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Our FAQ page is designed to make your basketball club experience seamless and enjoyable. Whether you’re a new member looking for information on registration and fees or a seasoned player seeking clarification on game rules and policies, you’ll find the guidance you need here. We believe in transparency and accessibility, and this page reflects our commitment to providing clear, concise answers to common queries. Don’t hesitate to explore the FAQ section; it’s your roadmap to understanding our club’s operations and ensuring that you make the most of your time on and off the court. If you ever find yourself with additional questions, our dedicated support team is just a message away, ready to assist you on your basketball journey.

F A Q ' s

What age group will my child play in?

Age Bracket Concerns
A few members have reached out to us to identify that they have some questions or concerns about the ages brackets affecting their children. Please note our age break down is in line with Basketball Qld and representative eligibility.The important thing to keep in mind when considering the age groups is that it’s still a two-year age bracket, so there will always be “top age” and “bottom age” kids within each age bracket.
These children will also be graded & put into teams and divisions within the competition according to their and their peer’s skill levels.

When do registrations close for Summer 23/24 Season?

Rip City can accept registrations freely until 18/10/2023 when they nominate the number of teams they are entering into the competition for the season. From there, if they have room within teams, they may still accept registrations at any point throughout the season to fill teams if they have space.

Is there an option for a payment plan?

Rip City is happy to advise that we are offering an instalment option, this time with 4 fortnightly instalments which sees full registration fees paid before the season commences. Please contact office@uscbasketball.com.au for more information.

What are the credit card fees in BasketballConnect?

You may be charged up to 2.25% + 30c for domestic Australian Credit Cards, and 2.70% + 30c for American Express cards and 3.40% + 30c for international cards. Please note that Rip City does not set these fees

What are the direct debit fees?

You may be charged up to 1.50% + 30c for Direct Debit. Please note that Rip City does not set these fees.

Can I pay by Bank Transfer?

No, all transactions need to be completed via the BasketballConnect portal, and there is no option for Bank Transfers.

What are the Basketball Queensland Membership fees for the different age groups?

Basketball Queensland is still on 2023 fees. $35.50 for U10 and $71.01 for 10 and older. This may increase when BQ releases their 2024 fees. If I register my child into the wrong club or wish to change clubs after I have completed registration (i.e. wish to de-register and join the right club) will I be charged transaction fees again? Yes

How do I use my Fair Play Voucher?

A Fair Play Voucher code can be entered at the time of registration in Basketball Connect. You will receive an email following successful registration requesting a copy of the voucher. If the voucher code is invalid, an invoice will be raised for the amount of $150. Please email the physical voucher to office@uscbasketball.com.au for processing.

When is the next Refereeing Course being offered at Rip City?

Referee courses are split into two parts – online and in-person clinic
To access the online courses:
Complete your annual BQ Referee Registration – “2023 Referee Registration”: Registrations
Log into the Referee App using your Own Ur Goal details:  BQ_Referee (ownurgoal.net.au)
Click on “Courses”
Select the course you wish to complete
Complete all parts of the course and associated exam(s)
Attend the in-person clinic(s)
Complete the practical assessment with your game day supervisors/instructors
In-Person Clinic
Cost $20 – payable on BasketballConnect
Online courses must be completed prior to attendance.
Please email referee@uscbasketball.com.au if you are interested in registering for this course.

What size ball will my child use in their trainings/games?

Size 5 = U10 & U12 (Boys & Girls)
Size 6 = Girls U14 , U16 & U18 | Boys U14
Size 7 = Boys U16, U18

How do I enter a Team into a competition?

We are always looking for new teams at the start of a season, if registrations are not open yet we can let you know by putting your team on the waiting list.
When registrations open(roughly 6 weeks before the start of the season) teams will need to have their team contact register the team online by submitting the team nomination form. Once we accept your team entry we will contact you just after the closing date for new teams with your Grading Game time and date. This helps us see what level competition you are suited to, how organised the team is, and view the teams conduct and sportsmanship.
Shortly after the grading game we will contact you to offer you a position in a competition.
Unfortunately due to restricted court space and some spaces not becoming available we can not always offer a place in the association.

Do all players have to register every season?

Yes, all players, including the team organiser must register to every competition season they wish to participate in as a ‘Player’.
BasketballConnect will only require you to pay again if your registration finishes before the end of the season.

My question isn’t listed – who can I contact?

Please email your question to our Admin Team, and we will get back to you as soon as possible – office@uscbasketball.com.au

p l a y e r s

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Parent Kathleen Hemmings

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Parent Jackie McCosker

I love playing at Rip City, everyone is really friendly.

Player Lilly Ng

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