Junior Competitions

SDBA offers the following domestic competitions for its junior members to participate in:

Summer 2021/22

  • U15 & U19 Girls– Monday nights
  • U12 Boys – Wednesday nights
  • U14 Boys – Wednesday nights
  • U16 Boys – Tuesday nights
  • U18 Boys – Tuesday nights
  • U20 Men – Monday nights

Winter 2022

  • U15 & U20 Girls– Monday nights
  • U12 Boys – Wednesday nights
  • U15 Boys – Wednesday nights
  • U17 Boys  – Tuesday nights
  • U20 Men – Tuesday nights

We run two competitions a year: Summer – Terms 4 and 1 of the following year and Winter – Terms 2 & 3

Basketball Rules for Beginners

Player Ages

Age groups are determined by the age a player is or will turn during a competition.

For example, if a player is 11 but will turn 12 during the Summer Competition, they will need to play in the next age group up i.e. 14’s. If the player will not turn 12 until the Winter competition, they can remain in U12’s for the Summer competition. A player can play up an age group if they wish and have parental/guardian consent.

Players in the senior (opens) competitions must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the season. Representative junior players wanting to play in the senior competition must be at least 14 years of age and obtain approval from the Board.

Representative Player Rule

To ensure equity, Junior competition teams are generally limited to containing players with a value not exceeding 10 “representative player points”.

For the purposes of calculating representative player points, Division 1 representative players are worth four points, all other representative players are worth three points. Exemptions can be sought from the Board where it can be demonstrated that exceeding the representative player content rule does not unreasonably advantage that team, or that general skill distribution across the teams in that competition is reasonably even.

The representative content rule does not generally apply to representative players playing up an age group.

Working With Children Checks

All managers and coaches over 18 years for junior and under 20 teams must have a Working with Children check. The certificate or clearance number must be submitted on the Team Entry form or via email to the SDBA office along with your date of birth every season.

If you are waiting on your clearance please supply your application number until your certificate arrives. This is a BNSW regulation, and no exceptions will be granted.

Working with Children Checks applications are completed via Service NSW



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