Basketball Victoria has made the decision to implement the use of Size 5 basketballs for their competition structures commencing from January 2022.

Players will continue to use a Size 6 Basketball (under-14 boys/under-14 girls and older) as well as the Size 7 Basketball (under-16 boys and older) in Basketball Victoria competitions.

The recommendation paper provided by Basketball Victoria cites several overseas case studies  that show a positive correlation in both performance and enjoyment with appropriately sized equipment including the International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching (2019). Adopting a size 5 basketball allows younger players and beginners to hone and perfect their skills at an early age.

Click here to read the summary document of the Basketball Victoria Under-12 Size 5 Ball Recommendation Paper.

For the SBA:

These changes mean that from January 2022 we will be implementing the following for our junior domestic competitions:

SBA Boys Domestic Competitions

Under 9 Under 10 and Under 12 – Size 5 Basketballs

Under 14 – Size 6 Basketballs

Under 16 and Under 18 – Size 7 Basketballs

SBA Girls Domestic Competitions

Under 9 Under 10 and Under 12 – Size 5 Basketballs

Under 14 / Under 16 and Under 18  – Size 6 Basketballs

SBA BeeBall and Sabre Cubs Programs (Boys and Girls) – Size 5 Basketballs

VJBL- Sabres

U 12 Boys and Girls- Size 5 Basketballs

The SBA will have Size 5 basketballs available at our online store from 1st October. Some stock is very limited due to everyone preparing for the new regulations.  Purchases can be made online here https://teamwear.kit-up.com.au/index.php?route=product/category&path=135

Purchase by 29th October and collection will be from the Stadium on Tuesday 9th November or you can select the delivery option for a fee of $13.75.

If you miss this window we will then take orders from 30th October – 26th November and collection will be available from the stadium on Tuesday 7th December or select the delivery option..

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