News @ Rockets

Current "Return to Sport" requirements per Association:

CURRENT KNOX PLAYERS

As of 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 18th November) the following will apply to ALL Knox Basketball run competitions.

Vaccinations: KBI venues will continue to operate under our COVIDSafe plan as per the current DHHS regulations. Vaccination status is not required for indoor sport.

Density Limits: As of 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 18th November) density limits have now been removed by the Victorian Government. There will be no player/spectator cap at any KBI Competition venues

Check Ins: Check in is mandatory at each venue upon entry. This can be done via the QR code signage placed at each venuee.

To make it easier for multiple check ins, we recommend people adding each of our venues as a Favourite via the Service Victoria app. This will allow you to check in without having to scan the QR code each time.

Face Masks: As of 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 18th November) face masks are no longer mandatory inside stadiums, but are recommended in settings where social distancing is not possible.

We ask that all patrons show patience and are respectful to our staff and volunteers during the check-in process.

DANDENONG ASSOCIATION

Update 2/3/22:

Domestic Competition Reminders and COVID Guidelines Update

Domestic Competition Reminders:

As restrictions ease and we begin to work our way towards ‘normal’ levels of activity at Dandenong Stadium, we would like to remind patrons of the following:

Saturday Domestic Competition:  The “No Ball” policy is in operation. Coaches are allowed to bring 2 warm up balls that must go back in their bags once teams have completed their warmup. Too many games have been interrupted by loose balls over the past few Saturdays and those spotted with basketballs will be asked to swiftly put them away. We appreciate your cooperation.

Entering the court area: A reminder to all players and spectators that the court area is for participants only whilst games are operating. Other players and spectators are not permitted on the court during half time or during time outs to shoot the ball.

Referees are being asked to enforce this and at times are facing resistance mainly from adult spectators.  

Door Entry: With participation numbers increasing, so are the lines on entry into the stadium. Whilst we work through rectifying this situation, we encourage everyone to use cash for the door entry, this will speed up the entry process. We thank you for your patience and ask that you do not take any frustration out on the door staff.

COVID Guidelines Update:

Dandenong Basketball have adjusted its COVID-19 Guidelines for patrons at Dandenong Stadium in line with the Victorian Government’s easing of restrictions last Friday.

There is no longer a requirement for patrons to wear masks inside our venue and density limits for Dandenong Stadium competitions and programs have been removed. However, DBA encourages patrons to continue using our hand sanitizer stations, practice social distancing and wear masks during busy periods.

The following is still in place for WNBL events at Dandenong Stadium:

  • All patrons will need to check in using the Services Victoria QR Code provided.
  • All patrons aged 18+ must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Positive Cases / Close Contacts 

While Victoria’s isolation rules have changed, many of the COVID-19 risks still remain.

Should a participant, staff member, volunteer, yourself or anyone in relevant families develop any symptoms, we ask you DO NOT attend the stadium and strongly encourage individuals to get tested and follow Victorian Government health directives.

If someone tests positive after attending a basketball activity, the following is recommended:

  • The individual notifies their club.
  • The club notifies the team involved about the positive result – recommends they get tested.
  • The club also notifies the association (DBA) so that they can also notify the opposition team and referees. This group are known as ‘social’ contacts.
  • Any social contact experiencing symptoms should use a Rapid Antigen Test. Understandably these are difficult to obtain at the moment, this website can help in locating purchase options.
  • If the test is negative, there is no need to isolate, but they should monitor for symptoms and use a Rapid Antigen Test daily for 5 days.
  • If someone tests positive on a Rapid Antigen Test, they must report the result atcoronavirus.vic.gov.au/report

To see in detail what to do if someone tests positive to COVID-19, or has been told they are a close contact, you can follow the checklists and information resources here.  

For more information about these guidelines or enquiries about our upcoming basketball competitions email us today at enquiries@dandenongbasketball.com.au.

Winter 2022 Season Update
Teams are being finalised, please register on the wait list link on the home page.

Registration for the 2022 Winter season closed midnight 6th March 2022.

  • The Season dates are the same in both the Knox and Dandenong Competition with the season running for the school terms 2 and 3. Season Commences the weekend 23/24 April and the Grand Finals will be played 17/18th September

    Key points/actions:

    • Rockets are planning on entering teams in both the Knox and Dandenong competitions.  Take the time to understand the key differences outlined in the table below.
    • Register your child/ren via PlayHQ by 6th March – links have been sent by email.
    • Payment of club fees is now collected in PlayHQ and is required to be paid at time of registration.
    • The Basketball Victoria Participation Fee is now due for renewal for the majority of players. If it is due Playhq will automatically add this to the payment during registration

Assessment Day

Prior to finalising teams, the club plans to run assessment sessions for all U12 – U16 Age groups. The assessment sessions will be scheduled in lieu of our regular weeknight training during the week 7th to 10th March. More details and times for each age group will be sent out later

Our contact details:

PlayHQ

"My Teams"

Team Fixtures

Parents (of a registered player), Participants, Coaches and Team Managers can access the fixtures of their teams by logging into the PlayHQ website.  (No, there isn’t an app)

Switch between individuals registered on a profile using the “Change user” drop down list.

log in to your PlayHQ profile. In the top right hand corner, select the ‘My Account’ menu item.

The ‘My Teams’ tab will be displayed, alongside the Profile, Accreditations (if applicable), Registration History and Memberships tabs.

Clicking on a Team will display the teams fixture, including the status, time and location details, and scores.

Selecting an individual game will take the participant to the game centre for in-depth game details.