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Summer 2019 – Updated Aug 17
August 7th, 2018

Our summer season kicks off at the start of term 4.  We are now taking registrations until Sept 7.

Summer Names Registered

SummerBoysAug17

SummerGirlsAug17

 

How to register

Register your details at this link:  registration here

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.  So

metimes, 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

 


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

 

 


Club & Basketball Geelong Fees are now Due
April 14th, 2018

Fees for the Lara Basketball Club are compulsory and contribute toward the cost of hall hire for training, team registration and affiliation fees to BG and the cost of trophies at the end of the season.

 

Fees are as follows:

Lara Basketball Club Membership Fee (must be paid within the first 2 weeks of the season)

$50 Seniors per season

$50 Junior membership per season ($40 for second child, $30 for third child, $20 for 4th child)

https://membership.sportstg.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=13368

 

Basketball Geelong Registration & Insurance  (Must be paid before playing your first game)

$75 Juniors (online)

$75 Seniors (online)

Basketball Geelong Insurance & Fees (new players & those who are due- 12 months)

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=5637&pKey=8c0bce98a59f66993be43c07e434b783&formID=54509

 

For more information please refer to our Membership Payment Policy

 


Little Giants Term 2 2018
April 14th, 2018

Thanks to Beck’s Boarding Retreat, the Little Giants are back for term 2 with two awesome new basketball coaches to take the kids. Little Giants is designed for kids aged 5+ to learn the basics of basketball while having fun.

Monday is for kids 7+ with Kelsey Jordan. Kelsey is from our div 1 womens team & has played rep basketball for both Geelong Supercats & Corio Bay Sting Rays. Kelsey is excited to help teach our next generation & have some fun with the kids.

Tuesday is for the younger Little Giants with Kat Herbert. Kat has played a massive role in basketball in Geelong & Lara over the years. She is currently coaching the u12-1 Boys Geelong Supercats team & loves seeing the smiles on the little ones as they have some fun. Watch out kids Kat’s little girl Ellie was dribbling not long after walking haha

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 April 23. Spots are strictly limited, to book your spot please email enquiries@laragiants.org.au


Winter Teams 2018 – Final
March 29th, 2018

After many meetings we are pleased to announce our Winter teams. We have almost 300 junior players in 38 teams. The coaches & committee have discussed at length every single player & team make up.  One of our aims is to have competitive teams, but our main priority is about the kids having opportunities to play at a division to allow them to have fun & develop. Sometime this is difficult when players are new without try out sessions (which we usually do with the age group change prior to summer season)

While it is often great reward to see kids move up divisions, this can’t always be the case.  Often due to numbers, team balance (i.e positions played) & other reasons this can’t always be the case.  Sometimes, coaches feel that some kids will benefit long term by going down a division. This will give them the opportunity to work on their game, their confidence & become a leader of the group. It is also great to play with your friends or old team mates, however as a club we feel it is also good for the kids to experience different people & team mates as they would in real life.

We do try & keep our team number at 8 or less each team. However, sometimes this isn’t possible due to the number of kids that register.  If your child is part of a team with high numbers, please be patient.

By accepting your position with the Lara Giants Basketball Club, you are agreeing to ensure all efforts will be made for our players to attend all training & games.  If you are unable to attend either of these you must notify your coach within a reasonable time frame.

We will be having a uniform day on Saturday April 14. Here you will be able to try on & collect your uniform & merchandise.

Coaches will contact you over the Easter break to introduce themselves & let you know your training times.  The club will send an email to you all with the steps required prior to playing, including the above information, registration details & other useful bit.  First games start when school resumes for term 2.

If you feel you need to discuss the selections further we are happy to answer your questions or give feedback.  We ask that your perhaps consider the Easter break for families & either send us an email to juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au with your childs details & how we can help.  Likewise after Easter I am sure if you politely contact your coach they will be happy to discuss any concerns.

We hope to finalise the last couple of groups missing as soon as possible.  We are still short a couple of coaches & trying our best to ensure all kids can play.   Remember all our coaches are volunteers, the club relies on our parents & basketball community to coach. So please consider helping if you can.

 

Below are the teams for winter

WinterTeamsGirls

WinterTeamsBoys

WinterTeamsWomen

 

Thanks

Lara Giants Basketball Club


Winter Registration 2018 – Updated March 17
March 4th, 2018

Winter registration is now open.  We will take registration until March 16 2018.

Currently Registered Players

Winter2018-SignedUpGirls-M17

Winter2018-SignedUpBoys-M17

 

If your name is not here, please register your details below

 

How to register

Register your details at this link https://goo.gl/forms/cKWa68FCpwSzFSXu1

Team Selections

We are aiming to announce teams before Easter – March 30.   There may 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


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

Upcoming Events


23rd
Sep
Junior Presentation Day

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


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.


20th
Aug
Girls Only Clinic

Free Girls Only clinic on August 20. Register via email with your name & dob to juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au


13th
Aug
LBC Annual General Meeting 2017

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday August 13th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road. Here all positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. If you are passionate about our club & would like to […]