SUMMER 19/20 SEASON2019-11-26T14:12:51+11:00

SUMMER 2019/2020
SEASON | OCTOBER 2019-APRIL 2020

 

Welcome to our Summer 2019/2020 Season. Please find below information regarding the season, rules, regulations and procedures.

Should you require assistance or additional information throughout the season please do not hesitate to approach either the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor during your competition. Assistance is also available from our office staff between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday by calling 9894 8944 or send your enquiry by e-mail to competitions@hillshornets.com.au

MINIBALL COMPETITION

U9-U12 GIRLS & BOYS

AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER UNTIL SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019. 

ENTER TEAM

U9 | Girls born 2012 or later | Saturday

U9 | Boys born 2012 or later | Saturday

U10 | Girls born 2011 or later | Saturday

U10 | Boys born 2011 or later | Saturday

U11 | Girls born 2010 or later | Saturday

U11 | Boys born 2010 or later | Saturday

U12 | Girls born 2009 or later | Saturday

U12 | Boys born 2009 or later | Saturday

Fees are broken into three sections to try and disperse costs over the season and assist both families and players with large upfront costs.

1.Player Registration (annual fee)

2.Team Entry Fee (per season to secure teams spot in the next competition)

3.Team Game Fees (broken into two invoices over the season)

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE | Each player is required to pay an annual registration fee. Please note that all players are responsible for their own registration status. Registration can be completed online or at the front desk. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password. Any issues please contact competitions@hillshornets.com.au

Miniball Registration $100 or $95 online per annum*

Player Registration:- If your child participated in Term 3 2019 (9 week) Hornets Academy Skills Session and this is your first season of competition you are entitled to FREE registration. Please see staff for further details if you are eligible for free registration. This is for children born 2009-2012 only.

Miniball Affiliation $35 * Please note that Affiliation fee is ONLY for players who are currently registered at a NSW Basketball affiliated Association. Proof of registration is required when affiliating. Affiliated players can not pay affiliations online. All affiliations must be completed at the venue. Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

2. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition. $5 discount online.

Miniball Team Entry – $70 or $65 online (U9-U12 competitions) per team

3. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. Based on actual games played, does not include byes or Grand Finals. The Team Manager will receive two invoices during the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of court fee invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion online. 

Miniball Game Fees  (U9-U12) $75 per game (Active Kids eligible)

Games are played at the Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive (off Gilbert Road), Castle Hill.  Games are conducted for 45 minutes. 2 x 19 minute halves. 

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION DRAWS

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION LADDER

Game scores are recorded on the draw. Results have been updated when the game appears in red.

RESULTS | Please note that the U9 & U10’s competition is non-competitive and results/ladder are not recorded. In addition, these game scores are not displayed on the scoreboard at the stadium. We believe U9 & U10’s is about participation, not competition.

RESULTS | Please note that the U9 & U10’s competition is non-competitive and results/ladder are not recorded. In addition, these game scores are not displayed on the scoreboard at the stadium. We believe U9 & U10’s is about participation, not competition.

SUMMER 2019/2020 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  • Competition commences the week of Monday, 14 October 2019 & concludes Thursday, 9 April 2020.
  • Week 1 Invoice #1 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 3 Invoice #1 closes online
  • Week 4 Invoice #1 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Week 4 Uniform by-laws enforced
  • Week 5 Team rosters finalised
  • Week 5 – 9 Competitions reviewed 
  • Week 9 Invoice #2 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 11 Invoice #2 closes online.
  • Week 12  Invoice #2 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Semi Final / Placing Week – 27 March to 2 April 2020
  • Grand Final Week – 3 April to 9 April 2020

COMPETITION HOLIDAYS/BREAKS

  • Junior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Monday 27 January 2020 (inclusive).
  • Senior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Saturday 11 January 20 (inclusive).
  • Public Holidays – no competition played (all grades) on Australia Day Long Weekend (Sat 25 Jan, Sun 26 Jan, Mon 27 Jan)

The scoresheet lists the names of registered players who have been nominated by the Team Manager. Managers wishing to add or delete players from the roster must do so on the ‘Change of Roster’ form. 

Click here to submit ‘Change of Roster’ online.

Players cannot be added to the roster after week 5. Requests to waive this rule will be considered on a case by case basis. 

NB Handwriting your name on the scoresheet each week does not qualify as an amendment to roster. Your Manager needs to complete the above form.

Singlets – Teams formed through individual noticeboard or Hornets Academy will play in a Hornets Academy reversible singlet, available for purchase at the Hills Basketball Stadium for $40. Please make sure that each player in the team has a different number.

Shorts – Teams formed through individual noticeboard or Hornets Academy are also asked to wear black shorts (no pockets). Black shorts are available from a variety of retail outlets but can also be purchased at Hills Basketball Stadium for $40.

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
  • Please note that all teams must be in correct uniform from week 4. Refer to by-laws for clarification.

All teams playing at Hills Basketball must be in full uniform by Week 4 of competition, as per our by-laws. If your team requires an extension to these timeframes please click here to complete an exemption request. 

All parents will be asked by the Team Manager to undertake scoretable duties throughout the season. Your team only needs to supply one person per game. Hills staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team mangers are asked to provide a roster to all members of the team so that each member knows when it is their turn to undertake scoretable duties. Please note the scoretable official should be minimum 14years+

Want to learn more about Scoretable duties click here.

Click to view Competition By-Laws, Codes of Conduct, Zero Tolerance Policy and Risk Policy. Hills Basketball expects all participants to adhere to the spirit of the rules, with fun and healthy recreation as the primary goals rather than winning at all costs.

For the most, participants and spectators enjoy their basketball in a competitive and positive manner here at Hills Basketball. From time to time however, some people let their emotions take over and display unacceptable behaviour towards officials, the opposition or their supporters and at times, even their own team members or kids. Please always remember to support participants, including referees in a positive manner.  Please view our Zero Tolerance Policy and be aware that any breaches can be referred to tribunal.

JUNIOR COMPETITION

U13-U18 GIRLS & BOYS

AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER UNTIL SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019. 

ENTER TEAM

U13 | Girls born 2008 or later | Tuesday

U13 | Boys born 2008 or later | Monday

U14 | Girls born 2007 or later | Tuesday

U14 | Boys born 2007 or later | Tuesday

U15 | Girls born 2006 or later | Thursday

U15 | Boys born 2006 or later | Monday

U16 | Girls born 2005 or later | Thursday

U16 | Boys born 2005 or later | Wednesday

U17 | Girls born 2004 or later | Friday

U17 | Boys born 2004 or later | Friday

U18 | Girls born 2003 or later | Friday

U18 | Boys born 2003 or later | Friday

Fees are broken into three sections to try and disperse costs over the season and assist both families and players with large upfront costs.

  1. Player Registration (annual fee)
  2. Team Entry Fee (per season to secure teams spot in the next competition)
  3. Team Game Fees (broken into two invoices over the season)

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE | Each player is required to pay an annual registration fee. Please note that all players are responsible for their own registration status. Registration can be completed online or at the front desk. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password. Any issues please contact competitions@hillshornets.com.au

Junior Registration $115 or $110 per annum online (Active Kids eligible)

Junior Affiliation $50 * Please note that Affiliation fee is ONLY for players who are currently registered at a NSW Basketball affiliated Association. Proof of registration is required when affiliating. Affiliated players can not pay affiliations online. All affiliations must be completed at the venue. Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

2. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition. $5 discount online.

Junior Team Entry – $80 or $75 online (U13-U18 competitions) per team

3. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. Based on actual games played, does not include byes or Grand Finals. The Team Manager will receive two invoices during the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of court fee invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion online. 

Junior Game Fees (U13-U18) $80 per game (Active Kids eligible)

Games are played at the Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive (off Gilbert Road), Castle Hill.  Games are conducted for 45 minutes. 2 x 19 minute halves. 

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION DRAWS

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION LADDER*

Game scores are recorded on the draw. Results have been updated when the game appears in red.

SUMMER 2019/2020 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  • Competition commences the week of Monday, 14 October 2019 & concludes Thursday, 9 April 2020.
  • Week 1 Invoice #1 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 3 Invoice #1 closes online
  • Week 4 Invoice #1 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Week 4 Uniform by-laws enforced
  • Week 5 Team rosters finalised
  • Week 5 – 9 Competitions reviewed 
  • Week 9 Invoice #2 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 11 Invoice #2 closes online.
  • Week 12  Invoice #2 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Semi Final / Placing Week – 27 March to 2 April 2020
  • Grand Final Week – 3 April to 9 April 2020

COMPETITION HOLIDAYS/BREAKS

  • Junior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Monday 27 January 2020 (inclusive).
  • Senior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Saturday 11 January 20 (inclusive).
  • Public Holidays – no competition played (all grades) on Australia Day Long Weekend (Sat 25 Jan, Sun 26 Jan, Mon 27 Jan)

The scoresheet lists the names of registered players who have been nominated by the Team Manager. Managers wishing to add or delete players from the roster must do so on the ‘Change of Roster’ form. 

Click here to submit ‘Change of Roster’ online.

Players cannot be added to the roster after week 5. Requests to waive this rule will be considered on a case by case basis. 

NB Handwriting your name on the scoresheet each week does not qualify as an amendment to roster. Your Manager needs to complete the above form.

 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
  • Please note that all teams must be in correct uniform from week 4. Refer to by-laws for clarification.

All teams playing at Hills Basketball must be in full uniform by Week 4 of competition, as per our by-laws. If your team requires an extension to these timeframes please click here to complete an exemption request. 

All parents will be asked by the Team Manager to undertake scoretable duties throughout the season. Your team only needs to supply one person per game. Hills staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team mangers are asked to provide a roster to all members of the team so that each member knows when it is their turn to undertake scoretable duties. Please note the scoretable official should be minimum 14years+

Want to learn more about Scoretable duties click here.

Click to view Competition By-Laws, Codes of Conduct, Zero Tolerance Policy and Risk Policy. Hills Basketball expects all participants to adhere to the spirit of the rules, with fun and healthy recreation as the primary goals rather than winning at all costs.

For the most, participants and spectators enjoy their basketball in a competitive and positive manner here at Hills Basketball. From time to time however, some people let their emotions take over and display unacceptable behaviour towards officials, the opposition or their supporters and at times, even their own team members or kids. Please always remember to support participants, including referees in a positive manner.  Please view our Zero Tolerance Policy and be aware that any breaches can be referred to tribunal.

Looking for an extra player to join your team? Check out the Individual Player Board! Click here to view.

Please contact INDIVIDUAL directly via e-mail. Should you not receive a reply within 48 hours please email competitions@hillshornets.com.au

Hills Basketball Association has several affiliated clubs who play within our competitions. If contacted by one of the clubs below please note that additional fees for additional services may apply. Eg. training, coaching & uniforms. Clubs include – Oakhill College, Redfield College, Tangara School for Girls, Northholm Grammar, Hills Grammar, Mt St Benedicts, Hustlers & Sydney Blazers

If you wish to be removed from the Individual Player Noticeboard please forward an email to competitions@hillshornets.com.au

SENIOR COMPETITION

U22-SENIOR MEN & WOMEN

AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER UNTIL SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019. 

ENTER TEAM

U22 | Women Born 1999-2004 | Thursday

U22 | Men Born 1999-2004 | Wednesday

Premier | Women Born 2003 or earlier | Tuesday * Min 3 Rep Players

Premier | Men Born 2003 or earlier | Monday * Min 3 Rep Players

Senior | Women Born 2004 or earlier | Tuesday

Senior | Men Born 2004 or earlier | Monday or Thursday

Masters | Men Born 1980 or earlier | Wednesday

Unisex | Born 2004 or earlier | Sunday

Fees are broken into three sections to try and disperse costs over the season and assist both families and players with large upfront costs.

  1. Player Registration (annual fee)
  2. Team Entry Fee (per season to secure teams spot in the next competition)
  3. Team Game Fees (broken into two invoices over the season)

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE | Each player is required to pay an annual registration fee. Please note that all players are responsible for their own registration status. Registration can be completed online or at the front desk. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password. Any issues please contact competitions@hillshornets.com.au

Senior Registration $130 or $125 per annum online (Active Kids eligible)

Senior Affiliation $65 * Please note that Affiliation fee is ONLY for players who are currently registered at a NSW Basketball affiliated Association. Proof of registration is required when affiliating. Affiliated players can not pay affiliations online. All affiliations must be completed at the venue. Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

2. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition. $5 discount online.

  • Senior Team Entry – $90 or $85 online per team
  • Premier League Team Entry – $100 or $95 online per team

3. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. Based on actual games played, does not include byes or Grand Finals. The Team Manager will receive two invoices during the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of court fee invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion online. 

  • Senior Game Fees (U22-Senior) $85 per game (Active Kids eligible)
  • Premier League Game Fees $100 per game (Active Kids eligible)

Games are played at the Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive (off Gilbert Road), Castle Hill. 

  • Games are conducted for 45 minutes. 2 x 19 minute halves.
  • Premier League games are 2 x 20 minute fully timed halves.

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION DRAWS

SUMMER 19/20 COMPETITION LADDER*

Game scores are recorded on the draw. Results have been updated when the game appears in red.

SUMMER 2019/2020 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  • Competition commences the week of Monday, 14 October 2019 & concludes Thursday, 9 April 2020.
  • Week 1 Invoice #1 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 3 Invoice #1 closes online
  • Week 4 Invoice #1 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Week 4 Uniform by-laws enforced
  • Week 5 Team rosters finalised
  • Week 5 – 9 Competitions reviewed 
  • Week 9 Invoice #2 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 11 Invoice #2 closes online.
  • Week 12  Invoice #2 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Semi Final / Placing Week – 27 March to 2 April 2020
  • Grand Final Week – 3 April to 9 April 2020

COMPETITION HOLIDAYS/BREAKS

  • Junior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Monday 27 January 2020 (inclusive).
  • Senior holiday break – Monday 16 December 2019 to Saturday 11 January 20 (inclusive).
  • Public Holidays – no competition played (all grades) on Australia Day Long Weekend (Sat 25 Jan, Sun 26 Jan, Mon 27 Jan)

The scoresheet lists the names of registered players who have been nominated by the Team Manager. Managers wishing to add or delete players from the roster must do so on the ‘Change of Roster’ form. 

Click here to submit ‘Change of Roster’ online.

Players cannot be added to the roster after week 5. Requests to waive this rule will be considered on a case by case basis. 

NB Handwriting your name on the scoresheet each week does not qualify as an amendment to roster. Your Manager needs to complete the above form.

 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
  • Please note that all teams must be in correct uniform from week 4. Refer to by-laws for clarification.

All teams playing at Hills Basketball must be in full uniform by Week 4 of competition, as per our by-laws. If your team requires an extension to these timeframes please click here to complete an exemption request. 

Your team only needs to supply one person per game. Hills staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team mangers are asked to provide a roster to all members of the team so that each member knows when it is their turn to undertake scoretable duties. Please note the scoretable official should be minimum 14years+

Want to learn more about Scoretable duties click here.

As part of HBA’s training program, 3-man referees and scoretable officials maybe rostered to Premier League games. 

Click to view Competition By-Laws, Codes of Conduct, Zero Tolerance Policy and Risk Policy. Hills Basketball expects all participants to adhere to the spirit of the rules, with fun and healthy recreation as the primary goals rather than winning at all costs.

For the most, participants and spectators enjoy their basketball in a competitive and positive manner here at Hills Basketball. From time to time however, some people let their emotions take over and display unacceptable behaviour towards officials, the opposition or their supporters and at times, even their own team members or kids. Please always remember to support participants, including referees in a positive manner.  Please view our Zero Tolerance Policy and be aware that any breaches can be referred to tribunal.

Looking for an extra player to join your team? Check out the Individual Player Board! Click hereto view.

Please contact INDIVIDUAL directly via e-mail. Should you not receive a reply within 48 hours please email competitions@hillshornets.com.au

Hills Basketball Association has several affiliated clubs who play within our competitions. If contacted by one of the clubs below please note that additional fees for additional services may apply. Eg. training, coaching & uniforms. Clubs include – Oakhill College, Redfield College, Tangara School for Girls, Northholm Grammar, Hills Grammar, Mt St Benedicts, Hustlers & Sydney Blazers

If you wish to be removed from the Individual Player Noticeboard please forward an email to competitions@hillshornets.com.au

INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS

Please note that while Hills Basketball Association will make every effort to accommodate individual players, placement is not guaranteed. 

Hills Basketball Association has created an Individual Player Board to assist the many parents and players who are seeking to join a team and the teams who are seeking players. 

Submissions will appear on our website within 7 working days. Please note:

  • Children aged between 2009-2012 will NOT be placed on the individual player board, teams will be formed by Hills Basketball.
  • Due to qualification rules, players are unable to join a team roster after week 5 of the competition. 

By nominating as an Individual player, you are agreeing to:

  • your details (individual name, email address, mobile phone number, grade) to be posted on the Individual Player Board located on the Hills Basketball Association website. 
  • HBA competition by-laws, policies and procedures. Click here to view all documents.

 

Require further assistance please contact the stadium on 9894-8944 or email competitions@hillshornets.com.au

MINIBALL INDIVIDUALS | Born 2009-2012

Hills Basketball Association will be conducting Miniball Information Seminars for our Summer 2019/2020 season. These will be held on:

Hills Basketball Association will be conducting Miniball Information Seminars for our Summer 2019/2020 season. These will be held on:

  • Sat 24 August 2019 9am
  • Sat 24 August 2019 10am
  • Sat 31 August 2019 9am
  • Sat 31 August 2019 10am

Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive, Castle Hill (Upstairs, Function Room).

Click here to register for a Miniball Seminar.

JUNIOR & SENIOR INDIVIDUALS | BORN 2008 or earlier

No payment is required until player is placed in a team. While every effort is made to accommodate individual nominations, placement is not guaranteed.

Click here to nominate for the INDIVIDUAL NOTICEBOARD.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What size Basketball should I use?2019-10-09T19:06:29+11:00

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

  • Competition | Female: U9-Senior (Size 6)
  • Competition | Male: U9-U14 (Size 6), U15-Senior (Size 7)
  • Hornets Academy | 3-5years (Size 3 or 4 depending on size of child), 5-7years (size 5), 8years+ as per competition.
  • 3X3 | All competitions play with a 3X3 Basketball (Size 6 but weight of Size 7).
Who do I see for injury or an on-court issue?2019-08-21T17:10:29+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.

What is the complaints procedure?2019-08-21T17:09:46+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.

When can I use my Active Kids Voucher?2019-10-07T23:43:25+11:00

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.

Where do spectators sit during a game?2019-08-20T15:38:48+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.

Where can I order playing uniforms?2019-08-18T12:45:42+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. 

Hills Basketball Association representative uniforms are supplied by Coast2Coast Sports & recommend as a provider for local competition teams. Stock Basketball Uniforms: c2csport.com Design your own Basketball Uniform – c2csportdyo.com Phone: 6581 1558 Email: sales@c2csport.com

Singlets are also available through K-Mart NBL range. Very affordable singlets but require numbering. Purchase iron-on numbers or professional services such as Elite Sports.

What is the pathway for a PLAYER?2019-09-02T17:37:43+10:00
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.

What is the height of a backboard?2019-10-01T11:51:24+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

Why does HBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2019-09-22T15:47:36+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 are the rules of Basketball?2019-08-20T18:27:28+10:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.