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Updated March 2023



You must refer to the Requirements for All Sport and Physical Activity (PDF 466KB) to understand your overall compliance responsibilities.

Where considered appropriate, for example inclusion in a sport program, parents or caregivers must be informed of full details of the location, supervision to be provided and activities to be undertaken when seeking their written permission.

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Teacher/Instructor Qualifications and Experience

The teacher/instructor must have appropriate expertise and/or training in the teaching/coaching of Basketball.

Basketball Australia offers the following appropriate accreditation courses:

A teacher must be present who has recognised current training in emergency care.

Specific sport support for basketball is provided in the Teacher resource hub.  

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If an adult other than a teacher is engaged as a coach, a teacher must be present to take overall responsibility.

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Backboard support posts and walls behind the goal posts which may restrict or interfere with players movements must be padded. Similarly any obstruction that protrudes into run off spaces should be padded.

For inter-school competition, nets are required to be securely attached to the rings. Metal nets are not to be used.

Soles of sport shoes should have enough grip for the surface on which the game is played.

A well-equipped medical kit must be readily available.

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The court surface must be free of obstructions and loose objects.

The immediate surrounds of the court perimeter should have a space clear of any objects or obstacles, e.g. equipment, seating, school bags.

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Students must remove jewellery and other ornaments likely to cause injury.

Students must cut or tape long fingernails. Players are permitted to wear gloves that fit tightly around the wrist.

Boundaries of the court must be clear of spectators and belongings to avoid interfering with the safe movements of players and umpires.

Where possible, ice should be available for the treatment of injuries.

Students participating at outdoor venues are to be instructed to use adequate sun protection, e.g. an SPF50+, broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen reapplied regularly and a hat where appropriate.

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