WEEK BEGINNING 20.06.2016
GSABA MANAGEMENT MEETING
The next GSABA Management Meeting will be held on Monday July 11th 2016.
ENCOUNTER BAY SPORTS PRECINCT
The EBSP project is a long term project and is still work in progress. While we are experiencing some roadblocks at the moment we are still trying to work with council, ORS and the State Government to keep the project moving. Rather than go into a lot of details, a quick summary is the best method of communication at this point.
- The State Government, ORS, Council have all acknowledged their is going to be a lack of sporting resources and facilities in the future.
- The City of Victor Harbor is looking at doing a regional study covering all sports.
_ The costing stage of the Encounter Bay Sports Precinct is under consideration for the July Funding Round.
- There are some rumours going around the EBSP is no longer an option. This is not correct.
_ From a basketball aspect, whether we end up at EBSP or elsewhere, we need to keep raising funds and keep proving we are profitable and can stand up on our own right.
_ As further information becomes available we will keep our members informed.
SLAMMERS COACHING APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2016-17
Slammers Coaching applications for U12, U14, U16 & U18 Boys and Girls for the Summer Season 2016-17 are now open and close on Monday, July 11th 2016. Written applications to be sent to Bill Kelton on email@example.com
Please state the preferred team you want to coach but this may not mean you will be appointed to this team.
It is up to the appointed coach if the team plays in the grade up in the local competition.
Compulsory carnivals are:
Millicent - (22nd & 23rd October 2016)
Great Southern - ( 3rd & 4th December 2016)
SA State Country Championships U14 & U18 - 11th,12th & 13th March 2017
SA State Country Championships U12 & U16 - 25th & 26th March 2017
SA STATE COUNTRY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
The Senior SA State Country Championships were held on 24th & 25th January. The Great Southern Slammers Senior Womens teams won the Championship and are the 2015 State Country Champions.They played 7 games including the Grand final and won them all. They defeated Mt Gambier in the Grand Final 44-39. Well Done girls!
GSABA Womens team was:
Lucy Earl, Jess McPhail, Kerri-Ann Moon, Renee Moon, Bronwyn Nicholls, Danielle Rose, Rachel Searle, Kelly White & Sarah White.
Coach: Dennis Earl
MVP for Grand Final: Sarah White.
GSABA STATE COUNTRY PLAYERS & COACHES
The following GSABA players and coaches represented State Country in 2014.
Players: Lachlan Keach, Tahlia Griffiths, Chelsea Giles, Stuart Scott, Taylah Levy, Shanika-Anne Barr, Tayla Bohnsack, Caitlin Rose, Will Bailie, Lewis Ridley, Jake Smith, James Streeter, Maddison Round, Sherrie Hurrell, Max Scott, Daniel Stock, Hannah Stewart, Katie Langmead,Tom Cleggett and Brooke Basham.
Coaches: Leigh Delaine, Michelle Whitehead, Ryan Byrne & Matt Stock.
Players must be seated on the coaches bench and coaches are to stay in the Coaches Area. We have been having a problems at the Goolwa Stadium especially, where players in particular want to sit 2,3,4, 5 rows back and sometimes in the middle of the stands. The front row next to the score table is the official bench area and what we are asking is no different to what happens at the Victor Stadium.
What is of concern, the umpire should not have to ask players and coaches, it should be automatic and then when we ask we are argued with, disrepected and the players are often defiant. It is not an unreasonable request and in fact it is the correct request and process. We should not have to make this request on a weekly basis. We ask all five clubs to help us with this situation which should not be happening in the first place, simply it should not be a problem the umpires have to address.
It also about communication with the scorebench. It makes the whole process more difficult than it needs to be.
Art. 38 TECHNICAL FOUL
38.1 Rules of Conduct
38.1.1 The proper conduct of the game demands full and loyal cooperation of the members of both teams (players, substitutes, coaches, assistant coaches, excluded players and team followers) with the officials, table officials and commissioner, if present.
The umpires don't want to go down this path but if the Clubs, Coaches and Players don't support the process then the umpires are left with no alternative. Lets have some commonsense here and cooperate with what is required with. Thanking you in advance for your support.
SAPOL has started to send through the Police Clearances that were sent through in the GSABA Application process. Copies of the Police Clearance must be provided or have sighted by the GSABA Child Safe Officer, Dennis Earl as soon as possible.
SLAMMERS SENIOR TEAMS AND COACHES
Senior Mens - no teams contested. The Senior Womens Coach was Jane Downes.
GSABA MENS & WOMENS DIVISION 1 COMPETITION
In the GSABA local competition the Men's and Women's Division 1 competition there will be three games at the Victor Harbor Stadium and two games at the Goolwa Stadium. Games will have one hour time-slots and the first game is 6.30 pm.
i) Clock will stop for all time-outs.
ii) In the last two minutes of the game the clock will stop for all whistles and all field goals.
iii) Teams are allowed two time-outs in the first half and two time-outs in the second half.
OCTOBER CLUB UPDATE (1)
GSABA ANTI-HARRASSMENT POLICY, GSABA CYBER-BULLYING & SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & GSABA INTERNET/ELECTRONIC INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURE
The following policies are on our GSABA website found under Menu: MORE - drop down Policies.
The policies will be used from the start of the Summer Season 2013-14.
Face Book can be a fantastic tool of communication but it is obvious with information supplied from Senior GSABA Management and Senior Club Management it is not always being used correctly and there have been a raft of breaches by many GSABA members over the current season and presumably longer than that.
For the users of Face Book and other forms of Social Media from a GSABA Management perspective we just want positive communication about GSABA. Basketball SA, SACBC have the same perspective with their competitions and all competitions falling under their umbrella.
It is about respect, respect for the integrity of the game of basketball, respect for the GSABA, respect for the entire GSABA membership and respect for the whole community of the Fleurieu.
The GSABA does not want the following to occur:
Players abusing or making negative communication towards other players, coaches, umpires, Management groups or spectators.
Coaches abusing or making negative communication towards other players, coaches, umpires or Management groups or spectators.
Umpires abusing or making negative communication towards other players, coaches, umpires or Management groups or spectators.
GSABA and Club Management, abusing or making negatives communication towards other players, coaches, umpires or Management groups or spectators.
Spectators abusing or making negative communication towards other players, coaches, umpires or management groups or spectators.
The GSABA will be more vigilant in this area and will be following up breaches. So be warned we will be treating this seriously.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
I once read a quote either from Larry Bird or Michael Jordan that said "if players didn't make mistakes there would be no need for umpires."
This quote I read in an Aussie Rules book but it is relevant to all sports. "Players need to take responsibility for their performance, if they want to continually blame others, their chances of long term success will be seriously diminished."
The umpires are trying their best as do the players and coaches. The umpires have as much pride in performance as the coaches and players.
During the season mistakes will be made by umpires, players and coaches. Let's respect each other for the roles everyone plays in making the GSABA a strong vibrant competition.
Win or lose, if you want to communicate on Social Media make it positive communication for the sake of basketball and the integrity of the game.
GSABA COACHES REGISTER
The GSABA Clubs need to have their coaches register submitted with the Summer 2013-14 Nominations. This must be completed in full and is part of the Nominations Pack.
GSABA COACHES NATIONAL POLICE CHECKS
The GSABA has implemented a new Child Safe Policy and there are legislative requirements that are required to be adhered to in relation to ''Working with Children legislation.'' The GSABA is adopting the policy of Police Checks for GSABA Club Coaches, assistant coaches and team managers for teams with minors(17 or under) in the team.
Each coach will be given a National Police Check Application from the Canteen Staff and a letter explaining the procedure.
Each of the GSABA Clubs will be provided with the same update and will need to follow so the legislation requirements can be met.
GSABA Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers who have a current Police Clearances can submit to GSABA Business Administrator asap. These will need to be sighted, the released date, the reference number will need to be recorded on the Coaches Register that now needs to be maintained due to legislative requirements. A copy of the clearance can be provided if the applicant wishes to provide.
The only exemptions allowable are for Registered Teachers, Police Officers and coaches who are minors(17or under). However, these exemptions must be recorded on the Coaches Register.
JOHN SPOONER AWARD 2013
The Great Southern Slammers won the John Spooner Award for the first time. The final table of the top eight associations:
Great Southern - 24 points
Mount Gambier - 21 points
Millicent - 15 points
Yorke Valley - 13 points
Eastern Hills - 12 points
Naracoorte - 10 points
Riverland - 9 points
Murray Bridge - 8 points.
Well done to everyone in the GSABA and in particular those involved in the Slammers Program. Special thanks to the Slammers Association Committee, the DNSP Coaches, the Slammers Coaches, the Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, parents and our dedicated, skilled and fantastic group of kids that are true athletes and are an absolute credit to our association. We are enormously proud.
Thanks to GSABA Management and the GSABA Clubs that have stayed true to our mission statement. This could not have happened without the Clubs support.
JUNIOR STATE COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS U12,U14,U16 & U18'S
The UNDER 12 BOYS,14 BOYS & 14 GIRLS are STATE COUNTRY CHAMPIONS.
See SLAMMERS NEWS for more details.
JUNIOR RIVERLAND CARNIVAL - SLAMMERS RESULTS
Six teams participated in the Riverland Carnival and five teams made the grand final we won 4 titles. The Under 12 Girls Div 1, Under 18 Girls Div 1 all won and the Under 14 Boys Div 2 finished runners up, losing the Grand Final by 6 points.
The Slammers Under 14 Girls Div 2 played and were against some Division 1 sides and they performed admirably and posted 2 wins.
The Under 14 Girls Div 1 were the only Slammers Team to compete at th Whyalla Carnival and they came away with title winning the grand final 32-26. Well Done Girls.
GSABA SENIOR ASSOCIATION TEAM
The Senior Country Championships was held over the January Long Week-End, 26th, 27th & 28th January 2013. A Try-Out was held in December for Men's and Womens teams. Try-out numbers were good for the Senior Mens but not enough players try-out to form a Senior Womens team. Please check out the Slammers Section for the Mens Team.
The Senior Men's team were quite competitive and this was a good result considering the time-frame and lack of preparation and the fact they were stepping up from Division 2 to Division 1 . They were able to win a game and they lost one in over-time. After winning Division 2 by a comfortable margin in 2012 we were told we would have to nominate in Division 1 this year. Which is a good thing and this is a great achievement by the Senior Slammers Men's team.
GSABA SENIOR ASSOCIATION RUNNER UP MEDALLIONS
In the GSABA Senior Divisions no runner up medals will be given in future seasons. A GSABA By-Law was passed at the August 2012 GSABA Management Meeting. The Clubs voted many years ago not to have runner-up medals for the losing team in the Senior Grand Finals.
The GSABA Management supports this process, the factors contributing to this decision were every season teams do not turn up to collect them and on other times one or two players turn up only. Players never ask for them at a later date. Many players have told us they don't want the runner up medals.
GSABA ASSOCIATION BEST AND FAIREST AWARDS
The following motion was accepted and is now part of our By-Laws
(1) The Association Best & Fairest Award is awarded to the player or players with the most votes.
(2) If two or more players poll the most votes all players receive the Best & Fairest Award. No Runner Up Award is given in this situation.
(3) If one player polls the most votes and if there is one, two or more players polling the next number of votes then the player with the most votes is awarded the Best & Fairest Award. The player(s) polling the second largest amount of votes receive the runner up award.