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)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com or call president Jason on 0417 306 327.
Lara Giants Basketball Club
Girls Come & Try March 18
February 26th, 2018
Calling all existing & new junior girls. The Lara Giants are having a FREE clinic on March 18.
Come down for some tips our div 1 women & plenty of fun. Information will be available for winter sign up.
Register your interest at this address https://goo.gl/forms/1vFxORTP9iUBIaNt1 and bring a friend
Trivia Night 2018
February 15th, 2018
Our Trivia night is back. Last one was a massive success & this one will be even bigger. Lock in Saturday March 24 at the Lara Hall in Flinders Ave. Tickets are only $20 with BYO nibbles & alcohol, so this ends up being a cheap great fun night out. There will be prizes for the winners, plus auctions, games & plenty of fun & laughs.
Get your team together, or we can help you form a team. To book your tickets contact Bridie on 0431 783 323 or Jenny 0433 768 469
Look forward to seeing you all on the night
USA Tour 2018
January 31st, 2018
On December 27 Ashlea Withers (2017 Junior Girl Club Champion), Jessica Aherne (u18-1 girls) & Paige Rowan (u18-1 girls) from our Lara Giants were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to the USA with the Geelong Supercats
They got to experience some amazing things on their tour as broken down below
Playing Games in the USA
First stop was Texas, where the girls competed in the CapRock classic, the biggest high school tournament in the world. This was a knock out tournament & the girls did exceptionally well, losing 1 game to come in 5th overall.
With a few more one games against local schools in Carolina & Charlotte with one game being cancelled due to the serve weather (-11 degrees was deemed unsafe to travel to the school on a bus)
One of the best experiences the girls had was visiting various collages.
Home of Steph Curry Duke is one of the biggest collages in the USA
University of North Carolina UNC
Home of NBA legend Michael Jordan, UNC is an amazing place
St Mary’s Game
St Mary’s is known in getting a reputation of being Little Australia. The Gaels have 6 Aussies on their list including Geelong boy Jock Landale (who is averaging 20 points a game & likely to go into the NBA next season) also where Matthew Delladova went to collage. Here the supercat crew even made it to the ESPN telecast as they interviewed Jock.
NBA Game – Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
Not only did the crew get a great NBA game, they got to go on the court at half time & have a foul shot after the game. Definitely an experience to remember
NHL Game – San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Universal Studios & Disney Epicoc
Golden Gate Bridge Ride
Ganon travels the world reaching kids through basketball teaching and enhancing their basketball skills. He has worked with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Vince Carter. All the kids were amazed & got so much out of this session
One of the special parts of the trips were the home stays the girls got to experience. They had 3 home stays & got to experience the American Life while educating the host families on some Aussie traditions such as Vegemite.
This trip was truly an amazing experience the girls & the rest of the travelers will never forget. A massive thank you to Sarah, Basketball Geelong, NPIRE travel for a professional & fun trip. We encourage any of our juniors out there who share this dream, work hard on your game, start saving your dollars & keep your eyes open for this opportunity, whether it is thru the supercats or other touring companies.
Melbourne United Dec 4
December 7th, 2017
On the 19th November some of the Lara giants headed to Hisense Arena to watch our NBL friends Melbourne United. Following that, our group was lucky enough to be invited back for an “oncourt experience” and complimentary tickets for 25 kids by Melbourne United prior to their game on Monday 4th December against Illawarra Hawks.
We had some very excited kids who got to stand courtside and watch their idols warm up. They then went on the court pre-game for a skills clinic led by former Melbourne Tigers player Warrick Giddey. The kids did some balls skills, lay ups, jump shots and a mini practice match. At the end, a few even got to high 5 some of their favorite players including Chris Goulding, Casey Prather & Kyle Adnam. A big thankyou to Melbourne United for giving the kids this opportunity. A great night was had by all.
Giant Clinic Dec 17
December 7th, 2017
Our first clinic for summer 2017/18 was held on Sunday Dec 3 at Lara Lake primary. The weather wasn’t as kind as previous times, but we made do in the hall. With around 25 kids signed up we put them thru their passes with 3 stations.
Big thanks to our 3 super helpers, Dave, Jackson & Joel
1. Dave – Be Strong Fitness
Dave put the kids thru a series of fitness based exercises, focusing on core strength & general fitness. Lots of fun was had & plenty of sweat was worked up
2. Jackson Bentley – Div 1 Men – Shooting
Always a fun station when you get shooting tips from the best in Geelong. The kids were taught the basic fundamentals as well as having a couple o shooting games.
3. Joel McFall – Div 1 men – Triple Threat
Our very popular super coach from the u14s & u18s boys was hard at work again, this time teaching the kids the basics of triple threat (pass, shoot, dribble). Some serious faces at the start, but the kids quickly took in the information & were attacking the basket in no time.
Winter Uniform Day is Saturday April 14 at 2pm at Lara Lake Primary
The Trivia Night is back, a great night is guaranteed. Book your tickets now
Book your spot to help our club at one of our biggest fund raisers https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=331046
Limited spots available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your childs name & DOB to secure your spot
Come & get your new uniform or pick up some merchandise on Sunday Oct 8 at 2:30pm. More details to follow
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.
Free Girls Only clinic on August 20. Register via email with your name & dob to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
25th birthday celebration at the Lara Hotel.
Uniform Day- Saturday 1pm-3pm- April 1 at 1pm to 3pm at Lara Community Centre, Waverly Road Lara (near the super markets) With the winter season around the corner, all new players will need a uniform. Also, anyone wanting a new uniform or merchandise come down & visit us. We will also be having our […]