When and where are the games played?
The Bridgetown Basketball Association (BBA) Competition plays on Thursdays at the Bridgetown Leisure Centre (BLC), Steere St, from 4–9pm with the youngest teams playing first.
Our Aussie Hoops program runs on Wednesdays, from 3.30–4.15pm, followed by our Fledglings League, 4.30–5.45pm.
Our Veterans League social half-court pick-up games run on Mondays from 6–7.30pm.
All run over summer from the beginning of Term 4 to the end of Term 1 of the following year (including Finals) with a break over the school summer holidays.
What are the age groups?
All ages are as of 31 December (mid-season):
Aussie Hoops: 6–7 years old
Fledglings (U10s): 8–9 years old
Sub Juniors (U13s): 10–12 years old
Juniors (U16s): 13–15 years old
Seniors: 16+ years old
Veterans: 35+ years old (can also play Seniors).
How do Juniors and Sub Juniors join a team?
The BBA organises registered Juniors and Sub Juniors into single-sex teams of a maximum of 8 players each. Players must register and pay by the registration closing date to allow time for BBA to organise the teams and fixtures. Coaching is provided by volunteer coaches. Each coach sets their own training day and time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific training day/time or team requests (results not guaranteed – we will do our best to accommodate you but please remember we are trying to balance many factors in making up the teams).
Uniform shirts are provided and must be returned at the end of the season (replacement cost is invoiced if shirt is not returned). Shorts must be black and without pockets. Players must wear a mouth guard. Jewellery and hair accessories (aside from plain hair ties) must be removed and fingernails must be cut short. These rules are for the safety of all players.
How do Seniors join a team?
Seniors organise their own teams and uniforms. Team captains must notify BBA of their teams by the registration closing date to allow time for BBA to set the fixtures (players on those teams must be registered and financial before the first game). Please email your team names and colours.
Mouthguards must be worn by Seniors aged under 18, and are recommended but optional for Seniors aged 18+. Jewellery and hair accessories (aside from plain hair ties) must be removed and fingernails must be cut short.
Seniors must provide their own warm-up ball.
If you’re a single player looking for a team, or a group that needs a few more players to make up a full team, please register your interest.
I’ve never played basketball before.
BBA caters for a wide range of skills and abilities. Start by learning the rules:
Basic rules and Basic rules (video)
Children between the ages of 5 (turning 6 by 31 December) and 7 can join our Aussie Hoops program. Older children and adults, keep an eye out for Fundamentals sessions run by our dedicated volunteer coaches.
Help! I’m trying to register online and it’s not working!
Please email email@example.com for technical assistance.
I missed the registration closing date. Can I still register?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there are any spots left on any teams. You may need to be placed on a waiting list. You can join Aussie Hoops or Veterans any time during the season.
How can I get involved?
Volunteer coaches, team managers, scorers, championship/carnival organisers, committee members etc are always welcome – the season does not happen without lots of hands helping. We also need qualified referees (our only paid position). Please contact email@example.com.
What does the Bridgetown Basketball Association membership fee go towards?
BBA membership pays for court hire, refereeing, Junior and Sub Junior uniforms, equipment, transaction and other administrative costs, trophies/medals, and local coach, referee and player development.
BBA is not-for-profit and organised entirely by volunteers (more helpers and/or donations are always welcome).
What is the Basketball WA affiliation fee?
From January 1 2019, all affiliated competition players must pay a yearly fee to Basketball WA. The fee covers player insurance, Basketball Australia licensing, association development and training, and the continuing development and promotion of basketball in WA. The fee covers you for a full calendar year and is only payable once no matter how many teams/associations you play for. It is paid directly to Basketball WA as part of the online registration process. None of this fee is kept by BBA.
What is KidSport?
KidSport helps kids experience the benefits of club sports by providing up to $150 towards the cost of joining an approved club like BBA. To be eligible, applicants must be aged 5-18, resident in WA, and named on a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. Approved applicants receive a voucher code to provide to the club prior to the start of the season. To find out more or to apply for a voucher, visit the KidSport website.