FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Can my child play with friends?
We understand that there will be some preference from parents (and kids) to place friends together in teams, however please understand that we are not able to accept these requests. This is to ensure that children are placed in teams appropriate to their skill level.
My child is older than their peers due to starting school later. What does this mean for my child?
Generally where kids are older than their peers (this can occur due to starting school later), your child will not be able to play in a team with their peers, they will generally need to play in a team with in an older grade. Note: There are circumstances where exemptions may apply, for example: learning delays or disabilities. Please contact the club if you need further clarification.
When are the basketball seasons?
There are generally two seasons each year - Summer and Winter. Teams play weekly, although there are breaks throughout due to school holidays, public holidays and representative competition. There is also a break in between seasons.
Where and when are games played?
Games are usually held at Dromana College, Dromana Primary School, Rosebud Secondary College or Rosebud Primary School. For ages U8 to U14, games are played on Saturdays. For all ages above, games are played during the week.
When and where is training held?
Training is generally held once per week during the season.
Generally training is during the week before or after school hours.
The time for training depends upon the availability of your coach and the availability of a court to practice.
Primary school teams generally train at Dromana Primary School.
High school teams generally train at Dromana College.
At what age can my child start playing?
The youngest teams we form are for prep children. These kids will play in the Under 8 competition. Please do not add your child to the register your interest list if your child has not yet started prep.
When are Beachcombers 'come and try' sessions held for Preps?
For players in Prep, we generally hold 'come and try' sessions once a year in term 3. This is a good introduction for kids who haven't played basketball before.
We run these sessions in the lead up to the new season in order to give kids some of the basics before starting their first competitive games.
When are Beachcombers 'come and try' sessions held for grades 1 to 6?
We hold 'come and try' sessions in for grades 1 to 6 in term 1 each year. We welcome you to contact us if you are looking to join an existing team, or to start your own. Email us via the contact page or fill in your interest in the form below.
Who coaches the teams? Are team managers required?
Volunteers (usually a parent) are required to coach a team that is formed. You will need to be available for training once per week, and for coaching games.
A volunteer will also be required to act in the role as team manager. The main responsibility of a team manager is to act as the contact person between the club and your team, and to collect/pay game fees.
Coaches and Team Managers require a valid Working With Children's Check (WWCC).
I have 'registered interest to play' on this website, what happens next?
At times, a new team can only be formed once there are sufficient players to do so.
Where there are no places available, we will register your interest until such a time a position may become available.
Please be aware that sometimes this can take a long time, but we do our best in promoting the club to create new teams. We encourage parents talking to the other parents when you register your child's interest to play.
Do you form high school teams too?
Yes we do. We are looking to increase our high school participaton and will be looking at how we can do this going forward. If you are looking to form a team, please contact the club.
What is Aussie Hoops?
The Southern Peninsula Basketball Association also host the "Aussie Hoops" program, which is a development program for 5-10 year olds.
It is all about learning to play basketball in a fun and safe environment.
More information on the Aussie Hoops program can be found here: sthpen.com.au/aussie-hoops and here: aussiehoops.basketball/
What is the cost of player registration?
Southern Peninsula Basketball Association registration fees are approximately $35 (plus transaction fees), per player per season for early bird pricing. Note: This goes up by $10 after early bird registration closes.
How much are weekly game fees?
Southern Peninsula Basketball Association game fees are approximately $65 per team. The cost per player will depend on the number of players playing. Note: This fee is due to rise in the Summer 23/24 season.
Is there a fee payable to Beachcombers?
A club fee of approximately $5.20 per player per season (including transaction fees). This fee is utilised for club costs such as printing, marketing, buying equipment when required etc.
Are there any other playing costs?
Basketball Victoria charge an a registration fee once per year, which covers insurance and admin costs, and is about $25 (plus transaction fees).
What is the cost of a new uniform?
The cost in 2023 is $65 for reversible singlet and $50 for shorts. Note: This is subject to change.
Where can I try on uniforms?
Uniforms can be tried on at the Dromana Stadium for sizing, otherwise please refer to the sizing guides on the SPBA store.
How do I purchase a new uniform (shorts and singlet)
Uniforms can be ordered here: SPBA Uniform Shop - Beachcombers or bought at the Pro Shop at the Dromana Basketball Stadium.
However, new teams should discuss with their team manager prior to ordering or purchasing in order to avoid issues with player numbers.
Can I buy/use a second hand uniform?
Beachcombers Basketball Club started utilising new uniforms in 2021. As a result, many older uniforms cannot be utilised.
Where the second hand uniform is in the new style (iAthletic brand), this will normally be okay. However, please consult with your team manager and the club to ensure that we don't double up on playing numbers.
Do you have a second hand uniform shop?
We do not have a second hand uniform shop.
However, you may utilise our Uniform Buy & Sell Page on Facebook to buy/sell uniforms if you wish to do so.
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions;
- You are certain that you or your child wishes to join a team; and
- You are happy for your child to play in a team graded according to skill level. This may mean that they will not be in a team with friends.
- Forming teams can take a considerable amount of effort, and withdrawing interest at a late stage can result in teams being unable to form at the last moment. We encourage you to ask questions before registering your interest. We appreciate your consideration with this.
- We do not place children into teams before they start school. If your child has not started school yet, please wait until they start school to register interest. Prep teams are normally formed around term 3 in each year. We will advertise our come and try session via our Facebook page, and Dromana Primary School Compass app.
- The club will contact you as soon as possible. If you wish to contact us to check on progress, please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via Facebook Messenger.