Carnarvon Basketball offers several programs for girls Grade 3-12. In 2022/2023, Carnarvon offers:
-12 Night League Basketball teams
- 4 Carnarvon Selects teams (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008)
- Skills and Drills on Sundays
- Grade 10-12 Basketball
Victoria Night League (www.vicbball.com) is a community basketball league with 1500+ players from several different clubs, including Carnarvon Basketball. Night league consists of one game and one practice per week from September - February. U-11 games are 4v4 and U-13+ games are 5v5.
Whether the teams are recreational or highly competitive, Night League tiers and re-tiers teams throughout the season so each can play other teams at a similar skill-level and have a great time.
U-11 - Carnarvon teams are based loosely on friend groupings and returning teams (or partial teams) in order to get our youngest players participating in the game. There are no Assessments for the U11 Division. Friend requests can be made at the time of registration.
U-13+ - Carnarvon teams are determined by Assessments. Assessments are NOT "tryouts." Unlike tryouts, no player will left without a team to play on. While friend requests may still be considered at U13+, only friends with similar skill-development, aggressiveness and athleticism, will be placed on the same team. U-13 & U-15 divisions have 5+ tiers and placing a highly-skilled, ultra-competitive player on a low-tier team does not support the long-term athletic development of the competitive players. Equally, placing a lower-skilled player on a highly competitive team could lead to injury and frustration for all players on the team. Assessments are usually held in late August or early September.
- U-11 teams - 8-10 players
- U-13 teams - 8-12 players
- U-15 & U-18 teams - 8-12 players
2022/23 Assessments are only for U13 (2010 & 2011) and U15 (2008 &2009). There are no assessments for U11 (2012 & 2013) or U18 (2007, 2006 & 2005).
Assessments will determine team/program placement. Every player will be assigned a Night League team, while only a few will be invited to participate in Carnarvon Selects.
All U13/15 players to attend at least 2 of the 4 sessions to ensure appropriate team placement. Players may attend all Assessment sessions for their age group. Players with competitive aspirations should attend ALL Assessment sessions. If you are a competitive player and you cannot attend all 4 Assessment sessions, please email Rob Wighton at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know which session(s) your player will miss.
Waitlisted players are welcome to attend Assessments., but we cannot guarantee a spot on a team yet.
Bring your own basketball and a large water bottle to Assessments. Basketball shoes/high tops are recommended. Long hair must be tied back and no jewelry can be worn while playing (including earrings, studs, watches, friendship bracelets etc). Please remove these at home, so they don't get misplaced.
Assessment dates and times are as follows:
Saturday Sep 10th
2-3 pm 2011s
3-4 pm 2010s
4-5 pm 2009s
5-6 pm 2008s
Sunday Sep 11th
10-11 am 2010s
noon-1 pm 2008s
1-2 pm 2011s
Saturday Sep 17th
2-3 pm 2009s
3-4 pm 2008s
4-5 pm 2011s
5-6 pm 2010s
Sunday Sep 18th
10-11 am 2008s
noon-1 pm 2010s
1-2 pm 2009s
Drills and Skills are once per week 60-minute fundament skills training sessions. One block is a U11 group, giving our youngest and/or newest players the opportunity to learn the game, develop skills and gain confidence, while the other group is for beginner or experienced U13/15 players.
All Drills and Skills sessions are led by our Technical Director Rob Wighton with support from Night League team and Selects coaches.
In 2022/23, Drills and Skills are offered on Sunday at Lansdowne Middle School, as follows:
- U11 Drills and Skills - 4-5pm
- U13/15 Drills and Skills - 12noon-1pm
For Night League: A partial refund (less 75 dollars) will be given if e-mail notification of withdrawal is provided before or within 48 hours of the Team Practice schedule release date.
No refunds will be given 48 hours after the practice schedule release date onwards, except for medical reasons. A doctor's note must be provided.
No refunds or exchanges on Carnarvon Basketball Spirit Wear/ Fan Apparel at any time.
For Drills and Skills: Before the end of October, a 50% refund for medical reasons. A doctor's note must be provided. After Nov 1, no refunds will be provided.
For Travel Teams: Refunds considered on a case-by-case basis.
Carnarvon Ball Club is a parent-run, community-based, non-profit organization. We are not a company - we are simply a group of busy parents who volunteer to provide sports opportunities for our kids. Here is the list of positions:
- Vice President, Carnarvon Ball Club , Basketball / Board Member - Paul Kulpas
- Outgoing Vice-President, Carnarvon Ball Club, Basketball / Board Member - Lisa Rogers
- Technical Director - Rob Wighton
- Registrar - Kelly Gorman
- Scheduler - Rob Wighton
- Equipment Coordinator - Alison Dormuth
- Uniform Coordinator - Kirsten Pizarro
- Event Coordinator (Season Launch, Photos) - VACANT
- Sponsorship Coordinator - Tim Janzen
- Social Media -VACANT
There are also two coaches per team. All remaining families are expected to score keep for Night League games on rotation.
The program needs you!
Please volunteer for one of the roles listed above. To find out more information about coaching or other volunteer positions, please contact carnarvonvpbasketball@gmail.
Carnarvon Basketball programs are eligible for KidSport funding. For details on how to apply, click here.
Carnarvon Basketball is in need of corporate sponsorship for the Basketball Program. Sponsorships of any amount are greatly appreciated and it all goes to the kids.
If your company is interested in sponsoring a team, a division or the entire program, please contact carnarvonvpbasketball@gmail.