2019/20 VJBL Rep Tryouts registrations now open

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Werribee Basketball is pleased to open registrations for the 2019/20 Werribee Devils Junior Representative Tryouts.

What is VJBL & what is Representative Basketball?

The Melb Utd. Victorian Junior Basketball League incorporates competitions conducted state-wide and provides the highest level of junior competition in Victoria. VJBL boasts almost 1300 representative teams from over 55 associations across Victoria. The competition includes the U12 to U21 age groups, in a graded structure from Victorian Junior Championship League to the Regional Competition. The Victorian Junior Championship League serves as a benchmark for excellence in competition and is the premier competition for junior teams in Victoria. The VJBL has been a key pathway for many of Australia’s best players including Andrew Bogut, Penny Taylor, Andrew Gaze, Ben Simmons, Elizabeth Cambage and Michelle Timms just to name a few.

Playing representative basketball requires attendance at 2 weekly practice sessions and a Friday night game. All Werribee Devils VJBL Representative Teams have coaches that are suitably qualified, holding a minimum level one coaching accreditation and a mandatory working with children check. All coaches work under the guidance of the Player & Coach Development Manager and the Representative Coaching Leads. Werribee Basketball aims to have a program that strongly aligns with the Basketball Victoria and Basketball Australia player development pathway, and provides opportunities for all players to play at the highest level they can achieve.

Werribee Basketball encourages all players looking to take their game to the next level to attend these tryouts.

Rep Tryouts Dates & Times

U/12 boys & girls (Athletes born 2009 – 2011) 

Session 1 – Friday 4th October, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Session 2 – Sunday 6th October, 8:00am – 10:00am

Session 3 – Sunday 13th October, 8:00am – 10:00am

U/14 boys & girls (Athletes born 2007-2008)

Session 1 – Sunday 6th October, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Session 2 – Friday 11th October, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Session 3 – Sunday 13th October, 11:00am – 1:00pm

U/16 boys & girls (Athletes born 2005-2006)

Session 1 – Friday 4th October, 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Session 2 – Sunday 6th October, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 3 – Sunday 13th October, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

U/18 boys & girls (Athletes born 2003-2004)

Session 1 – Sunday 6th October, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Session 2 – Friday 11th October, 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Session 3 – Sunday 13th October, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE U/21 tryout dates are TBC (Athletes born 2000-2002)

Representative Age Groups for the 2018/19 VJBL season

U12 – players born 2009 to 2011

U14 – players born 2007 to 2008

U16 – players born 2005 to 2006  

U18 – players born 2003 to 2004  

U21 – players born to 2000 to 2002


*All players trying out must complete the online registration form 

*Please ensure all information is accurate and correct 

Cost of attending tryouts

The tryout registration fee is $15.

Information for players trying out from other associations

All players trying out from other associations must provide a signed “Permission to Train” (PTT) form. If this form is not provided, you will not be allowed to tryouts. This form can be found on the VJBL website.

Registering on the day of tryouts

We are encouraging all athletes to register prior to their first tryout, however if athletes are unable to do so, they can register on the day. Registration on the day must be paid for by a credit or debit card. No cash will be accepted on the day.

Information for players unable to attend tryouts

*Please note that attendance of at least 2 tryouts is required to be selected in a team. 

*Any player unable to attend 2 or more tryouts MUST apply for an exemption by emailing reece.potter@werribeebasketball.com. Exemptions will be granted at the discretion of the WBA Player & Coach Development Manager.

*Any player unable to attend 2 or more try outs should still register and pay online.

*Players who are injured are still required to register and attend tryouts to observe. Injured players must provide a medical certificate and apply for an exemption as above.

*Players who are ill are not required to attend tryouts while ill, but must still register and pay online. Players who are ill must provide a medical certificate and apply for an exemption as above.

Please note – more information will be emailed to athletes/parents once they are registered and prior to the tryouts commencing.

Questions can be directed to the Player & Coach Development Manager, Reece Potter.

Email: reece.potter@werribeebasketball.com   OR   Phone: (03) 9742 5440

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