Wolves Junior Leagues

MORE THAN A D-LEAGUE. MORE THAN A CLUB. MORE THAN AN ATHLETE.

“EVERYONE CAN PLAY BASKETBALL REGARDLESS OF AGE, GENDER, RELIGION, ETHNIC OR SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND LEVEL OF FITNESS. ITS EVERYONE’S GAME”

LIST OF OPTIONS

* FIRST STEP – PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BNSW

* SECOND STEP – CHOOSE YOUR COMPETITION

JUNIOR D-LEAGUE

West Sydney Wolves Basketball Association is committed to providing a quality competition for our youth and senior basketball players. WSW is focused on providing an environment that’s safe, educational, nurturing, and community friendly. Our competitions will be officiated and administered by dedicated and experienced staff with a focus on providing a memorable experience for everyone.

WSW 3X3 D-LEAGUE

There is a new game in town, 3X3, it is the number one urban team sport in the world. From the streets to the world stage, 3X3 is also the newest addition to the Olympic Games in 2020. It’s been heralded as the game for a new generation, with its fast-paced action, simple rules, and its flexibility to be played by everyone of all ages and abilities, makes 3X3 the hottest game around the world, right now. West Sydney Wolves is the first Basketball Association to have an official 3X3 League for juniors and seniors in Sydney.

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WSW 5X5 D-LEAGUE

The WSW D-League is the West Sydney Wolves official 5X5 competition for juniors and seniors. West Sydney Wolves is at the forefront of player and coaching development, and has implemented a modified & professional league format for all 5X5 competitions.

The modified format provides a platform to prepare and develop players, coaches, officials, and administration staff for representative basketball and elite competition. These changes, especially for our youth, will teach and develop players defensive skills, develop smarter players, teach sound offensive and defensive principles, improve on-court communication skills while ensuring everyone who plays at West Sydney Wolves has a positive experience.

5X5 D-LEAGUE GUIDELINES

The WSW 5X5 D-League’s modified format was developed to benefit the players and coaches. This new format means increased playing time for players, extra time-outs, extra time for coaches to develop their coaching skills, and increased fun for everyone involved.

Game Duration

4 x 12 Minute Quarters – 48 Minutes Total Game Time!

1 Minute Quarter Time breaks

3 Minute Half Time break

Time Outs

1 x 1 Minute Timeout Per Half

2 x 30 second Timeout Per Half

Overtime

3 Minute Period

Shot Clock

All games will have a 24 second shot clock. This will introduce players to a representative game atmosphere and experience, develop and improve players court and time awareness, while stopping, stalling and keep-away tactics to win games.

No Zone Rules

Under 12s D-League teams must play man-to-man defence at all times. Under 12s & 14 teams will not be allowed to trap or double team. Players are permitted to help when a team mate is beaten, but must switch or recover immediately. Players are allowed to stunt or fake at the ball and steal the ball if possible, must not trap if the opposition picks up their dribble, instead must return to their own player or switch.

The aim is to discourage defensive systems that are predicated on taking advantage of young players lack of strength or inability to pass long distances while encouraging players to contain their own man, develop anticipation skills, improve help and recover techniques and encourage players to communicate better on defence

Restriction of Players:

Definition of a State/Representative player: Any player who has been selected in a representative basketball team for any Association. A player is deemed a representative player from the current year March to February the following year. [Winter & Summer season]. A representative development player is not deemed to be a representative player. However, if the status of a development player changes during the season, this matter will be referred to The WSWBA Committee

Each junior team is restricted to a 10-point system for players at a representative level.

REPRESENTATIVE LEVEL POINTS PER REPRESENTATIVE
State Player 4 Points
Division 1 3 Points
Division 2 2 Points – Maximum of 4 Division 2 Players.
Division 3 1 Points
Division 4 1 Points

A division one graded team may apply in writing to the WSWBA committee to replace a representative player with another representative player.

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ALL PLAYERS MUST BE BNSW REGISTERED BEFORE COMMENCING COMPETITION.

What is BNSW registration for?

Each individual in a team must be registered with Basketball NSW. Basketball NSW registration lasts for 12 months and covers players against injury insurance. Players do not have to register again to register in another WSW program, you are insured for 1 year. For full coverage details please go to our Insurance tab.

WOLVES JUNIOR 3X3 & 5X5 D-LEAGUE CALENDARS

JUNIOR 3X3 LEAGUE

DIVISION GRADE DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
U8 MIXED WED SAT  
U10 MIXED WED SAT  
U12 MIXED WED SAT  
U14 GIRLS WED SAT SUN
U14 BOYS WED SAT SUN
U16 GIRLS WED   SUN
U16 BOYS WED    

JUNIOR 5x5 LEAGUE

DIVISION GRADE DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
U14 GIRLS THU FRI  
U14 BOYS THU FRI  
U16 GIRLS THU FRI  
U16 BOYS THU FRI  

WHAT ARE THE COSTS IN PLAYING IN A COMPETITION?

  • Team Nomination $104 – paid by Team Manager upon team registration
  • Team Game Fees are payable in advance and prior to the commencement of competition. An invoice will be sent to the Team Manager to finalise the payment.

COMPETITION GAME FEES PER TEAM

  • 3 x 3 Game Fees (10weeks) = $650
  • 5 x 5 Game Fees (approx. 20 weeks) = $2,100

Where are games played?

PCYC Auburn Church street Lidcombe

When does competition start?

  • 3 x 3 competition coincide with the School term
  • 5 x 5 competition is held twice a year – approx. 20weeks per season

Conditions of Participation

  • Players must be registered with WSWBA as a full or affiliate member and must provide photo ID when requested by staff. eg. Passport or Driver’s License.
  • All players must comply with the WSWBA By-Laws and Competition Rules.
  • Team grading is the sole responsibility of WSWBA.
  • WSWBA retains the right not to accept any nomination.
  • A player can only play for one team per division; however can play in more than one division and more than one night.
  • More information pertaining to the structure of the Senior Competition can be found by viewing the WSWBA By-Laws.

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