2019 Junior Competition Structure

There are some key challenges facing Maitland Basketball in the coming 2-3 years regarding domestic Basketball programs. Grassroots development programs have had 3 consecutive years of growth. Efforts over the coming 12 months need to be towards making sure the player pathway from beginner through to lifelong participant is smooth. The proposals below are geared towards making sure all participants can find a place to play basketball amongst their peers, and to match players based on a combination of age,physical size, skill and playing experience.

We are also mindful that our current weekly schedule has inherent limits to growth, so this this proposal seeks to address some of these by identifying times of the week where we can expand usage. Three significant changes are outlined below.

If you would like to know more about how we can help your child or team find the right Basketball Program or Competiiton, please contact Trevor Gallacher on 49343503 or email development@maitland.basketball.net.au 


OPEN GRADING SYSTEM

Introducing grades that are based on broader age groups, with each specific division catering to the age, skill and experience of the players. Gradings are specifically designed to overlap, with each individual player given a choice of suitable age groups. A grading guide table is at the bottom of the page to assist in picking the right competition.


EXTENDING OPEN HIGH AGE GROUPS

Extending the Open High School s age group to allow players up to the age of 21 (Open Youth). Aim is to retain and attract new players to these age groups and offer a place for 18-21 year olds to play social Basketball against their peers. This will help support player retention for players graduating from High school and bolster the size and quality of our Open High School Competitions


ALL GIRLS BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS

Consolidation of girls’ competitions to Wednesday evening, to allow graded competitions and running of Aussie Hoops & Mustangs Stable Skill Development Programs just for girls on the same evening.

 


WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAY

Grade

Comment

Year 7/8 Boys

As per 2018. U/16 Division rep players either ineligible or recommended to Wednesday Open Youth

Monday Men Senior Social

As per 2018

TUESDAY

Grade / Program

Comment

Aussie Hoops

As per 2018

Miniball

As per 2018

Tuesday Senior Social

As per 2018

Superleague Men

6-8 week comps – 1 per term

Superleague Women

WEDNESDAY

Grade / Program Comment
Youth WomenDivisions 1, 2, & 3 Three divisions based on age, skill set and ability.
Combination of Open Primary, Year 7/8 Girls competitions
Extension of Open High Girls to Under 22s
Open Youth MenDivisions 1, 2, & 3 Three divisions based on age, skill set and ability.
Extension of Open High Boys to Under 22s

 

THURSDAY

Grade

Comment

Senior Social - Men

Begins approximately August 2019

Monday competitions are at capacity, Start at conclusion of Rep season

FRIDAY

Grade

Comment

Open Primary

As per 2018 – Boys and Girls eligible

Competition format, with Miniball style skills.

GRADING GUIDE

Grade

Format

Most suited to

When

Aussie Hoops

Skills Program

9 weeks each term Wednesday – All Girls (new program)

Mixed Gender

All Beginners

Kindergarten to Year 6

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Miniball

Teams Program

10 weeks each term

League play with no results, ladders or finals

Includes skill development sessions each week

Mixed Gender

Aussie Hoops graduates joining a team

Kindergarten to Year 5

Tuesday

Open Primary

Graded Competition

Include skill development sessions each week

Mixed Gender - Year 3-Year 6

Friday

GIRLS COMPETITIONS

Grade

Graded Competition

Girls in Year 5 – Year 10 + up to 21 years

Wednesday

Open Youth Women

Division 3

Less experienced Players in Year 7-8

U/12 Rep Players and U/14 Division 2 Rep Players

Non-rep players in year 5 recommended to Open Primary Competition

Open Youth Women

Division 2

Experienced (rep level) players in Year 6-Year 8

Non-rep players with some experience in Year 8-10

Open Youth Women

Division 1

Youth League and U/18 Rep Players

Players aged 18-21 with playing experience

U/16 Rep Players – Division 1

                                              BOYS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIONS

Year 7/8 Boys

Graded Competition

Boys in Year 7-8

Monday

7/8B2

Division 2

Less experienced Players in Year 7-8

U/12 Rep Players and U/14 Division 2 Rep Players

7/8B1

Division 1

Experienced (rep level) players in Year 6-Year 8

Non-rep players with some experience in Year 8

Open Youth Men

Graded Competition

 

High School students Year 9 and above

Any male aged 14-21 (Born 2005-1997)

Wednesday

OYM3

Division 3

Players aged 14-18 with less playing experience

U/14 Division 1 & Under 16 Division 2 Rep Players

OYM1

Division 2

 

Players aged 18-21 with less playing experience

Players aged 14-18 with more playing experience

U/16 Rep Players (Division 1 & Division 2)

OYM2

Division 1

 

Youth League and U/18 Rep Players

Players aged 18-21 with playing experience

U/16 Rep Players – Division 1

2019 JUNIOR COMPETITION DATES

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

29-Apr

WK 1

1-May

WK 1

3-May

NO GAMES

6-May

WK 2

8-May

WK 2

10-May

WK 1

13-May

WK 3

15-May

WK 3

17-May

WK 2

20-May

WK 4

22-May

WK 4

24-May

WK 3

27-May

WK 5

29-May

WK 5

31-May

WK 4

3-Jun

WK 6

5-Jun

NO GAMES

7-Jun

NO GAMES

10-Jun

NO GAMES

12-Jun

WK 6

14-Jun

WK 5

17-Jun

WK 7

19-Jun

WK 7

21-Jun

WK 6

24-Jun

WK 8

26-Jun

WK 8

28-Jun

WK 7

1-Jul

WK 9

3-Jul

WK 9

5-Jul

WK 8

8-Jul

NO GAMES

10-Jul

NO GAMES

12-Jul

NO GAMES

15-Jul

NO GAMES

17-Jul

NO GAMES

19-Jul

NO GAMES

22-Jul

WK 10

24-Jul

WK 10

26-Jul

WK 9

29-Jul

WK 11

31-Jul

WK 11

2-Aug

WK 10

5-Aug

WK 12

7-Aug

WK 12

9-Aug

WK 11

12-Aug

WK 13

14-Aug

WK 13

16-Aug

WK 12

19-Aug

WK 14

21-Aug

WK 14

23-Aug

WK 13

26-Aug

WK 15

28-Aug

WK 15

30-Aug

NO GAMES

2-Sep

WK 16

4-Sep

WK 16

6-Sep

WK 14

9-Sep

WK 17

11-Sep

WK 17

13-Sep

WK 15

16-Sep

WK 18

18-Sep

WK 18

20-Sep

NO GAMES

23-Sep

WK 19

25-Sep

WK 19

27-Sep

NO GAMES 

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