Player Registration & Fees
REGISTRATION & FEE PAYMENTS
This page covers:
(A) Annual online registration to play District basketball with Basketball SA
(B) Transferring to or from another District club
(C) Purchasing West Adelaide training & playing uniforms
(D) Using school sports vouchers
(E) Paying your Fees for Bearcats U8 Cubs or ACBA basketball
(F) Paying your West Adelaide Club fees for District basketball
(A) ANNUAL BASKETBALL SA ONLINE REGISTRATION
BSA District player online registration requires a payment to BSA, which varies from about $30 to $50 depending on age group. It is a 365 day registration. The BSA District player registration fee goes to BSA and is separate to game day fees (which also go to BSA) and West Adelaide club fees, which are explained lower on this page.
2023/24 District Player Registration
Before the start of the 2023/24 Pre/Grading season all players must be registered with BSA to be eligible to play – this also provides players with injury insurance coverage through BSA.
We will provide more information including the BSA registration links to families once they are made available by BSA.
Registration link for West players: TO BE PROVIDED
You should also download the Basketball Connect app appropriate for your phone/computer from the link here: https://basketballsa.com.au/basketball-connect
Weekly Game Fees
BSA will also use Basketball Connect to collect their weekly game fees. We will provide more information regarding game fees once it is made available by BSA.
(B) TRANSFERRING DISTRICT PLAYERS - INFORMATION
If you are transferring and have previously registered at any time with another District club in SA, you will need to be cleared to play with the Bearcats, which is a BSA process.
To obtain a clearance you must email the Secretary of your previous club and provide a copy (cc) to BSA DistrictLeagues@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 non-financial with their previous club or is holding club equipment.
Once you have your clearance please inform West Adelaide and Basketball SA by forwarding the email to Pat Coppick at the club at email@example.com
The same process applies if you wish to be cleared from the Bearcats to play with another club. Please contact Pat Coppick via email 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?
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. The club will arrange loan uniforms early in the season if necessary.
Detail for how to do this is on our DISTRICT UNIFORMS page.
(D) SCHOOL VOUCHERS ($100) – EXPANDED SCHEME
The South Australian State Government has a program for school children which grants families $100 per child each year toward the playing fees for a sporting club for an eligible child.
The voucher can be used for children from Reception through to Year 9, inclusive. You can use the school voucher program only once per child each year.
If you have a school student, you can use your $100 'State Government Sports Voucher' toward your fees for Aussie Hoops, Domestic or District basketball with West Adelaide.
Please note: Your fees must be paid first (or a payment plan entered for District) - we will then refund you the $100 once approval is received from the Government (see step 3 & 4 below).
At West Adelaide Basketball the Sports Voucher process is:
1. Parent to download and print the Sports Voucher form - they are available online at www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au (external site)
2. Parent to fill out the Sports Voucher form and bring it into the club office on a Saturday or Sunday morning or Tuesday afternoon (or Saturday afternoon for Aussie Hoops & Domestic), along with your Medicare Card for us to sight. The form will then be marked 'verified' by the club.
3. Once the voucher form and Medicare card details are received, the club sends the voucher/rebate claim into the Government (this happens in a batch once a fortnight). The process is required so the Government can confirm that the child is eligible and the voucher hasn't been used at another club as well (it can only be used once).
4. Once the Government has confirmed eligibility, the club will contact you and refund the $100.
If you have any queries then please contact the club by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(E) CLUB FEE PAYMENT – ACBA OR CUBS PLAYERS
To pay Term 3 U8 Cubs Fees please follow this link: CUBS FEE PAYMENT (opens new window)
(F) WEST ADELAIDE CLUB FEES – DISTRICT PLAYERS
For all fee enquiries please email Pat Coppick (email@example.com)
IMPORTANT NOTE: AGREEING TO CLUB POLICIES
By paying your West Adelaide club fees you are agreeing to abide by the following codes and policies:
Bearcats' Player and Parent Codes of Conduct
BSA Behaviour Management Framework
All the club codes and policies are available to read on the Governance & Club Policies page on this website.
The West Adelaide Basketball Club strives to keep fees manageable and will always work with families on options for payment. The 2023/24 club fees are outlined below.
Our Club fees cover court hire for all training (including the Port Adelaide courts, which we hire from BSA); coach payments and reimbursements; training equipment; our club finance & administration position; a season pass with free family entry to our NBL1 home games (no other club does this); a contribution to the NBL1 program; and stadium improvements (such as the new 3x3 court and water fountain at Port Adelaide Stadium).
Fees for the Pre/Grading season (Oct-Dec 2023) will be required to be paid upfront, prior to the season beginning (i.e., by the third week of October 2023, which is the first week of Term 4).
District Pre/Grading Season Fees (October 2023 to December 2023):
Under 10 = $220
Under 12/14/16/18 – Division 1 & 2 players = $300
Under 12/14/16/18 – Divisions 3 and below = $300
Further information regarding the payment process will be provided soon.
District Championship Season Fees (February 2024 to August 2024):
Under 10 = $435
Under 12/14/16/18 Division 1 & 2 Players = $690
Under 12/14/16/18 Divisions 3 and below = $540
Championship Season fees will include a new Club Warm-Up Top (for all Junior District players) and the State Championships carnival fee (for Division 1 & 2 players). Further information regarding the payment process and due dates for Championship Season fees will be provided in November 2023.
DISCOUNTS & OTHER ARRANGEMENTS
You can use the State Government School Sports Vouchers to reclaim $100 for school children up to and including Year 9 – see Section D above for further detail. Please sign up for or pay your fees first and the full amount of the sports voucher will be reimbursed to you after it is approved by the Government
There are discounts for third children and for country players – please contact the Treasurer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements
The club can also make alternate arrangements with people, including credit for volunteering and inclusion of fees in sponsorships. Please contact the Treasurer via email at email@example.com to make arrangements
Coaching and Age Group Coordinator reimbursements will be paid at the end of the Championship season – details regarding amounts and payments will be communicated directly to those people who give their time to do these jobs