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2023/2024 Season Information

**TEAM SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED**

If you are an individual player still looking for a team, please fill out the following waitlist form by clicking here 

Registrations:

All teams are submitted via one of our 7 clubs. Each club will have their own process on team/individual player nomination however they will require a completed Team Nomination Form. Team Nomination Forms can be found by clicking here or by contacting your club. (Club Contact details)

A minimum of 7 players are required to submit a team, however BABA kindly requests that teams nominate with at least 8 players. Not only will this help teams still field a team to play if players are unwell or injured, but it will also assist with limiting the growth of the number of teams entered into the competition and the pressure placed on our venue capacity.

Online players registrations will not open until the Team Nominations have been submitted and collated. It is intended that this will be early-mid September 2023.

 

Playing Days and Venues:

The Busselton Basketball Association competition is generally run over 2 indoor venues – Geographe Leisure Centre in Busselton and Naturaliste Community Centre in Dunsborough.

As we are limited with indoor court space, playing at each venue may not be equal for all ages and divisions, and as such there may also be times where 2 ‘Busselton’ teams are required to play in Dunsborough, or 2 Dunsborough teams playing each other in Busselton.

There are also 6 outdoor courts located at Lou Western Oval in Busselton that can become an option to play games at, should we exceed the capacity of indoor court availability.

The allocated playing days will be dependent on the number of teams submitted for the season and therefore cannot be released until all teams have been collated by BABA. It is intended that this will be early-mid September 2023; the same day online players registrations will be opened.

 

Season Dates:

The season will commence on Monday 9th October 2023 with a grading week followed by a 14-week regular round season.

2023
TERM 4
         ROUND             DATE
WEEK 1           GRADING              Week Commencing October 9th
WEEK 2           ROUND 1              Week Commencing October 16th
WEEK 3           ROUND 2              Week Commencing October 23rd
WEEK 4           ROUND 3              Week Commencing October 30th
WEEK 5           ROUND 4              Week Commencing November 6th
WEEK 6           ROUND 5              Week Commencing November 13th
WEEK 7           ROUND 6              Week Commencing November 20th
WEEK 8           ROUND 7              Week Commencing November 27th
WEEK 9           ROUND 8              Week Commencing December 4th
WEEK 10                                         Monday 11th December ONLY
**Monday 11th December 1 night only games for the Monday night teams for the loss of game night
due to public holiday on Monday March 4th 2024 in Round 14**

Christmas break until season resumes Monday 29th January 2024

TERM 1 – 2024 ROUND DATE
WEEK 1            ROUND 9                Week Commencing January 29th  (School resumes on Wednesday January 31st 2024)*
WEEK 2           ROUND 10               Week Commencing February 5th
WEEK 3           ROUND 11               Week Commencing February 12th
WEEK 4           ROUND 12               Week Commencing February 19th
WEEK 5           ROUND 13               Week Commencing February 26th  (No Saturday games on long weekend)*
WEEK 6           ROUND 14               Week Commencing March 5th  (No Monday games on long weekend)*
WEEK 7           SEMI FINALS           Week Commencing March 11th
WEEK 8           PRELIM FINALS      Monday March 18th – Thursday March 21st
WEEK 8           GRAND FINALS      Friday March 22nd – Saturday March 23rd

 

Age Groups:

The 2023-2024 season will see the introduction of new age group requirements.
See the below table for the upcoming season’s age group requirements.

DIVISION DATE OF BIRTH AGES
from 1st July to
30th June
 SCHOOL YEAR
in 2023
U10 Born 01/07/15 to 30/06/16
Born 01/07/14 to 30/06/15
Turning 7 & 8
Turning 8 & 9
YEAR 2
YEAR 3
U12 Born 01/07/13 to 30/06/14
Born 01/07/12 to 30/06/13(Born 01/07/14 to 30/06/15 can play up – Year 3)
Turning 9 & 10
Turning 10 & 11
YEAR 4
YEAR 5
U14 Born 01/07/11 to 30/06/12
Born 01/07/10 to 30/06/11(Born 01/07/12 to 30/06/13 can play up – Year 5)
Turning 11 & 12
Turning 12 & 13
YEAR 6
YEAR 7
U16 Born 01/07/09 to 30/06/10
Born 01/07/08 to 30/06/09(Born 01/07/10 to 30/06/11 can play up – Year 7)
Turning 13 & 14
Turning 14 & 15
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
U18 Born 01/07/07 to 30/06/08
Born 01/07/06 to 30/06/07(Born 01/07/08 to 30/06/09 can play up – Year 9)
Turning 15 & 16
Turning 16 & 17
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
U21 Born 01/07/05 to 30/06/06
Born 01/07/04 to 30/06/05
Born 01/07/03 to 30/06/04(Born 01/07/06 to 30/06/08 can play up – Year 10 & 11)
Turning 17 & 18
Turning 18 & 19
Turning 19 & 20
YEAR 12
GAP YEAR
GAP YEAR
SENIORS  Born 01/07/02 & Older

(Born 01/07/07 and older can play up – Year 10 +)

Turning 20 and older NA

As per Bylaws section 11 – Illegal players
**Please note that Date of Birth overrides School Year to determine the correct Division to play in

 

Fees:

Total Busselton Basketball playing fees are a combination of a number of components – A Basketball WA Insurance fee, a BABA fee and a Club fee.
The cost of the fees as at July 2023 are as follows:

BABA Fees:                                                                        
U10                        $96                                                        
U12                        $120
U14                        $140
U16                        $146
U18                        $161
U21                        $168
Seniors                 $174

BWA Insurance: $41.75 per player 

Club Fee: Refer to club (Varies from club to club)

 

Further information:

The 2023-2024 Season will continue to run with a Court Coordinator present at every game time slot at each venue. There will also be Umpire Coach/Mentors present to assist with our Beginner and Junior umpires as much as possible through the season.

Junior games are timed with 2x Twenty (20) minute halves – running clock
*Senior games are timed with 2x Twenty-five (25) minute halves – running clock
All finals games will see the last 3 minutes of the second half stopped clock.

*Please note that dependent on the number of teams submitted, BABA may reduce the Seniors games to 2x Twenty (20) minute halves to ensure all games can be fixtured appropriately

 

We look forward to seeing everyone back on the court for the 2023-2024 Summer Season.

If you have any questions, please contact your club in the first instance.

 

 

Kind Regards,

Busselton Amateur Basketball Association

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