FAQ

Oatlander Outlaws Basketball Club

PARENTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who runs the club?
An elected committee of volunteers are responsible for various roles that keep the club running smoothly. Our volunteers are mostly parents of our junior players and we welcome new volunteers to at any time.

What association does the club play in?
The Dandenong Basketball Association (DBA) is one of the largest junior competitions in Australia. For more information visit the DBA website

How does the age groups work?
For this upcoming season, the teams are under the ages of 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 23.

How much does it cost a season?
Fees can change over seasons so best to get an accurate price from our committee. Contact treasurer for further info.

How are teams selected?
Consideration is given to the skills of the players, as assessed by the Age Group Coordinator and selectors, after observations and comprehensive consultation with coaches and club committee. Also, highly valued are commitment to team training and games, punctuality, and positive team attitudes and Team balance.

Can I pay the fees in installments?
Definitely, please call our Treasurer to arrange a payment plan.

How do I make payments to the club?
Payments can be made to the club as follows:

Bank Transfers:

Bank: Westpac
Name: Oatlander Outlaws Basketball Club
BSB: 033-341
Account No: 286562

Note: all online registrations will provide details of payment at the completion of the purchase.

PLAYERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where do we play competitive games?
Dandenong Basketball Stadium is the main stadium we play at but sometimes games get moved to other venues. The club or DBA will notify if any change to the location of games.

What does the club expect from players who are registered with the club?
Players are expected to show commitment to their team by attending training regularly and turning up reliably for games at least 10 minutes prior to starting time. Apart from illness, injury, or an occasional special event, players are expected to be available for all games and training and to advise their coach and team manager in advance if they cannot play or attend training for any reason.

Players who have other regular commitments on a Saturday should make a note of this on their registration form. If possible, attempts will be made to avoid clashes, but players should be aware that requests for particular times can’t always be accommodated.

When do I need to register for the upcoming season?
Registrations are done online now which is usually a few weeks before the finals commence in the current season. Existing players must register before the date which will be mentioned on the website as well as pay fees. If they are new players or are transferring from another DBA club need to fill out the “Expression of Interest” form first then the club will be in contact. Registration costs are posted on the online forms.

What nights do we train?
Training is on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday between the hours of 4:30-8:30 pm. Our training venue is at our home stadium which is Timbarra Community Stadium.

If your child is unable to train on a particular night please notify your coach or team manager so we can work out another arrangement.

What size Basketball do I need?
Size 5 basketballs for Mixed and Under 8 competitions.
Size 6 basketballs are to be used for Under 9 to Under 14.
Size 7 basketballs for Under 16 to Under 23.