New Players

Welcome to the Wasps Basketball Club.  There are a few things we need you to do to get started.

 

  1. Complete a registration form.  The registration form can be accessed on the Wantirna Wasps website - http://waspsbb.com.au/player-registration
     
  2. Pay your registration fee.  This is $170 per player in U/8s to U/16s (however the first year as a registered player in U/8s is Free).  Players in U/18 to U/23 pay registration of $140 per season.  If fees aren’t paid or a hardship payment arrangement isn’t made with the treasurer, your child will be ineligible to play.
     
  3. You will need to register your details on the Wasps web site in order to receive our regular information newsletters.  You can register at the following link on our website http://waspsbb.com.au/subscriptions and "Like" our facebook page "Wantirna Wasps Basketball Club"
     
  4. You will also need to purchase a uniform for your child.  Please send an email to davidridley@optusnet.com.au and you will be given detailed instructions on what to do.  However, you should note the following;
    1. Don’t order a uniform UNTIL you are allocated a singlet number by the club.
       
    2. Uniforms can take up to 4 weeks from order to supply, so we’ll try and get you a number as soon as possible – once you are in a position to order, please do as a matter of urgency.
       
    3. The uniforms are ordered and collected from the merchandise shop at the State Basketball Centre (George St Wantirna).
       
    4. The approximate cost will be $80 for shorts and singlet.
       
    5. If you have filled out a uniform order form at a registration night, you should still email davidridley@optusnet.com.au, so that he has your email address.  (Unfortunately some people get nervous writing email addresses and can’t write legibly!)
       
  5. You will need to fill in a separate form to be registered with the Knox Basketball Competition.  A Wasps Committee person will provide you with this form.
     
  6. If your child has come from another club in the Knox domestic basketball association, you will need to get a clearance from your previous club.

 

Frequently Asked Questions from New Players

 

What day are games played?

The age groups under 8 to under 16 play on Saturday, while under 18s to under 23s play on a Sunday evening/night.
 

What time are games played?

The younger age groups (under 8 and under 10) play earliest, with games commencing at 8.30am, and the last game of the day will start at about 6.30pm which will be U/16s.  There are no fixed time slots, but Under 12s will generally play between 11.00am and 2.00pm, under 14s from 1.00pm to 4.00pm and under 16s from about 3.30pm.

 

Where are the games played?

Games are played at a number of different stadiums such as below, a full list can be found at http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-2307-0-0-0&a=VENUE

 

State Basketball Centre – 291 George Street, Wantirna Sth

Knox Basketball Stadium – Park Crescent, Boronia

Fairhills Secondary College – 330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield

Knox College – Burwood Highway, Wantirna

Rowville Community Centre – Fulham Rd, Rowville

Upwey Secondary College – Burwood Highway, Upwey

St Josephs College – Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully
 

When does the season start?

There are two seasons in the year, the winter season starts late May / early June, and the summer season starts early November (the Saturday after Melbourne Cup Day). 
 

Where and when will training be?

Wantirna Wasps utilize 3 different training venues – namely Knox College, Waverley Christian College and the State Basketball Centre.  Training night and time will be determined by the availability of coaches.  Generally the younger age groups will train earlier.  Training nights are Monday to Thursday.
 

When will I find out what team I am in?

For the winter 2013 season, the teams will be shown on the http://waspsbb.com.au/play-time following the completion of the current season grand finals.   This is where you will also find out details of training and your coach.
 

Can I choose my own singlet number?

Unfortunately no.  There are only 39 unique numbers that can be used in basketball, and in most of our age groups we have significantly more players than numbers available.  Therefore if the allocation of numbers is not managed closely, number clashes occur.  The club has a detailed register of all players and their singlet numbers.

When there is a number clash, (ie two players in the same team have the same singlet number), one player will need to wear a club supplied singlet.