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FAQS about our club

Where is Atherton Basketball Association Inc Club located? 

Our club plays at Atherton State High School Community Hall, Maunds Street every Tuesday during Queensland school terms 1,2, & 3.   

Mini Ballers U10's play early afternoon after school hours and the junior teams follow thereafter.  Most senior men's and women's teams play in the evening. 

You will be advised the Tuesday session start time based on the age group and team you join. 

Who can play? 

Tableland Tigers Atherton teams are only limited by the number of players registered, volunteer coaches and referees.  Our club offers teams from Mini Ballers U10's, Boys & Girls U12's, U14's, U16's & U18's plus a senior men & women's competition. 

Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced players. 

How does a basketball session work?

Each junior session regardless of age group, runs for 1.5 hours every Tuesday.  You will be advised what time the session commences and we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your designated timeslot.

The 1.5 hour session incorporates basketball training, development, skills and fitness.  Game time is 8 minute quarters to put into practice what is learnt each week. 

The basketball season runs Term 1, 2 & 3 of the Queensland school calendar. 

Do you offer wheel chair basketball? 

Yes we do!  Wheelie basketball and walking basketball is scheduled to commence Wednesday nights during Queensland school terms 2 & 3.  Join our club Facebook group to keep up to date with Wheelie and Walking basketball news. 

How do I become a Coach?

We love volunteers!  If you have basketball coaching experience or want to become a basketball coach, Atherton Basketball Association Inc has the resources and development programs to take you on your coaching journey.  

We encourage parents, carers, senior players and our U16 & U18 players to consider volunteering their time to coach a team. 

Start your coaching journey with Tableland Tigers Atherton.  It is a very easy process:

1. Contact Tableland Tigers about your interest in coaching.

2. Register with Basketball Queensland: All coaches must register with BQ database via the OwnUrGoal platform. It's free to register and you'll be updated about upcoming courses and coaching opportunities. 

3. Download the OwnUrGoal app here

4. Complete the Community Coaching General Principles Certificate - Register for the SportAus portal and complete the GCGP certificate - your first coaching accreditation! Register here

5. Get coaching - That's it!

How do I become a Referee?

We love volunteers!  If you already are a basketball referee, we would love to hear from you and have your assistance on game day every Tuesday during Queensland school terms 1,2, & 3.

We encourage all our members, players, parents and carer's who are interested in becoming a club referee to be in contact with us. We offer an accredited Community Basketball Course throughout the year to get you started.  All on court game support is available as you put into practice the theory you learn!

Join our Facebook group to be notified when Community Referee courses are scheduled. 

Do you offer Representative Basketball Trials? 

The Tablelands region offer Representative basketball trials via the representative school sport trials process.

Primary schools and high schools across the region are notified of trial dates and information.  It is the responsibility of the school to communicate all trial opportunities to their community. 

Atherton Basketball Association Inc encourages those players interested to trial to discuss what the basketball trial process may look like along with expectations, to help faciltate individual decisions. 

How do I volunteer? 

Being a volunteer based basketball club, we are always keen to welcome new volunteers and are extremely appreciative of your many skills, ideas and valuable time!

 

There are numerous ways to volunteer with Atherton Basketball Association Inc. 

 

To name some ways, and certainly not limited to:

Coaching

Referee

Score table duty 

Courtside set up and pack down

Canteen duty

Become a Committee member

Come along to monthly committee meetings - share ideas and feedback

Become a club sponsor

Fundraising, promotions, marketing, events

You may have a skill we haven't thought of - we'd like to hear from you

We understand a weekly commitment may not be possible.  A volunteer roster is available to schedule times you can commit to. 

All club volunteers must have  a valid Queensland Blue Card.  Atherton Basketball Association Inc are committed to keeping Queensland children safe while attending club games, training and events.

Apply or renew your Queensland Blue Card here.  

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Atherton basketball Association Inc

Far North Queensland 

Go Tigers!

Atherton Basketball Association Inc is a volunteer-based sporting association.

 

Offering weekly games and on court training for both new and experienced players during Queensland school terms 1, 2 & 3.

Games are played weekly for each age group from Mini Ballers Under 10’s, Junior boys & girls U12’s, U14’s, U16’s & U18's plus adults: men’s and women.

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