Try Outs & Team Selections


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

Upcoming Events


12th
Sep
Uniform Day

Uniform day is on Thursday 15th September at the St Anthony’s Church on Kees Road. All new players from u10s to seniors will require a Lara Giants reversible uniform. For those of you who tried on and ordered a uniform at try outs, please come along to collect your uniform between 5.30 and 8pm. You […]


17th
Sep
Presentation Day

Junior Presentation Day 12:30pm Little, Pipsqueaks & Mighty Giants 1pm U12 Girls 1:30pm U14s 2:30pm U10 3:30pm U16s & u18s 4pm Club Champs 4:30pm U12 Boys


10th
Sep
Summer Team Selection Trials

Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th. Corio Leisuretime Centre – Anakie Road


28th
Aug
Giant Clinic Aug 28

Join us for our free clinic on Sunday August 28 at Corio Leisure Centre.  For more information visit www.laragiants.org.au/giantclinic22


17th
Sep
Presentation Day Winter 2022

Celebrate the end of our winter season with plenty of trophies & medals for our junior sides. Details to be confirmed


31st
Aug
Summer Registration Closes

Registrations for our upcoming summer season close August 31. Register now at www.laragiants.org.au/summer23


7th
Apr
Winter Uniform Day

For our new players for summer season or our existing players needing a new uniform here is the chance to grab your uniform & be ready for the new season. More details to come


3rd
Apr
Summer Presentation Day

Summer Presentation Day, a chance to celebrate all our wonderful achievements. More details to come but we will be working thru from u10s at 12pm & going thru each age group one at a time


27th
Mar
Junior Clinic

We are super excited to have our first clinic for the year on Sunday March 27th at Geelong Grammar. Thanks to Community Bank Lara District the clinic is completely FREE Please note numbers are strictly limited, so you must book your spot by filling out your details on our google form HERE


17th
Nov
Uniform Day Summer 2022

Lara Giants Basketball Uniform day – Summer Season 2022 Uniform purchases for the return of basketball for juniors. Sunday 14 November 2021  LOCATION St Anthonys Catholic Church Corner of Kees Road and Gebbies Road, Lara VIC 3212 Bookings essential:  https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=830907