Team Managers & Assistant Coaches
4 steps to register as an Assistant Coach or Team Manager
1. Registering yourself as an Assistant Coach or Team Manager (mandatory)
The Club requires all Team Manager's details to be recorded on SportsTG, separate from your child's/children's playing record. Please provide your details via the link below
2. Working with Children Check (WWCC) application (mandatory)
All Aberfeldie Jets Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers over the age of 18, require a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) in accordance with the legislation introduced by the Victorian State Government. The only exceptions to this are teachers who are currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and current serving Victorian Police Officer or Australian Federal Police officers (not under suspension). Police Officers need to provide their VP number and VIT registered teachers need to provide a copy of their VIT card.
If you haven't registered for a WWCC with Aberfeldie Jets before, click the link below. It's an easy online process and for volunteer checks it's free. Once lodged online you will need to finalise your application at a participating Victorian Australia Post outlet and then email the Club admin officer with your application details. Without the WWCC the Club cannot allow you to act as a Team Manager. Once you have applied for a check please email a copy of the Australia Post receipt and acknowledgement form to the Club admin officer. Once you then receive your card please take a photo of it and also email it to the Club admin officer.update your details and add Aberfeldie Jets as an organisation to your WWCC records.
The Club details are:
Aberfeldie Jets Basketball Club
PO BOX 744
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
3. Complete a member protection statutory declaration (mandatory)
Basketball Victoria’s Member Protection By-laws mandate that in addition to holding a current Working With Children Check, that all volunteers and employees aged 18 years and over, involved in basketball within Clubs and Associations under their control, are required to complete a Member Protection Statutory Declaration every 2 ½ years.
A signed declaration is also required from members of the Victorian and Federal Police and the Victorian Institute of Teaching, even though they are exempt from holding a Working With Children Check.
Basketball Victoria’s Member Protection By-law can be found here.
The member protection statutory declaration can be found here.
Please print and complete the attached Statutory Declaration, including having an authorised witness notarise the form, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct any questions regarding this request in writing to the Aberfeldie Jets Admin Officer at email@example.com
4. Complete a coaching course (optional)
You may also wish to consider attending a coaches course run by Basketball Victoria. Who knows, you may wish to step up and Coach. The course is optional, however Aberfeldie Jets will reimburse you should you attend. Please click here for course info or send an email to the Aberfeldie Jets Admin Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training times and venues
Any queries regarding your training time and venue should be directed to email@example.com
When an Aberfeldie team is versing another Aberfeldie team, in the home and away competition the team named first on the fixture for that round is to collect and wear the white singlets. This is Club policy and not to be disputed on the day. Teams that fail to collect and wear the singlets as per Club policy, will forfeit the game and points will be awarded to the opposing Jets team.
In finals the Aberfeldie Jets team that finished highest on the ladder wear the blue singlets and the opposing Aberfeldie Jets team wears the white singlets.
In Grand finals whichever Aberfeldie Jets team got to the Grand Final first wear the blue singlets, the opposing Aberfeldie Jets team wear the white singlets.
This Club policy is not up for discussion on the day, referees should be enforcing this policy.
Please send a text to Tim McEune at 0421 217 749 before 5PM Friday prior to your game. Collect the singlets from 16 Ballater Street, Essendon
Please wash and return singlets promptly as the Club has a number of teams requiring them each week.
Junior Domestic qualification guidelines
Please find below some of the requirements and procedures that should be followed for players to receive a qualification game in the Junior Domestic Competition.
All players FULL NAMES, e.g. William Smith, should be listed on both the front and the back of the scoresheet.
Teams may glue paper with players and team names pre-printed onto the scoresheet, however signatures themselves must be done on the original scoresheet and must be in line with the typed names. Any signatures which cannot be easily matched against names may not be accepted. Any signatures done on a glued on piece of paper may not be accepted.
Although it is not a requirement for Under 10's to sign the back of the scoresheet we encourage all teams to complete the process properly as practise. If players are not playing in a game, we ask that their names are crossed off the front of the scoresheet.
Medical certificate due to injury
Players who miss games during the regular season may apply to have the missed games credited to them for qualification purposes under bylaw 16.12 of the KBAJ bylaw, which states:
"16.12 Medical certificates should be submitted within 21 days of the original date of injury. Certificates must include a start and end date, e.g. 01/07/15 - 14/08/15. If the certificate does not have an end date, the player is then required to get a dated certificate or statutory declaration clearing them to play. Medical certificates are only accepted up the last round of the season. All certificates are accepted at the discretion of the office as delegated with the authority of the KBAJ."
Keilor Basketball Association's Heat Policy
When high temperatures are expected Clause 9.7 and 9.8 of the The Keilor Basketball Association Junior Domestic Competition By-Laws (effective from June 2016) come into affect on Game Day. The same principles should be applied at training, if in doubt training should be cancelled to ensure the health and wellbeing of all players. This policy is non-negotiable and is supported by Basketball Victoria, to minimise risk and ensure the health and wellbeing of players and officials alike.
The Basketball Victoria Heat Policy states "when the court temperature reaches 30 degrees Celsius competition organisers must consider implementing, and where the court temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius, must implement the following timing rules". These rules are displayed below as Clause 9.7 and 9.8 of the KBAJ Domestic Competition by-laws.
Clause 9.7 and 9.8 of the The Keilor Basketball Association Junior Domestic Competition By-Laws (effective from June 2016) found in full here, state:
"9.7 A Heat policy may be implemented when in the opinion of the Referee Supervisor, environmental conditions are overly oppressive in accordance with the Basketball Victoria Heat Policy. The Senior Referee Supervisor will notify all relevant venues of this decision.
9.8 “Heat Policy” The heat policy shall be implemented as follows. Two (2) halves shall be reduced to 18 minutes duration, with one (1) compulsory timeout at the halfway point (9 minute mark) of each half. The clock shall stop for each of these compulsory timeouts, all others, in accordance with By Laws 9.1 and 9.2. Coaches should not view compulsory timeouts as a chance to coach players but as a chance for players to rest and re - hydrate and should encourage such."
Played over 2 x 20 minute halves with the clock stopping for all time outs throughout the game and all referee's whistles in the last 1 minute of the 1st half and all referee's whistles in the last 3 minutes of the 2nd half. Extra periods = 5 minutes with the clock stopping for all referees whistles in the last 1 minute.
Finals information for different grades can be found on the finals information page.