JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS Program Information BQJBC 2018-19

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Mountaineers Representative Basketball program for 2018/19.

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 2017 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

2018/19 SEASON STRUCTURE IS TO BE FINALISED BY BASKETBALL QUEENSLAND OVER THE COMING WEEKS.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

BELOW INFORMATION IS THE STANDARD SEASON STRUCTURE.

THIS IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018/19.

Under 12: Gradings – 2 weekend days in September, Season – Terms 4 & 1, SF & GF

Under 14: Gradings – 2 weekend days in September, Season – Terms 4 & 1, SF & GF

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: Weekend Tournaments, QF, SF & GF

AGE GROUPS BY YEAR OF BIRTH FOR 2018/2019 SEASON

Under 12: 2008, 2009, 2010

Under 14: 2006, 2007

Under 16: 2004, 2005

Under 18: 2002, 2003

Under 21: 1999 2000 2001

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.

2018/19 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES AND DATES ARE TO BE FINALISED BY BASKETBALL QUEENSLAND OVER THE COMING WEEKS.

PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

BELOW INFORMATION IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018/19.

2019 State Championships dates and venues are as follows:

• Under 12 Boys & Girls – TBC (usually Easter holidays)

• Under 14 Boys & Girls – TBC (usually Easter holidays)

• Under 16 Boys & Girls – TBC (usually Easter holidays)

• Under 18 Boys & Girls – TBC (usually January)

COST INVOLVED

BQJBC FEES: 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 deposit is to be paid at the time of acceptance of offer. The remaining balance can be paid in full, or over 2 instalments. Failure to make scheduled payments may result in a player being unable to take the court. Further payment details will be provided upon selection.

2018/19 BQJBC SEASON COSTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED AND WILL BE FINALISED SOON.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE LATEST UPDATES PRIOR TO ATTENDING SELECTION TRIALS.

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: 9 and under $50 / 10 – 17 years $100 / 18 years and over $110. This is based on your age on December 31, 2018. Register and pay online at http://toowoombabasketball.com.au.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nomination fees may range between $1200-$1400 / team (divided amongst team players). Players must also provide and pay for their own transport, accommodation and team subsidies.

COMMITMENT
Training: Players are expected to attend all training sessions. Generally 2 trainings / week, lasting 90 minutes each.
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, to the 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.

COURT TIME 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact Toowoomba Basketball Association Tel: 0439 818 851 (Darryl) or 07 4632 8159 (Veronica/Karina) Email: juniorrep@toowoombabasketball.com.au or office@toowoombabasketball.com.au.

JUNIOR MOUNTAINEERS COMMITTEE

Darryl Allen – Junior Representative Chairperson & Coach Coordinator, BQJBC Delegate

Melanie Luck – Junior Mountaineers Secretary

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 Team Manager Coordinator

Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Social Director

Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator .

Vacant – Junior Mountaineers Media Coordinator