Two years ago

Hypothetical - what will SA basketball season look like?

so folks - if all goes well, not too many get sick and the virus not getting out of hand - could South Australia's local season look like -

start playing (obviously the all clear needs to take place from authorities) at the end of June.

Have a season from end of June start of July til Christmas break early December.

State Champs October long weekend ? That would give SA around 22 weeks of playing weekends. Allowing for the July school holiday break. Complications - remote chance of heat cancellations in December - if any National Comps take place - end of year school functions - formals , concerts etc will make it difficult.

So maybe a finish early November ?

Shelve Summer season Pre - Christmas. Play 3 Tournaments after Christmas - 3 big weekends of unique tournaments i.e. Adelaide Challenge, South v North et etc.

Then go into a Winter season - usual time.

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Two years ago

I think end of July start is more likely.
16's/18's state they would be looking at November I think.

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Two years ago

With age groups lasting 2 years the kids that are bottom or top agers could be disadvantaged if they don't get the current winter season in even in a partial way. Ultimately they'll quit for better governed and run sports.

Wait for BSA to make a total mess of this. They can't run basketball when things are normal let alone through the current pandemic. Absolute bunch of amateurs.

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Two years ago

1 round of Winter season then Finals. Start new Summer as per normal time. Easy.

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Two years ago


That's the current plan. Gyms reopen June 8, so indoor training can happen from then. They've said there will be a training period before district games start back up, so you'd assume that would be somewhere in the region of 2 weeks to a month. Unless things change from now, the plan appears to be district games starting by early-mid July.
Starplex have updated their schedule to say social games start again on the 8th, but that's probably a moving target (pending if they are actually allowed to go straight back into games).

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Two years ago

for any national comps border movement would need to be open and that seems a long way off.

IMO - I'd prefer bump back of pre-Christmas Summer comp and play a longer main season with a state champs later in year. Start in new age groups in 2021.

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Rain Man  
Two years ago

Play each team once. GF is 1 v 2. Summer season start in Feb. Write 2020 off ready for 2021.

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Two years ago

SA Country basketball carnivals could do well out of this - they are usually October onwards til March - will get interest from metro teams. After Bearcats in July no Junior tournaments til Woodville's Xmas one. Then Starplex in January.

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Two years ago

SA Country carnivals are pathetic D3 standard!

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Triton 26  
Two years ago

Posting this here because it is specifically about SA.

Just to see if I have this correct. On June 5, 10 patrons will be allowed inside pubs. But at the same time, 10 kids, who the Liberal party have consistently told us don't spread the virus and are very low risk - which is why schools were so safe), can't train together on an indoor basketball court.


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Two years ago

Pretty sure you don't have that correct.

Indoor training was to begin on the same date.

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Two years ago

The basketball australia rules might be 7 players

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Triton 26  
Two years ago

BSA have confirmed that sports centres will also come forward to June 5th. Might be lots of training over the long weekend.

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Two years ago

Would they run the Premier League for the seniors ?

Then switch it to NBL Central for next season

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Two years ago

Has BSA got their guidelines approved yet?
Have heard other states have theirs done and approved, and now with today's announcement's from SA Premier that training can start from Monday, but good to know that its good to go and what the requirements are soon rather than later?

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Hello BSA  
Two years ago

After orignally scrapping State Champs and giving in to running it in October BSA appear to have again half arsed it.

No build up, crappy cheap merch again, new website which my 10 year old son could have put together. Given the year BSA have had why wouldn't they build this up as their major event of 2020. Shows no one in that office knows what they're doing, those that are left

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Two years ago

The same fossil that is left has always been the problem

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