach with team administrative matters and liaise with the parents to ensure the Coach can focus on the primary requirement of their role, which is to ensure the team plays to their potential on the court.
This document provides general information and suggested operating guidelines for Team Managers of Bulleen Junior Championship teams playing in the VJBL Friday night competition.
The competition is made up of Victorian Junior Championship (hereinafter referred to as VC), Victorian Junior Championship Reserve (hereinafter referred to as VCR) and Victorian Junior League (hereinafter referred to as VJL).
• Please read the contents of this document carefully and pass on the relevant information to parents, players and Coaches of your team.
• Any queries should be directed to the Program Convenor by email (juniorchampionship@bulleenboomers.com). Alternatively, you may contact the Club office between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on 9850 6222. Should you require any assistance on a Friday night, please contact Junior Championship Convenor Sally Steel 0428 850 477 or Director of Coaching Raquel Connell 0477 679 066.
• General information relating to the VJBL competition is always available on the VJBL Website at www.vjbl.com.au – you should certainly familiarise yourself with the site to understand what information is available and where to find it.
• In particular, all fixtures, results and ladders are available on this website and are updated regularly during the season, with game results typically updated within 48 hours.
1.1 Working with Children Check
Note that all Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers over 18 years of age are required by Basketball Victoria to obtain a Working with Children Check and a copy of this should be provided to the Club.
The Working with Children Check does not incur an application fee for people working as volunteers in sporting Clubs, but there is a formal application form that must be completed and submitted. Application forms are online on the website, once competed can be taken to an Australia Post Office. Once the check is passed, a card is issued to the applicant by the Department of Justice and is valid for five years.
For more information see the website – https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/individuals/applicants/how-to-apply

1.2 Member Protection Declaration
Team managers are also required to submit to the Club a ‘Member Protection Declaration’ form in the format provided by Basketball Victoria. This will be provided to you by the Club.
Once the Club has the Working with Children Check and Member Protection Declaration for the Coach/Assistant Coach and Team Manager these will be passed onto VJBL who with issue a pass to all venues for the Coach/Assistant Coach and Team Manager.
2 TEAM MANAGER’S ROLE
The team manager is the major link between the team, the Coach and the Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the Team Manager to ensure the efficient operation of the team throughout the season.
2.1 Duties Overview
Key duties of the Team Manager Include:
• Managing all general administrative needs of the team (registrations, finances etc)
• Passing on relevant information to parents and players in the team by email, text or telephone – including fixtures, newsletters, venue changes, event information etc
• Attending Team Managers’ meetings as and when required during the season
There are two very important rules for Team Manager’s survival:
• If in doubt, ask – all Committee members who are readily approachable and quite willing to offer advice or assistance when required
• Delegate jobs and get other parents involved
2.2 Game Night Duties:
• Pay for the score sheet (some venues have EFTPOS facilities but most only take cash);
• Ensure that you and the coaching staff insert names and signatures where indicated on the sheet provided at the venue;
• Ensure that players are checked in on the tablet provided
• Roster usually two parents to score each week (home games or neutral games where we are the first team named are typically on clock or shot clock, where applicable and the tablet is done by the away team)
• Fill up drink bottles when needed during game
• Looking after basic needs and minor injuries during games – basic first aid
• Being the point of communication between players, parents and Coach (note that parents should not approach the Coach immediately after a game and should wait at least 24 hours for any grievance)
• Arranging a stand in Team Manager if unable to attend a game (they must have a Working with Children Check and have completed the necessary paperwork from the Club). Please contact Junior Champ to advise when a stand in Team Manager is required.
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• Advise the Convenor of any tech fouls given as once they are notified there is a 24 hour window to dispute it. See http://vjbl.com.au/?s=tech+fouls or click here tech fouls.
2.3 Team Money
It is usual for the Team Manager to run a kitty to cover score sheet charges and other team expenses (including training). Team Managers should collect money (you may prefer to collect money in lump sums rather than collect money weekly). It is very important to keep a record of money collected and the weekly team sheet fees and other expenses. The ‘Team Managers spread sheet template’ is available on the Club Website see ‘VJBL’ – ‘Information & Links.
It is important from time to time to provide a summary of expenses to each family, so parents can see how their money is being spent.
The Club pays for 2 hours of ½ court training. Additional training cost is covered by the team. The Club will send invoices for this to the Team Manager. This will be invoiced in advance and will need to be paid from the kitty or from a separate levy from the parents.
It is also customary for the team to buy their Coach a small gift at the end of the season to thank them for their time and effort.
3 TEAM MANAGER INFORMATION
3.1 Pre Season Information
3.1.1 Registrations
All players must be registered with the VJBL. The program Registrar is responsible to ensure that all players are properly registered.
Players that have transferred from another Club must obtain a signed ‘Player Clearance’ form from that Club. It is the individual players’ responsibility to complete and lodge that form. Once the clearance is approved by Basketball Victoria, the program Registrar will complete all other necessary formalities.
Please be aware that if a team has players who are not properly registered and/or cleared from another Club, games may be forfeited and fines issued against Bulleen. If in doubt, please ask. If you have a new player or someone is filling in the Club Convenor must be notified (and approval given) before such player can take the court.
3.1.2 Team Lists
Team Managers will be send a team list from the Junior Champ Convenor.
Team Manager should have an up to date list of the following:
• Player names
• Singlet numbers
• Telephone numbers
• Email addresses
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Any changes to the above must be advised to the Convenor to ensure that Club records are up to date.
Note that no player shall play for two teams at the same age level in the same round. There are also constraints on players being able to “fill in” for other teams. Failure to abide by competition rules will result in game defaults and fines to the Club.’
3.1.3 Uniforms
It is compulsory for every Championship player to wear the correct Bulleen uniform to every game:
• Bulleen Championship singlet and playing shorts
• Bulleen warm up/shooting top
• Bulleen Championship hoodie (colder months only)
• Bulleen track suit pants (colder months only)
• Bulleen sports bag
The reversible blue/gold Bulleen training top and Club shorts must be worn to all training sessions. The Bulleen club shorts worn in the EDJBA Saturday competition may be worn as an alternative to the Championship shorts for training sessions only.
Players must wear the approved uniform to and from ALL games and training sessions; Street clothes or non Championship uniform is not to be worn at any time. Uniform is a key part of our identity as a Club and we expect all Championship players at all levels to wear our uniform with pride. Uniform can be purchased from the Uniform Shop.
Any player who does not wear the correct uniform to a game or training will be cautioned and repeated offences will result in a player being subject to disciplinary action.
The Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager are expected to wear:
• Bulleen polo top (this is provided to them free of charge)
• Rugby top or Championship hoodie (these can be purchased at cost price)
• Black jeans, trousers, shorts or skirt on game day (no track suits or thongs)
3.1.4 Grading
Grading is an important part of the VJBL season and is designed to sort teams into groups that ensure competitive games in all divisions of the competition.
The grading system is complex. Grading maps are available on the VJBL website http://www.vjbl.com.au see ‘Information’ – ‘Grading Info’ or click here grading-information. Note that different timing rules apply during the grading phase. These rules can also be found on the above site.
3.1.5 Venues
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A list of VJBL Venues is available on the VJBL website http://www.vjbl.com.au see ‘Information’ – ‘Venues’ or click here Venue-List. It is a good idea for Team Managers to print out venue list in case of any panic phone calls from players who are lost on the way to a game.
3.1.6 Colour Clashes
Bulleen playing colour is blue. In the case of a colour clash the home team is required to change. Bulleen’s singlet is reversible therefore in case of a clash players will play using the white side.
3.1.7 Drink Bottles
Please ensure that players bring a drink bottle to games and training. The Team Manager may bring a set of labelled team drink bottles in a carrier to each match. Alternatively, the players may be responsible for bringing their own bottles. Team Managers may choose to bring a large water container with a tap so drink bottles may be refilled easily during the match rather than having to find a tap in the stadium – this is a great idea especially in summer when fluid consumption is high.
It is recommended that players do not use each other’s bottles; sharing drinks is an easy way to spread unwanted germs.
3.1.8 First Aid
An important part of player welfare is that a first aid kit is available at every game to attend to minor injuries. A first aid kit is provided by the Club to each Team Manager at the start of each season.
If further supplies are required, please replenish and pay for them from the team kitty.
Every VJBL venue will have ice available, generally at the canteen, to apply to injuries that occur during a game. It is important for Team Managers to ensure ice is applied as soon as possible to any injured player.
For more serious injuries, or if in doubt, please consult the venue supervisor for additional advice or assistance. Players have some coverage (including ambulance) see http://www.vinsurancegroup.com/basketball or click here insurance.
3.1.9 Score Bench
It is convention that the home team operates the clock and, if necessary, the shot clock (for VC games) while the away team operates the tablet. Different timing rules also apply across different age groups and different playing divisions. These rules can be found at the VJBL website http://vjbl.com.au/timing-rules-and-scoring/ or click here scoring
3.1.10 Game Results
Team Managers should keep a record of the results for checking ladders when published. Errors in the published results should be reported to the Convenor who will pass on the information to the VJBL. There are occasionally errors to the online results system. Team Managers, Coaches and parents should never contact the VJBL directly.
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SportingPulse, results from a Friday night are typicalloy available on the VJBL Website within 48 hours.
Ladders are automatically updated and published by the SportingPulse system once all results for a round have been entered.
3.2 Communication
3.2.1 Websites
All information related to the VJBL Competitions is available on the VJBL Website at http://vjbl.com.au/
This includes competition information, fixtures, game results and ladders. All Team Managers should make familiarise themselves with the VJBL Website.
The Club Website www.bulleenboomers.com.au and the Club’s Facebook will also have notices and updates on events relating to the Junior Championship programs during the year. Encourage all your players and parents to take an interest in the Club website; it is a key resource for knowing what is happening around the Club.
3.2.2 Advice on Injuries or illness
Injured players are still expected to attend training sessions even if unable to train so that they can learn new plays and listen to what the Coach is teaching. Players who are sick should not attend training unless they are in the late stages of recovery and will not compromise the wellbeing of team mates.
Players who are unable to attend training should advise the Team Manager who will then inform the Coach as soon as possible.
If there is any doubt about expectations on attending training and/or games when a player is sick or injured, the Team Manager should talk to the Coach just to make sure there is clear agreement on what the player is expected to attend.
3.2.3 24 Hour Rule
In order to provide a safe and happy environment for our players, coaches, parents and officials, we enforce a 24 hour rule on game day. We ask that parents please refrain from discussing any issues they may have before, during or after a game. Please wait 24 hours before contacting your team manager to arrange a suitable time to meet with the coach to discuss any issues.
It is essential for Team Managers to protect Coaches from interference from parents, particularly on Friday nights and at training sessions. Coaches have an important role and should not have their focus and concentration interrupted by parents.
If a parent wishes to discuss their child’s progress or any other issue with the Coach, the Team Manager should arrange this with the Coach on behalf of the parent. Be guided by the Coach’s wishes and try to arrange meetings at a mutually convenient time when open and constructive discussions can be held.
Meetings can also be arranged with the Program Convenor or other Club Coaching staff if necessary.
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3.3 Tournaments
Tournaments in which Bulleen teams may wish to participate in include: Name Time
Southern Peninsula Junior Basketball (Dromana) Tournament
Last weekend in November
Eltham – Dandenong Tournament
Australia Day long weekend
Bendigo Junior Classic
Australia Day long weekend
Norwood Easter Classic (Adelaide) Championship level and A grade tournament (at Coaches discretion)
Easter
Nunawading Junior Basketball Tournament
Queen’s Birthday weekend
National Junior Classic (MSAC & Dandenong) (by invitation only)
Queen’s Birthday weekend
Tournaments are usually advertised on the Basketball Victoria website http://basketballvictoria.com.au/association-tournaments/
It is a good idea to discuss which tournaments the team would like to enter with the Coach and the parents as soon as the team is finalised. Tournaments can be a great bonding experience. Where the tournament requires the team to travel out of Melbourne, group accommodation needs to be organized EARLY, as typically, there is high demand for accommodation at these times.
The team may also consider contributing to the Coaches’ travel costs for tournaments outside of metropolitan Melbourne.
The entry fees for tournaments vary considerably. Some are registration fee then entry fees for players and spectators whilst others have an all included in their registration fees. Check tournament information for fee structures.
Team Managers should liaise with the Program Convenor to arrange tournament entry.
3.4 Fundraising and Sponsorship
At Bulleen, we aim to provide a great basketball program while keeping costs down.
We can do this only through the generosity of sponsors and through the support of families for our fundraising activities.
We only run a couple of fundraisers through the season. It is therefore essential that these fundraisers are well supported. Fundraising is co-ordinated by the Junior Championship committee and, at the next level, through the Team Managers. When fundraising information is distributed we rely on the Team Managers to communicate with the teams and encourage them to participate. Ultimately it is these parents that benefit through lower fees and the provision of a well organised program.
Any fundraising activity must be approved by the Junior Championship committee in writing.
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3.5 Contact List
A contact list of all Committee Members and their elected roles for the current season is available from the Program Convenor.
4 GENERAL INFORMATION
The following information may also be useful for your role as Team Manager. Document Website
VJBL Rules of Operation
VJBL
VJBL Parent Handbook
VJBL
VJBL Season Calendar
VJBL
FIBA Basketball Rules
• Officials’ Signals
• Shot Clock
FIBA
Codes of Conduct –
Basketball Victoria
Also various rules and guidelines can be found at http://vjbl.com.au/rules/ or click here rules.
The following websites are also useful:
Bulleen Boomers www.bulleenboomers.com.au
Basketball Victoria www.basketballvictoria.com.au
Basketball Australia www.basketball.net.au
VJBL www.vjbl.com.au
FIBA www.fiba.com