The Sacred Heart Basketball program has been a big part of the sporting lives of Sacred Heart Children for over 10 years.
Sacred Heart Basketball is one of the biggest clubs in the Northern Suburbs Miniball Competition and we pride ourselves on having a reputation for being a club that shows sportsmanship towards our teammates, our opposition and the referees who officiate every game.
2019 Season Dates:
· Comp 1 SUMMER (2nd Feb to 6th April)
· Comp 3 SPRING (Sept – Dec).
Junior Girls B Team
Senior Boys B
For more photo's please check out the Gallery
Sacred Heart play two North Suburbs Miniball Competitions (NSBA) per year and these are available to girls and boys from Year 1 to year 6.
NSBA has 4 available age groups in the Miniball competition –
Year 1 – U8’s
Year 2 & 3 – U10’s,
Year 4 & 5 – U12’s
Year 6 – U13’s
Number of teams – 30 Sacred Heart Team, over 200 students participate in the basketball competition each season.
Where do we play?
We play games at six venues:
North Sydney Indoor Sports Centre (36 Hume Street, Crow’s Nest)
Willoughby Leisure Centre (Small Street, Willoughby)
Marie Bashir Mosman Sports Centre (1A Cross Street Mosman)
St Michaels Primary School (181-187 Longueville Road
North Sydney Boys high School (Cnr. Falcon and Miller Street.
Dunnet Hall Redlands Junior School (Allister Street Cremorne)
Each team trains for an hour per week with their year group. Boys and Girls have separate training sessions. These sessions are run by a professional coach and are held before school 7.20 to 8:10am and in the afternoons after school. Parents will be asked to supervise these sessions via their team manager who organises a roster.
Sacred Heart Mosman employs a professional coach, Mark Handel & assistant coach Oliver Davis to train each team for 1 hour each week. The professional coach is also engaged for 9 hours each Saturday to try and coach as many teams as possible. Due to the 30 teams, it is hard for the professional coach to get to each game so a parent coach is needed if the professional coach is not there. If the professional coach does attend the game then the parent coach is asked to do the substitutions.
HEAD COACH OF BASKETBALL
Our Sacred Heart Sports Club announced in September 2018 the appointment of a new Head Coach of Basketball. Mark Handel will commence his role for the upcoming trials for the Catholic Primary School Basketball Challenge (CPSBC) and he will also coach our teams in the upcoming North Sydney Basketball Association competition. Mark joins us from Kincoppal-Rose Bay school where he coached a number of teams including their Firsts. Mark was also the Assistant Basketball Director at Trinity Grammar between 2012-2016 where he has coached numerous teams and ran mentoring programs and trained coaches. Mark has also been involved as a coach at Knox Grammar and has coached Rep teams with Norths, Manly, St George and Sydney. He has a degree in Sports Psychology which he attained at Sydney University after immigrating from the USA twenty five years ago. He has Level 1 Coaching accreditation and is a qualified referee.
Each team requires a parent manager. This person is responsible for advising the team each week of what time they are playing and the location. The manager will also organise a roster at the beginning of the competitions for parents to take their turn in supervising training, scoring at the game and providing snakes for the children once the game is finished.
We grade all the children from Year 2 to 6 to ensure they play in a team where their team mates are of a similar standard. Experience has told us that children will learn, grow and enjoy their basketball experience more if they are placed in teams where their ability is like that of their team mates.
The grading process is done in conjunction with an experienced independent grader and the SHM professional coach prior to the start of each competition.
Kindergarten children are offered a weekly Kindy basketball skills session during Term 4 to prepare them for competition in Year 1.
Each team trains for an hour per week with their year group. Boys and Girls have separate training sessions. These sessions are run by our professional coaches and are held before school 7.20 to 8.10am and in the afternoons after school between 3.15 – 5pm. Parents will be asked to supervise these sessions via their team manager who will organise a supervision roster.
Please note that it is compulsory that children attend training. Training times are listed below. Please do not register your child if they can’t make these training times.
You have to train to play - NO exceptions.
Example of training schedule per year group:
Sacred Heart Basketball also plays in a yearly Catholic’s interschool competition held in different towns around NSW. 8 Teams represent Sacred Heart and are made up of the best players from Year 3 – 6, consisting of a Senior A & B team for boys and girls and a Junior A & B team for both boys and girls. We have had fantastic success over many years, the 2018 competition was held in October in Bankstown, with 2 teams progressing through to the grand finals.
Please note that any child wishing to play Basketball for SHM at the 2019 CPS Basketball Challenge MUST be registered and play in a team for Competition 1, 2019.
2019 will be held in October in Albury… details of weekend away to follow soon!
Trails will be held in Term 3. Exact dates to be advised.
2018 Catholic Primary School Competition
Junior Boys A
2018 CPS Competition
Click below to read the Junior Boy’s A team report:
Some photo's of the Girls teams at last years State competition.
SHM Sports Club Charter
By registering your child to play for Sacred Heart Mosman Sports Club you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Sports Club Charter. A copy of the Sports Club Charter is available here:
Government Active Kids
What is the Active Kids Rebate program?
The NSW Government will provide a rebate through a voucher system to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.
Who is eligible to claim the voucher?
Every family in NSW with a child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Rebate.
It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years. There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school.
What can the voucher be used for?
The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend sport and structured physical activity programs, including swimming lessons, from a wide range of providers.
The vouchers will be redeemable through approved sport, fitness and physical activity providers upon registration.
From 1 January 2019 parents across NSW can claim and redeem their next $100 Active Kids voucher. The program runs until 2021. That means, each year, parents can access $100 per school-enrolled child to cover registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.
For more information visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids
SHM BASKETBALL COORDINATORS
Annie Zuckerman, mobile: 0411 789 111
Katie O’Brien, mobile: 0410 904 554
Irenie Grebe, mobile: 0402 916 033
Any questions please contact the BB Co-ordinators on SHMbbcoordinators@yahoo.com or click on the bottom button to use the form provided.