Council

BASKETBALL: Slam Dunk Club

Slamdunk

BACKGROUND

The parent support group for basketball at Scotch, ‘The Slam Dunk Club’, was founded in July 2003. The aim of the club is for the basketball community to support the administration, help develop the players, and have some fun. The committee meets every six weeks throughout the Basketball season and welcomes new members.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Support for the Teacher-in-Charge of Basketball: The Slam Dunk Club supplies administrative help with events, camps and tours, whether Scotch is visiting another School, or we are hosting a visit here.

Club Year Level Representatives: Relay information between the Club and parents in their Year Level. They inform families of upcoming events, training camps and basketball tours via email.

Great Shot! The Slam Dunk Club prides itself on its communication. Every week during the APS season, an email alert is sent advising of latest news/events and a link to the Slam Dunk Club’s weekly newsletter,

Great Shot! includes game reports, diary dates, Coaches column and news, keeping parents and players up-to-date with what’s happening in the basketball community at Scotch.

Funding: The Club has helped finance specialist coaching, teams participating in School competitions, tour groups and assists visiting players and parents.

MAJOR EVENTS

  • 1sts Singlet Presentation Ceremony and introduction of coaches
  • Presentation Night concludes the season and includes a 3-on-3 competition, Old Boys match and awards to the players

OVERVIEW OF THE SPORT

Tours: In the past boys have toured Southport, Queensland; New Zealand and the USA.

The Southport Tour is normally during the first Term break and the main annual school tour. Scheduling of the USA tour varies but is generally every three years.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Come along to games: Watch your son play and cheer the team on! This presents a great opportunity to meet other parents and share in everyone’s enthusiasm for the sport.

Join the Slam Dunk Committee: The time you can commit need not be great but every little bit will make a difference to basketball at Scotch.

CONTACTS

The basketball pages on the Scotch website have the most recent contact information. email scotch.basketball@scotch.vic.edu.au,or alternatively feel free to contact our Secretary, amulcahy34@gmail.com