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Traralgon Basketball – Director of Coaching

 

Traralgon Basketball is currently seeking a suitable candidate with extensive coaching and management experience to fill the vacant position of Director of Coaching.

The successful applicant should possess a strong passion for the role, have effective communication skills and the capability to engage with representative coaches and athletes across our organization to develop our basketball program.

The suitable applicant would be expected to perform the following duties on a regular basis:

  • engage and communicate with Senior and Junior Representative coaches
  • attend CBL games and Junior tournaments as an observer, providing assistance/feedback to coaches and athletes as needed
  • attend and contribute to training sessions, including specific group training sessions as required
  • work with coaches to build individual player development pathways for junior representative athletes
  • liaise with the Representative Coordinator to ensure specific programs are appropriately developed
  • build and maintain and effective relationship with Basketball Victoria and be actively involved with affiliated programs and elite pathways
  • work closely with domestic development staff to effectively foster a club-wide approach to player development
  • attend all Junior Country Championships and each game of the championships across each age group

Note: the Director of Coaching could take on a coaching role in the Representative Program, if required.

The Director of Coaching role is a remunerated position.

All applicants to include a detailed cover letter outlining your suitability and commitment to the role, including reference to the job advertisement.

All applications are to be forwarded to: president@traralgonbasketball.net.au

If you wish to have a confidential phone call to discuss the position, please call Brad, TABA president on 0439 350 325

Applications close Friday, July 12th at 5:00pm.

Squad Tryouts – Online Registrations Open

 

Online registrations are now open for the Traralgon T-Birds junior representative tryouts for U10’s to U18’s for the 2024-2025 squad season.

AGE GROUPS

U10’s Born 2016, 2017.
U12’s Born 2014, 2015.
U14’s Born 2012, 2013.
U16’s Born 2010, 2011.
U18’s Born 2008, 2009.

COST

Standard training fee payable to GRISS on entry to stadium per session; Juniors $4.20, Concession (16yrs+) $4.30.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for Representative registration and/or selection, an athlete must have played and met  finals qualification requirements for one (1) Full Winter and one (1) Full Summer TABA domestic season preceding into the up-and-coming representative season.

Note: Exceptions to this representative eligibility rule are:

  • any athlete who permanently resides in Traralgon who has relocated from another region or state
  • any TABA Under 10 representative athletes

Should circumstances arise where an athlete is unavailable due to illness, injury or travel they can apply for an exemption to the Representative Coordinator Squad@traralgonbasketball.net.au.

Should an exemption be granted, this will mean the athlete is not disqualified from selection consideration. Coaches will be made aware of those that are absent, however still eligible for selection consideration providing they also meet the eligibility criteria.

Injured athletes are expected to attend every tryout session even if they are unable to participate.

SQUAD TEAM TRYOUTS

REGISTRATION PERIOD

Registrations will be open from Saturday, June 22nd 2024 from 9.30am and will close Sunday, July 7th 2024, at 5.30pm.

NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

WHAT TO WEAR

Players are not to wear any representative gear otherwise they will be removed from the tryout session.

Aussie Hoops Term 3 2024 – Registrations Now Open

 

Aussie Hoops is the perfect program to introduce the game of basketball to those aged 5 – 7 years old. First time participants will receive an official Aussie Hoops starter pack!

Aussie Hoops fee:

New participants (including compulsory participant pack to the value of $42.82) … $117.32

Returning participant … $74.50

Commences Friday July 26th for eight (8) sessions, concluding Friday September 13th and runs for 45 minutes from 4.00pm each session.

Aussie Hoops Term 1 2024 – Registrations Now Open

 

Aussie Hoops is the perfect program to introduce the game of basketball to those aged 5 – 7 years old. First time participants will receive an official Aussie Hoops starter pack!

Aussie Hoops fee:

New participants (including compulsory participant pack to the value of $42.99) … $117.49

Returning participant … $74.50

Commences Friday February 9th for seven (7) sessions, concluding Friday March 22nd and runs for 45 minutes from 4.00pm each session.

2024 Traralgon “Labour Day” Tournament

 

Entries are now open for the 2024 Traralgon Tournament.

The tournament will be held from Saturday, March 9 to Monday, March 11, 2024.

Entry information:

  • Entry registration link is now open (see link below)
  • Team entry fee is $440.00 inc. GST
  • All entries must be in by Friday, February 16th 2024
  • Due to court, referee and time availability, team entries will be capped … so ENTER NOW to avoid disappointment
  • Teams will be guaranteed four games over the weekend
  • Fixtures, results and ladders will be published on the PlayHQ website

Competitions offered:

  • Under 10 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 10 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 12 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 12 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 14 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 14 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 16 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 16 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 19 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 19 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Mens Open
  • Womens Open

Grading

In the interest of a fair and enjoyable tournament, it is expected that each team enter the appropriate grade

  • A Grade is for elite, representative level competition
  • B Grade is for elite, representative level 2nd teams, or domestic level competition

Enquiries

For further enquiries please email our Tournament Coordinator via this email tournament@traralgonbasketball.net.au

Summer 2023_2024 Domestic Season Information

 

Please click the follow link for further information relevent to the upcoming season.

Gippsland United’s Basketball Future Secured

 

Basketball Victoria Statement

As the excitement of another successful season for Gippsland United’s representative teams draws to a close, work off the court has been continuing to ensure that this success is built on and the program continues to be sustainable well into the future.

Stand-alone ‘Elite Pathways’ can struggle at times to maintain operations and finances, so following an in-depth review of the player pathway in Gippsland (in 2021), a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) was developed between the Combined Gippsland Basketball Association (CGBA) and Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association (TABA). The CGBA was competing as Latrobe Energy, and had recently withdrawn from the senior ‘Big V’ State League, leaving Gippsland as the only region in Victoria that did not have an elite senior team pathway.

Basketball Victoria, in conjunction with the Latrobe Valley Authority, developed a project in 2020 to thoroughly review basketball pathways in Gippsland and establish the JVA.  This review was undertaken by GippSport and included exhaustive consultation and stakeholder engagement.  Several recommendations were developed, and an implementation plan was put in place to return a senior pathway to Gippsland.

The JVA saw the creation of ‘Gippsland United’, which now operates junior teams in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) and a Senior Men’s and Women’s team in ‘Big V’. The Joint Venture had an immediate impact on the court, with a Big V Men’s Division 2 Championship in 2022 and a promotion to Division 1 for 2023, an Under 14 Boys VC Reserve Championship last Friday in the VJBL, and the Women won the 2023 Big V Division 2 Championship and a promotion to Big V Division 1 for 2024.

As the program grows with on court success, the same is needed off the court to ensure sustainability, future growth, and the ability to take advantage of opportunities and partnerships with local Gippsland associations.

When developing the JVA, future options and opportunities were planned for and considered.  Therefore, to ensure the program remains strong, and has the capacity to develop, it has been agreed that the governance and the operations of Gippsland United will be transferred to the Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association (TABA). This will see TABA lead and solely operate the junior and senior representative teams’ pathway into Basketball Victoria’s State League competitions.

Basketball Victoria’s General Manager, Member and Community Services – David Huxtable, is appreciative of the hard work done so far and is optimistic for greater pathway success in the Gippsland region.

“It is important to recognise all who have been involved in developing Gippsland United to where it is, and the opportunities provided for local basketballers to have a secure, elite pathway.

“Through this project, it was clear that people wanted a visible, local pathway to be available, so we need to make sure that this can be delivered on now and into the future. TABA has a strong history of delivering outcomes, it is great to see them ensure Gippsland United offers athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators from anywhere in Gippsland the opportunity to go further.”

Huxtable continued to praise the early success of the pathways, acknowledged the full community effort to raise the bar, but knows there needs to be future collaboration to cement the strength of the program.

“We thank the many people involved in delivering the program so far, from coaches to Committees/Boards, sponsors and partners, parents, family, friends, administrators, volunteers and the community in general.

“The association-based model of delivering an elite pathway has continuously been demonstrated as the most successful way to making those pathways sustainable, no matter what the sport. We encourage all associations in Gippsland to appreciate the history, look to the future and be involved as best they can.”

Planning for 2024 has already commenced.

2023 – 2024 UNDER 8’S DOMESTIC COMPETITION

 

Registrations are now open for all interested Under 8 athletes in both girls and boys for the upcoming 2023-2024 Summer Season.

The Under 8 competition, which will commence on October 2, 2023 and run through to March 15, 2024 is for girls and boys born in the years 2017 and 2018.

Registration cost for the Under 8 competition are:

TABA Registration Fee = $60.00

Basketball Victoria Licence Fee = $26.00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Teams will be compiled by TABA.

Singlets and coaches will be provided, however you will need to purchase your own black basketball shorts (no pockets)

Once the registration period has closed and teams have been compiled, all parents will receive further information on the upcoming season.

Should you have any questions, or would like to put your hand up to be a coach, please email domestic@traralgonbasketball.net.au

Please click the link below to register

Aussie Hoops Term 3 – Registrations Now Open

 

Aussie Hoops is the perfect program to introduce the game of basketball to those aged 5 – 7 years old. First time participants will receive an official Aussie Hoops starter pack!

Aussie Hoops fee:

New participants (including compulsory participant pack to the value of $42.99) … $117.49

Returning participant … $74.50

Commences Friday July 14th for ten (10) sessions, concluding Friday September 15th and runs for 45 minutes from 4.00pm each session.

Position Available – Administration Officer

 

Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association (TABA) is seeking a motivated person to fill the role of an Administration Officer to operate the TABA Office on the nights of domestic competition.

The role expectation is for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday which will encompass approximately 16 hours per week. Hours will be subject to change from season to season due to varying fixtures of each competition/season. Applicants may be considered if only available to fulfill two of the four nights on offer.

The role is for an immediate start and training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Essential requirements –

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous administration experience is essential
  • Must have Working With Children Check
  • Basketball Victoria Member Protection Document is essential

Please forward your applications to both the President (president@traralgonbasketball.net.au) and the Secretary (secretary@traralgonbasketball.net.au) by close of business on Tuesday, July 4th.

Fore a full role description please click the link below:

Any further enquiries please contact Brad Charles on 0439 350 325 for a confidential discussion.

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