Summer Basketball Signup 2022


Hard to believe it, but it is time to start planning for our summer season. Registrations are now open & will remain open until Friday September 3 (seniors will have extra time). We will then look to have try outs the last 2 weeks of term 3 to ensure we place all kids in the most suitable division for their confidence, experience & abilities.

Signed Up Players – Updated 9am September 4

To be placed in a team you must register here : https://forms.gle/4nAqyNfZ6ab5xGHi7

Please Note: This is not the registration for Little Giants, Pipsqueak Giants or Mighty Giants. Announcements will be made closer to end of term for these programs.

Key Dates

Age Groups for Winter 2020-21

  • Under 10 – 2013 – 2015 (Saturday)
  • Under 12 – 2011 & 2012 (Saturday)
  • Under 14 – 2009 & 2010 (Boys- Monday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 16 – 2007 & 2008 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 18 – 2005 & 2006 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 20 – 2003 & 2004 (Boys- Thursday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 23 – 2000 – 2002 (Boys- Thursday)
  • Open/Senior Men & Women (Mostly Monday)

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY SEPT 3


Space Jam 2


Q. Whats the biggest basketball movie of the year? A. Space Jam 2

Q. Who is the biggest basketball star in the universe right now? A. Bug Bunny or maybe LeBron James

Q. Who is giving you an opportunity to see Space Jam 2 before the rest of the world? A. Lara Giants

Yep thats right. Catch Space Jam 2 on the big screen next Saturday afternoon as an exclusive Lara Giants Screening.

What: Space Jam 2

When: Saturday July 10 at 4pm

Where: Village Geelong

How Much: $20 including ticket, drink & popcorn

Book your tickets now as they are strictly limited. https://www.trybooking.com/BSSKU


Lara Giants Teen Clinic


When: Sunday June 20 3pm to 5pm

Where: Geelong Grammer School

Thanks to our amazing sponsors The Bendigo Community Bank Lara and Kardinia Osteo Clinic we are doing an all star clinic designed for our older junior players. We have already lined up Liam McInerney from the Geelong Supercats and are adding to the list with our own super coaches & super stars Joel McFall, Kelsey Jordan & Jackson Bentley. We are also hoping to add more big names so stay tuned.

This clinic will be designed for our older juniors whether they are first year players or been playing for years. In fact, you don’t even have to be a Lara Giant to come along, anyone is welcome as long as you are born between 2002 & 2009 (under 14s to under 20s). The clinic is designed to introduce you to different areas of our game & teach you some of the finer points on how to take your game to the next level.

Spaces are limited so be quick & book now https://forms.gle/cBfVv2xHGtAzcTsL9


Basketball Courts In Lara


When I was a teenager my mates & I headed down to the local school & played basketball all Sunday afternoon. We were there for hours, played with each other or we played with other kids that turned up. It was the highlight of the week. So many hours going head to head getting an awesome work out, keeping out of trouble & no electronic devices in sight.

Today, our kids don’t have the same opportunities. If the Lara Giants were able to build a stadium we would open it up for our members & members of the public where the kids would be safe to practice, play, have fun & able to burn up all that energy.

Map of Lara. Green dots are courts available for public use. Red dots not available

Lara Secondary

Location: Alkara Ave Lara

Accessible: No. Behind gates cannot use unless you go to school there

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 8/10 Very good court, well painted lines. Rings & backboard in good quality. Court can be slippery when wet

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 7/10 Full size court. Rings & backboard in good quality. Concrete so can be slippery

Lara Primary

Location: Flinder Ave Lara

Accessible: No. Behind gates cannot use unless you go to school there

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 9/10 Great court, well painted lines. Rings & backboard in good quality

Chirnside Park

Location: Patullos Road Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Basically the size of the basketball key

Quality: 5 out of 10. Not much space & a fair bit of cracking in the ground making it a little unsteady for the feet. Ring is solid & back is stable which makes it ok for some one on one or just shooting a couple of hoops yourself

Community Centre

Location: Waverly Road Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 6 out of 10. Seen better days. Always covered in debris, dirt & the rings & surface has seen better days. Very slippery & not overly safe

Lara Lake Primary School

Location: Darcy Road or Lake Road Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Full size

Quality: 7.5 out of 10. Full sized court, rings are often damaged & backboard not full size. Line markings & surface could do with some care & repairs. But saying all that it is the only safe, full size court available in Lara so thank you to the Lara Lake Primary School.

Grand Lakes

Location: Eastlakes Blvd Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Slightly more than a 3 point area with 1 basketball ring & a netall ring other end

Quality: 8 out of 10. A great little pop up court that is rather new. Quality ring, basket & pole. Concrete surface & a weird key paining but does the job. Hopefully more new park spaces will follow this simple addition to their open spaces

Esperance Reserve

Location: The Esperance Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court:

Quality:

Please feel free to send us a photo & a review 🙂

St Anthony’s Primary

Location: Kees Road Lara

Accessible: No

Size of court: Full Size

Quality: 7/10. A good court now with added shade. Only accessible for students

Have we missed a court or basketball ring in Lara (other than your backyard). Send us the details to enquiries@laragiants.org.au

For the population of Lara & the number of kids playing basketball our options are so limited. We would like to see more opportunity for the families of Lara to be able to get outside & enjoy some fun.


Winter Dates 2021


Below are some key dates for the upcoming winter season including Little Giants


Winter 21 Teams


Congrats to all our players on the selection in their teams for this winter. We have a massive 59 teams which is a winter record, this includes 47 junior teams & 350+ players.

While many teams stayed the same there were also a lot of changes. We understand we are not able to please everyone & sometimes we feel our players would be better suited to a lower division to help them go forward in the long run. We are passionate to help ensure al our players have the opportunity to grow & those that maybe unlucky to not move up or go back a team please think of the bigger picture. Look to work on your game, on your leadership & if needed show on the court the decision is not the correct one & your turn will come.

If you are still not happy you are welcome to contact the club at either juniorboys@laragiants.org.au or juniorgirls@laragiants.org.au with your childs details & any concerns you wish to raise. Please note, we will be taking a break for the next couple of days over Easter & will look to reply when we return.

Below are the teams, your coach will reach out to you over the holidays to introduce themselves.

Team Selection

Confirm Your Spot

It is now very important that we confirm your spot so you can be added to our system to be able to take the court. Please note: Failure to register will mean you cannot play.

https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/f1b467

Uniform Day

We wil be having a uniform day on Saturday April 17 & you can book your spot now if you need a new uniform. Existng players with reversible uniforms already do not need to replace their uniform.

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&

Good luck to all we can’t wait to see everyone back on the courts.


Lara Giants Basketball


Looking for a fun way to get involved in an all year round indoor sport. We have options for everyone to join in & have some fun.

Play Basketball

Registrations are now open to sign up for our winter season, but be quick they close March 21 so we can get teams ready for term 2. For details on winter season visit here Unsure what is involved in playing basketball visit our here Registrations are open from our under 10s program to our senior mens & women.

We are having a free come & try clinic for kids in under 10s to under 14s on Sunday March 14. This is open to new players & exisitng. For more details on the clinic visit here

Little Giants

Little Giants is the best introduction to basketball in town. Based in Lara in various times we offer experienced coaches to help teach the basics of basketball via fun & interactive games. With classes based around age groups it allows us to custom the classes to get the most for your kids. Registration is not yet open but for more details on our Little Giants program visit here

Mighty Giants

Mighty Giants is designed for kids under 14 with special needs & disabilities to give them a chance to have some fun with our wonderful game. Based on the very popular Little Giants program we will have classes designed to introduce the basics of basic, with a heavy focus on inclusion and engagement for all. This includes kids & if need be carers. We are having a series of come & try days on Saturdays in March. For more info on this wonderful program & classes visit here


Winter SignUp 2021- Updated March 21


If you or your child would like to join a team with the Lara Giants now is the time to sign up. Register here

Here is the list of players already signed up. If your name is not on the list you will not be included in our team planning. Registrations close March 21

Registered Players

Please Note: This is not the registration for Little Giants & Mighty Giants for term 2. Announcements will be made closer to Easter when we confirm coaches.

Age Groups for Winter 2020-21

  • Under 10 – 2012 – 2014 (Saturday)
  • Under 12 – 2011 & 2010 (Saturday)
  • Under 14 – 2009 & 2008 (Boys- Monday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 16 – 2007 & 2006 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 18 – 2005 & 2004 (Boys- Wednesday, Girls- Tuesday (U20s))
  • Under 20 – 2003 & 2002 (Boys- Thursday, Girls- Tuesday)
  • Under 23 – 1999 – 2001 (Boys- Thursday)
  • Open/Senior Men & Women (Mostly Monday)

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY MARCH 21

Register Here
https://forms.gle/W7atPcX7x9c6FjBe9

March Clinic 2021


We are excited to have our first clinic in 12 months (yeah thanks covid). We are having a clinic & come & try day on Sunday March 14 at Lara Primary School. There will be 2x 45 min sessions with the first group starting at 9:30 for kids born in 2011 to 2014. This will be followed by our 10:30 session for kids born in 2010 or earlier.

The clinic is open to existing players, potential new players or anyone wanting to have some basketball fun. Our two favourites Joel McFall & Kelsey Jordan are back to take the kids thru their passes along with lenty of our other coaches. Kids will be broken up into smaller groups & get to experience a few different skills at different stations.

Registration is required and spaces are limited so book your spot here https://forms.gle/DAkmhUhLWJyaGitA9


Mighty Giants Free Come & Try Days


DATES UPDATED THANKS TO COVID

Our All Abilities program The Mighty Giants is back. Thanks to Jibber Jabber Allied Health we are having 3 FREE come & try sessions at Lara Lake Primary school at 10:30am.

The classes are open for kids of any age (ideally 5-16) & are based on our wonderful Little Giants program. No experience needed, parents & carers are most welcome to enter the court space & ensure the kids have a great time & feel comfortableSo looking forward to seeing these amazing kids & families & look forward to having plenty of fun with them all.

Our first 3 come & try sessions start after the long weekend on Sat March 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30am. We hope to be able to run regular classes for term 2, so come along & have some fun


Upcoming Events


17th
Apr
Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&


29th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting- Sunday November 29 The Lara Giants are heading into a massive period of the clubs history with record number of players as well as the pushing forward with our plans for a home stadium. We ar inviting anyone who is passionate about our club to put their hands up to […]


19th
Jul
Winter 2020 Uniform Day

Uniform day for new players. Spaces are limited & must be booked in due to covid restrictions https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=637453&ses=1937555


15th
Mar
Girls Only Clinic – Steph Blicavs

FREE Girls Only Clinic with Australia Opal /  Geelong Supercat Steph Blicavs Sunday MArch 15th – Under 10s & U12s 12pm, U14s & above 1pm Registrations required at https://forms.gle/tKY21YPZQpmm7UZn9


21st
Mar
Summer Presentation Day 2020

Junior Presentatio Day Sat March 14 at St Anthony’s Primary School Under 10s & Little Giants 4pm U12s & U14s 5pm U16 & U18s (inc U20 girls) 6pm  


13th
Oct
Annual General Meeting

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday October 13th 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


6th
Oct
Uniform Collection Day

Sunday October 6 at St Anthonys Primary School. Cash or Card Welcome 10am Surnames A to D 11am Surnames E to K 12pm Surnames L to Q 1pm Surnames R to Z 2pm Alternate Time


21st
Sep
Winter Presentation Day 2019

Junior Presentation Day is booked in for Saturday September 21st. 11am Little Giants & U10s from . 12pm U12s & U14s at 12pm 1:30pm Club awards, Service awards & U16s & U18s. We will have the BBQ going all day for you to grab a snag as well as our merch tent will be set […]


17th
Aug
Uniform Day

Uniform day for our new uniforms


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, […]