VISION: (Updated July 2017)
Our vision is to be recognised as an association that has become a leader in assisting local athletes participate and progress along Basketball SA High Performance Pathways.
MISSION: (Updated July 2017)
Our Mission is to:
- expose athletes to high performance basketball coaching.
- create a love for the game of Basketball.
- develop individual and team fundamental basketball skills and athleticism.
- promote individual growth and development of personal qualities such as self-esteem, self-awarenes and self-motivation.
- produce committed, focused and socially responsible athletes.
- assist athletes to achieve selection in SA Country teams.
Ultimately, placing our association in a position to win Division 1 SA Country Basketball Titles.
Our aim is to compete in Division One in all age groups with the ultimate endeavour of winning Division 1 titles. All Association teams in attempting to reach this endeavour must adhere to our current philosophies of the association.
CONCEPT:(Updated September 2015)
The Association Teams will be known as SLAMMERS when playing in our local competition. The coaches will decide if they want their Association Team to play in the local competition in the grade above their age group. i.e.The Association Under 12 team will play in the local under 14 competition.
PREMIERSHIP TABLE RULINGS
(i) The Slammers teams are not eligible for the finals.
(ii) Slammers results are recorded on the premiership tables.
(iii) The four highest club teams will play in the finals.
(iv) The Slammers players are not to be awarded GSABA best and fairest votes in the games they are playing for Slammers and are ineligible for these awards.
SLAMMERS PLAYERS PLAYING IN THE GSABA DOMESTIC COMPETITION(Updated August 2018)
(1) Junior Slammers players must play in Division 3 or higher.
This means they can't play in the Senior Division 4 competition.
GSABA SLAMMERS PROCESSES (Updated August 2012)
SLAMMERS LAW REQUIREMENTS:
The GSABA is governed by laws that cover all incorporated bodies and we must adhere to equal opportunity laws.
The following processes will occur:
(i) All Association Coaching positions will be advertised and perspective coaches will be required to apply in writing.
(ii) All players in the Association have the opportunity to make our association sides and are welcome to attend try-outs for their respective competitions.
APPOINTMENT OF COACHES: (Updated September 2015)
(i) All Association Coaching positions will be advertised and perspective coaches will be required to apply in writing.
(ii) If coaching positions are not filled then the Association Teams Committee may approach and appoint coaches to fill those postions.
PLAYER SELECTION PROCESS:
(i) All players in the Association have the opportunity to make our association sides and are welcome to attend try-outs for their respective competitions.
(ii) The Association Teams Committee and the appointed Coaches need to compile a list of the better players in that age group.
(iii) There will be a minimum of 8 players selected in the Association Team.
(iv) There will be a maximum of 10 players selected in the Association Team.
(v) The appointed coaches will work with the Association Team Committee in the selection process. Once teams have been ratified by the Association Team Committee then players/parents will be given a list of available carnivals, which they then declare their eligibility for, once declared a player unless medical reasons prohibit them from participating, MUST adhere to their commitment or else they may be dropped from the team.
(vi) If the coach decides to take 8 players to the carnival and more than 8 players try-out, the coach will appoint 1 reserve if 9 players try-out and 2 reserves if 10 or more players try-out.The 8 players and reserves make up the squad for the team and may have their position within the squad reviewed upon performance and commitment.
(vii) If there is more than one team in an age group, then the two teams make up one squad for that age group and players may be moved between the two teams.
(viii) Teams once ratified will be listed on the GSABA Website.
(ix) If a player wants feedback after the teams have been posted they may contact David Todd for feedback.
(x) The Association Team Committee will allocate, record and distribute the player's uniform to the selected player.
(xiii) All players are responsible for their uniform and if lost the player will be required to pay $80 for a new uniform. A player who has not returned their uniform by the required date becomes unfinancial and therefore ineligible to play any games within the GSABA competition.
RESERVES FOR THE TEAM:
(i) Up to two reserves may be picked in an Association Team Squad.
(ii) The reserves for the team can be used during the season at the coaches discretion.
(iii) The coach may exercise the option of adding the reserve to the carnival side if they believe it is necessary.
NEW PLAYERS TO THE ASSOCIATION
(I) If a new player begins playing within the GSABA after the try-outs have occured and the player is of Association standard in the opinion of the coach and the Association Teams Committee and the player wants to play at this level they must be considered for selection.
(ii) If in the opinion of the coach and tha Association Team Committee the player should be in the Association team the following process must occur:
(iii) If the team only has 8 players with no reserve, they may simply add the player to the team.
(iv) If the team only has 9 players with no reserve, they may simply add the player to the team.
(v) If the team only has 8 players with 1 reserve, they may simply add the player to the team but they must inform the reserve player another player has been added.
(vi) If the team only has 9 players with 1 reserve, they may simply add the player to the team but inform the reserve player they are still a reserve and another player has been added.
(vii) If the team has 10 players with no reserves, the Association Team Committee must inform Management in writing or by email they wish to replace the new player with a selected player.
The selection must be approved by Management.
- Management when assessing such a situation must take into account the timing of arrival of the new players.
- Whether adding the player will be detrimental to the side or enhance the side.
Points to consider: How many games can the player play for the Slammers.
(viii) The new player is exempt from the playing half the games rule when playing for the Slammers in the local competition.
** Management may stipulate how many games a player needs to play with Slammers to be eligible to play at the SACBA Country Championships.
PLAYERS - SELECTION PROCESS AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE TEAM(updated September 2015)
(i) Players need to attend try-outs to gain selection.
(ii) If unable to attend a try-out, it is the player's responsibility to contact the association Teams Committee or relevant coach to inform them of their unavailability prior to tryouts.
(iii) When selected the player has to fulfil the following responsibilities.
(a) Play in the Slammers team in our local GSABA competition in the age-group above or in the case of the Under 16 Slammers teams in a nominated competition. The under 18 teams are exempt. (Players who have a higher level of basketball commitment that clashes with the night, may negotiate this clause with David Todd). If coach has decided to play in local competition
(b) Play in the Slammers Team at the Carnivals they and their coach have committed to.
(c) Play in the Slammers Team at the GSABA Carnival held over a week-end in December.
(d) Play in the State Country Championships held in March (possibly early April) each year.
(iv) Slammers players are not to play and represent any other association at carnivals
(v) Players from another Country Association are not to represent Slammers at carnivals.
(vi) Any player who represents another association will not receive payment from the GSABA for State Country Selection or National Country Selection.
(vii) If a player is approached to play for another Association by a member of another Association or a member of our Association they need to contact the High Performance Head Coach - David Todd.
(viii) Players who play in two associations, if the residential address of the player is not a GSABA address, the player must be cleared to play in the GSABA. The Business Administrator will contact the other association in writing to gain clearance to play.
PLAYING CRITERIA AND PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES TO SLAMMERS TEAMS PLAYING IN THE GSABA LOCAL COMPETITION
(i) Players are encouraged to play all the games for Slammers during the season.
(ii) Players must notify their coaches if unavailable to play on as soon as possible.
(iii) Players must notify their coaches if unavailable to play on a particular night.
(vi) Players are responsible for their Slammers uniform during the season and at the carnivals. If a uniform is lost the player needs to inform the coach and contact the Association Teams Committee immediately.
(v) If a uniform is lost the cost of the replacement uniform is the players responsibility. $80 is the replacement cost.
(vi) Players can only wear their Slammers uniform at Slammers games, Slammers training sessions and at the carnivals.
(vii) Players are required to purchase and pay for a Slammers warm up top. (approx cost: $50-00)
(viii) Players are required to uphold the philosphies of the Association (Philosophies are in the GSABA Program)
(ix) Slammers teams to have an alternative uniform when playing Magic White.
**A junior association player may not be cleared to another club for 6 months from the last Association match played by the player. The GSABA Management Committee reserves the right to make the final judgment on the clearance.
(i) COACHING APPLICATION PROCEDURE (Updated August 2018)
Coaching Applications to be in writing and sent to GSABA PO Box 164, Victor Harbor SA 5211, or emailed to Dennis Earl GSABA Business Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or to High Performance Head Coach David Todd email@example.com
The applications will be reviewed by the GSABA High Performance Team who will submit the selected Slammers Coaches for approval at the next GSABA Management Committee Meeting. The application should include previous experience and can include the preferred age-group they would like to coach. Coaches may not be selected for the age-group of preferred choice and may be appointed to another age-group, The applicant has every right not to accept an appointment and such a decision will not influence future season's applications.
(ii) COACHING APPLICATION DATES: are set each year by GSABA Slammers Committee and GSABA Management.
(iii) COACHING REQUIREMENTS
All coaches when applying for a position are bound by the Slammers Guidelines and it would be prudent to read theses Guidelines before submrtting an application.
Coaches need to take note of: (Updated:October 2015)
AIM: Our aim is to compete in Division One in all age groups with the ultimate endeavour of winning Division 1 titles. All Association teams in attempting to reach this endeavour must adhere to our current philosophies of the association.
GSABA Management, Slammers Management and SACBC all believe we are a Division 1 Association. This is based on our overall performances, our High Performance Program, our Association Program, our overall structure, the number of State Players and the overall size of our assocaition.
GSABA Management and Slammers Management believe we should always strive to play at the highest level.
The statement being made is we are a Division 1 association and if we have a team that may be below our expected standard then the association rather than nominate in Divison 2, needs to take its turn at the lower end of Division 1 rather than try and claim a Divsion 2 title. The onus is on Association to work with and improve that team.
This means: All Coaches applying for a Slammers First team(top team) they must expect to be coaching in Division 1 at the SA State Country Championships.
If SACBC believes we have a team that is Division 2 standard they can make that call otherwise we nominate all our top teams in Division 1.
COACHING AND PLAYING PROCESSES WITH SLAMMERS(Updated August 2012)
(i) Coaches need to give the players court time to all players when playing with Slammers in the local GSABA competition.
(ii) Coaches at the carnivals during minor round games need to guarantee all players approximaitely 8 minutes per game.
(iii) Coaches at the carnivals in quarter finals, semi finals and grand finals do not have to guarantee any court time to players.
(iv) Coaches at the carnivals should be aware of and use opportunities within the minor round carnival matches to give regular bench players more time in games that have big scoring margins whether winning or losing margins.
(v) Coaches at the carnivals should be aware of and use opportunities within the finals carnival matches to give their regular bench players some time in games that have big scoring margins whether winning or losing margins but must exercise this option carefully.
(vi) Coaches are not allowed to make approaches to players in the Slammers team to change clubs.
**A Breach of this process will be handled by the GSABA Management Committee.**
SLAMMERS TRAININGS(Updated July 2017)
(i) Slammers trainings will be paid for by the GSABA.
(ii) All players must seek to attend as many trainings sessions as possible.
(iii) Any players if unable to train need to advise their coach.
CONDITIONS OF CLUBS IN RELATION TO SLAMMERS TEAMS PLAYING IN THE GSABA LOCAL COMPETITION
(i) All Clubs should encourage all their players to aim for Slammers selection.
(ii) All Clubs should promote the Slammers processes.
(iii) All Clubs need to uphold our philosophies of our Association.
(iv) All Clubs should create pathways and selection criteria to enable the Slammers concept to be exercised properly.
(v) All Clubs when nominating sides in the Summer Season and if they are using players from the grade below - they need to be mindful if they have a Slammers player they are required to fulfil the Slammers game playing rule.
REASONING FOR THIS RULE:
(a) The majority of players and parents of the players want to or want their children to play in the Slammers sides in the local competition.
(b) For the Slammers concept to be exercised properly this needs to occur.
(c) The Clubs need to accept the Slammers concept is used within other Associations and is considered a high priority within those Associations. It is considered an essential part of the processes in developing their players and improving results at Carnival level.
(d) It is a junior development process that has it own niche but fits congruently with TI program, DNSP program and with our mission statement. It should be viewed as an integral part of the combined and overall process of junior development
PLAYERS AVAILABILITY RULES: (Updated July 2017)
(i) Slammers players are required to play for their local club in their previous Winter Season or current Summer Season - i.e. The Association Under 12 Slammers players must meet their age group or club commitments for their Club. Slammers players can't solely play for Slammers in the 12 month period.(Players who have a higher level basketball committment that clashes with the night, may negotiate this clause with David Todd).
(ii) Slammers players can play in both the Club & Slammers teams in the same round. (but not both if playing each other)
(i) The players should be better prepared as a team unit.
(ii) The players will become very familiar with each others styles of play.
(iii) The players will be able to practice set offensive and defensive plays every week.
(iv) The players should gain greater knowledge of the game.
(v) The players should improve and develop their basketball skills.
(vi) The players should become fitter and this should better place them for sustained performance over the entire carnival.
(vii) To help develop the players mindset of trying to play at the highest level possible.
(viii) The player will develop a better understanding of the coach and his/her techniques.
(i) The Coach will be more familiar with each player.
(ii) The Coach will be able to develop an understanding of player's strengths and weaknesses.
(iii) The Coach will be able to implement set offensive and defensive plays under a game situations every week.
(iv) The Coach can review and assess the plays every week.
(v) The Coach should further develop his/her skills and knowledge.
(vi) The Coach will be able to better structure training sessions and game plans as they will gain knowledge about the team and each player.
PARENTS GUIDELINES & PARENTS GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE:(UPDATED 12.08.2013)
(i) Parents must adhere to our current philosophies of the Association.
(ii) Parents are not allowed to enter the court to speak to the umpires.
(iii) Parents are not allowed to directly approach coaches after a game.
a) Parents are to wait a night and then talk to the coach. We believe 95% of the problems will be resolved with this process.
b) Coaches are instructed not to deal with negative feedback following a game.
c) If after talking to the coach, the issue has still not been resolved then you need to put it in writing and give to David Todd, High Performance Team Head Coach.
d) Finally, if there is still a problem write a letter to GSABA Management and give to Dennis Earl, the Business Administrator.
Coaches, Slammers Committee and GSABA Management will not deal with issues that have not been followed by the proper procedure. This process will ensure everyone communicates and deals with each other openly, honestly and with integrity. Coaching from the sidelines, no matter how little or great your knowledge is not appropriate. The coach is the sole source of technical feedback. Refrain from negative feedback towards referees, without them we have no game.
ROLE OF TEAM MANAGERS (Added: 12.08.2013)
(i) Colllect the team uniforms from the Uniform Co-ordinator and distribute to the team.
(ii) Responsible for communicating all Slammers information to the players and the parents
(iii) Responsible for collecting Carnival Nomination Fees and give to the Slammers Secretary prior to the Closing Nomination Date.
(iv) Responsible for First Aid Kit supplied and looking after teams drink bottles
(v) Organising Carnival Scoring Rosters
(vi) At the State Country Championships, after the last game for their Slammers team, collect and wash all the teams uniforms (note any damage to the uniform) and return to Bev Earl within 7 days.
(vii) Ensure you are familiar with the Parent Grievance Procedure
SHORT TERM AIM:(AIM MET)
(i) To develop a mindset within our youth that representing our Association at state Country Championship is important.
(ii) To fill Association teams at junior level for all age groups every year.
(iii) To fill competitive teams at State Country Championship.
(iv) To fill the First Slammers Side in each age group in a minimum of Division 2 at the State Country Championships.
MEDIUM TERM AIM:(AIM MET)
(i) To maintain and further develop a mindset within our youth that representing our Association at our State Country Championship is important
(ii) To continue to fill Association teams at junior level for all age groups every year.
(iii) To continue to fill competitive teams at the State Country Championship.
(iv) To fill the first Slammers junior side in each age group in a minimum of Division 1 at the state Country Championships.
LONG TERM AIM:(AIM NOT MET)
(i) To maintain and further develop a mindset within our youth that representing our Association at State Country Championship is important.
(ii) To fill Association teams at senior level every year.
(iii) To fill competitive teams at all levels in the State Country Championship.
(iv) To fill Junior and Senior sides in Division 1 at the State Country Championships.
REVIEW PROCESS: All GSABA documents are reviewed annually in August. GSABA Clubs and Slammers players are sent feedback forms at the end of the Slammers season. Reviews are also carried out on a need basis.
LAST REVIEW: AUGUST 2018