REGISTER: Please read the below information prior to registering (registration link is at bottom of page)
**Registrations close 1st November 2020**
All players, regardless of Winter 2020 will need to register. This is because Basketball Victoria have launched a new registration platform (PlayHQ) of which we must follow. This won’t cost you anything extra or anything, just simply ensure we have the correct information for your child and that they’ll be on the new system. Please refer to the ‘PlayHQ Registrations’ section below for more information. An important change is that coaches are now required to register using the PlayHQ system too. You will have the option to register as a coach using the same link as players, simply select “registering as coach” at the beginning of the form.
The season dates planned by the EDJBA, subject to COVID regulations are:
– 28th November – 19th December
– 16th January – 13th March (Labour Day weekend may be used for makeup games if really needed)
– Semi Finals 20th March (all teams will play semi finals)
– Grand Finals 27th March (top and reserve finals in all age groups and grades)
Age groups for the Summer season are:
– U8: players born after 30th June 2012
– U10: players born between 1st July 2010 and 30th June 2012
– U12: players born between 1st July 2008 and 30th June 2010
– U14: players born between 1st July 2006 and 30th June 2008
– U16: players born between 1st July 2004 and 30th June 2006
– U18: players born between 1st July 2002 and 30th June 2004
– U20: players born between 1st July 2000 and 30th June 2002
Please note that all the EDJBA has moved to a different platform for registrations in PlayHQ. 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.
If you have funds that have rolled over from the Winter 2020 season, you will be emailed a discount code which will allows those fees to cover this upcoming season. Please contact the club if this is not the case.
ABOUT THE COMING SEASON – TO HELP YOU IN ENROLLING MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY
(1.) There are two major types of teams in the Summer 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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.
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
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.
Payment for Junior Domestic:
– If you registered (including payment) for the Winter 2020 and didn’t ask for a refund – you do not need to pay for the Summer 2020/21 season; all money was carried over for you
– If you registered and paid for Winter 2020 but asked for a refund – you will need to pay for the Summer 2020/21 season
– If you did not register or pay for the Winter 2020, you will need to pay for the new Summer 2020/21 season
There is a $260 enrolment fee (by 1st November 2020) which is payable prior to the start of each season. Discounts are available for multiple players (siblings) and helpers (coaching, team managers etc.).
Note: Pre registered players will receive a credit discount codes being sent via email to those who have previously registered and in credit. If you have not received your code please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.