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Basketball Summer Season 2022

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Summer 2022

Summer Season Is Nearly Here

Summer Season Information

The 8 round 2022 GCJBL Summer Competition is kicking off in October and running through till late November.

Please read all the information below before beginning the registration process.

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About the Central Stars

Established in 2020, The Central Stars Basketball Club is a not-for-profit basketball club on the Gold Coast aimed at allowing people of all skill levels to grow and develop through the game of basketball.

Volunteering with the Stars

All our coaching staff, team managers and administrative staff are volunteers.

Our club could not function without the generous help of our volunteers.

Every season, we put the call out for new coaches. Coaches are obviously a crucial part of our club, and without a designated coach, a team cannot enter into the Summer Season of the GCJBL.

If you have a background in basketball, just love the game, or you’re up for a new experience, why not consider coming on board as a team manager or coach?!

The club offers designated training sessions run by a professional coach before Round 1, and continued support throughout the season. We will also work with you to design training programs that will help you best assist your squad to become the best team they can.

When it comes to game time, the support doesn’t stop. You’ll have a team manger with you on the bench and continued encouragement from our management committee and the whole club!

If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please indicate so on the registration form on the next page.

If have more questions about the role, please contact Shannon at info@centralstarsbasketball.com or on 0423 229 291.

About the Central Stars

Starting in 2020, the Central Stars are a not for profit basketball club aimed at allowing children to grow and develop through the game of basketball.

Volunteering with the Stars

All our coaching staff, team managers and administrative staff are volunteers.
Our club could not function without the generous help of our volunteers.
Every season, we put the call out for new coaches. Coaches are obviously a crucial part of our club, and without a designated coach, a team cannot enter into the Summer Season of the GCJBL.
If you have a background in basketball, just love the game, or you’re up for a new experience, why not consider coming on board as a coach?!
The club offers designated training sessions run by a professional coach before round 1, and continued support throughout the season. We will also work with you to design training programs that will help you best assist your squad to become the best team they can.

When it comes to game time, the support doesn’t stop. You’ll have a team manger with you on the bench and continued encouragement from our management committee and the whole club!

If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please indicate so on the registration form on the next page. (need specify this as option on form)

If have more questions about the role, please contact Shannon at info@centralstarsbasketball.com or on 0423 229 291.

The GCJBL

The purpose of the Gold Coast Junior Basketball League (GCJBL) is to provide a competition pathway for junior basketball players on the Gold Coast.

The GCJBL consists of 14 clubs: The Central Stars, Burleigh Blades, Gold Coast Celtics, Heat Basketball Club, PBC Magpies, Northern Nets, Pacific Pines Panthers, Somerset Spartans (Somerset College students only), TSS Suns (TSS students only), Southern Coast Slammers, Varsity Vipers, Kings Basketball Club (Kings Christian College students only), Lindisfarne Lions (Lindisfarne College students only), and the Amigos Basketball Club.

During the course of the summer season the Central Stars will play against these clubs.

GCJBL Age Groups

Under 9s - Born 2014 or younger
Under 11 - Born 2012-2013
Under 13 - Born 2010-2011
Under 15 - Born 2008-2009
Under 17 Boys - Born 2006-2007
Under 21 Boys - Born 2002-2005
Open Girls - Born 2002-2008

GCJBL Venues
The GCJBL Summer Season games will be played at the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre at Carrara, Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, and the Tallebudgera Recreational Centre.
Game locations will be released with the game fixtures in the first week of term 4.




GCJBL Competition Days

Wednesday Nights – 6:00pm-10:00pm
Open Girls Division 1,2,3
U17 Boys Division 1
U20 Boys Division 1,2,3

Friday Nights 4:30-10:30pm
U13 Boys – All Divisions
U13 Girls – All Divisions
U15 Boys – All Divisions
U15 Girls – All Divisions
U17 Boys Division 2,3,4
* Please note - there will be some Saturday and Sunday games

Saturday Mornings 9.00-1.30pm
U9 Mixed – All Divisions
U11 Boys – All Divisions
CU11 Girls – All Divisions
*Please note - there will be some Sunday games

Playing Dates

Below are the proposed dates for the Summer Season rounds. 

Please be aware, Gold Coast Basketball may need to change some dates due to outside factors. The Central Stars endeavours to inform all players of alterations in the schedule, as soon as practical, after becoming aware.

As you can see below, some Friday games are being held on both Saturday and Sunday. Where a round states 2 dates, this does not mean the team will be playing on both dates, they will only play on one of the days. 

Also please note the Sunday game in the last round for the Saturday competition. 

 

Please ensure that your player can make all of the games proposed before proceeding with the registration process. 

We want all our players to have a great playing experience, and a key factor of this is team bonding. When players are continually missing games, it impacts the whole team dynamic, which is not only evident in the gameplay but also the players attitudes toward each other.

Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Round 1
12/10/22 GCSLC
7/10/22 GCSLC
8/10/22 GCSLC
Round 2
19/10/22 GCSLC
Sunday 9/10/22 GCSLC
14/10/22 GCSLC & Talle
15/10/22 GCSLC
Round 3
26/10/22 GCSLC
21/10/22 Talle
Sunday 30/10/22 GCSLC
29/10/22 GCSLC
Round 4
2/11/22 GCSLC
4/11/22 GCSLC
5/11/22 GCSLC
Round 5
9/11/22 GCSLC
11/11/22 GCSLC
12/11/22 GCSLC
Round 6
16/11/22 GCSLC
Sunday 13/11/22 GCSLC
Sunday 20/11/22 GCSLC
19/11/22 GCSLC
Round 7
23/11/22 GCSLC
25/11/22 GCSLC
26/11/22 GCSLC
Finals
30/11/22 Coomera
Saturday 26/11/22 GCSLC
Sunday 27/11/22 GCSLC
Sunday 26/11/22 GCSLC

Game Fixtures

All game fixtures are issued by Gold Coast Basketball. The Central Stars have no input to the location, court, time, or day that the games will take place.

The Central Stars will receive the fixtures for the season in the first week of October. Fixture details will be posted to the TeamApp as soon as practicable.

Gold Coast Basketball reserve the right to change the game fixtures at any time. The Central Stars endeavours to inform all players of alterations in the fixtures as soon as practical after becoming aware.

Game fixtures are also available to view from the Gold Coast Basketball website.

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$10 Try Out Days

Team try outs are being held at St Kevins Primary School in Benowa in the afternoons of Saturday the 27th of August and Saturday 3rd of September.

Players wishing to become a member of a Central Stars team in the 2022 Summer Season will need to be available to attend both of these sessions.
Try outs will be a 1 hour session on each of these days, which will consist of a variety of activities that allow our coaches to place players in the correct team and division.

Please note, that we offer a variety of teams to accommodate all skills and experience levels.

All new players to the Central Stars are required to register for the try out day using the link at the bottom of the page. 

Please note – There is a $10.00, non refundable fee due at the time of registration. This is to cover court hire and administrative fees.

2022 Gold Coast

Basketball and Basketball Queensland Registration Information

All players must be registered with Gold Coast Basketball and Basketball Queensland to be eligible to participate in the 2022 Summer GCJBL competition.

For summer season, Gold Coast Basketball and Basketball Queensland will be offering a reduced rate on their fees which will cover players for summer season only.

The payment for players needing Gold Coast Basketball and Basketball Queensland registration just for the summer season will be $60.00

If your player already has current Gold Coast Basketball and Basketball Queensland registration, you do not need to pay this fee.

Club Fees

The Central Stars is a not for profit organisation and we endeavour to keep our club fees to the absolute minimum.
Club fees are used to cover the cost of hiring the training facilities, the game fees charged by Gold Coast Basketball allowing us to enter teams into the competition, and also administrative costs.

Players taking part in the Under 9 competition
Total Club fees for Summer Season – $100.00

Players taking part in any of the Under 11 through to the Under 21 competitions
Total Club fees for Summer Season – $150.00

At the Central Stars, we wish for all children to have access to community sports, irrespective of their financial situation. Please feel free to contact Shannon on 0423 229 291 or email info@centralstarsbasketball.com to discuss payment options.

Uniform Information

Uniform set – $95.00
A uniform fees will be invoiced along with club fees.

All Central Stars players must wear the offical club uniform to take the court.

The uniform consists of a club jersey and shorts.

Uniforms from previous seasons are able to be worn, granted they are in acceptable conditions.

When registering, please indicate which size uniform your player will need. Our uniforms run at a standard size.

When you receive your players uniforms, if you need to change sizes, please email info@centralstarsbasketball.com

Please note: uniforms will be supplied to players closer to the start of the competition.

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Payment of club fees and uniforms

This season, all club fees and uniforms payments will be made directly to The Central Stars Basketball club.

An invoice will be issued to the email address attached to the players primary guardian contact. Payment instructions can be found on the invoice.
Invoices will be issued on the 5th of September and payment is due on the 20th of September. If payment is not received by this date, your players place in the Central Stars will be forfeited.

At the Central Stars, we wish for all people to have access to community sports, irrespective of their financial situation.

Please feel free to contact Shannon on 0423 229 291 or email info@centralstarsbasketball.com to discuss payment options.

Club Training

All teams (except for the Under 9 teams) will be training on either Monday or Wednesday afternoon at St Kevin’s Primary School in Benowa.

Each team will participate in a one-hour training session. Training sessions will begin no earlier than 4:00 pm on these days. Specific times will be emailed when team lists are released on the 4th of September 2022.

Additional skills sessions will also be offered during Summer Season. These sessions will take place every second week on a Saturday afternoon at St Kevin’s. Further details will be released with the weekly team training schedule.

Under 9 teams will train from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Tuesday at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre. This will be to utilise the lowered hoops.

Club Communication

The Central Stars use the Stack TeamApp for the majority of our club communication.

Each team has a dedicated section that will display their team game and training schedule and a private chat function. There is also a RSVP function that will allow you to inform your coach and team manager that you will be at training and games. It is very important that all players RSVP for training and games as it allows the coach to plan their training sessions, and also organise replacement players should we need to make up game numbers.

It is the mandatory that at least one profile is created for each player. Please note, multiple profiles may be set up for each player. For example – 2 parent profiles can be attached to a players, as well as the player having their own profiled. Details for downloading and creating a profile will be supplied when your player is placed into their team.

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Score Bench

As part of our requirements to enter teams into the Summer Season competition run by GCJBL, we are required to supply a person to operate the score bench during games.

A roster system will be employed to assign one players family to the duty for each round and will be released before round one of the competition.

The scoring system supplied is an easy to use system and the instruction manual can be found on the TeamApp. Hands on training will also be supplied on request.

Please contact your team manager to organise a training session or if you need to adjust the score bench schedule.

Alternatively, for a $10.00 donation to the club, we will organise a replacement to stand in during your allocated scoring week.

Important Information

It is important to note that player numbers with the Central Stars are strictly limited. We have a limited capacity and we reserve the right to close registration at any time.

We are also restricted as to the numbers of teams we can field by the number of coaching positions we can fill. If we cannot secure a coach for the team, unfortunately we will have to forfeit their place in the competition. We will do all in our power to secure enough coaches, but as stated above, we rely on the assists of volunteers.

If you can assist the club with coaching please contact Shannon at info@centralstarsbasketball.com or on 0423 229 291.

If you have read and agree to abide by above information, please click this link to continue to the registration form.