Registrations open for 2018/19 VJBL tryouts

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Werribee Basketball is pleased to open registrations for the 2018/19 Werribee Devils Junior Representative Tryouts.

CLICK HERE to access the 2018/19 Werribee Devils Junior Representative Tryouts Information Pack

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 2008 – 2010) 

Session 1 – Friday 14th September, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Session 2 – Sunday 16th September, 8:00am – 10:00am

Session 3 – Sunday 23rd September, 8:00am – 10:00am

U/14 boys & girls (Athletes born 2006-2007)

Session 1 – Sunday 16th September, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Session 2 – Friday 21st September, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Session 3 – Sunday 23rd September, 11:00am – 1:00pm

U/16 boys & girls (Athletes born 2004-2005)

Session 1 – Friday 14th September, 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Session 2 – Sunday 16th September, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 3 – Sunday 23rd September, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

U/18 boys & girls (Athletes born 2002-2003)

Session 1 – Sunday 16th September, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Session 2 – Friday 21st September, 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Session 3 – Sunday 23rd September, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE U/21 tryout dates are TBC (Athletes born 1999-2001)

Tryouts will be held at Eagle Stadium – 35 Ballan Rd, Werribee.

Representative Age Groups for the 2018/19 VJBL season

U12 – players born 2008 to 2010

U14 – players born 2006 to 2007

U16 – players born 2004 to 2005 

U18 – players born 2002 to 2003 

U21 – players born to 1999 to 2001


*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 Exemptions will be granted at the discretion of the WBA Player & Coach Development Manager.

*Any player unable to attend 2 or more try outs MUST 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 the WBA understands with these tryout dates there is potential for some teams to be still playing finals in the 2017/18 season.
See below an overview of potential impacts.
VJL 5 and below Grand finals on
Saturday 15th September
Athletes available for 2 or more tryout dates and therefore are not impacted
VJL 1-4 Grand finals on Friday 14th September Athletes available for 2 or more tryout dates and therefore are not impacted
VC & VC reserve Finals on Friday 14th September
Grand finals on Friday 21st September
Where athletes are impacted, exemptions can be applied for as per the normal process

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:   OR   Phone: (03) 9742 5440

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