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Whats expected of me?

Championship Basketball is played on Friday nights, with home games being played at the Altona Sports Centre and away games being played across metropolitan Melbourne and even Regional centres like Bendigo, Ballarat or Shepparton on rare occasions. Don’t be scared off by the travel as most games are played within 50kms of our home courts and car- pooling is common. You will be required to train with your team twice a week or as organised. 

You will also have the opportunity to undertake individual training to improve your basic fundamental skills such as shooting. Randy Shanklin Gators Skills sessions are run each school term. These sessions are designed to improve your son/daughters skills with special emphasis on fundamentals and proper shooting techniques. Dates and costs of the sessions are advertising on the Gators website. 

Mid week training usually commences in the week leading up to the Australia Day Eltham Dandenong tournament. This is the largest junior tournament in Australia and is ideal preparation for the oncoming season. 

An exciting part about playing rep is the knowledge gained with new plays etc. It is also hoped you can balance school work and other commitments (home duties and p/time jobs) in such a way as to ensure that you will be able to attend training as this is imperative. If you have any problems with this you will be expected to let your coach know. 

Training: when and where 

Sunday Training - All teams train on a Sunday at either Altona Sports Centre or Williamstown High School between 8am - 12.30pm. Training times vary depending on age groups and court availability. 

Mid Week Training - All squads train at various schools around Altona, Maribrynong ,Point Cook and Yarraville. A training time will be discussed between players, parents and coach and venue and time will be organised from there.

Order your playing uniform, warm up top and other compulsory Gator gear

  • Sunday 9th November we will be taking orders for all uniform & compulsory Gator between 9:00am - 12.30pm
  • Players without a uniform will not receive a loan playing singlet until you have ordered your uniform.


2014/15 Annual Fees 

  • Annual Fees need to be paid in full by 15th December 2014.For families that have more than one child playing Rep we offer a family discount $10 per player from the same family. 
  • The cost of weekly entry into stadiums plus scoresheet fees are ongoing. Most venues charge $2-3 per person entry and the scoresheets $10 to $15 per game & player depending on the grade. 
  • We recognise that these costs can be hard in one hit for many families so we are happy to make payment arrangements where necessary.Please don’t let finances stop your child from missing this opportunity. 

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