Anon
Two years ago

#36527

Quitting Summer Season

So we paid $400 for Summer Season and after having issues getting a coach now the kids have not trained often this year and 2 of 13 games cancelled due to heat and if is looking potentially like this weekends regular game and makeup game being cancelled as well. So 10 games for $500 including the entry fees for my child and myself. Now School basketball has started and 2 games cancelled and only 1 training due to heat again. Similar situation last season.

Quitting Summer Season next year and putting the $1000 wasted over 2 years towards a decent basketball ring in the back yard and a new ball and some summer swimming lessons..

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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:06 19 Feb 15

Reply #516248

re: Quitting Summer Season

I hear what you're saying and it sounds like:

"Wah, wah, wah. Wah, wah, wah. Wah, wah, wah."


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:43 19 Feb 15

Reply #516256

re: Quitting Summer Season

Its sounds like BSA is not providing an exceptable service and clubs are losing players because of it.

$1.3M in the bank but no aircon ,double bye's and lop sided competitions.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:55 19 Feb 15

Reply #516259

re: Quitting Summer Season

Which club charges $400 for summer and then not offer proper trainings


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:02 19 Feb 15

Reply #516260

re: Quitting Summer Season

The ones who have their training times taken by BSA for Sunday catch up games.


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swish
Two years ago
11:32 19 Feb 15

Reply #516264

re: Quitting Summer Season

The Whyalla Basketball Association recently ( last month) replaced its air conditioners in its 3 court stadium (www.whyallabasketball.com.au/news/457-hot-weather-for-saturday) and now has been able to avoid cancelling games even when the outside temp is over 38.

Having also replaced the floor 2 - 3 years ago they now have a great facility and certainly don't charge $500 for a season, more like $60 for juniors and $90 for adults.

Anyone looking for a game - head to the Whyalla.

Now the governmet will try to persuade / bribe them to move into a shared multi sport complex where they have to schedule around netball, volleyball, indoor soccer etc.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:52 19 Feb 15

Reply #516266

re: Quitting Summer Season

Sturt have the over priced season fees both summer and Winter.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:54 19 Feb 15

Reply #516267

re: Quitting Summer Season

After taking into account the volunteer levy Forestville have, their fee's for a calendar year are $30 more expensive than Sturt.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:57 19 Feb 15

Reply #516268

re: Quitting Summer Season

Plus Sturt reschedule their training on sunday mornings for those teams who have sessions at Pasadena when it is cancelled.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:02 19 Feb 15

Reply #516270

re: Quitting Summer Season

Who cares? You've said you won't be back next season, so you've made a decision. You won't be missed.


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Baller#3
Two years ago
12:09 19 Feb 15

Reply #516271

re: Quitting Summer Season

Could it be a good idea for BA to ditch summer All together and instead create a longer winter season.

Perhaps some sort of preseason competition over February and then run the season March through to September with finals October.

Break it up a little mid season with some sort of tournament as well.

Feb - preseason tournement
March, April, June - first half of season
July - mid season tournament
August, September - finish off the season
October - finals

November, December, January would allow teams to form, train and mould while still allowing a reasonable Christmas break.

To me something like this would be a lot better then a poor summer season, with cancelled games, large mid season breaks, and wierd grading periods.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:22 19 Feb 15

Reply #516273

re: Quitting Summer Season

BSA would lose too much money...


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+
Two years ago
13:30 19 Feb 15

Reply #516284

re: Quitting Summer Season

2 or 3 people don't like it.... what about the several hundred that keep coming back ?

$500 for at least 70 hrs direct involvement is still pretty good ......

IMO payments should be relevant to what you are getting - if you train at a shite time, with 4 teams in one session and 2 in the other time slot and older venue - why should other get a better / dearer to hire venue at the rolls royce times and still pay the same fees ?

should be a little discount i.e. 10% off etc


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:31 19 Feb 15

Reply #516285

re: Quitting Summer Season

how do you know its only 2 or 3 people who don't like it?


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Anon
Two years ago
15:34 19 Feb 15

Reply #516303

re: Quitting Summer Season

poster 270. How do you know I won't be missed. You know nothing about me or what I may do for basketball or could do. You do not know what I do in Winter season. You also assume all the Anons are the OP. Parents are so desperate to have happy kids and work on the ideal that 'as long as they are happy'. meanwhile they are breaking the bank for Division 3/4 on Saturday mornings, missing out on other sports, losing their weekends and family time in Summer exhausting themsves and their kids for $1,000.00 for 10 games while the 1/2 players have everything they could want or need thrown at them for the same price and have their saturdays free to play other sports and have a free day. It sounds like a bad bad deal to me. You can play domestic Saturday afternoon at life be in it or elsewhere for under $200 at the same place, parents get in free, train when you like, still do school sports and have a weekend away without being told your kid will be benched for having a life. This is what is destroying basketball. The lower grades should be the more user friendly cheaper system and those who commit and chose it as their sport required to commit and compromise. It is all back to front and i just got some perspective on life. My child will be happier when he realises he can have loads of fun and still play basketball for less money at a similar standard for less compromise for our family and have weekends away. You may not miss me but I will be happier and so will my child and we will still love basketball, watch and play but have a better balance in life. Try it you may like it too..


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:47 19 Feb 15

Reply #516316

re: Quitting Summer Season

I know you are someone who knew what you were paying for beforehand, then complains and whinges about it. Play domestic, it is EXACTLY there for the reasons you mentioned. Don't expect district basketball to lower its standards to what you are willing to put in after you commit to it. As said before, goodbye. It doesn't matter which club you are associated with, but I sure hope it's not mine. You won't be missed.


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Anon
Two years ago
17:41 19 Feb 15

Reply #516336

re: Quitting Summer Season

There it is. Exactly why district basketball is not the place for some people. The toxic aggressive nastiness it carries. And by the way this post was just to stimulate conversation about Summer seasons failings and the poor entry point it is to the sport. Seriously you are the one that needs to go as my child does not lower the standard of district, he raises it and again you made the assumption. You are obviously an obnoxious person who has no concept of the cost on families and diversity some families have and the issues some families facs delending on the luck of which tem you land in. I'm glad I am not at your club but perhaps you are and i have a fair idea who you are and that may be a reason for leaving too.. adios


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:
Two years ago
18:17 19 Feb 15

Reply #516355

re: Quitting Summer Season

Looks like both days this weekend are lost now as well. Maybe catch ups 1st march and 15th to balance it out?


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Two years ago
18:18 19 Feb 15

Reply #516356

re: Quitting Summer Season

Weekend 14 / 15 march maybe finals weekend to allow for catch ups


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Isaac
Two years ago
18:42 19 Feb 15

Reply #516359

re: Quitting Summer Season

I would've thought that a complaint about paying and expecting a volume of games and trainings, then not getting them, is fair enough? Also, it's helpful to hear reasons behind decisions like this rather than stumbling along and guessing.


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Anon
Two years ago
18:49 19 Feb 15

Reply #516362

re: Quitting Summer Season

thanks isaac. yes obvious to most this is an issue that with changes in weather patterns needs to be considered for the good of and viability of the sport.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:52 19 Feb 15

Reply #516363

re: Quitting Summer Season

14/15 is start of premier league season. It is a double header- this would impact of avaialibility of key personnel to ref, coach etc


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:54 19 Feb 15

Reply #516365

re: Quitting Summer Season

1st March preseason tournament.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:18 20 Feb 15

Reply #516441

re: Quitting Summer Season

You sook about it being too big of a commitment AND about games and trainings being called off? Pick a side for your whinge.
Most people know the reasons - the BSA heat policy. Which is a good sound policy that all clubs should be following for their club trainings as well (if they don't have their own) as BSA games.
Play domestic. District basketball will survive without you.


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cat
Two years ago
12:32 20 Feb 15

Reply #516483

re: Quitting Summer Season

it all comes back to tin sheds..


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