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.
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.
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

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

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

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

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:

Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via

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 […]

Winter 2020 Uniform Day

Uniform day for new players. Spaces are limited & must be booked in due to covid restrictions

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

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  

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