Trials and registration information for Summer Season 2023-24 is available here.
Redbacks Parents Guide
Redbacks has grown from 2 teams in 2013
to 48 teams in Summer Season 2023-24.
At Redbacks, success is measured in the number of boys playing ball and the enjoyment they have.
- Fun – Playing basketball should be fun. The enjoyment of playing basketball is in knowing the individuals and team have done their very best.
- Teamwork – Winning should provide a focus for the team as a whole. The goal should be to win as a team and have fun in the process.
- Effort – Acknowledge the players’ effort not just the result. Success should not be measured in terms of wins and losses but in the amount of effort put in.
- Challenge – Establish high but realistic expectations. Encourage players to do their best.
- Competition – There’s no substitute for actual game experience and every member of the team has a right to gain that experience.
- Establish a ‘Team First’ attitude.
Celebrate teammates’ success, individual success will follow.
No put-downs, contribute to a supportive environment.
- Playing time for players will be based on each boy’s commitment to practice, intensity, attitude and skills.
- Each player is to receive fair court time over the course of the season.
- All players must be given the opportunity to develop while on the court.
- This is club, not representative basketball.
Player court conduct
- Show good sportsmanship and positive team behaviour – on court and on the bench.
Participate with the spirit of the game and importance of fair play.
Develop players’ respect for opponents, officials and opposing coaches.
- Player actions are monitored at all times by coaches and administration and if out of line they will be addressed.
- Swearing and inappropriate gestures will NOT be allowed anytime. If a player gets a technical foul due to their inappropriate behavior or language during a game, they will be benched straight away.
- No player is allowed to argue, make any obscene gestures over a referee’s call or any other game situation or they will be benched straight away.
Remember the referees are children as well.
- Redbacks philosophy is that players must behave in a manner of good sportsmanship at all times.
- To promote the value of teamwork, all players are required to be at training.
- Excused absence:
Sometimes it is hard to make training around family and school functions.
Wizards’ position is that rep training always takes precedence over club.
- Unexcused absence (no communication):
If players miss a practice and it is not excused, they may start on the bench for the next game.
Continued absences need to be addressed – this may be a parent meeting to discuss the circumstances.
- 1 hour training slots are all that Wizards allocate to all club teams (U10 to U18 only).
- Each team is normally allocated a half court to train.
- Venues are not available during public holidays and school holidays.
- Parents are to act in a respectable manner. Parents who verbally attack players, co
- aches or opponents will be referred to the Club Manager.
- During the game, promote communication between the coach and players, not parents and players.
- All parents are to abide by the Basketball Queensland Parents Code of Behaviour.
- If you have concerns/comments please discuss with a committee member
Game day routine
- All boys must wear plain black shorts (no pockets for safety reasons, no large logos).
- All players will be provided with a club singlet for games.
- The team listed first on the draw is to sit on the left-hand side of the scoretable. The team listed second on the draw is to sit on the right-hand side of the scoretable.
- All parents in a team are expected to take turns in scoring a game as rostered.
- The Coach and Team Manager are the only personnel permitted to sit on the team bench – parents must not sit on the team bench.
Measures of success
- Did the players have fun?
- Did the players enjoy their season?
- Did the players’ skills improve over the course of the season?
- Did the team’s performance improve over the course of the season?
- Was there a culture of teamwork and sportsmanship on the team?
Remember, It’s Only A Game
For full details please see the Redbacks Parents Handbook below