JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS Program Information BQJBC 2019-2020

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Mountaineers Representative Basketball program for 2019/2020.

The purpose of this information is to give players and parents/guardians an insight into the program, the costs, and the commitment involved.
To be eligible for selection, players must be currently financial with Toowoomba Basketball Association and have played 50% of games in their own age group during the 2019 club season (unless they have an exemption). It is expected that all players who trial will be available to take up their position on the team if selected and attend team gradings, BQJBC season games and State Championships. Any selected player who declines their position on the team may be excluded from trialling next season.

PROGRAM INFORMATION BQJBC provides a competition pathway for elite junior players representing their associations, with Basketball Queensland’s affiliated associations in the south-east Queensland region eligible to enter. BQJBC is comprised of two major stages of competition.

STAGE 1: Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition (BQJBC). This competition fields up to four divisions in each age group and is a home and away series against associations from South East Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. BQJBC is played during school terms.

Division 1 – Premier League

Division 2 – Southern Cup

Division 3 – Challenge Cup

Division 4 – Development Cup

2019/2020 BQJBC SEASON REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS SELECTION!

Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition (BQJBC) provides a competition pathway for elite junior players representing their Associations.
Basketball Queensland affiliated Associations in the south-east Queensland region are eligible to enter.
CLUB SEASON:
Toowoomba Mountaineers Junior Representative Coaches will be conducting player assessment throughout the TBA Junior Club season as part of the selection process.
Early registration for Junior Mountaineers Selection Trials will facilitate more opportunities for Junior Representative Coaches to observe registered players in action.
SELECTION ELIGIBILITY
Players must be financial and registered members of TBA.
Players must play 50% of the scheduled TBA Club games in their true age group.
EXEMPTIONS: The Junior Mountaineers Committee may grant an exemption for the special circumstances of injury, illness or recent relocation.
Exemption requests must be submitted in writing to juniorrep@toowoombabasketball.com.au
Exemptions are considered on a case by case basis.

SELECTION TRIALS:
COST TO TRIAL: $20 per Player (Cash payment on first trial day – covers both sessions). Players are expected to attend the 2 sessions for their age group.
VENUE: Clive Berghofer Arena, 235 Herries Street, Toowoomba.
BRING: Towel, Water Bottle & Reversible Singlet OR Light and Dark Tops
DATES: U16 U18 U21

SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019
U16 BOYS TRIAL 1 – 9.00am-11.00am – Court 1 – Head Coach Majella Saal
U16 GIRLS TRIAL 1 – 2.00pm-3.30pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Jacob Zupp, Assistant Coach Lyndrea Lynch
U21 MEN TRIAL 1 – 11.30am-1.30pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Darryl Allen
U21 WOMEN – If there is sufficient interest registered in this age group, dates and times for trials will be advised.

SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2019
U16 BOYS TRIAL 2 – 9.00am-11.00am – Court 1 – Head Coach Majella Saal
U16 GIRLS TRIAL 2 – 2.00pm-3.30pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Jacob Zupp, Assistant Coach Lyndrea Lynch
U18 BOYS TRIAL 1 – 11.30am-1.30pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Cameron Weber
U18 GIRLS TRIAL 1 – 11.30am-1.30pm – Court 2 – Head Coach Kabe Cicolini

SUNDAY 30th JUNE 2019
U21 MEN TRIAL 2 – 4.00pm-6.00pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Darryl Allen

SUNDAY 14th JULY 2019
U18 BOYS TRIAL 2 – 11.30am-1.30pm – Court 1 – Head Coach Cameron Weber
U18 GIRLS TRIAL 2 – 11.30am-1.30pm – Court 2 – Head Coach Kabe Cicolini

U12 U14
AWAITING CONFIRMATION BY BASKETBALL QLD ON SEASON FORMAT AND TERMS. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

AGE GROUPS:
UNDER 12 – 2009 / 2010 / 2011
UNDER U4 – 2007 / 2008
UNDER 16 – 2005 / 2006
UNDER 18 – 2003 / 2004
UNDER 21 – 2000 /2001 / 2002
JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS PROGRAM INFORMATION

BQJBC is comprised of two major stages of competition.

STAGE 1: BASKETBALL QUEENSLAND JUNIOR BASKETBALL COMPETITION SEASON
This competition fields up to four divisions in each age group and is a home and away series against associations from South East Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. BQJBC is played during school terms.
Division 1 – Premier League
Division 2 – Southern Cup
Division 3 – Challenge Cup
Division 4 – Development Cup

Under 12: To be confirmed by BQ
Under 14: To be confirmed by BQ
Under 16: Gradings – 2 weekend days in September, Season – Terms 4 & 1, SF & GF
Under 18: Gradings – 2 weekend days in September, Season – Terms 4 & 1, SF & GF
Under 21 Men: Season – Term 4 & Term 1, SF & GF
Under 21 Women:
The season format typically consists of 4 rounds and a Semi/Grand Final. Each team should have multiple games per round. This will be confirmed once BQ has final numbers for teams nominated.

STAGE 2: STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
This competition is a 4 or 5 day carnival with associations from across Queensland (with 2 or 3 divisions per age group). Players are expected to play both BQJBC and State Championships.

2019/2020 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES AND DATES ARE TO BE ADVISED BY BQ. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

COMMITMENT
It is expected that all players who trial will be available to take up their position on the team if selected and attend team gradings, BQJBC season games and State Championships. Any selected player who declines their position on the team may be excluded from trialling next season.
Training: Players are expected to attend all training sessions. Training sessions are 2 x 90 minute sessions per week.

Travel: Players are expected to provide their own transport to and from games. Half of the games can be expected to be at home whilst half will be away at venues ranging from Noosa, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Car pooling is encouraged, but parents are responsible for all arrangements.

Score bench: Each team must provide 2 score bench personnel per game. This is rotated amongst the parents in a roster compiled by the Team Manager. Training and support will be provided, but it is strongly encouraged that parents become familiar and volunteer for score bench during the club season.

COSTS INVOLVED
BQJBC FEES:
Representative player fees are payable to Junior Mountaineers to cover the costs of the BQJBC season. This includes the costs of grading, team nomination fees, training and court hire costs, game fees and referee fees. If a Player is selected for a team, a $100 deposit is to be paid at the time of acceptance of offer. The remaining balance can be paid in full, or over 3 instalments.
Note – Failure to make scheduled payments may result in a player being unable to take the court. Further payment details will be provided upon selection.
BQJBC REP SEASON FEES
$700 per Player
Deposit upon offer/acceptance of position – $100
Remainder to be paid in full or by 3 instalments prior to the start of the season.

For U16 / U18 / U21:
1st August – $200
1st September – $200
1st October – $200
For U12 / U14: Instalment dates will be advised.
For U21W – Estimated cost of $500 per player if previous tournament format stays in place. Cost is subject to change.
UNIFORMS:
A playing singlet is provided. Playing shorts, socks and warm up shirt must be purchased at a cost of approximately $100.
Other merchandise such as bags, towels and hoodies are optional items that may also be purchased from our online store https://mountaineers.hoop2hoop.com.au.

TBA REGISTRATION:
If you are playing in a TBA Club Competition, it is most likely you have already paid your TBA registration.
9 and under $55.00

10 – 17 years $110.00

18 years and over $120.00

This is based on your age on December 31, 2019.
If you have not yet paid your TBA Registration, you can do so online at http://toowoombabasketball.com.au

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Nomination fee – $150 per player
Specific payment dates will be advised by the Junior Mountaineers Treasurer.
Payment will be required prior to the relevant State Championships.
Players must also provide and pay for their own transport, accommodation and team subsidies.

COURT TIME
By registering your interest you acknowledge that Toowoomba Junior Mountaineers teams are preparation and performance based teams competing in a highly competitive representative sport environment.
Players will be provided with development and on court opportunities (training sessions and games) however, SELECTION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLAYER EQUAL OR CONSISTENT COURT TIME.
Player court time is managed by Toowoomba Mountaineers Junior Representative Coaches and based on many variable factors and performance considerations.
A significant focus will be on facilitating the best results for the representative team. Coaches will discuss court time with players and how players may be able to increase their playing time.
While all players will be supported, less experienced players may receive less court time than more experienced players in many instances however, in subsequent years, these players may be the dominant court time players with added experience and skills.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND PLAYERS SHOULD NOT EXPECT EQUAL COURT TIME FOR ALL PLAYERS AT REPRESENTATIVE LEVEL.
This is an important aspect of the competitive nature of representative basketball and should be considered in conjunction with the travel requirements and representative player costs PRIOR to attending selection trials.

JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS COMMITTEE
Darryl Allen – Junior Mountaineers Chairperson & Coach Coordinator, BQJBC Delegate
Leesa Pailthorpe – Junior Mountaineers Treasurer
Anne Martin – Junior Mountaineers Uniform & Merchandise Coordinator, Junior Club Chairperson
Ron Blades – Toowoomba Basketball Association Life Member, General Committee Member
Elisha Jacklin – Junior Mountaineers Secretary & Team Manager Coordinator
Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Social Director
Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator
Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Media Coordinator
NOTE: Any TBA members interested in contributing to our Junior representative program by nominating for a vacant position on the Junior Mountaineers Committee, please send your nomination and contact details to juniorrep@toowoombabasketball.com.au