When does the basketball season commence?
Autumn Season begins the first week of Term 1 and runs Terms 1 and 2
Spring Season begins the first week of Term 3 and runs Terms 3 and 4
When are the games played?
Monday: Girls U12 and U18
Tuesday: Girls U14
Wednesday: Girls U16
Thursday: Boys and Girls U10
Friday: Boys and Girls U9
Saturday: Boys U12 to U18 A & B
Sunday: Boys U18 C & D and U21 and Girls U20 and U23
Where are the games played?
Games are mainly played at Sandringham Basketball Stadium (SBA) King Club, Tulip Street, Sandringham (Courts S1, S2, S3 and S4) as well as some other locations. For example some U10 games are played at Cheltenham Secondary College, U14 boys at Parkdale Secondary College, U16 boys at Mentone Grammar and Girls U12 and U14 at Mentone Girls Secondary College.
When and where do you train?
Training is held at a day and time to suit games and volunteer coaches. Training is held at Parkdale Secondary College and other locations in the area.
What age do you have to be to start playing basketball?
We like children to be 8 years of age before we place them in a basketball team. Prior to this they are able to attend our Dribblers Program where they are able to gain skills required in games. Details available on website.
What are the age cut offs for each season?
A player must be under the age stated in the relative age group by the 31st December in the year of the completion of that season.
Where do I purchase a uniform?
At Parkdale Pacers we order and supply our own uniforms. Prior to the start of a season check our website or facebook page to find out when a “Pop up Shop” will be open or alternatively email our uniform co-ordinator at email@example.com
Can I request what number is on my uniform?
Unfortunately due to the number of players within the club we are unable to supply “number” requests.
What if my number is incorrect on website or scorepad?
What if my number clashes with another team member?
If you are placed in a team and your number clashes with another player in your team one of you will need to swap their top over to another number. Generally the person who joined first will keep their number. Please email the uniform co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a swap over.
How can I volunteer to assist?
We welcome all parents to get involved from coaching, becoming a Team Administrator or to joining our committee. Please contact the Secretary at email@example.com
What do I do if my child can’t train on the allocated night?
Do I have to pay to enter the stadium?
Players and spectators aged U18 have free admittance to stadium on game days. Parents can either pay a casual fee to enter stadium or purchase a membership card.
Memberships are available to purchase on the SBA website at sabres.com.au and following links.
What if I change my mind about playing after I have registered and paid?
Do you have awards MVP or Coaches Awards?
At Pacers we believe Basketball is a team sport and do not give out awards. Once you start giving awards you lose sight of being a team and it becomes all about individuals.