FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does the season start?
SMAA Netball Club runs two seasons, Summer & Winter.
The Winter season generally starts in April, and the summer season starts in October.
Registrations for the Winter season close in January, registrations for Summer season close in August each year. Exact dates can be found on our calendar when they are released.
When are games played?
Winter games are played every Saturday, in three time slots. 12:30pm, 2:00pm , 3:30pm
Summer games are played Tues - Friday nights. Further info can be found here.
Exact game times are unknown until SAUCNA release the program, generally a week or two before the season starts. Once the program is released you will be given a copy by your team manager, and it will be available to view on teamapp.
Where are games played?
Winter Junior Games are played either at our home courts (2 Retallack Ave Marleston) or at an away location, according to the teams program. Exact locations are unknown until SAUCNA release the program, generally a week or two before the season starts.
Once the program is released you will be given a copy by your team manager, and it will be available to view on teamapp.
All winter senior games (17U & OPEN) are played at the association courts.
All Summer games for all age groups are played at the association courts.
How Do I find the location of aN AWAY GAME?
It is always best to confirm with your team manager the exact location of an away game. Often clubs have more than one location. SAUCNA lists venues and maps on their website here.
When & where is training?
In Winter all teams train at our home courts, 2 Retallack Ave Marleston, according to the training roster. The time and day of training is decided by the coach and team at the meet & greet, which is held after teams have been allocated.
In Summer training is at the coaches discretion.
WHAT ARE THE SEASON FEES?
A. The fees for Winter 2018 are $200 per Junior player, $225 per senior player
The fees for Summer 2018/19 are to be advised.
DOES SMAA ACCEPT SPORTS VOUCHERS?
SMAA Is an approved provider for sports vouchers.
Please download & complete current sports vouchers here & forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN ARE FEES DUE?
Fees for both the summer & winter seasons are due in full prior to the first game.
SMAA adopt a 'no pay, no play policy'.
HOW DO I PAY SEASON FEES?
As part of the registration process you can pay your fees online using credit card. Alternatively you can pay via EFT directly into our bank account, or via EFTPOS at our canteen. You can login to your player portal (account) at any time & make online payments. Our treasurer also accepts cash payments which can be made at trials.
WHAT ARE SMAA BANKING DETAILS FOR EFT PURPOSES?
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DOES SMAA ACCEPT?
Credit Card (via your player portal, or by phone with the treasurer)
EFTPOS (at the canteen/bar)
Cash (directly to the treasurer)
How do I register to play netball with SMAA?
SMAA runs a seperate database for each season, so its important to ensure that you register for the correct season.
If you are a SUMMER manager/coach click here to register your team to play SUMMER netball
If you are a summer player & have already arranged to be part of a summer team please refer to the team manager/coach for a registration invitation link.
If you would like to play SUMMER netball with SMAA & you are new to our club, or haven't been asked to join an existing friendship team you can register as a SUMMER individual. SMAA will do their best to place you in an existing team that is looking for extra players, but we cannot guarantee placement. Please note that our summer season is called the friendship season, as teams are based on friendship groups, not skill levels.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY REGISTRATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?
You will receive a system generated confirmation email, with further information about the upcoming season.
IF MY REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED AM I GUARANTEED A PLACE IN A TEAM?
If you are new to our club you are not automatically guaranteed placement in a team, it will depend on final numbers. All registered players are invited to trial. If we cannot place you in a team after trials you will be refunded any monies paid and placed on the wait list.
SMAA Prioritises registrations in the following order. Past Winter Season players, Past Summer Season Players, Siblings, Other New players.
When are trials?
Trials for the winter season are generally held at our home courts in early February each year. Notification of trials is emailed to current members & posted on facebook when registrations open.
There are no trials for the summer season, as all teams are friendship based.
DO I WEAR SMAA UNIFORM TO TRIAL?
No, uniform is not necessary. Just sporting attire & netball shoes are required.
IS THERE A COST TO TRIAL?
In order to trial we ask that you have paid at least $50 from your season fees. The balance of any outstanding fees are due prior to the first game of the season. If you have not paid the minimum $50 you will be unable to trial. This trial fee is non refundable if you choose to withdraw after trials have commenced.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I CANNOT ATTEND TRIALS?
The trial managers contact information will be on the official trials notice, which is emailed out, & posted on facebook.
WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT TEAM I HAVE BEEN PLACED IN?
You will be notified by email/text and a facebook post when teams have been released. This is generally a week after the final trials. The exact date will be noted on the official notification of trials.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TEAM I HAVE BEEN PLACED IN?
Please login to your player portal. Once you have been notified that teams have been released (after trials are completed) there will be a tab 'Team Members'. This will show your current team information.
WHAT IS MEET AND GREET?
Meet & Greet is where teams come together for the first time. If teams dont have coaches or managers these positions are filled, and the team works out a suitable training day & time. Further information about the season is distributed at this event. Players just wear casual dress, as there will be no training, its a social occasion.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION/PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Each players personal information is held on their player portal, which is created at the time of registration.
SMAA uses two seperate databases for each season, so if you play both seasons you will have two portals, a summer portal & a winter portal. Please make sure you are in the correct portal prior to making payments or changes.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THE CLUB?
SMAA uses many forms of communication.
You will be contacted by email for most the direct correspondence from SMAA.
SMAA issues three newsletters per year. February (Start of winter), July (End of Winter), November (start of Summer) - these are all emailed to members & are available from the website.
You may be contacted by SMS by the club if the matter is time sensitive
Important information is posted on our SMAA Facebook page - be sure to like this.
Team Managers & Coaches may also contact you by email, teamapp, facebook or phone.
I Have further questions about SMAA Netball Club, Who can I contact?
Please direct all further questions to our Administration Officer at email@example.com. We will endeavour to answer your email as quickly as possible.