COVID – 19 Updated 30/06/2020

Basin Wildcats – Returning to Basketball!

Hi All Wildcats,

As a lot of you may have heard, Basketball is back and Knox is going to be starting a brand new season on the 25th of July. This will NOT be a continuation of the previous season, it will be a brand new Winter season with new teams and will run until 22nd Nov 2020 with finals finishing on the 13th of Dec 2020. This leaves us 3 weeks to organise and register teams for the entire club. This is no small feat so we are going to need your input on various items ASAP to help make this planning go as smooth as possible.
Teams and Commitment to Play One of the first issues we face is organising teams to enter for this season. To do this we need to know who is intending to play in this new season structure. Both the club and your previous coaches will be asking you to indicate whether you are intending to register your children in the upcoming season. This will allow us to do the initial planning around teams.
Canceled Season Fees At present Knox is working through their financial plan and how they are going to handle clubs that paid for rounds 12 onwards that weren’t played. It looks like this will take the form of some sort of credit to clubs that we will pass on to members at future registrations. As soon as we know more we will update members on what options are available.
Registration & Fees So the good news is for the new Winter 2020 season the Basin Basketball club will be able to offer all existing members a $35 discount per child which is in compensation for the 5 games that were missed due to the COVID cancellation of the season. This will mean that we have to do registrations slightly differently.

You will still need to register through PlayHQ and pay the $25/$39 Basketball Victoria annual fee. All players will need to do this ASAP as we will use this payment to indicate your commitment to play in the Winter 2020 season and place you in a team. You can do this with the link below:

2020 Winter Registration Runs from 29th June to 12th July 2020

Currently, the only method of payment is via credit card (or debit card with a VISA or MasterCard feature).

Once we have received your intention to play and BV registration, we will invoice you directly via email. The amounts to pay are exactly as they were before COVID BUT you will receive a $35 discount per child that was in U16s or younger in the season that was cancelled.

The amount payable is as follows:
Under 8 to Under 16 Players – (-$35 per child if returning from Summer 2020) 1 Player – $185 2 Players – $350 3 Players – $460 4 Players – $560 5 Players – $660 6 Players – $760
U19 to U23 Players Fixed fee of $100. This now covers team sheet fees as well so you won’t have to pay these on game day.

Registration and payments are to be made no later than 15 of August 2020 or the player will be removed from their team.

If you have any questions, or any issues using the online registration process, please contact either the President at ​​ or Secretary at​ for assistance. Resuming Competition Under Orange 50 There will be a number of changes in the way we attend, watch, train and play basketball under the Orange 50 restrictions that will be in place for at least the first 4 games of the Winter 2020 season. We have attempted to address the main points below and have also included a link to the resources provided by KBI and Basketball Victoria which will hopefully address most of your questions but if you have further questions please contact us and we will answer or point you in the direction of someone who can help you out.
Number of Players/Parents Allowed at Training and Games At present, the advice is that each player can be accompanied by 1 parent/guardian. Each team can have 1 coach and one team manager who will double as the Biosafety officer for each team. No siblings are allowed in the stadium during games or training.

Biosafety Officers The club is required to nominate a biosafety officer to be present during all training sessions held at venues outside of Knox (Boronia) and SBC. This means all teams that train at Fair Hills and The Basin Primary School will need to nominate a single Biosafety Officer who will be responsible for the following: ● Recording the number of players ● Recording the number of spectators ● Ensuring all basketballs have been sanitized before entering the stadium (sanitizer will be supplied) ● Ensure the bench is sanitized after everyone has left.

At this point, we are looking for the Team Managers to take on this role, however, if there are other members in the team who would like to help we can take up to 1 other assistant. Details on how this will all work will be sent out as it is finalised.
Arriving at your Games/Venues – Signing In Each venue will have a designated entrance and exit. When arriving, you will be required to check-in using either a link shown below or the QRCode that will be on the entrance door. Once you have signed in DON’T CLOSE THE APP SCREEN! You will be required to show the door attendant that you have signed in successfully. Otherwise, you will need to repeat the process.
SBC: ​ Boronia: ​
Please check in no earlier than 5 minutes before entering the venue.

Once inside please complete the following steps: 1. Sanitise your basketball (training only, no basketballs are to be brought to games) 2. Sanitise your hands 3. Follow social distancing rules and proceed to your court.
Completing your Games Once your game is complete, please leave the stadium within 5 minutes. This allows the onsite Biosafety officers time to clean the venue and equipment in time for the next game to start.
Arriving at Training – Signing In Training sessions will still be 1 hour blocks but they will be broken up as follows: ● 5 Minutes : Enter the stadium, sanitize your basketballs and hands and sign in. If you are at Knox we believe you can use the sign in app. If you are at Fair Hills or The Basin PS you will need to fill in the check-in sheet. As an extra precaution, if you need to sign in maybe bring your own pen.
● 40 Minutes : Training time ● 5 minutes : Everyone is to leave the stadium promptly. Parents/Guardians will need to pick up their kids and return to their cars as quickly as possible to allow others to arrive for the next session and minimize crossover contact. ● 10 Minutes : Biosafety officers will clear all the required surfaces and review/submit the sign in sheets to knox if training was held at Fair Hills or The Basin PS.
Leaving Training As mentioned above, you will need to leave training as soon as possible to avoid contact with other teams and allow time for the Biosafety Officers to clean ready for the next training session.
COVID Information Further information on how games and training will go forward will be distributed to all members in the coming weeks. Some initial information can be found in the following presentation provided by Knox. This talks about changes to venus operations, attending games and training sessions and steps to take to make sure environments are safe for participating in basketball.