LAUNCH NIGHT SERIES BASKETBALL CREW

Before you register we’d love you to take the time to read a little bit about the roles we have available and the qualities and skills that are required. We want to make sure that you are well supported to help us deliver the best program we can for young people in our community.

IMPORTANT

  • All LAUNCH Night Series crew must have a current Ochre Card, which will need to be sighted by a member of the City of Darwin Youth Team **

  • We appreciate crew to be flexible and open to last minute changes due to illness and unavailability of other volunteers

  • Crew are expected to be involved in general clean up and tidy after the games

  • All crew are welcome to join in the evening meal where they have the opportunity to liaise with other crew and players

  • Crew must be at Casuarina Senior College by 6.45pm on game nights to sign on which is followed by a mandatory briefing at 7pm

** For further information on Ochre Card requirements and applications please visit nt.gov.au

*Note Ochre Card concession applicable to volunteers. Please contact Teresa Helm at YouthProjects@darwin.nt.gov.au for further information

Registration Desk

You are pretty much the welcoming committee! Your role is to ensure players and spectators are registered on arrival, and if they aren’t you will be assisting with on-the-spot registrations.  You will liaise with the coaches and Tournament Night Manager to ensure players join the correct teams. Once registration is done for the night you can help out with other aspects of the program and enjoy some basketball!

Coaches and assistant coaches

Please do not panic if you aren’t ex NBA level - your role really involves managing team dynamics, encouragement of play, participation and teamwork. You will be your team’s main point of contact and go to person for the duration of the evenings. On top of your time on the courts, you will also eat dinner and attend the nightly life skills workshops with your team - get involved and have fun!

Scorer and scoreboard operators

Your role is to assist and facilitate the scoring of games. You don’t need to know all the rules - just how to count. Scoring includes noting fouls called by referees, keeping a running score of games, and final scores. Scoreboard operators responsibilities include time keeping and tracking of score.

Workshop Supervisor

Your job is to welcome the life skills workshop facilitators to the space and ensure they are ready to run their fun! You will be required to round up teams and coaches for their workshops, supervise the workshop space, help facilitators where needed, encourage player engagement and generally make sure the workshops flow. At the end of the workshops, after a tidy up of the area you are invited to enjoy the rest of the games or lend a hand anywhere else you can.

General Assistants

Just as it sounds - general assistance in running of the tournament nights program across a number of different areas. Catering, set up, pack down, scoring, a fill in position for the night. Be prepared to be flexible in this dynamic role!

Referee (PAID ROLE)

Role requirements: You will be responsible for the refereeing of 3 x half our games per evening. This will will require the ability to implement fundamental basketball rules, including mixed gender rules, while also mentoring and explaining the rules to players. You will also showcase your knowledge by facilitating a 30 minute skills and drills component to kick start the evening. This role is for both experienced and developing referees.