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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


Summer 2019 – Registrations Now Closed
September 7th, 2018

Registrations are now closed for juniors.  We have been flooded with with names, in fact 337 juniors are down in what could be 42 junior teams.  Next up comes the try outs & team selections. For more information on this process please refer to www.laragiants.org.au/teamsandtryouts/

If you would like to be on our waiting list please email us your childs names, gender, year of birth, & your phone number to enquiries@laragiants.org.au

Note: Under 12 girls could do with a couple more to alow 3 teams

 

Summer Names Registered

SummerBoysSept7

SummerGirlsSept7

SummerSeniorsSept7

 

How to register

Register your details at this link:  junior registration here / Senior Register

 

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

 

Team Selections

We are aiming to announce teams Oct 1.   There most likely will be some try outs required 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

 


Try Outs & Team Selections
September 6th, 2018

As we are coming up to the planning stage of our season there is a few things we want all families to keep in mind.
The coaches & selection panels we will endeavour to do our best to ensure the boys are in the right groups & teams, however this is never easy.  We look at more than skill alone, we look at the players ….
Confidence:   Is the player comfortable to play at a level where they can be challenged & improve
Coachability: Is the player willing to listen to the coach & take on the feedback (sometime this information will be passed on from past seasons)
Reliability: Is the player reliable & dedicated to the team.  This includes communicating with the coach if they are unable to train or play.
Team Balance: When forming a team we need to make sure we have players at doing different roles.  There is no point having 7 tall players who can’t dribble. Likewise we need players to play defence & offence etc.
Sometimes we may decide the player would benefit from a season in a lower division where they would be a stronger player which may in turn help them work on their leadership & other times they may need a fresh challenge.  Sometimes we will simply get it wrong.  If you feel your child is in the wrong division there is an easy way to prove that.  Go out there & give it your best, play a team game, encourage & embrace your team.  True talent & team work will shine thru & come out on top.
Changing of Age Groups
As kids go up age groups we usually expect them to go down a division or more or stay the same.  Not very often do kids change age groups & go up divisions as well.
Teams in the same division
If we end up having 2 or more teams in the same division, we will endeavour to make 2 even teams. We don’t want one team on top loving life & the other down bottom hating the game.
Team Numbers
The number of players in each team will depend on the number available.  We like to keep teams to around 7-8 players however sometimes we will have to have more.  We would be reluctant to have less as we need to be sure we have enough players to cover injuries & unavailable players.
Coaches
The final part of the puzzle is coaches.  If we don’t have enough coaches to coach teams then players will miss out.  No teams will be entered without a coach. You may be asked to put your hand up to help.
Clearances
If you are coming from another club you will need a clearance.  Please be sure you specify this so we can lodge the paperwork

Boys Pathway – New coaches
August 29th, 2018

The Lara Giants junior boys program is taking a big step in securing the future of the club with a new pathway being developed to help our junior boys transition from juniors to seniors & then into our division 1 mens program.

U14-1’s Head Coach – Joel McFall

Joel continues as our u14-1 coach as he has for the last couple of years.  We are really starting to see the improvement of the boys coming thru under Joel & are excited with the direction the club is headed

Under 16-1’s Head Coach – Davin Kroger

Davin is fresh of a grand final appearance as coach of Werribee Devils VJBL side.  Davin has a long history of coaching at various levels of the game, including involvment in the SA state program.  Davin ‘I was really impressed by the talent in Lara & am truly excited by the season ahead’

 

Under 18’s head coach – Cameron Larkin

Cam has spent his life being part of a basketball family. His dad has coaches at SEABL level for Mildura, Warnambool, & Ballarat & Cam was the mascot & little star from the age of 4.  Growing up Cam started as a centre and finished as a point guard, where he represented Country Vic.  Cam recently moved to Lara with his young family & is currently training for another triathlon.

Club president Jason Aherne says “Cam is super fit, extremely modest & is a perfect fit for our u18 boys.  We have some great talent coming thru our juniors with many of our players playing reps for the Geelong Supercats.  We are very excited about Cam coming on board as this group of boys will be our next generation of Div 1 men.  This will be great for the club and the boys”

 

Under 23-1’s or Div 3 Men head coach

The biggest challenge the club has now is having a pathway for the boys to go once they finish under 18s.  Junior Boys co-ordinator Rod Randall “Right now our under 18s go from playing in a good comp to playing with their mates in lower divisions.  We are keen for them to have a pathway to our division 1 mens team, & this team will help this happen”.  The club has appointed Glen Jordan as coach of this team.

Glen Jordan is possibly the most experienced coach in Lara.  He has been involved in all levels of basketball from coaching reps for junior teams at Geelong Supercats & Corio Bay Stingrays to coaching state teams & national teams for the Ivor Burge program (Basketball team for People with an Intellectual Disability).  Glen knows his basketball & loves the game & is excited by the opportunity to work with our elite young men.  As part of this team will be the opportunity for the boys to play in our division 1 mens team.  Div 1 mens coach Lukas Bentley “We are really excited by the kids coming thru the club, we have seen a couple of them fill in this season & they fitted in perfectly.  We are keen for 1 or 2 of the boys to play each week over summer, this is a great opportunity for the boys, the club & our team”

 

The club welcomes Glen, Davin & Cam to their new roles.

 


Follow us on Social Media
August 5th, 2018

Be sure to follow us on our social networks to keep up to date on the latest Lara Giants news, events & of course photos of our players.  Summer season lauching soon

www.facebook.com/larabasketball

www.instagram.com/laragiantsbasketball

www.laragiants.org.au

 


Junior Presentation Day 2018
July 29th, 2018

Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day (including Little Giants) is Sunday September 23rd. More details to come closer to the date.


LBC Annual General Meeting 2018
July 27th, 2018

 

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. If you are passionate about our club & would like to help we invite you to attend this meeting.  For more information please contact club president Jason on 0417 306 327 or president@laragiants.org.au


Disco Bingo – Aug 4th 2018
May 22nd, 2018

What is Disco Bingo

Dolly’s Disco Bingo is the original music bingo company in Australia. Instead of numbers, we play well know tunes from all eras, for you to mark off when you hear. Each unique round goes for approx. 20 minutes with great songs that will have all ages dancing and singing.

 

Bingo playlists include songs from all eras, unique disco rounds with 70’s and 80’s tunes and kids/teen rounds with Top 40 songs

To book your tickets click here 
Or contact Bridie: 0431 783 323 or Jenny: 0433 768 460
To see more from Dolly visit her on facebook

Hoops & Hotdogs Clinic
May 4th, 2018

Our next Super Clinic has been booked for Sunday June 3.  This one is bound to get the kids hungry so we are providing them hotdogs to refuel.

 

To allow the most time with our Div 1 players we have broken the groups into 3

11am Girls Only
12:30 u10 Boys
2pm u12/u14 Boys

 

Cost is just $10 for 1 hour clinic with our div 1 senior players.  This will be followed by a hogdog & a bit of fun with their mates

 

Bookings are essential for catering purpose.  To book your spot please visit HoopsAndHotdogsSignUp (spots are limited so be quick)

The clinic is open to all Lara Giants players & anyone else interested

 

 


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

Upcoming Events


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


8th
Oct
Uniform Day

Come & get your new uniform or pick up some merchandise on Sunday Oct 8 at 2:30pm. More details to follow


1st
Oct
Presentation Day – Oct 1

The Lara Giants Junior Presentation Day will be on Sunday Oct 1st at St Anthony’s Primary School – Mary McKillip Hall- Kees Rd gate entry. Under 10s & under 12s begin at 11am. Followed by a free bbq lunch & merchandise store. At 1pm we will be doing the club service awards, club champions.