Oakleigh Raptors is a community run Basketball Club with a mission to make our approach to basketball (The Raptors Way) accessible to as many people as possible. Whilst winning is great, how we get there is much more important, and our approach brings together our core values of fun, persistence, sportsmanship, well-being and community.
The club runs numerous teams, where all skill levels are welcome. If your child is total beginner we offer development sessions to help build the skill and confidence needed to enjoy the sport of basketball.
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How Does It Work?
We have two main intakes commencing the last few weeks of the school term 1, and term 3. Our coaching panel, review registered children first and allocated them into new teams depending on the year of their birth as per the below tables
There are a number of divisions in each age group to suit every standard. Teams are selected to ensure a good balance of skills, heights and appropriateness of grade. We also try to take friendships into account especially as we work to build up numbers in the club. So please bring a friend or two along with you!
We are also running a limited place program called the "Mini Raptors" in 2023. The intention is to prepare new future players for the following season. This is exclusive to foundation, grade 1 & grade 2 children and provides an introduction to basketball class without weekend competition games. To find out more:
How Much Does It Cost?
Oakleigh Raptors Club Fee
MBA Spectator Fee
* Basketball Victoria Fee is an annual fee & is $43 for players 18 and over. Basketball Victoria Fee changing 1/1/2024, amount to be confirmed.
Where & When
Basketball seasons typically follow the school calendar with Winter Season (Typically April to September) & the Summer Season (Typically October to March).
Teams practice weekly for 1 hour with the day, time and location dependent on volunteer coach availability. These are confirmed once teams are formed and typically will be a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between 5pm to 8pm. Training locations can also vary however typically include indoor courts at:
Game fixtures are managed the McKinnon Basketball Association (MBA) depending on court availability. Typically these are held at indoor courts around Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Carnegie and Brighton.
Boys and Seniors play on Saturday and girls on Sundays, with times varying from younger to older ages across the days duration.
How Does It Work?
Please contact Adeline button below to place an order for your uniform or for any uniform related inquiries.
There is an option to choose the number for your uniform, however if this number is already taken, we will assign a different number. If you unsure about the size, we do have a set of each size to try on. All players must wear the "reversible playing singlet" and "playing shorts" to all game day games.
Things you may be wondering?
To find out more, please register your interest and we would be happy to share more about how you can become part of the Oakleigh Raptors Basketball Journey!