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Check out the latest news regarding the club.

Sneaker Competition For U14s

Created: 6th January, 2021 Further to this season looking more and more unlikely to result in club matches for our U14s, Coach Darren and I are focussing our attention on building a catalogue of drills and skills exercises which can be used as part of a programme in group Practice sessions once we...

Outdoor Play Guidance During Lockdown

Created: 6th January, 2021 Further to our COVID article explaining how group sessions have ceased for now, but Personal Training and Recreational Play is continuing at our outdoor court at the Branksome Centre; we thought we would share some observations and tips on readying players for playing....

COVID19 Response Plans

Updated: 6th January, 2021 Further to the government announcement on 4th January, all regular Sunday group Training and Practice sessions, and Tuesday 'Game Nights',  from w.c 4th January will cease in accordance with government guidelines until further notice. Personal Training and Recreational...

All news articles can be found in our Club News page.

Personal Training

Personal 121 style training is currently available Saturdays and Sundays whilst regular group training at Rossmore is suspended. Week day slots can also be arranged upon request.

Check out booked and available slots below (last updated 21/01/21):

W.C 18th January

Sat 23rd Sun 24th
10-11 Max Fu Domas
11-12 Matt / Tom Dom
12-1 Matt / Tom Ayden
1-2 Jake P Bailey
2-3 Albie J Theo K

W.C 25th January

Sat 30th Sun 31st
10-11 Max Fu Domas
11-12 Nick Dom
12-1 Maciej Ayden
1-2 Jake P Bailey
2-3 Albie J Theo K

W.C 1st February

 

Mon 1st Tue 2nd Wed 3rd Thu 4th Fri 5th Sat 6th Sun 7th
10-11 Max Ayden
11-12 Nick Dom
12-1 Jake P Bailey
1-2
2-3 Albie J Theo K
3-4 Maciej Zach
4-5

 

 

 

W.C 8th February

Mon 8th Tue 9th Wed 10th Thu 11th Fri 12th Sat 13th Sun 14th
10-11 Wayne Nick
11-12 Maciej Dom
12-1 Bailey
1-2
2-3 Albie J Theo K
3-4 Alex
4-5

 

W.C 15th February

Mon 15th Tue 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 19th Sat 20th Sun 21st
10-11 Wayne
11-12
12-1
1-2
2-3 Albie J
3-4 Alex
4-5

 

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FAQs

Check out the frequently asked questions below from existing and new members. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact Coach John

What does my monthly membership include?

A player’s monthly membership includes opportunities to win the ‘Most Improved’, ‘Best Defensive’ and best ‘Team Player’ in our quarterly prize giving. Each player receives an annual ‘Participation Certificate’ and upon transfer to another group, they receive a ‘Promotion Certificate’. For fun, at the end of each session, the player demonstrating the best adherence to the session values, receives the much coveted ‘Piranha banana!’  Additionally we run a Xmas party each year with a quiz, games and prizes.

Membership also includes discounts on optional Personal Training and Recreational Play we have available at our outdoor facility.

Additionally the U12s, U14s and U17s have their BE licenses and all referee fees on game days worked into their monthly fee.

How is my membership calculated?

Although there are different monthly subs/fees/prices per group, the monthly cost is worked out the same way; an annual cost, divided by 12. This is because some months there will be 4 Sundays, some 5 Sundays, but the monthly cost remains fixed to make things easier for the club and parents.

Note that the club aims to run 50 regular Sunday sessions a year. See ‘What happens if a regular session is not run by the club’ for more.

How and when do I pay for membership?

Membership is paid for monthly in advance via Standing Order or Bank Transfer. It is due the first week of each month, ideally 1st of each month. We do not accept cash or cheques unless arranged for in advance and only in exceptional circumstances.

Am I tied into any contract?

There is no contract or minimum term – just a standard 30 day notice period.  

What happens if a regular session is not run by the club?
The club runs regular sessions every Sunday of every week including school holidays. We do however make an allowance of up to 2 Sundays a year where Sunday sessions cannot be run due to a long standing commitment from Rossmore Leisure Centre with another party who take over the hall for the whole weekend.

If a session for any other reason cannot be or is not run by the club, Coach John will be in touch via email regarding this and most likely add notice on the Club News section. Coach John in the first instance will try to move the session to another reasonable time and date. If this is not possible, either a partial refund of the monthly subs or credit for the player will be offered.

What happens if we can't come to a session?

If for any reason your(s) player cannot make a session, such as a holiday, illness etc, just let Coach John know as soon as possible please so he can make adjustments to the rosta for a given session. As the session will likely still run without your player(s), no refund or credit will be given.

Does the club run over school holidays?

Yes. See ‘What happens if a regular session is not run by the club’ for more.

What happens to lost property?

Occasionally the odd hoodie, drinks bottle or banana skin is left behind after a session. If these are not collected before the end of the last session, they remain in the club’s possession until claimed or for 3 months. After 3 months, the local charity shop gets the non-perishable things!

The latest stock of lost property can be found on this Coach’s Corner page.

What progression do the players have available through the club?
The club caters for 6-16 year olds and there are groups to suit all abilities and development opportunities within this age range. For example a 10 year old who would start in Juniors could progress to the U12s group and play games with other clubs within 12 months. They could then progress to the U14s and U17s as their ability increases with their age.

Being a Basketball England affiliated club, the coaches scout for outstanding players who may be eligible for the Aspire and Talent ID programmes that operate locally and nationally.

Are kits essential?

Kits – which are club branded jerseys and shorts – are only essential for all Practice groups (U12s, U14s and U17s). This is because these groups play matches with other teams and need personal numbers for club and association records.

Kits are entirely optional for all other groups; training, recreational play and personal training. However most players have kits anyway as this way they feel more part of the club.

Kits are £25 for brand new, or £20 for preloved. The club purchases kits on a player’s behalf once a size has been estimated. Kits normally arrive within 6 weeks of being ordered, and orders go in traditionally every 3 months. Players can collect a preloved kit instead, at the session after payment, if one in the right size is in stock. Contact Coach John in the first instance.

What happens if/when the kit becomes to small?

You have 3 choices if a kit you have bought becomes too small; keep the kit, sell on the kit to another player or return the kit to the club.

If you choose to sell on the kit to another player, just let Coach John know which player this has gone to so he can update his records. The club will pay back £15 for good condition clean kits.

What can I do with my kit at the end of my membership?

You have 3 choices at the end of your membership; keep the kit, sell on the kit to another player or return the kit to the club.

If you choose to sell on the kit to another player, just let Coach John know which player this has gone to so he can update his records. The club will pay back £15 for good condition clean kits.

What has changed because of COVID-19 / lockdown?
Unfortunately we cannot run regular Sunday sessions, or Tuesday Game Time sessions, during lockdown mainly due to our regular residency at Rossmore Leisure Centre being shut. Alternative arrangements for Personal Training and Recreational Play opportunities are also still available during lockdown at our outdoor facility at Branksome Centre.

Normal payments however should continue unless otherwise advised. Players are entitled to partial refunds for fees paid ahead for sessions not able to be run due to lockdown, or transfer of fees to Personal Training or Recreational Play are available instead.

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