Junior Domestic

Junior Domestic



REGISTER: Please read the below information prior to registering (registration link is at bottom of page) 

**Late fee applies for registrations after Sunday 27th March 2022**

The season dates planned by the EDJBA are:

– Saturday 30th April – 20th August

– Semi Finals 27th August

– Preliminary Finals 3rd September

– Grand Finals 10th September

EDJBA Winter Season Dates 2022

Age groups for the Winter season are:

– U9: players born between 1/1/13 & 31/12/2016

– U11: players born between 1/1/2011 & 31/12/2012

– U13: players born between 1/1/2009 & 31/12/2010

– U15: players born between 1/1/2007 & 31/12/2008

– U17: players born between 1/1/2005 & 31/12/2006

– U21: players born between 1/1/2001 & 31/12/2004

PlayHQ Registrations

It is important that when registering that you first set up an PlayHQ account as a parent,  you will then register your children as dependents under your own account.

Please use an email that you will likely have long term (as in a personal one and not work or education), you will need this to log in to your account in the future.​ You are also able to add an additional parent to each childs account if you wish.

Important Information


(1.) There are two major types of teams in the Winter Season.

– Pre-arranged or ‘Friendship Teams’ occur when a complete set of players wish to play together or a set of families wish particular members of those families to play together.
– Club Selected Teams. Players who make no friendship specification or nominate no more than four others with whom they wish to play. The members of the team will then  be selected by coaches and Club at an appropriate level according to various criteria.

Additional Team Selection Information – Relevant only for 1.1

– Please clarify that these players are committed to the team. Sometimes there has been confusion because players have indicated they will be involved in two different teams.

– If this involves in playing up an age group to be with others in the team, please acknowledge this when entering online.

– A team has a minimum of seven players. Any less and the Club may add players at their discretion.

– These teams should have a minimum of four agreed feasible training times.

– We welcome pre-arranged and friendship teams but players may be invited by the Club to play in a different team if this is considered appropriate for their development. It is then entirely the family’s decision to accept or decline that invitation.

Additional Team Selection Information

– If friendship choices are made then normally the set of players (2, 3, 4 or 5) will be generally selected at the level of the player of lowest ability. The Club acknowledges reciprocated friendship choices.

– A lot of different criteria are used in selections (see Policy on web site) – athleticism, attitude, reliability, fitting preferred coach style of game, balance in the team, training requests, skills, court intelligence and so on.

– The initial numbering of teams is just our best guess and can be quite misleading.

– A lot of restrictions on training times severely limits the teams for which a player can be chosen. Often players are selected at a lower level because only lower level teams’ training times suit them.

– If a player wishes to be in a selected developmental team it is wise to also make no or very limited friendship choices.

– Late enrolments have to be placed wherever feasible and miss high priority teams.

– If players under 14 and above have a strong preference for either a very serious, learning structured team or relaxed fun-oriented team, they should indicate this.

Terms & Conditions

Conduct must be in accordance with Basketball Victoria’s Codes of Conduct and Eltham Wildcats requirements of Players, Parents and Spectators published on Basketball Victoria and Eltham web sites. These are based on respect for all participants and due processes according to the Club’s Grievances Policy when grievances arise and avoidance of violence or abuse even where there is provocation.

By enrolling & signing the enrolment form players & parents are agreeing to the following conditions:

– Parents should ensure that there are adequate provisions for first aid.

– Co-operate with the requirements of coaches and club officials in games, practices and other Club events.

– Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children.

– Respect the property of venues at which they play and practice and will be required to pay for any damages they cause.

– Parents acknowledge that there are risks to all participants in an active team sport.

– Parents must advise the club of any relevant medical conditions and in an emergency authorise the club to obtain medical treatment for the child.

Once teams have been published it is unethical and unacceptable for any coach, player, parent or other person acting on their behalf to encourage a player to change to a different team. All requests must come from the family concerned to the relevant convenor.     

Wildcats Refund Policy:

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. https://elthamwildcats.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Credit-Refund-Policy-2022.pdf


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.


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, Blackburn, 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). We will advise via email and social media at a closer date, when and how uniforms will be available to purchase.


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 Age Group 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.

Age Group Convenors – Winter 2022 


Payment for Junior Domestic:

There is a $275 enrolment fee which is payable prior to the start of each season. Discounts are available for multiple players (siblings) and helpers (coaching, team managers etc.). A late fee will apply to all registrations after Sunday 27th March.

Keeping basketball affordable for our community is important to the Eltham Wildcats. It is for this reason why despite only being a $5 increase, we feel the need to explain.

For those who’ll recall when the EDJBA removed the weekly game day fees just before COVID hit, Eltham decreased the fees charged to families per season. During COVID we’ve taking registration based on a guarantee of 12 games and provided refunds for when the games didn’t reach that mark. To help provide value and to help get the children on the courts, for the current Winter season we added an ‘Eltham Only’ grading round when most competitions in Melbourne and the rest of the EDJBA didn’t play. This was otherwise known as ‘Round 0’ which resulted in most of our teams having a 13 game season. Last year during the July and September holidays we also started to provide training opportunities to Domestic teams to try and help make-up for lost opportunities due to COVID. Over 300 training sessions were held for Domestic teams in the September holidays alone. There is clearly a demand and something we will continue to try and provide; within the stadiums we manage (Eltham HS and Montmorency SC).

In the next 9-10 months, we are investing significantly into Referee Education and Development. This area of our club has been hit the most for numbers, but for every Referee school put through, we need more Referee educations/coaches to teach the new beginners. In the past we normally do 3 Referee Schools for beginners, but in 2022, we have 5, meaning we have 100 people needing to be taught how to officiate. On top of this, the figure for payment of Referees as set by Basketball Victoria has also increased as of March 1st 2022.

The EDJBA has put an increase in its ‘per game’ charge which is payable by the club, but we’re also budgeting on a full 14 week season, given the confidence in the community surrounding COVID at the moment.

It is for these reasons that we’ve seen the slight $5 increase in fees for the 2022 Winter Junior Domestic season. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to a successful Winter 2022 season


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.

REGISTER: CLOSED (Please contact Age Group Convenor