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Winter Teams 2019
April 10th, 2019

We are excited to announce our winter teams for 2019. With over 300 players again & 40 junior teams it has been a massive job. The coaches & co-ordinators have worked very hard on team selections factoring in what is best for all players & teams. Most players are in the same divisions as they were previously, with some going up to replace others that left & others going down to help ensure they grow in confidence & ability.

Teams

Lara Fees & Basketball Geelong Rego

To accept your position in your team, you must pay your club fees here

If you are new you also need to pay insurance & rego with Basketball Geelong (the main comp) here Note: No need to pay this for Northern Basketball League teams as they have a different fee to a different association

If you would like to discuss teams further please email us at

juniorboys@laragiants.org.au

juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au

Uniform Day Winter 2019

Lara Giants Uniform Day is scheduled for Sunday April 14 from 9am to 10:30am at the Buckingham St Community Centre. There will be make up opportunities for those unable to attend.

Winter Dates


Mark Evans – Life Member
April 7th, 2019

Today the Lara Giants inducted our 4th ever life member Mark Evans. Mark has coached with Lara for 10 years. He has played with the club for 27 years. He is a 5 times senior club champion. Put simply Mark is a great clubman and an asset to the club.

Thank you Mark for all you have done and continue to do for the club.


Little Giants 2019 – Term 2
April 5th, 2019

Thanks to Becks Boarding Retreat, Little Giants is back for term 2 with the same class times as term 1.

To book your spot fill in your details here – https://forms.gle/aTQ85oYAoxGkjrbR9

Little Giants is a fun introduction to basketball where kids learn the basics of basketball of basketball in a fun friendly environment without the pressures of actual games.  Our coaches are all experience players playing for Lara as well as reppresentative basketball for Geelong Supercats or Corio Bay Stingrays.  Class sizes are limited to the classes to just 16 to allow maximum coach to player time.


Cost: $90 for new players (inc ball & shirt), $70 for returning
Location: Lara Lake Primary School

1. Monday 4:15pm to 5pm with Jess & Paige 
This group is designed for the younger less experienced little giants aged 5 to 7.  The program is more designed around fun & is a basic introduction to basketball.  Our coaches are experienced players with supercats rep experience who are great with the little kids & helping them get confident.
2. Monday 6pm to 6:45 with Kelsey Jordan
Our later class on Mondays are for the kids who are 7+ are a little more confident.  This program is designed to not only introduce the kids to the basketball basics, but to get them ready to play actual games.  Kids aiming to play next summer (term 4) should consider joining this wondefrul program with Kelsey.  Kelsey is a div 1 womens player & has a lot of experience & an excellent teacher of the game.
3. Saturday 11:15am to 12 with Joel McFall
Our Saturday classes are open for all ages & abilities, ideally aimed at those aged 6 to 9 with limited basketball experience.  Joel is a hit at our clinics with the kids & plays in our div 1 mens team as well as our u14-1 coach.

Classes start Saturday April 27 & Monday April 29.

To book your spot fill in your details here – https://forms.gle/aTQ85oYAoxGkjrbR9

Please note classes are strictly limited we will confirm classes prior to Easter.

For more information or any questions contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au

Winter Dates


Easter Goliath Basketball Camp
April 2nd, 2019

We are excited by our first ever school holiday camp with our very own Joel McFall.  The camp will be ran on 3 seperate days for u12s, u14s & u16/18s right here in Lara.

Joel McFall is a Div 1 players with Lara Giants, a Big V player with Corio Bay Stingrays, coach of our u14-1 boys as well as a Little Giants Coach. Put simply he knows he’s stuff & is a hit with the kids every clinic.

WHEN & WHO

Clinic runs from 9am to 3pm.

Tues April 9: U12s
Wed April 10: U14s
Thurs April 11: U16s & U18s

WHERE

Lara Primary School

WHAT TO BRING

Lunch, Water & a ball

 

To book your spot fill out your details below. For more inforamtion contact Joel on 0416 672 772 or joeldmcfall@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-GligpeIlnJIgsr_CQb9jbEQcpFrlpvfowHXWvV_n0Q

 

Spaces are strickly limited

 

One on One Training

Note: Joel also does one on one & group coaching for more info or to enquire about that please contact Joel


Winter Registration 2019 (updated April 4)
February 27th, 2019

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR JUNIORS

For waiting list email enquiries@laragiants.org.au

 

How to register

Register your details at this link:

junior registration here

senior registration here

 

Winter19Boys

Winter19Girls

Winter19Seniors

 

Already Signed Up? Check your name appears here (note updated every couple of days please refer to the date on file)

 

Junior Age Groups (year they were born)

  • Under 10 – 2010 or after
  • Under 12 – 2008 & 2009
  • Under 14 – 2006 & 2007
  • Under 16 – 2004 & 2005
  • Under 18 – 2002 & 2003
  • Under 20 – 2000 & 2001

 

Team Selections

Teams will most likely be changed from Summer season as we try to ensure the best for all teams & players.  We are aiming to announce teams prior to Easter.   There may need to be some try outs as we try our best to put the players in the right division based on their skill & confidence.  Sometimes, we will look to put kids in lower divisions to help them develop their game.

Will my child get a game

As long as we can find a coach yes they will.  However, we will only enter the team if we have a coach committed to the season.

Coaches

We are always looking for coaches to handle the large volumes of teams. If you are interested in coaching one of our teams we would love to hear from you.  You can email us  at the president@laragiants.org.au or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.

 

Regards

Lara Giants Basketball Club

For more information please visit our registration process

Please note: All players must pay club registrations prior to the first round commencing.

 

For more information or any questions please contact us at enquiries@laragiants.org.au


End of Summer 2019
February 12th, 2019

Summer is almost over & we have a massive end for our summer season planned.  Below are the dates to save & the details on how to participate

Bunnings BBQ – Sunday Feb 24

Our Bunnings BBQ is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  The money raised is as much as some of our sponsors & helps keep our club fees to be one of the lowest in Geelong.  So if you wish you could do more to help the club but don’t know anything about basketball, or if you simple want to support the club & put back in, we would love for you to give us 1 hour of your day.  Plus you get to spend time with others from the club away from the basketball stadiums.

To book a spot click here We have scheduled times based on age groups but feel free to book a time that suits.

 

Laser Skirmish – Sunday March 24

Our friends at Next Level Skirmish (Duro St North Geelong) are helping us put on a fun day for our kids & coaches (if they are game).  This is simply a great excuse to get the kids bonding & having some fun with their team mates & the rest of the club. So coaches round up the kids, get your team together & take out the other Lara teams.  We have two 2hr sessions starting at either 10am or 1pm with a bbq lunch provided between the 2 sessions starting from 12pm. Tickets are $30 per person, ideal for teams in u12s & above.

To book & pay for your spot click here

 

Junior Presentation Day – Sunday April 7

For the first time ever we are having a summer presentation day. With so many of our junior players only playing summer we felt it was only fair we put on a special presentation day for all the kids & their hard work over a hot summer.  There will be trophies for u12s & above, with under 10s & Little Giants will each get a medal.

More details to come shortly


Little Giants 2019 – Term 1 – SOLD OUT
January 16th, 2019

TERM 1 SOLD OUT – For term 2 waiting list please email enquiries@laragiants.org.au

LITTLE GIANTS

Thanks to Becks Boarding Retreat, Little Giants is back for term 1, bigger than ever before.  Due to popular demand we are extending the program to a third session on a Saturday morning on top of the existing Monday classes.


Little Giants is a fun introduction to basketball where kids learn the basics of basketball via especially designed program & games.  Our coaches are all experience players playing for Lara as well as reppresentative basketball for Geelong Supercats or Corio Bay Stingrays.  They are helped by our junior players.  We keep the numbers limited to the classes to just 16 to allow maximum coach to player time.


Cost: $90 for new players (inc ball & shirt), $70 for returning
Location: Lara Lake Primary School

1. NEW – Saturday 9am to 9:45 with Joel McFall
This group is an open age group ideally for those 6 to 9 with limited basketball experience. Joel is a hit at our clinics with the kids & plays in our div 1 mens team as well as our u14-1 coach.
2. Monday 6pm to 6:45 with Kelsey Jordan
For Little Giants who are 7+ and a little more confident. Kelsey is a div 1 womens player & has a lot of experience & an excellent teacher of the game.
3. Monday 4:15pm to 5pm with Jess, Paige & Emily
This group is designed for the younger less experienced little giants aged 5 to 7. Our coaches are experienced players with supercats rep experience who are great with the little kids & helping them get confident.

Classes start Monday Feb 4 & Saturday Feb 9. Calendar can be found here S19 Calendar

To book your spot email enquiries@laragiants.org.au with your childs name, DOB & the class you want to register for.  All Little Giants get a participation medal at the end of term.


Dunkin Donuts Dunkin Hoops Clinic
October 28th, 2018

The Lara Giants Super Clinics are always a big hit with lots of fun & plenty of great tips.

This November we are back this time with Donuts!!!

Be quick to book your spot here https://goo.gl/forms/bLEwj7S5AjKS2Psq1

Supporting McHappy day Nov 17. $2 Helping hand for every kid goes to support Roonald McDonald house.

 

When: Sunday Nov 18 – Times Vary

Where: Lara Lake Primary School

Cost: $10 – includes 1 hour clinic, donut & drink

Who: Anyone is welcome, current Lara Giants or interested families

 

Start Times

Please arrive 15 min early to register

10:30 – Under 10s & Little Giants

11:45 – Girls Only

1:00 – Under 12 Boys

2:15 – Under 14 & Under 16 boys

 

What to Bring

Drink of water & a ball (if you have one)


Summer Teams 2019
October 6th, 2018

Congrats to the 350+ juniors in 45 teams on your selections & teams for our summer season.  We are the biggest club in Basketball Geelong & keep getting bigger & stronger. Well done & thank you for being a part of it!

Lara Fees & Basketball Geelong Rego

To accept your position in your team, you must pay your club fees here

If you are new you also need to pay insurance & rego with Basketball Geelong here

 

Game Costs

Note: All games are now $10 including juniors.

 

Teams

Below are the teams for the summer.

SummerTeamsGirls19

SummerTeamsBoys19

SummerTeamsSeniors19

 

Calendar for Summer

Please see the schedule for the summer season & when we do & don’t have games S19 CalendarLara

 

If you would like to discuss teams further please email us at

juniorboys@laragiants.org.au

juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au

 

Uniform Day Summer 2019

Lara Giants Uniform Day has been held. There will be a make up uniform day this Friday. Details TBC.  If you need a uniform before then please contact Dave via phone 0438 006 442


Little Giants – Term 4
September 25th, 2018

Thanks to Beck’s Boarding Retreat, the Little Giants are back for term 4. Little Giants is designed for kids aged 5+ to learn the basics of basketball while having fun.

This term sees all the action moving to Mondays at Lara Lake Primary!!

Under 7s Mondays 4:15 – SOLD OUT

Jess & Paige from our Div 2 women & Geelong Supercats U21s are taking our under 7s. The girls are excited & ready for a fun term of learning basketball basics with games designed to enhance Basketball fundamentals.

 

7+ Mondays 6pm

Kelsey Jordan from our div 1 womens team is returning as head coach for our 7+ kids. Kelsey is excited to help teach our next generation & have some fun with the kids.  Kelsey’s program has seen a number of kids advance to real giants players & are playing in under 10s & under 12s this summer.

 

Cost is $90 for new players & includes a ball & a Little Giants Top or $70 for returning players. This is an 8 week program running from October 15. Spots are strictly limited & always fill up quick, to book your spot please email your childs name & year of birth to enquiries@laragiants.org.au


  • Beck's Boarding Retreat
  • Lara Hotel
  • Apco
  • Burns Archer
  • Lara Community Bank

Upcoming Events


7th
Apr
Summer Presentation Day

For the first time ever we are having a summer presentation day. With so many of our junior players only playing summer we felt it was only far we put on a special presentation day for all the kids & their hard work over a hot summer.  There will be trophies for u12s & above, […]


24th
Feb
Bunnings BBQ 2019

Bunnings BBQ Sunday Feb 24 Book your spot to help https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=467320&here


6th
Oct
Uniform Day Summer 2019

Lara Giants Uniform Day is booked in for Saturday October 6 at St Anthony’s Primary. Collect your uniform & your Lara merch as well as pay your club membership on the day u10s / u12s at 2pm u14s / u16s /u18s at 3pm Little Giants & Seniors 3:30pm


23rd
Sep
Junior Presentation Day

Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day (including Little Giants) is Sunday September 23rd at St Anthony’s Primary School.


26th
Aug
Annual General Meeting

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday August 26th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara. All positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. For more info contact Jason on 0417306327


4th
Aug
Disco Bingo

Dolly’s Disco Bingo is the original music bingo company in Australia. Instead of numbers, we play well know tunes. To book your tickets contact Bridie: 0431 783 323


14th
Apr
Winter Uniform Day 2018

Winter Uniform Day is Saturday April 14 at 2pm at Lara Lake Primary


24th
Mar
Trivia Night 2018

The Trivia Night is back, a great night is guaranteed. Book your tickets now


17th
Dec
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Book your spot to help our club at one of our biggest fund raisers https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=331046


3rd
Dec
Giant Clinic Term 4 2017

Limited spots available. Contact us at juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au with your childs name & DOB to secure your spot