Notice of Annual General Meeting 19 October 2020

To Coaches, Team Managers & Parents

Date/Time: Monday 19 October 2020, 7:00pm

All committee positions will be declared vacant and nominations for management roles and general committee members will be invited. We strongly encourage you to consider this opportunity and help shape the future of our club.

Being part of the Montrose Vikings Committee is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Share your ideas, and make a difference!

For further information, see montrosevikings.org.au/agm-2020

Presentation Night, 17 Sept 2018

Presentation Night is here again! We look forward to seeing the players being recognised for all the fabulous effort they've put in over the last season so make sure to pop the date in your diary 🙂

Date: Monday 17 September 2018
Time: 6pm to 6.45pm for Miniballers, U9, U10 and U11
7.15pm to 8.30pm for U12 to U21
Venue: Montrose Football Club, Montrose Recreation Reserve

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/montrosevikings/ or email committee@montrosevikings.org.au

Look forward to seeing you there!

Winter 2015 Season starts

Hello basketballers!

The Winter 2015 season starts on Monday 13 April. Check the Fixtures page to find out when your game is on. PLEASE NOTE: The game times may change so make sure to check the night before a game!

Have a fabulous season 🙂

Congratulations!

Congratulations to everyone who played this season and a special "Well Done" to those who made it to semi and grand finals!

Have a great break over Easter and we look forward to seeing (most) of you in the Winter 2015 season.

Winter 2015 Registrations

Hello Everyone!
The Winter 2015 Registrations are open. Please click the Registrations link at the top of this page and fill in either the Returning Player or New Player form. Registrations are due by 28 February 2015.

Invoices will be sent out to everyone who registers and payment is required before third week of the season's grading. Any player who has not registered nor paid their fees will not be able to play in a team after grading.

If you have any queries about fees or want to set up a payment plan, please email treasurer@montrosevikings.org.au

Team Managers and Coaches

Participation by parents is not only encouraged, it is vital to the successful running of each team as well as the club as a whole. Montrose Vikings Basketball Club has a Child Protection Policy in place for the safety and wellbeing of all players in the Club.

Parents manage and transport teams, they coach, they score, they encourage, they share the joys of success and they console after defeat. Parents are as much a part of each team as the kids who play. Montrose Vikings wants parents to be involved, not just because there are jobs to be done, but because it is a great way to build strong relationships with your kids and everyone else involved. And it is just plain fun!

There are three main roles where parents participate with teams:

Coach

Every team needs a coach. Coaches usually come from the parents of a team member. Having played basketball and having a intimate knowledge of the game, while helpful, is not essential to coaching and should not discourage you from getting involved. There are regular coaching clinics conducted by the Association to assist in the "nuts and bolts" of coaching. What is most important is that coaches remember that junior level basketball is all about development, encouragement and having fun, not all about winning. Coaches over the age of 18 are required to have completed a "Working with Children" application before they can take on a coaching role.

For Junior and Miniball teams, the club is encouraging senior players to take on coaching roles. This added responsibility helps to build leadership skills within the senior players as well as helping them to understand the game. The Junior players also respond well to coaching from the older boys and girls in the club.

Beginning Coaching Booklet
2018 Coaches Handout - Sample drills and exercises
Montrose Vikings Coaches Guide
Bylaws Requirement:  Member Protection Declaration & Coaches Conduct Form
Order Coach Polo shirt
Order items for Coach's Bag

Team Manager

The Team Manager is the team "glue" and makes sure everything happens on the day. This involves paying the court fees before the game, collecting game fees from each player and ensuring that there is a scorer (usually the Team Manager will issue a scoring roster to parents at the start of each season). Team Managers over the age of 18 are required to have completed a "Working with Children" application before they can take on a team managers role.

Download the Team Managers Guide
Bylaws Requirement:   Member Protection Declaration
Download the Collection & Payment of Team Sheet Fees form
Download the MVP slip sheet
Order Team Manager Polo shirt

Scoring

Both teams are required to provide scorers for every match. One scorer operates the computer scoring system (or marks up the score sheet) and the other operates the scoreboard. Sometimes they swap at half time, sometimes not. Usually, the Team Manager will issue a scoring roster for a parent of each player to score during the season. Mostly, this works out at a couple of times a season. We all like to sit, watch and socialise at each game but it is important that you do your share in the scoring roster. Like many things scoring is easy, once someone shows you how! If you have not scored before, or are not confident, tell the Team Manager who will arrange for a more experienced scorer to sit with you. It is actually quite straight forward and usually you will have a grip on it within a couple of games.

Download the Stadium Scoring guide for Scorers (Computer)
Download the How to Score instructions for the paper-based score sheet (used during Grading games)