Try Boys Basketball Club
We are a proud club with a long history in the Geelong region as part of the Geelong Try Boys' Brigade which has been actively supporting the community since 1897.
On the basketball court, are successes are well known and many of Geelong’s great basketballers started in the Try Boys colours.
Our club caters for men and women, junior Boys and girls of all abilities.
We pride ourselves on our junior program with a focus on development, good sportsmanship and creating an environment for kids to have fun.
New members are always welcome.
Prior to being placed in a team, you must be a financial member of the club.
Membership is payable twice yearly in April and October, prior to the commencement of each Basketball Geelong Season.
Membership is currently set at;
$42.50 for a first child; and
$22.50 for a second and all subsequent children.
We believe in participation and anyone experiencing financial difficulties should contact our immediate past President Lynne Green (0416 221 508) to discuss alternative arrangements. All conversations will be treated as strictly confidential.
Basketball Geelong Registration:
Our club is a member club of the Geelong Basketball Association (“BG”) who in turn is a member of Basketball Australia ("BA").
Before being entered into a Try Boys team, all players must first be registered with BG and pay an annual fee of $60- which includes amongst other things, BA registration, and insurance.
To complete the BG registration go to www.geelong.basketball.net.au and click on the registration tab in the top left-hand corner.
All uniforms are purchased through our uniform co-ordinator;
Lauren Green: 0414 523 114
Cost of uniforms is:
Singlets - $30
Shorts - $30
Please be aware that Lauren is a volunteer and may not be able to take your call upon demand. If necessary, please leave a message and Lauren will get back to you promptly.
Due to the large number of players in various age groups, it is necessary for the coordinator to allocate player numbers in sequences to avoid potential internal number conflicts. Accordingly, players should not expect to select a preferred playing number.
The support and encouragement of family members and friends is encouraged but it must always be positive.
We pride ourselves on good sportsmanship at all times and this must extend to opposing teams, coaches, referees and all match officials.
In the case of juniors, please do not coach your children from the sideline, experience shows this is counterproductive and places undue pressure and stress on your child.
Due to our long history, we have a deep pool of experienced people we can call upon to help train and develop our younger members.
On game day, please remember that all of our coaches are volunteers and our objective is to teach and develop in an enjoyable environment.
For our coaches to achieve our objective, it takes time and a focus on the immediate win / loss ratio is counterproductive. We ask that all members of the club support our coaches and this mentality.
We ask that all members of the club support our coaches and this mentality.
Often we laud the Coach, which is most appropriate, however too often, the team manager goes unnoticed.
At Try Boys, we value our Team Managers as much as our Coaches and every team must have both.
The aim is to have our Team Managers remove all administrative matters from our coaches so that they may focus on their important role.
Please consider offering your services;
Primary duties include being the main point of contact for all members of the team, preparing a scoring rooster, attending to any match day requirements and general administration of the team.
For games to function, at every game, both team must provide a scorer.
At Try Boys, every family is expected to share this responsibility evenly. The team manager will prepare and circulate a roster.
If you do not how to score, don’t panic, it’s easy and the team manager will organise for someone to sit with you.
Fixtures and Ladders:
Please go to the Fixtures/Ladder tab in the header and select your team.
The following link will take you to BG competitions page.
Please feel free to contact any of the following committee members:
Kelwyn Hough – President: 0408 122 488
Sharni Ward - Vice President: 0422 417 445
Mandy Johns – Secretary: 0407 558 117
Tony McDonald – Chairperson Match Committee: 0403 308 561