Intention to Trial – Junior Championship

Intention to Trial – Junior Championship

Registrations for Intention To Trial are closed. If you are wanting to express interest in playing please email your details to

The Eltham Wildcats Junior Championship program is calling for ‘Intentions to Trial’ for the 2021 season.

The trials in 2020 will undertake a different look, with trials completed in a strict 3 week period, involving a minimum of 3 trainings, but also 3 games. Children will be placed into ‘teams’ with a coach whom they will train and play with through the three week period. All three games will be in house, whilst trainings will combining with other teams from the age group. Teams will be announced during this period, so by the end of schooling of 2020, assuming basketball’s return goes smoothly; all teams from U12-U18 will have been announced. The VJBL is planning for Grading to begin in mid-January, which is why we endeavour to have our teams finalised by mid-December.

The new process whilst needed to be enforced due to the time constraint as we come to the end of the year; most importantly it is also designed as a method to provide players with comfort and ease of knowing who their lead coach and team mates would be through the trial period, rather the uncertainty that has come with trials in the past. We want children feeling comfortable in their return to basketball.

Typically we’ve asked players to pay for games via cash through the trial period. As part of the return from COVID, we’re charging $32 upfront upon completing your ‘Intention to Trial.’ This covers the costs of game fees and staffing, court costs and cleaning requirements for trainings and games.

If you are coming to use from another Championship program, please note this on your form at the question provided. The Permission to Trial forms are now handled by clubs, so Eltham will take care of this for you once it is noted.

Age Groups:

– U12 born 2010 – 2012
– U14 born 2008 – 2009
– U16 born 2006 – 2007
– U18 born 2004 – 2005
– U21 born 2001 – 2003

Please register for the 2021 Junior Championship trials here: CLOSED

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greg Jeffers at