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Senior Domestic Competition – Key Information

Thank you for signing up for the Winter 2024 season at Southern Districts! We extend a warm welcome back to our returning teams and are excited to greet our first-time participants.

 

The fixtures for Round 1 are now available and can be located via the BasketballConnect app Apple Store / Google Play or Desktop here.

 

Please read the following information regarding the season: 

  • Inviting players into a team
  • Basketball Queensland Player Registration Fee
  • Initial Grading Games
  • SpartansTV
  • Published Fixtures
  • Player Uniforms Reminders
  • Match Payments & Forfeits
  • Updated Senior Competition Rules and By-Laws

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact myself via email (sdc@sdbal.com.au) should you wish to clarify anything.

 

Inviting players into a team 

During the registration process you would have had an opportunity to invite players to play in your team. If you just skipped this step. You will need to sign into your account via this link (https://registration-basketball.squadi.com/login) which will bring you to your User Profile.

 

Under the Registrations Tab, scroll down until you get to the ‘Team Registration’ section and the team you created be there appear along with the season.

On the right-hand side of the of the team there are 3 dots. Click the 3 dots and then select ‘Add Team Members’.

This will take you to a page where you can add team members to the team. You will require the first name and email address to add a player.

Select the Type which is ‘Player Membership – Player 10 or Older’ and fill in the first name of the player and their email address.

Click the Save icon then it will take you to another screen where you need click the Submit icon. This will then send an invite off to the player.

 

You can also click the 3 dots and select View which will take you to a screen which shows you the invited players and send them the invite again.

 

FINALS ELIGIBLITY RULE: For finals eligibility, each player must play at least 50% of the season matches as a REGISTERED PLAYER to the team. Any fill-in games (where the player manually enters his/her details on the Ipad) will not count toward final eligibility and each player must play at least 50% of regular matches. Ensure your players register to the team in order not to impact finals.  


Basketball Queensland Player Registration Fee

Basketball Queensland require each player to play an annual player fee when they register in BasketballConnect. Although it is a 12-month fee, it may ask you to pay this under 12 months since you last paid it if you are a playing in a season where the season ends after the end of the 12 months of the last fee you paid.

For example, this season finishes in September, so if you paid the fee in July last year, you will be playing in a season when your fee expires, so it will ask for you to pay it now, and it will cover you until July next year. It is a requirement that players are registered for insurance and identity purposes.


Initial Grading Games 

Grading will consist of 4 grading games before we finalise all the sections for the regular season. Where possible, we will try to avoid giving byes.

Grading games serve a pivotal role in determining how your team stacks up against the competition. This process meticulously evaluates where your team belongs within the league, taking into account various factors including past performances, new teams entering and old teams exiting. It’s important to recognise that initial grading results may not always align with expectations. Factors such as changes in your team’s lineup or the departure of key players, like your best or tallest player, can significantly affect your team’s competitive edge in higher divisions. However, please rest assured that we are committed to ensuring a fair assessment. Our goal is to find the most suitable division for your team, where you can compete effectively and enjoy the game to its fullest.

Problems with fixtures – If your team play the same team again during grading, please let me know as it will be an oversight and is not preferred.

 

SpartansTV

 

SpartansTV, powered by Pixellot technology, offers all teams a revolutionary way to watch their games. This innovative platform harnesses the power of automated sports production technology to capture every moment of the action, ensuring that teams have access to watch their games at their convenience. With Pixellot’s advanced algorithms and camera systems, games are filmed with high precision, providing viewers with a seamless and comprehensive viewing experience.

This accessibility is a game-changer for teams, coaches, judiciary, and fans alike, allowing for game analysis, strategy refinement, and the sheer joy of reliving the best moments. Whether you’re a player looking to critique your performance, a coach aiming to dissect team dynamics, or a fan eager to support your team, SpartansTV ensures that every game is just a click away. It’s more than just watching a game; it’s about connecting teams, fostering community spirit, and enhancing the sports experience for everyone involved.

Moreover, SpartansTV’s integration of Pixellot technology extends beyond just watching games; it plays a pivotal role in the grading process as well. By providing high-quality, unbiased footage of every game, the platform offers an invaluable tool for accurately assessing team performance and skill levels. This capability ensures a fair and objective grading system, as teams are evaluated based on their on-field actions.

The use of SpartansTV footage in grading helps to eliminate ambiguity and subjectivity, allowing for a more precise placement of teams within their appropriate divisions. This not only enhances the competitiveness of the league by ensuring teams are evenly matched but also boosts fairness and satisfaction among participants. Teams can also leverage this footage to identify areas of improvement, strategize against future opponents, and track their progress throughout the season.

In essence, SpartansTV and Pixellot technology enrich the sporting experience by merging the thrill of competition with the power of technology. This integration elevates the administrative aspects of the sport, like grading, while simultaneously enhancing the engagement and development of teams and players. It’s a testament to how technology can be harnessed to elevate sports management and enjoyment for all involved.

 

Create your free account at SpartansTV today and start watching your games today.


Published Fixtures

After 2 rounds we may re-grade your team to another division. This allows us to get a complete picture of your team’s ability and where your team fits before the start of the season. If your team is moved, or your fixture changes in any way, we will let you know.

Once grading has been finalised, the season’s fixtures will be published for the entire season within the coming week.

CLICK HERE FOR WINTER SEASON PLAYING DATES, so please be aware of these dates ahead of time (we only break on public holidays and over the Christmas break).

 

Player Uniform Reminders

During grading there are no penalties for players out of uniform. However, all players are required to be in correct uniform commencing Round 5. Any player out of uniform will either not be allowed to play, or the opposition will receive 5 points for the uniform penalty.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACCEPTABLE UNIFORMS FOR THE SEASON


Match Payments

We use Teammo to collect and manage match payments and forfeits. Teammo is an online sports payment platform used by many sports associations, clubs, and teams.

Teammo’s features help:

  • Provide you with more flexibility in how you manage payments with us (e.g. paying week-to-week, paying for games in advance)
  • Give you better visibility of payments and automated payment transfers in the event of a forfeit or cancellation.
  • Automate the forfeit process and communications with teams.
  • Provide optional tools to manage payments from your team members.


Match fees

 

Match fees are to be paid online via Teammo prior to your game. No pay, no play. The team sheet fee for the Winter 2024 season is $100. This is what you will pay in Teammo – there are no transaction fees charged on top of this.

You can pay match fees weekly, or you can pay for multiple games in advance. Games that are visible in BasketballConnect, will be available to pay for in Teammo. If your team wants to rotate who pays each week, each person can set up a Teammo account and connect to the same team.


Forfeit process

 

In the event your team is unable to play, a forfeit must be submitted and paid for via Teammo. Teammo will automatically notify team contacts via SMS. This will provide greater convenience and faster communications. The forfeit fee will automatically calculate depending on how much noticed is provided:

  • More than 24 hours notice – $100.00
  • Less than 24 hours notice – $150.00
  • No Show/Unnotified – $200.00

The amounts above are what you will pay in Teammo – there are no transaction fees charged on top of this.

If you are unable to field a team, we ask in good faith to your opposition to process your forfeit through Teammo ASAP as this will automatically notify the opposition and referees that there is no match they need to attend and potentially save you money.


Collecting money from team members

You have the option to use Teammo to collect money from your team members. This can be used to collect any team costs such as match fees, registration, uniforms etc. As a team manager, you might find it helpful to manage all team payments in one spot. Any payments you collect via Teammo are sent to your nominated bank account.

You can send payment requests, and your team members will receive an SMS with a link to pay. Payments are made by team members online, they do not need to have a Teammo account or app. All subsequent payment requests can be paid via SMS. This functionality is completely optional to use, so please do what suits you and your team best.


Getting started with Teammo

 

Players responsible for paying game fees will need to download the Teammo app from the Apple StoreGoogle Play or sign in via your Desktop to make game fee payments.

For more details on how Teammo works and to create your account:

If you have any questions or issues setting up your Teammo account, please reach out to Teammo via support@teammo.com.au, or send a message via the chat icon on Teammo.


Updated Senior Competition Rules and By-Laws

CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED SDC BY-LAWS, these will also be available throughout the season online under the Senior Domestic Competition tab, and competition rules and by-laws.

 

Regards,

Dean Babb

Competition Manager