TEAM SELECTION

Team
 

The #1 team in each gender/age group should be the strongest team the club can field. Subsequent teams shall be selected in ascending order of strength (stronger teams #2 upwards) and appropriate grade for the player and team.

  • Skills – player equivalent skill level

  • Player balance, team positional structure

  • Development, identify players with potential development

  • Up to a maximum of 8 players can be selected into a team. This may be increased at the discretion of the committee.

Player Criteria

Selection based on:

  • Skill – offence, defence, ball handling and use

  • Attitude - game, training, team orientation and effort

  • Commitment - attendance (at both games & training) & reliability

  • Friendships (where other criteria allow)

  • Financial – registration fees have been paid, or an agreed payment plan is in place

Friendship Requests

Friendship requests must be submitted to the club’s Secretary in writing and outline the following, before the close of player registration date. Friendship requests are only accepted for the U8 to U12 Age Groups.

  • Players Names

  • Parent/Guardian names

  • Contact details

  • Current age group & team

  • Detail reason for request

  • Signed by both players’ parent/guardians

The following consideration will apply to all friendship requests:

  • Should the player’s be of unequal ability, the stronger player/s must be prepared to play in a lower ranked team.

  • The club Secretary is satisfied that the presence of the stronger player/s will not have an impact on the grading of the team or any other effect that could be detrimental to the other players within the team.

Age Group Requests

A request to be selected in a higher age group must be submitted in writing to the club’s Executive Committee for consideration and contain the following information, before the close of player registration date:

  • Players Name

  • Parent/Guardian names

  • Contact details

  • Current age group & team

 

Notification of outcome requests

All requestors will be notified in writing once decision has been made.

Team Selection Process

Teams shall be selected from the following information:

  • Player criteria

  • Team criteria

  • Coaches feedback sheets (compulsory)

  • Open discussion by team coaches & age group coordinators at selection meeting

  • Age group coordinators assessment

  • Requests either friendship or higher age-group

  • Executive Committee Review and Approval of the proposed teams prior to lodgement with Knox Basketball.  At its discretion, the Executive Committee may request Age Group Coordinators to review and if necessary amend team selections if it believes the best outcome for player and club is not being achieved.

  • Selected teams will remain confidential until such time as they are released by the club's Secretary.

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