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Sports Centre will now be providing a new look uniform, hoody, polo and bag.
For more information click on "Uniforms" under the "Apparel" heading.
The North Adelaide Rockets are lucky to have a very loyal and supportive group of sponsors, including some who have been backing the club for many years. The Rockets would like to thank them for their contributions which help the club in so many ways, but most importanatly allow for yearly subscription fees to be kept to a minimum. To read more about this loyal group click on more on this message. The rockets would also ask that where possible club members and their families and friends support our sponsors as well.
The North Adelaide Rockets have a new manager for the secondhand uniform shop. Vicki Invancic is now the person to contact for all secondhand uniform requirments including playing singlets and shorts, tracksuits and other items. Vicki is also looking for more items to sell. Contact her on 0408 814 909.
Some new details are available for the Aussie Hoops program at Hillcrest in 2012. The program is an excellent introduction and development scheme for young players, including those who are new to the game. Details are available by clicking on more below or on the Junior Development tab on the website, then on Aussie Hoops. More details are also available from Junior Development Manager Jaimi Rock on 0433- 574-411.
Over the last few years there has been a considerable growth in open forums, such as Facebook, Twitter and Hoops and the club felt it was appropriate to address their use in as far as it affects parents, players, coaches, officials and the club in general.
While these forums are a very accepted part of every day life, it is the club’s belief that they are not an appropriate way of airing an individual’s views on basketball related matters. There have been a number of instances where these sites have been used for criticism of players, coaches and officials and even cases of bullying and this is unacceptable as far as the club is concerned.
Please be responsible in your use of these mediums and be aware that if inappropriate material is brought to the club’s attention it will result in disciplinary action against the person or persons involved.
While often only a passing comment these items can cause considerable concern for other parties involved.
Some more coaching material has been uploaded to the Rockets Website. This involves a series of drills from Adelaide 36ers coach Marty Clarke. You can find the new material by going to the coaching resources tab and then clicking on the Marty Clarke item.
The Business Directory includes the valued companies and businesses who generously support the North Adelaide Basketball Club. We ask that when you need the services or products outlined in the directory that you give strong consideration to supporting those people who support the Rockets. A copy of the directory has been provided to every North family by team managers. A copy is now also available on the net and can be downloaded by clicking on more on this message. Feel free to pass it around to friends and relatives.
The Junior Operations Group (JOG) have updated the Junior Club Booklet which contains a wealth of information related to playing basketball at the North Adelaide Rockets, including club values and objectives, team selections and player movements. A copy of the booklet is now available on the website. Just click on more. A copy can also be found under the "So You Want to Play Basketball" tab.
The recent coaching clinic run by North Adelaide's coaching mentor Dean Kinsman has been immortalised on DVD and is now available for all Rockets coaches. If you were at the clinic you already know how valuable the session was and if you missed it this is a chance to learn some great new skills or reinforce what you already know and do. To get a copy of the DVD coaches can contact David Durant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some details about the Rockets in Schools Program have been uploaded to the website. To learn more click on the Coaching and Junior Development Tab and then on Junior Development and go to the Rockets in Schools Program.
The JOG committee has developed some great new resources for junior coaches. Check them out by clicking on more and then downloading the information you need.