For potential new members of Maroondah Magic Basketball Club we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions which will assist you in understanding more about basketball, our club and the competition we participate in.
If you are interested in joining the club, please contact one of our Age Group Coordinators. If you have a general query, please contact a member of our Club Committee. All contact details for the Age Group Coordinators and our Committee Members can be found via the Contact Us menu.
|Tell me about Maroondah Magic Basketball Club.||Maroondah Magic Basketball Club is one of the largest domestic basketball clubs in the outer east with over 1000 members. Our club prides itself on being a welcoming and friendly club for the whole family. Basketball keeps children fit, enables them to learn valuable skills, make new friends and have fun. We compete in the Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association (KMDBA) and are proud to have multiple teams in all ages.|
|Who are the Kilsyth and Mountain|
Districts Basketball Association
|Kilsyth and Mountain Districts Basketball Association (KMDBA) is the largest basketball Association in Australia with approximately 1050 teams competing every week. For more information visit their website at: http://www.kilsythbasketball.com.au/|
|How do basketball ‘seasons’ work?||The Summer Season commences at the start of Term 4 and concludes with the Grand Final usually in the last week of Term 1.|
The Winter Season commences at the start of Term 2 and concludes with the Grand Final usually in the last week of Term 3.
|Which days are boys and girls competition games played?||Currently, games are played on the following days. This is subject to change:|
Boys play on Saturdays.
Miniball – U11 Girls play on Tuesdays.
U12 Girls upwards play on Wednesdays.
|How much does it cost to register for a season?||The following represents the ‘per season’ fee for registration as at October 2022. These fees are subject to change:|
Aged single player $60.00
Fee for two players $120.00
Fee for three or more players $180.00
|How do you register and pay fees?||Registration is processed online as are the payment of the fees. This is actioned via Playhq. The link to registration is shown on the Maroondah Magic website home page. Payments are accepted via credit card.|
|Do you have to have a uniform when playing games?||Yes. All players must wear the Maroondah Magic Uniform when playing competition games for our club.|
|Where and how can I get a uniform?||New uniforms are initially available on at a preseason Uniform Sales Day usually at Lilydale Stadium. There will be subsequent opportunities to purchase uniforms in the first week of term 2 via our online ordering system at XR8 (see Uniform section of the website).|
|Is my child ‘insured’ for injury when they are training and playing basketball with Maroondah Magic?||To be covered by insurance when injured, you must be registered on the Playhq database. Registration covers players for injuries incurred at training and games.|
|How many age groups are there?||We are proud to have teams across all age groups. Age groups are from ‘Mini Ball’ (5-6 years old) through to U8 up to U23.|
|How do you form the teams?||There is a great deal of work that goes into forming teams. The clubs Age Group Coordinators are responsible for this task. A combination of factors are considered such as the player’s age, ability, and availability for particular training days, friends in teams etc. Once the teams are formed, they are communicated to the team’s coach who advises each family.|
|Who coaches the teams?||Teams are coached by volunteer Coaches who are approved and allocated by the club. Coaches are supported by the clubs Age Level Coordinators and Mentor Coaches where required. The club also run coaching clinics through the year for Coaches. All Coaches hold a Working With Children Check. If you are interested in becoming a Coach please contact the Age Group Coordinator or the Club Secretary (see Contact Us section of the website).|
|When do we find out what team we are playing in?||Once teams are finalised, the allocated Coach for that team will contact each family. This generally occurs within the school holidays prior to the season starting. The coach will introduce themselves, advise of the day and location for training and when training will commence.|
|What do I do if my child is sick/injured and can’t play a game?||If your child is sick, you must advise your Coach as soon as possible. If your child is injured and will miss multiple games, we strongly suggest you get a medical certificate and pass it onto the Club to get credit for games missed, to assist with qualifying for finals.|
|What is the role of the Team Manager?||Each team seeks a parent who volunteers to be the teams ‘Team Manager’. This person is the conduit between the club and the individual team. They are also accountable for collecting playing fees from players via the App TeamPay and paying for the ‘team’ fee each week, usually online or at the respective stadium. Team Managers are supported with tools and resources and by the club’s ‘Team Manager Coordinator’.|
|What is a MM number?||MM stands for ‘Maroondah Magic’. When teams are formed for each season they are allocated a ‘number’ (this number will generally change from season to season). This is to enable the team to be accounted for in the competition. For example, if your team is referred to as ‘MMB20’ you will know that this stands for Maroondah Magic boys team 20 – this will enable you to find your team’s fixture / results online (see Fixtures section of website).|
|How do I find my child’s fixture of games?||There are multiple ways to find your child’s fixture. The best way is via the Maroondah Magic Website via the Fixtures section. You can also find them at Kilsyth Basketball Website and Playhq Website.|
|Where do players train?||Maroondah Magic conduct training at local schools. You will be advised where your team is training, and on what day prior to the commencement of the season via your coach. Training venues include:|
Croydon Hills Primary
Ruskin Park Primary
Melba Secondary College – Senior and Junior Campuses
|What do you have to take to training?||Players are required to bring their own basketball to training and a bottle of water. Basketball sizes per age groupings are:|
Mini Ball – Under 11 Size 5
U12 – U23 Girls – Size 6
U12 – U14 Boys – Size 6
U15 and above Boys – Size 7
|Where are games played?||Games are played at the following stadiums:|
Kilsyth Sports Centre: 115 Liverpool Road Kilsyth,
Lilydale Basketball Stadium: Hutchinson Street, Lilydale
Oxley Stadium: Old Melbourne Rd, Chirnside Park
Melba Secondary College: Brentnall Rd Croydon
|Do you have to pay to watch the team play?||No – the weekly team sheet fee covers entry fees.|
|Is there a fee for players each game?||Yes – each player pays a game fee for each game. This fee is provided to the Team Manager usually via the TeamPay app or when you arrive at the game. The ‘fee’ may change from time to time however is generally around $10-$13 per game, depending on how many players are in your team and the age group of the team. This covers hire of the court and referees.|