Player Registration & Fees

REGISTRATION & FEE PAYMENTS

This page covers how to:
(A) Register to Play District Basketball in the 2019/20 Summer season
(B) Transfer from another District club

(C) Purchase your training & playing uniforms

(D) Pay Your Bearcats Fees for District and/or Domestic competitions

 

 

(A) BSA ONLINE REGISTRATION 

 

All Junior and Senior District players must register with Basketball SA before they can play in the 2019/20 Summer season. This registration will require an immediate payment to BSA, which varies from about $24 to $40 depending on age group. This payment is separate to club fees, which are explained in Part D of this page. 

Please use this link to register: BSA Registration link (goes to external website)

 

If you are transferring from another Club, you will need a clearance - see details at 'B' below. 

 

(B) TRANSFERRING PLAYERS - INFORMATION

If you are transferring or have previously registered with another District club in South Australia at any time you will need to be cleared to play with the Bearcats.

To obtain a clearance you must ask the Secretary of your previous club in writing and copy in Basketball SA (competitions@basketballsa.com.au). The previous club must respond within 14 days, either granting the clearance, or providing a reason why the clearance cannot be granted. The only legitimate reason for not granting a clearance is if the player is not financial with the previous club or is holding club equipment.

Once you have your clearance please inform West Adelaide and Basketball SA by forwarding the email to Sue Porter (West Adelaide Club Secretary) at portsu@optusnet.com.au and BSA Competitions at competitions@basketballsa.com.au

The same process applies if you wish to be cleared from the Bearcats to play with another club. Please contact Sue Porter as the first step. There is a $55 administration fee to be cleared from the Bearcats. 

(C) HOW DO I GET MY BEARCATS UNIFORM & PLAYING NUMBER?

 

Please do not purchase a Bearcats uniform or get allocated a number until it is confirmed you are in a District team. The club will arrange loan uniforms early in the season if necessary. 

If you are playing District Basketball with the Bearcats you will need to buy playing and training uniforms, but first get issued an official uniform number.

 

Uniform Number: Before purchasing any uniform you will need to be allocated a uniform number by the club. This number will go on your playing and training uniforms. To request the uniform number you must send an email to bearcatnumbers@gmail.com with the following details: Player Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Age Group (e.g. Under 16 Boys, Under 10 Girls) and the Division the player is most likely to be in (e.g. Div 1/2, Div 5/6 etc). You will receive your allocated player number by return email within 2 days.

Playing uniforms: Our playing uniforms (singlet & shorts) are now available for order via the club office between 9.30am and 11am on Sunday mornings and 4.30pm to 6pm on Wednesday afternoons. The playing uniform costs $120 (singlet & shorts). You will need to try on a uniform for sizing. There is an approximate 6-8 week delivery time for uniforms. 

Training uniforms: Our training uniforms (reversible red/black tops) are also available to order from the club office between 9.30am and 11am on Sunday mornings and 4.30pm to 6pm on Wednesday afternoons. Training tops cost $70. There is an approximate 6-8 week delivery time for playing tops.

(D) CLUB FEES & FEE PAYMENT

 

Overdue fees for previous seasons

If you have overdue fees from previous seasons you will not be able to play until those fees are paid or an arrangement made with the club. The club will contact all players who owe fees, who from November/December 2019 will have to enter a new direct debit arrangement with the club. 

Fees for the 2019/20 summer season

Summer fees can now be paid in one payment upfront or in four monthly installments. The monthly installment option is an online only option (not cash). 

Paying one payment upfront is via the usual club online system. The upfront payment system includes options to pay by debit/credit, EFT or cash. If you are paying by cash you still need to use the online system to generate an invoice which you can then show in the club office while paying by cash. This is made clear within the online payment system.

Paying by monthly installments is a new option, with four equal direct debit deductions to come out of your bank account or debit/credit card automatically on 28 November, 28 December, 28 January and 28 February. The club is using a firm called IntegraPay in association with our bank (Beyond Bank) to process the monthly debits (transaction fees apply). There is no cash option for monthly payments. 

[In winter we will have weekly, fortnightly and monthly direct debit options in addition to up front payment; we are starting with monthly options this summer.]

 

NOTE: 2019 PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS VOUCHERS

The State Government provides a voucher to go toward sporting club fees for primary school children. The process to use the 2019 voucher toward your Bearcats' fees is explained on the linked page: Primary School Vouchers 

Please read the information in the link above before using the online payment system if you have a primary school child. You can only pay by the upfront option if you are using a School Voucher. You can only use your voucher once and for one sport per calendar year. 

NOTE: AGREEING TO CLUB POLICIES 

By registering and paying your fees you are agreeing to abide to the following codes and policies:

  • Bearcats' Player and Parent Code of Conduct

  • BSA Code of Conduct

  • BSA Zero Tolerance Policy

All the club codes and policies are available to read on the Governance & Club Policies page on this website. Other information about the club's  policies and procedures is contained in the Parent Handbook, which is also available on the same page.

FEES

Domestic Player Fees – Term 4, 2019 (8 weeks)

  • U8/10 Saturday afternoon - $70 (includes training and game)

  • U12/14 Sunday afternoon - $70 (includes training and game)

To pay Domestic Fees please follow this link (note: no monthly payment option): DOMESTIC FEE PAYMENT

Junior District Player Fees – Summer Season (Oct 2019 – Feb 2020)

Please note: introduction of refundable $75 volunteer levy integrated into District fees

  • U10 District Summer Fee - $195 (or 4 x $48.75)(including $75 to be refunded if volunteering completed)

  • U12 District Summer Fee - $305 (or 4 x $76.25)(including $75 to be refunded if volunteering completed)

  • U14/16/18 District Summer Fee - $355 (or 4 x $88.75)(including $75 to be refunded if volunteering completed)

Important notes:

  • The volunteer levy will apply only once per junior family. If the player is a second or subsequent junior player from the same family please apply the appropriate discount when paying upfront fees online or choose the correct monthly installment option below

  • Appropriate fees must be paid by Monday 25 November – if payment has not been made or a monthly direct debit payment arrangement entered into by that date the player may be de-registered with Basketball SA and unable to play

  • Volunteer levy - $75 will be immediately refunded by the club if/when a family member (e.g. parent) has completed one of the following before Monday 2 March 2020:

  • Team Coach for summer season (District team) or Term (Domestic team)

  • Team Manager for summer season (District team)

  • Age Group Coordinator for summer season

  • Work 8 hours on club BBQ (e.g. 2 x 4 hour stints or other arrangement)

  • Work 8 hours in club canteen (2 x 4 hour stints or other arrangement)

  • Work 8 hours in club bar (2 x 4 hour stints)(must be aged 18 or over)

  • Member of Club Executive Committee

  • Other volunteering agreed by Executive Committee as appropriate (e.g. active participation in organising and running an endorsed club event, such as a 3x3 tournament, or a fundraising initiative etc. These opportunities will be advertised to the club community)

To pay your JUNIOR DISTRICT fees in one up-front payment please follow this link: JUNIOR DISTRICT FEE PAYMENT - ONE PAYMENT

To pay your JUNIOR DISTRICT fees in four equal monthly installments (debited 28 Nov, 28 Dec, 28 Jan, 28 Feb) please follow the link that applies to you below (opens in new window)(please note - a separate debit must be set up for each player): 

OTHER FEE DISCOUNTS

There are two other fee discounts available for summer season: 

  • There is a 50% fee discount available for third and subsequent junior players from the one family

  • There is a 25% fee discount available for country players

These two discounts cannot be applied in the online options – please contact the club directly to arrange these payments by emailing the Treasurer at Bearcats.Treasurer@gmail.com 

Youth League or Senior District Player – Summer Season (Oct 2019 – Feb 2020)

Please note: introduction of refundable $75 volunteer levy integrated into District fees

  • Youth League District Summer Fee - $275 (or 4 x $68.75)(including $75 to be refunded if volunteering completed)

  • Senior District Summer Fee - $275 (or 4 x $68.75)(including $75 to be refunded if volunteering completed)

Important notes:

  • The volunteer levy will apply to all Youth League and Senior players (unless you are the parent of a junior player) - please note, some teams are currently making arrangements with the club to cover the volunteering hours required for their team/s

  • Volunteer levy - $75 will be immediately refunded by the club if/when the player has completed volunteering before Monday 2 March 2020. Examples include:

  • Team Coach for summer season (District team) or Term (Domestic team)

  • Work 8 hours on club BBQ (e.g 2 x 4 hour stints)

  • Work 8 hours in club canteen (e.g. 2 x 4 hour stints)

  • Work 8 hours in club bar (2 x 4 hour stints)(must be aged 18 or over)

  • Member of Club Executive Committee

  • Other volunteering agreed by Executive Committee as appropriate (e.g. active participation in organising and running an endorsed club event, such as a 3x3 tournament, fundraising initiative etc. These opportunities will be advertised to the club community)

To pay your YOUTH LEAGUE OR SENIOR DISTRICT fees in one up-front payment please follow this link: DISTRICT FEE PAYMENT - ONE PAYMENT

To pay your YOUTH LEAGUE OR SENIOR DISTRICT fees in four equal monthly installments (debitedon 28 Nov, 28 Dec, 28 Jan and 28 Feb) please follow the link that applies to you below (opens in new window): 

VOLUNTEER LEVY - EXPLANATION

The volunteer levy has been introduced to achieve two ends – increase the club’s fundraising capacity (BBQ, canteen, bar open more often etc) and reduce the burden on existing volunteers. During summer we will be experimenting with different options to see if they are worthwhile.

You can register to volunteer by emailing westbearcats.volunteering@gmail.com  

Please indicate your preferred form of volunteering and we will match you with a suitable day and time e.g. BBQ from 8am to 12 noon on a Saturday; bar from 6pm to 10pm on a Friday evening.