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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PLEASE FIND BELOW A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. IF YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR ANSWER HERE, PLEASE ASK US VIA EMAIL info@hillshornets.com.au

RULES & EQUIPMENT

ACCOUNTS & DASHBOARD

LOCAL COMPETITION

What size Basketball should I use?2021-09-26T13:14:03+10:00

Recommended ball size for competition, Hornets Academy & 3×3:

  • Competition | Female: U9-U10 (Size 5), U11-Senior (Size 6)
  • Competition | Male: U9-U10 (Size 5), U11-U14 (Size 6), U15-Senior (Size 7)
  • Hornets Academy | 3-5years (Size 3 or 4 depending on size of child), 5-9years (size 5), 10years+ as per competition.
  • 3X3 | All competitions play with a 3X3 Basketball (Size 6 but weight of Size 7).
What are the rules for 3X3?2021-09-25T16:44:55+10:00

Click here to view 3X3 Rules

What are the rules of Basketball?2021-09-25T16:56:49+10:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.

What is the height of a backboard?2021-09-25T16:29:22+10:00

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

Click here to view FIBA Equipment regulations

Where can I order playing uniforms?2021-09-25T17:27:06+10:00

KEY POINTS WHEN ORDERING YOUR TEAM UNIFORM

  • tops must be matching
  • shorts must be matching
  • numbers (00, 0-99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top
  • no parts of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with potential to cause injury
  • undergarments which protrude from under the uniform must be the same colour as uniform or black
  • Managers are encouraged to purchase an additional shirt when ordering NEW playing singlets. Spare shirt can be used for fill-ins, players who forget their shirt or new recruits. 

 

Where can I fill my drink bottle?2021-09-25T16:32:56+10:00

The bathrooms are equipped with tapware designed to fill drink bottles. At the Hills Basketball Stadium (Castle Hill) a water refill station is available in the courtyard, which is located at the end of the foyer (past the canteen) on the left. 

Haven’t received my username or password via email?2021-09-25T17:19:11+10:00

If you don’t receive username or password notification within 2 minutes please check Spam or Junk mail and drag to inbox. Please remember your email address must match our database to receive notifications. If you have a new email address, you’ll need to contact the Stadium on 02 9894-8944.

My Child’s Active Kids Voucher is not working?2021-09-25T17:15:06+10:00
  1. You must be on your child’s login to use Active Kids Voucher (AKV).
  2. Your child’s date of birth on profile must match birth certificate.
  3. If you copy & paste an AKV number it may only transfer the first 13 numbers due to the spaces. AKV requires 16 digits.
Forgotten your online profile username or password?2021-09-25T17:24:07+10:00

Click here to request username. Please note your email address must match our database to receive notifications.

Click here to request password. Please note your email address must match our database to receive notifications.

Will HBA refund or transfer Active Kids voucher payments?2021-09-26T13:09:47+10:00

Any payment made with an Active Kids Voucher is non-refundable or transferable. Hills Basketball Association does not allow or accept the external transfer of Active Kids Vouchers from other sporting organisation.

When can I use my Active Kids Voucher?2021-09-25T16:38:41+10:00

An Active Kids voucher can be used 8 week programs. Option only available online and will appear at payment window should the program be suitable under Office of Sports guidelines. Please note that players first name, surname and date of birth must match Hills Basketball database and Services NSW/Office of Sport database. If an error occurs please contact the stadium prior to proceeding. For further information click here.

Why does HBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2021-09-25T16:42:42+10:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.

Click here to learn more.

What happens when a tech foul is issued?2019-08-20T18:30:18+10:00

Any player assessed with a technical or unsportsmanlike foul during a game will be required to leave the court for a period of no less than 5 minutes. If substitutes are available, this player may be replaced. Should the same player be assessed with a 2nd technical or unsportsmanlike foul, s/he will be ejected from the game and the stadium.

Where do spectators sit during a game?2021-09-25T17:52:27+10:00

To facilitate best practice game management, team benches are only to be occupied by players, coach and manager. All spectators are required to be seated on the opposite side of the court or in the grandstands.

What is the complaints procedure?2021-09-25T17:58:21+10:00

Should your team encounter a problem with the opposition, a referee or a spectator, please approach the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor immediately. This approach should be made in a polite manner by the team manager or coach. 

Should you feel that your complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily, please click here to lodge a complaint online.

Who do I see for injury or an on-court issue?2021-09-25T17:58:35+10:00

Please approach a Hills Basketball Supervisor, wearing a red jacket or polo with ‘Supervisor’ on the back. If you can’t locate staff member on floor, please go to Reception. Ice is available from the Supervisor or Reception.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

COACHES

OFFICIALS

What is the pathway for a PLAYER?2021-09-25T16:57:14+10:00
When do I re-enroll for Hornets Academy Skills Sessions?2021-09-25T16:30:19+10:00

HORNETS ACADEMY SKILLS SESSIONS open online week 6 of each term for the next terms intake. 

Are make-up classes available for Hornets Academy?2021-09-25T16:31:07+10:00

Due to numbers, duty of care and court capacity we don’t have the ability to provide make up classes. You do not need to advise the Stadium you will be unable to attend however it will be noted at rollcall.

What do I need to do at the first skills session?2021-09-25T16:33:18+10:00

On the first day of Skills, parents and children are asked to visit reception and view the PLAYER COURT ALLOCATION ROSTER. Please assemble on your allocated court and wait coaches instructions. Parent are welcome to join the group courtside.

What is the pathway for a COACH?2019-08-22T10:33:33+10:00
Why does HBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2021-09-25T16:42:42+10:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.

Click here to learn more.

How do I become a Hornets Academy Coach?2019-08-18T21:26:38+10:00

Applicants must have their Club Coaching (previously Level 1) Coaching Certificate. Must be 14 years+ to become an apprentice coach.

Send your resume to Danielle D’Morias | danielle@hillshornets.com.au

What is the pathway for a REFEREE?2019-08-21T12:18:40+10:00

Click here to download REFEREE PATHWAY.

What happens when a tech foul is issued?2019-08-20T18:30:18+10:00

Any player assessed with a technical or unsportsmanlike foul during a game will be required to leave the court for a period of no less than 5 minutes. If substitutes are available, this player may be replaced. Should the same player be assessed with a 2nd technical or unsportsmanlike foul, s/he will be ejected from the game and the stadium.

WHEELCHAIR

COVID & LOCKDOWN

What pathway is available for Wheelchair Basketball athletes?2021-09-25T16:41:42+10:00
  1. Hornets Academy Wheelchair Skills Sessions. Click here for more information.
  2. Blue Hornets Junior Development Squads. Click here for more information.
  3. Basketball NSW State Teams. Kevin Coombs Cup National Junior Championships. Click here for more information.
  4. Blue Hornets National League teams. Click here for more information.
What are Wheelchair Basketball Classifications?2019-09-21T12:03:29+10:00

All players are classified from 1.0 to 4.5 dependant on their functional ability; the higher the classification points the greater functional ability. With a maximum of 14 points allowed on the court at any one time this system encourages fair play and enables wider participation. 

The classification of wheelchair basketball players has evolved significantly over the past 15 years. Wheelchair basketball classification is based on the players’ functional capacity to complete the skills necessary to play – pushing, pivoting, shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing and catching.

It is not an assessment of a player’s level of skill, merely their functional capacity to complete the task. Players are assigned points as their classification – 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the recognized classes, with 0.5 classes between for the exceptional cases which do not fit exactly into one class, and the 4.5 category for the player with least or minimal disability.

Classes are defined according to players’ “volume of action”. Each class has a clearly defined maximal volume of action, which the player may exhibit. Players are observed in their competition wheelchairs, complete with all strapping they will use, but in a training situation before the tournament commences. From this initial observation a player is assigned a class with which they will begin the tournament. The player is then observed in an actual competition game, at which time their classification will be confirmed or modified if the classification panel feels it is necessary.

The total number of points allowed on court at any time is 14.0. That is, the total points of all five players actually playing. If a coach allows the team to have over 14.0 points, they will incur a coach technical foul.

Will registration fees be refunded or extended?2021-09-25T17:48:44+10:00

Hills Basketball Association is currently in discussion with our governing bodies Basketball Australia & Basketball NSW regarding registration fees. Given insurance ramifications, their input is vital before HBA can establish a position on registrations. We will advise via E-News and update the Frequently Asked Questions section as soon as a decision is made.

Will Holiday Camps be refunded?2021-09-26T13:11:59+10:00

Both Winter & Autumn Holiday Camps have been cancelled. All Participants have been emailed regarding transfer/refund options. If you have not received communication please contact danielle@hillshornets.com.au

Will HBA refund Term 3 Academy payments?2021-09-26T10:14:10+10:00

All Term 3 Participants have been emailed regarding transfer/refund options. If you have not received communication please contact danielle@hillshornets.com.au

Will HBA refund or transfer Active Kids voucher payments?2021-09-26T13:09:47+10:00

Any payment made with an Active Kids Voucher is non-refundable or transferable. Hills Basketball Association does not allow or accept the external transfer of Active Kids Vouchers from other sporting organisation.

Will HBA refund Winter 2021 game fees?2021-09-25T17:54:45+10:00

All Winter 2021 Team Managers has been emailed regarding refund options. 

  • Please rollover credit to the Summer 21/22 season.
  • Please refund electronically to the Team Manager.

Team Managers are asked to discuss with all team members. Should an electronic refund be selected, the Team Manager is responsible for distribution to players. Further information please contact competitions@hillshornets.com.au

IF YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR ANSWER HERE, PLEASE ASK US VIA EMAIL info@hillshornets.com.au

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