REGISTER: Please read the below information prior to registering (registration link is at bottom of page)
*Season starts Saturday 12th October 2019
*Teams posted on website Tuesday October 1st 2019
*Registrations close Saturday 24th August 2019 – a $20 late fee will apply to all registrations after.
Under 8: Born on or after July 1st 2011
Under 10: Born between July 1st 2009 & June 30th 2011
Under 12: Born between July 1st 2007 & June 30th 2009
Under 14: Born between July 1st 2005 & June 30th 2007
Under 16: Born between July 1st 2003 & June 30th 2005
Under 18: Born between July 1st 2001 & June 30th 2003
Under 20: Born between July 1st 1999 & June 30th 2001
You should nominate the age group into which your child falls irrespective of any preference for your child to play in an older age group. If that is your wish you should indicate this in your reason in the ‘requests section’.
We understand that under possible circumstances, your child may need to withdraw from playing basketball here at the Wildcats. Please read and become aware of our refund policy which applies to all participants within the Wildcats. http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=1770353
The Eltham Wildcats play on Saturdays in the Eastern Districts Junior Basketball Association (EDJBA) competition. The EDJBA is a large competition, with many grades, and thus has levels suitable for all players.The Saturday competition has two seasons, which run for about 18 weeks. This includes about 6 weeks of grading games and 3 weeks of finals.
– The Summer season runs from October to March with a break in the school holidays. The teams are made up of children who are under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 years on 1st July before the season begins.
– The Winter season runs from April to September with a break in the school holidays. These teams have children who are under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 on the 1st January before the season begins.
Each team has a weekly 45-minute training session held at a local venue, typically held after 4:00pm from Monday-Thursday. You can list your child’s availability on the registration form, however the more available your child is to train, the more likely they are to be placed in a suitable team.
The club seeks to be helpful in meeting your families requests but please be aware that all requests also provide limitations. restrictions in terms of available training times may mean missing out on a desirable team that has a coach with a different availability. Friendship choices may mean a less strong team than a player would be otherwise placed.
Please remove any requests that apply to a previous season and be precise about any new requests.
Matches are played throughout the day from 8:30am-9:00pm, although as a general rule the younger a team is, the earlier they play. For example, U8-9’s play almost exclusively between 8:30am and 12:40pm, although afternoon games for these age groups can sometimes be arrange by request.
Half of Eltham teams’ matches are played at ‘home’ venues (Eltham High School, Montmorency Secondary, Eltham Leisure Centre, Montmorency South Primary, Eltham College and Viewbank Primary), with the remainder played at neighbouring clubs including Bulleen, Doncaster, Balwyn, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Nunawading, and Warrandyte.
The Wildcats Saturday playing uniform consists of a Wildcats reversible singlet ($55.00) and any pair of plain black basketball shorts (~$25). Both items can be purchased from the Wildcats Uniform Shop located at Eltham High School (30-60 Withers Way, Eltham).
Uniform Shop opening hours are:
– Wednesday 4:00-7:00pm
– Friday 5:00-8:00pm
– Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm.
All players and officials are covered by BV Sports Insurance. However, the benefits, particularly medical benefits, are minor and all participants are advised to take out other health insurance. Parents are expected to supervise young children when at venues or arrange for another parent to do so. Click here for Insurance Information
All children who complete an enrolment online by the due date are placed in a team. Teams are selected at meetings held with coaches and convenors except where friendship or other choices are made by direct communication between convenor and coach. Late entries are placed on waiting lists and every effort is made to find a team for them. A NEW ENROLMENT MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EVERY SEASON – TWICE A YEAR. Your child will not be placed in a team unless you have completed a registration online.
Once enrolled the most effective method of communication is through the Team Manager to the relevant Grade Convenor. To cover the 280 teams the Club has nearly 20 Grade Convenors. Your child’s grade convenor’s name and email can be found when the teams are displayed aswell as contacting the office to get contact details.
There is a $260 enrolment fee (By Saturday 24th August) which is payable prior to the start of each season. Discounts are available for multiple players (siblings) and helpers (coaching, team managers etc.).
Normal Fee: Pay before Saturday 24th August 2019 ($260 for 1 player)
Late Fee: A $20 late fee for any registrations paid after Saturday August the 24th.
(Late registrations are less likely to have any special requests met)
* The game fee of $8.50 has been removed and replaced with one simple player registration fee.
You can assist as referee, coach, typist, fundraiser, team manager, sponsor, etc. Please indicate ways you can help. Let the office know if you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
There is always a need for well-trained referees. New courses are advertised in the PROWL newsletter, on the website and around the stadiums.
Referees deserve our RESPECT. This Club never approves of abuse of referees.