Communication on behalf of the Basketball Supporters’ Group:
Dear Parents and Players,
The 2019 Basketball Season is upon us and to open the season our Launch is happening on Thursday evening.
Below are the details regarding the event. RSVP is not necessary as we will have players sign in on the night.
DATE: Thursday 17th July 2019
TIME: 6.30PM – 7:30PM
DRESS: Blazer dress for all players attending
VENUE: Jacaranda Room
Pizza and Refreshments will be available.
***Please note there will be a $10 charge for each player attending that will be added to the school accounts.
We look forward to welcoming all parents and players to celebrate the launch of the 2019 season.
Basketball Supporters’ Group
A Squad Basketball Camp will be held for invited players from Saturday, 13 to Monday, 15 July at the TGS Sports Centre. This camp is designed to put into practice TGS Basketball playing principles, styles of play and finalize A Squads for the GPS competition in Term 3.
Similar to the ‘All-In Camp’, players will undergo three hours of training each day, this time run specifically by their A team coach. Times are as follows:
Toowoomba Grammar School “All-In” Basketball Camp
The 2019 Toowoomba Grammar School Basketball Camp will be held during the final week of Term 2, from Friday, 21 to Sunday, 23 June 2019. The goal for the camp is to expose our athletes to some of the finest coaches and players Toowoomba has to offer, provide an opportunity for the boys to develop their Basketball skills and to begin establishing the TGS Basketball ‘Style of Play’. This, along with our previous basketball commitments for 2019, will assist in squad formation for the A Squad Camp and training squads for Week 1, Term 3.
Part of our ongoing vision for the development of TGS Basketball is to continue our presence within the Toowoomba Basketball Association’s (TBA) Club Competition which occurs in Term 2 and Term 3 each year. Our directive is that this will provide TGS Basketballers with an avenue through which they can participate and improve upon their basketball skills and enjoy an extensive preparation period prior to the GPS season in Term 3. Continuity will be provided by appointing the same coaches to these club teams as those leading our teams during the GPS season. This will further afford our players an unprecedented opportunity to develop their skills and combinations and put their best foot forward for selection in Term 3.
Whilst we are aware that some boys have previously played/nominated for club teams in Toowoomba, we would like to highlight the positive impacts a TGS Club Basketball structure could provide our program:
- The generation of a positive and inclusive culture within our basketball program by providing an avenue for all boys to access equitable game time.
- Significantly more preparation time for the GPS season (in line with other GPS Schools, most of whom have Club Basketball Programs).
- Increased opportunities for players to learn and develop, thereby increasing the standard of gameplay program-wide and providing current B & C team players an avenue through which they can increase their exposure and opportunities for A team selection in the future.
- Year-round access to high quality coaching and a continuity of learning through the TGS Basketball Development model.
As part of their commitment to the program we are asking parents to consider the following requirements for boys participating in a TGS Club Basketball Team:
- Term 2 will involve 2 practices and 1 game per week (Club games are contested on Friday nights).
- Term 3 will involve normal GPS practice/game schedule and 1 club game per week.
- A payment structure on your School Account that will be comprised of the following three parts:
Basketball Queensland (BQ) / Toowoomba Basketball Association (TBA) Standard Registration Payment
Compulsory payments of BQ Registration, TBA Registration and Player Insurance (10-17yo – $110, 18 and older – $120. This is based on your age on December 31, 2019)
Unlike normal club teams our professional coaches will be heavily invested in the training and development of your son’s skillset and game play and will provide two well-planned practices and structured in-game coaching in line with the TGS Basketball Development Plan. This will total approximately $175 per player and covers the entire season.
TBA Standard Game Payments
These will be collated at end of season and charged to School Accounts (approx. $8 – $10 per week/per player).
NB: All fee amounts above are an approximate figure only and confirmation of these figures will take place when team numbers are confirmed with Toowoomba Basketball Association.
If you are interested in your son participating in the Toowoomba Basketball Association Club Competition as a member of a TGS playing group, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.
The Basketball program respectfully requests that parents and players consider supporting this initiative and the entire TGS Basketball program as a result. Once all expressions of interest are received, we will nominate and register playing groups with TBA and circulate further information as it comes to hand.
There is also a section available for feedback or comments, and I encourage any queries parents or students may have via phone on 0434 262 566 or via email at [email protected]
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working closely with all parents and players within the TGS Basketball program to create a productive and rewarding 2019.
DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL
All boys participating in Friday Night Basketball will be required to wear the following for both travel and games:
- TGS Basketball Shorts (purchased from the Uniform Store)
- Sports Shoes (Non-Marking Soles)
- TGS Basketball Shirt
**New players without a TGS Basketball shirt are to wear their GOLD PE Shirt.
Playing Jerseys will be provided to teams on the day.
Any questions, please contact Coach Cicolini on [email protected]
Any boy wishing to be considered for the 2019 TGS 1st V Basketball Squad is required at the following trial commitments:
Thursday, 31 January: Trial Squad Briefing – Morning Tea (Glen McCracken Sports Centre)
Friday, 1 February: On-Court Trial – 6:00 – 7:45AM (Trenerry Gymnasium).
Any queries can be directed to Coach Cicolini at [email protected]
Friday Night Basketball Team Trials will take place this Sunday, February 3 at the following times:
Years 7 & 8: 9:00AM – 10:30AM Glen McCracken Sports Centre
Years 9 & 10: 10:30AM – 12:00PM Glen McCracken Sports Centre
For further details, please contact Coach Cicolini at [email protected] or 0434 262 566.