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Junior District (U10 - U18)

District basketball involves the best club teams in South Australia. The West Adelaide Bearcats currently field more than 50 junior teams (boys and girls) in Basketball South Australia’s district competitions in Adelaide, in the under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups. 

Bearcats junior teams generally train twice a week and compete weekly against other district clubs and in various metropolitan, country and interstate carnivals throughout the year. There is an expectation that players will have a high level of commitment to the sport, the Club and their own development. See below for information about getting involved.
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JUNIOR DISTRICT CONTACTS
 

Manager, Junior Basketball Operations (U10-U18)

Dion Grieger (0432 974 536)

High Performance Coaching Adviser

Jimmy Alexander (0429 059 224)

Age Group Coordinators

Please contact the following age group coordinators via text message and they will get back to you:

GIRLS

U10 Girls - Amy Grieger (0401 859 822)
U12 Girls - Morgan Davie (0401 365 925) 

U14 GirlsStacey Knowles (0414 793 337) 

U16 Girls - Stacey Freemantle (0422 321 166)

U18 Girls - Mel Lambert (0466 544 098)
 

BOYS

U10 Boys - Carrie Schubert (0407 612 342)

U12 Boys - Dee Goldsworthy-Pearn (0402 418 833)

U14 Boys - Andrew Haslett (0481 010 791)

U16 Boys - Karyn Remphrey (0433 185 197)

U18 Boys - Karinda Williamson (0419 035 158)

Frequently Asked Questions!

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WHO DO THE BEARCATS PLAY AGAINST?
 

The 10 first grade district clubs in Adelaide are (home court in brackets): West Adelaide Bearcats (Port Adelaide), Central District (Starplex, Evanston Gardens), Eastern Mavericks (Mt Barker), Forestville (Wayville), North Adelaide (Lightsview), Norwood (ARC Campbelltown), South Adelaide Panthers (Mitchell Park/Marion), Southern Tigers (Morphett Vale), Sturt (Springbank/Pasadena) and Woodville (St Clair). 

WHEN DO WE PLAY?

 

The junior district basketball season usually starts during Term 4 with a 'Preseason' or 'Grading' season, with the 'Championships' season then played during the following Terms 1 and 2.​ Game days will vary depending on the grade and age group.

 

Teams can also play in various Carnivals, including Australia Day (Starplex), Easter (Norwood), State Championships (May), Interstate Carnivals (June), Bearcats Carnival (October), St Clair Carnival (December), plus other country and interstate carnivals.

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WHAT AGE GROUP AM I IN?

 

For the 2023/24 season (starting October 2023) the age groups for Basketball SA district competitions are:

  • Under 10 – Born 2015/16/17

  • Under 12 – Born in 2013 or 2014

  • Under 14 – Born in 2011 or 2012

  • Under 16 – Born in 2009 or 2010

  • Under 18 – Born in 2007 or 2008

  • Youth League Men (U21) - Born in 2004, 2005, 2006

  • Youth League Women (U23) - Born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

 

HOW DO I TRY OUT FOR THE BEARCATS?
U12-18 JUNIOR TRIALS & U10 REGISTRATION

 

Formal trials for new players in each junior age group are held every year.  For the upcoming 2023/24 season see here

After the trials players will be graded and allocated to different teams, which they will then begin summer season with. Players can often move between grades during summer season.

 

If you miss the trials you can simply come along to training – the contacts above will be able to tell you when and where your age group trains. You are always welcome.

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HOW DO I GET MY UNIFORM & PLAYING NUMBER?

 

If you are playing with the Bearcats you will need to buy playing and training uniforms.

 

DO NOT PURCHASE A UNIFORM UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN A TEAM. 

Details for how to get a number and purchase uniforms is on our UNIFORMS page

FEES & REGISTERING TO PLAY

 

There are fees to register with Basketball SA and also club playing fees. 

For further information visit our PLAYER REGISTRATION & FEES page.

 

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