LBC Selection Summer 2017 ** updated Sept 29 ***
September 27th, 2016
With over 250 junior players and 32 teams the selection process was very difficult. In selecting teams we factored in a number of factors, but the most important one is team balance. Some of the kids maybe in a lower division than they hoped. Hopefully they will take this as an opportunity to grow & strengthen their game & show leadership abilities.
The club will also be in contact with you soon with some important information as well as details of a uniform day on Sunday 3rd 2016. Your coach will also be in contact to introduce themselves & inform you of training times.
The season starts on the Monday when school returns. This may mean some teams will not get a training session in before their first actual game. Also of note due to high numbers, some teams have 9 players. The coaches may consider having a roster where each kid sits out one week every 8 weeks. Basically 1 game before Christmas & one game in term 1.
Thank you to all for your patience during this process. We have tried to please as many people as possible, however we know it is not possible to please everyone. Finally thanks to all the coaches for giving up their time for the summer season. This is a big commitment & without your support we wouldn’t have our club.
Winter Review 2016
September 26th, 2016
A massive winter for our teams with some excellent results. Of course not everyone could play in a grand final with all teams showing great improvement & brilliant team spirit. You all did our club proud as well as your families & yourselves.
A big congratulations to the following teams who played in the grand final
U14B-3 – Lara Kings vs YMCA
U14B-4 – Lara Titans vs Sharks
U16B-2 – Lara Giants vs Vytis
U16B-3 – Lara Titans vs Rovers
U16G-2 – Lara Lakers vs Rovers
U18B-3 – Lara Lakers vs Dolphins
U12G-2 – Lara Lakers
Congrats to these winners
First grand final win for the giants for W2016 with the Lara Titans defeating the Sharks 28-16. Congrats to coach Jason, team & all the families
In a very heated game the u18 boys got the job done. Well done boys
A fantastic effort by our under 12 girls to knock off top of the ladder pivot to win our 3rd grand final for the week. Well done Elisa & girls, great effort & great season!
Seniors Presentation Day – Sunday Sept 18
September 7th, 2016
The celebrate the end of a long season we are having an end of season break up for our Senior players, coaches & committee members. This is a great a great chance to relax & get to know your team mates & others around the club. Also a handy chance to convince the older players to come back for one more season.
So join us at the Lara Hotel on Sunday September 18 at 3pm.
We will be presenting the Division 1 Club Champion as well as putting some money on the bar & provide some finger food.
This is a great opportunity for us to bond as well as make connections, you never know when you need an extra player to cover the summer shortage.
All 17 year olds going up to seniors next season are welcome to come, however may be best for adult supervision 🙂
Spread the word, invite your team mates & start your planning for the summer season. Should be a great day!
Hey Girls- Get into basketball
September 6th, 2016
Summer 2017 player sign up and team selections *UPDATED*
August 18th, 2016
**** Last Updated: Sept 4 2016 *****
All players who intend to play in the Summer 2016 / 2017 season MUST notify the junior boys or junior girls team coordinators. The sign-up and team selection procedures and an explanation of the process is described fully in this document
Team selections and LBC registration will follow in a few weeks time.
Check the following lists for players who have already signed. If your name is not on this list you will not be selected in a team.
LBC Summer 2016 2017 player and team planning
August 18th, 2016
Please read the FAQ below for further explanation.
Step 1 Indicate your intention to play in Summer 16/17 season by Friday 2nd September.
Step 2 Confirm that your name has been included on the player list on the LBC website.
Step 3 Team selections will be done during the 2 week period ending Friday 16th September
Details required are :
Date of birth
Contact mobile number
Confirm that your name has been included on the player list on the LBC website.
If you have done Step 1 above and your name does not appear on the list within 2 days, send a text to Rod Randall on 0408 331560
Allow 2 days for the list to be updated.
Only players on the list will be considered for selection in a team.
If you are aware of players not on the list, who you know intend to play, direct them to the LBC website for directions on how to sign up.
Team selections will be done during the week ending 16th September and all players will be notified when the teams have been selected. The team lists will be placed on the LBC website. Players not selected in a team will be placed on a waiting list.
Change of Age Groups
The change of age groups occurs between the Winter and Summer seasons and approximately half of the players will move up an age group. The new age groups for Summer 2016/2017 and Winter 2017 are:
- Under 10 Born in 2008 or 2009
- Under 12 Born in 2006 or 2007
- Under 14 Born in 2004 or 2005
- Under 16 Born in 2002 or 2003
- Under 18 Born in 2000 or 2001
Why is this new procedure being introduced ?
The biggest issue the club has each season is entering teams without a confirmed coach and then trying to find a coach while the season is active. This causes frustrations and disgruntlement for all involved and a lot of extra time and effort for the team coordinators and other club members. The whole process is about removing the uncertainty around who is playing and who is coaching and the pain associated with that uncertainty.
How can I guarantee my child will be placed in a team ?
That is easy – coach a team ! or recruit somebody to coach your child’s team.
This is the part where you can really help the club. If you have some basketball experience or are just willing to give it a go then please consider coaching a team. You may have a brother/sister/relative/friend who is suitable – ask them if they will coach.
If everybody in the club actively looked for somebody to coach a team all our coaching issues would be solved.
How many teams will be entered in each age group ?
The number of teams is totally dependent on the number of coaches confirmed for that age group. If we have enough players for 5 teams but only 3 coaches we will only enter 3 teams.
How are the teams selected ?
Team selections will be done by the age group coaches and the teams coordinator.
If extra teams are entered after the initial selection there will be some reshuffling of the players amongst the teams.
What if my child is not selected in a team ?
They will be placed on a waiting list and if a position becomes available the coach will select a player from the waiting list.
BUT if we had another coach we would enter another team and an extra 7 or 8 players would get a game. Refer to the question above “How can I guarantee my child will be placed in a team?“
I thought the club would provide a coach !
The club is you, me and everybody else who plays or has a child who plays. Some of our coaches are senior players but the majority are the parents of players. All are volunteers willing to give up their time to allow the kids to have a game of basketball. How many kids can play is dependent on how many parents are willing to volunteer.
What are the commitments and benefits of coaching a team ?
Commitments and duties
There is 1 game and 1 training session per week both of which are usually 1 hour duration.
There will probably be 1 coaches meeting per season.
Work with the club and team coordinators as the primary contact between the club and the team.
Benefits and assistance
Free LBC club membership for your family.
Free coaching courses as available. Generally there would be a level 0 and level 1 course each year.
Assistance will be provided to beginner coaches if requested. All you have to do is ask.
Lara Giants Presentation Day 2016
August 16th, 2016
Sunday 11th September
Lara Lake Primary School
11am – 12pm – Under 10’s & under 12s
12pm – Lunch / Free Sausage Sizzle
1pm – Service & Club Awards, Under 14s, u16s, u18s
Heaps of fun, with jumping castle, basketball shoot out, merchandise tent (grab your summer warm up Tees, Hoodies, Lara Giants Bags & more)
Oh and plenty of trophies 🙂
Lara Basketball Club Annual General Meeting
August 4th, 2016
Notice of the AGM of the Lara Basketball Club
Date: Sunday 21st August 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Lara Community Centre, Waverly Road, Lara
All committee positions will be declared vacant and a new committee will be elected. If you are interested in serving on the committee in one of the executive positions or as a general committee member please contact Club Secretary Rod Randall (0408331560).
The strength of a club and it ongoing success is dependent on a strong, active and progressive committee. We need more committee members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm to maintain the great progress the club has achieved over the recent past. If you have the enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute time, ideas and effort for the betterment of the club we want you on the committee.
Trivia Night June 18
April 19th, 2016
Are you the smartest person in your family? Smartest person associated with your team? Are you the expert at gossip or 80s music perhaps. This is your chance to show your stuff. If it is not you get your friends together for a great night out. Tickets are only $15 each with tables of 8-10. So book your tickets or tables & lock in June 18 for a great night
For tickets contact
Lorraine: 0412 493 433
Leeann: 0425 015 800
Uniform & Merchandise Day – Sunday April 10 – 2pm to 4pm
April 5th, 2016
A Lara Giants uniform day will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 10th April 2pm to 4pm at Lara Lake Primary School.
On this day you will be able to try on & collect uniforms, get your hoody ready for winter, pick up a warm up top. Or even get a Lara Giants bag to carry all your gear in.
For a list of our merchandise & prices check out http://www.laragiants.org.au/merch/
Uniform Day- Sunday 2pm-4pm- Oct 2 2016 at Lara Lake Primary School With the new season starting next week, all new players will need a uniform. Also, anyone wanting a new uniform come down & check them out. We will also be having our merchandise there, so grab a warm up top or a hoodie […]
Sunday 11th September Lara Lake Primary School 11am – 12pm – Under 10’s & under 12s 12pm – Lunch / Free Sausage Sizzle 1pm – Service & Club Awards, Under 14s, u16s, u18s Heaps of fun, with jumping castle, basketball shoot out, merchandise tent & more Oh and plenty of trophies 🙂
Notice of the AGM of the Lara Basketball Club Date: Sunday 21st August 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Venue: Lara Community Centre, Waverly Road, Lara All committee positions will be declared vacant and a new committee will be elected. If you are interested in serving on the committee in one of the executive positions or as […]
A great night out to see who is the smartest person in the club. Or perhaps the one who is up on all the gossip
Lara Giants Presentation Day is on Saturday 19th September at Lara Lake Primary School 11am – 12pm – Under 10’s & under 12s 12pm – Lunch / Free Sausage Sizzle 1pm – Under 14s, u16s, u18s & Service & Club Awards Heaps of fun, with jumping castle, basketball shoot out, merchandise tent (grab your summer […]
Notice of the AGM of the Lara Basketball Club Date: Sunday 23rd August 2015 Time: 7:30 pm… Venue: Lara Community Centre, Waverly Road, Lara All committee positions will be declared vacant and a new committee will be elected. If you are interested in serving on the committee in one of the executive positions or as […]
The junior Club championships are to be held in Ballarat this year on 3rd and 4th October