There are many ways in which parents can get involved in the sport of basketball.
Basketball is a sport for people of all ages and all abilities. Most associations run basketball competitions for adults. Why not get a group of friends or other parents together and start a team? It's a great way to stay active and have fun!
Coaching is a great way to get involved in basketball and you do not have to have ever played the sport.
Local Associations and state/territory associations regularly conduct courses to teach people how to coach. This can be a most rewarding way to get further involved in your child's basketball activities and help the basketball association.
Check out Basketball Australia's online store for the list of great resources available to help you to be the coach!
Refereeing is a fantastic way to get involved and make a contribution to the sport. It's also good for fitness, can earn you some pocket money and is a great way to meet other people in the association.
Associations regularly conduct referee courses so why not sign up for the next one?
Scoretable and Statistics
Referees aren't the only officials in basketball. There are also the Scoretable officials (who do the timing and scoring) and, at higher levels of competition, statistics are kept.
Contact your local association for when they are next running a course.
Other volunteering roles
Most associations or clubs have few, or no, paid staff so need the help of many people to operate. There are a number of volunteer roles that can be rewarding for you and help the association.
Roles such as serving on club or association committees, assisting with events or sitting on a tribunal are essential to the running of an association.
Speak to your association about how your skills, time and enthusiasm can best be utilised.