Corio Bay Basketball is excited to see Paul Hutchison return as a newly appointed head coach for 2018 State Champ Men team. Congratulations Hutchy!
Stingrays Uniform Try On dates, to be held at GBNC in the Stingrays locker room.
TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER - 4.30 -6.00PM
SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER - 9.30 - 2PM
Please find our uniform coordinator Carlo Murray to assist with your uniform requirements.
All orders are to be placed online at www.coriobaybasketball.com.au. Thank You
CBBA Stingrays State Championship Men (BigV) Head Coach Vacancy
Corio Bay Stingrays State Championship Men (BigV) Head Coach Vacancy
We are seeking expressions of interests and applications for our club’s most elite coaching position.
The successful candidate will ideally demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
Applications close October 4th 2017 – All applications will be treated in confidence.
Please send your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to : email@example.com
A reminder to all our members. It is a requirement for every player within the CBBA to have a valid CBBA Membership. If you have a Basketball Victoria Country Membership at another association, you are required to upload proof of purchase of this membership. You can pay your membership by clicking the link on the right of the page. If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expressions of interest:
To register your interest please email email@example.com
Corio Bay Basketball Association's Aussie Hoops programs are back for Term 4! Sessions will be available on a Thursday and Saturday.
Corio Bay provides high level instructors, including NBL Assistant Coaches, Victoria Country Asssitant Coaches, Big V Coaches, Junior Representative Coaches and Junior and Senior Representative players.
Player development doesn't stop at Aussie Hoops, with players being placed into teams into the Geelong Region's premier Junior Development League, which allows players the opportunity to both play and learn at the same time.
Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for 5-10 year olds and their families.
The national program provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social co-operation and grassroots sports participation.
Aussie Hoops introduces children to basketball in a structured and accredited environment that connects our game at the grassroots through to the elite level. Our national coaching curriculum and sequentially-developed program consists of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games all delivered by accredited coaches.
To register, visit www.aussiehoops.com.au
When you start making Country Victorian teams, it's a natural assumption that you are comfortable putting lots of points on the board unless you are a point guard. For Deklan O'Toole, that assumption couldn't be more wrong. For Deklan, he is much more comfortable setting up for a team mate than he is taking over a game. But his deferential manner of playing is not the only unusual thing about his selection into the Country Victorian team at the Southern Cross Challenge. Deklan was forced to watch from the stands during the Gold Nugget camp with a broken arm. But his body of work during the Academy sessions and camps was enough to secure selection.
"The number one thing I learnt at the Southern Cross Challenge was whenever you come to any game ,or training, always be ready to give 110% both physically and mentally," O'Toole said. "You can always improve your skills as an individual and a team on the court and on the sideline."
For Deklan, the Southern Cross Challenge was a chance to celebrate a year of hard work on the court. "When I found out that I got selected to represent Country Victoria at the Southern Cross Challenge I was extremely excited because after 20 weeks of hard work and dedication it all had paid off," O'Toole said. "I was glad that I could improve my skills further, and play at such a high level, with very skilled players and with extremely knowledgeable coaches."
One thing that stood out for Deklan was the step up in what was required when playing at the elite level. "Training at academy compared to stingrays, was more intense psychically, as well as mentally, due to having to take notes, learning a lot of new drills, as well have having to study the drills to enable you to play as well as the player beside you," O'Toole said.
Deklan won't be resting on his laurels though, using this selection as a springboard for the next years. "My highlight of the tournament was working with my coaches, developing as a player, representing Country Victoria and also representing Corio Bay Basketball," said O'Toole. "All in all I took many things away and would love to do it again."
2017 has proved to be one of the most successful for the Corio Bay Basketball Associations, with a record number of players and coaches involved with the Basketball Victoria Country Academy program. Katrina Cochrane, Mia Haritos, Grace Josipovic, Amber Kelly and Samantha Kelly will represent the girls whilst Brodie Crompton, Deklan O'Toole, Ethan Powe, Jamie Ryan, Fergus Sharp, Kane Thornburgh and Marcus Wharton are the boys representatives. Coaches involved in the BVC Skills Day and Academy program are Joel Anderson, Abby Loughead, Hugh Moor, Mitchell Stoop and Dan Coles.
The 2017 BVC Regional Academy will be a 20-week program that includes two camps and develops individual’s skills and team concepts. It forms the selection process for the Gold Nugget Camp and ultimately, the Australian Junior Country Cup and Southern Cross Challenge in January 2018.
"We put a big focus on preparing our players for the Academy program," Director of Coaching Joel Anderson said. "We identified at the end of the 2016 season that our players need more exposure to the BVC Style of Play, language and drills if they were going to be successful at the next level."
What has made implementing this change in philosophy easier has been the number of coaches involved in the program. "Early on we only had one coach in the BVC program. Now we have quite a few," Anderson said. "This means they are able to bring what they have learnt back to their respective teams."
President Mike Nelson reflected on the change in the CBBA representative levels since their early days. "We have always produced Country Victorian players, but we would only have 1 or 2 representatives in an age group," Nelson said. "I remember when the amount of kids trying out was the same as the kids we had selected this year. To have the numbers have now is a testament to the hard work being done."
What is the most pleasing is the number of girls representing the program. "We've always been traditionally strong in the boys side," Anderson said. 'But to have all these girls in the BVC program is going to set us up for the next few years."
Congratulations to all our players and coaches and best of luck for the 2017 Academy program.
ADROIT YOUTH LEAGUE MEN (0-1) 60
defeated by Geelong Supercats (1-0) 62
C. Blythe (12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists), P. Goodier (6 points, 15 rebounds), T Rozenfeld (4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals).
The 2016 Big V Youth League 2 Champions were promoted to Youth League 1 for 2017 and came agonisingly close to snatching an opening win, going down by 2 to Geelong Supercats. The jump up in division proved difficult to adjust to, with some uncharacteristic errors and missed shots as well as an inability to shut down the Supercats Max Kos (17 points) causing the Stingrays to fall behind 25-42 at the half. Lead by Blythe and Goodier early on in the game, it was the injection of Rozenfeld in the fourth quarter that gave the Stingrays a massive chance at an upset win. Outscoring the Supercats 35-20 in the second half, the Stingrays had two opportunities to take the win in the final seconds but couldn’t execute.
ADROIT YOUTH LEAGUE MEN (0-2) 69
defeated by Sunbury Jets (1-0) 76
K Harris (24 points, 3 rebounds), C Blythe (9 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals), T Rozenfeld (7 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists)
Handed a tough initiation into Youth League 1, the Stingrays backed up on the Sunday on the road against a fresh Sunbury unit. However, the Stingrays left the rust back at GBNC as they moved out to a 22-13 quarter time lead. The Stingrays were lead by Harris and Ben Wallis, who combined for 16 of the 22 points. The second quarter was won by the Stingrays, but in a reversal of their first game, the Jets outscored the Stingrays 46-29 in the second half. Harris was ably supported by Blythe and Rozenfeld who both enjoyed good performances over the weekend but it would appear the task of 2 games in 2 days in a new division saw the Stingrays run out of legs.
NEXT HOME GAME: Sunday March 26th @ Geelong Basketball Netball Centre 2pm
PRESTIGE JAYCO YOUTH LEAGUE WOMEN (1-0) 80
defeated Coburg Giants (0-1) 55
The Youth League Women were determined to make up for their 2016 season and made their intentions clear in taking out the BVC CBL championship. This extensive match practice benefited the Stingrays as they took a 20-14 quarter time lead that they wouldn’t surrender. In what would please Head Coach Joel Anderson, he received contributions from all 8 players who spread both minutes and the scoring load. Lead by the Tatlock sisters and Reid, Coburg had no answers to the complete team performance by the Stingrays. Apart from S. Mac Aodha with 21 points, the Stingrays swarming defence prevented any other Giant from getting going offensively.
NEXT HOME GAME: Saturday 25th March @ Geelong Basketball Netball Centre 7pm
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEN (0-1) 78