Balwyn Blazers Basketball Club
The Balwyn Blazers Basketball Club fields over 100 boys and girls basketball teams in the EDJBA in Melbourne.
We are a family oriented club and focus on each of our players thoroughly enjoying their basketball and developing great skills.
New players of all skill levels are welcome.
Basketball is back this week for Term 3! I hope you had a restful break and are ready to take the courts again. It will be Round 11 this Saturday and fixtures are out for games up to Round 15, so make sure you go the EDJBA website to plan your future Saturdays!
The new court at Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) has been completed and as of this term, all previous Balwyn Leisure Centre trainings and Saturday fixtures will now move to Court 1 of BSC.
This is effective immediately so if you were at BWN for trainings or games, you are now at BSC1.
BSC is at 271c Belmore Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103
Mon 25th July - Registration open for the Summer 2016/17 season
Week of 8th Aug - Summer season grading
Mon 15th Aug - Summer registration closes
Sun 28th Aug - Winter End of Season Celebration
Summer Season Grading
As mentioned above, grading will be from the 8th to the 11th of August. More information will soon be displayed on this page.
Camberwell Dragons Development Squad
Camberwell Dragons, Blazers affiliated representative club are again running their term 3 development squad for boys and girls born in 2006-2008. We encourage Blazers players to take part in this great opportunity. More details are below on this page.
We are excited to have our Blazing Dribblers back on Friday afternoons at BHS. More information on the page.
Some exciting developments are coming in Term 3, so get ready and more importantly, get involved! Whether you are a player, parent, coach or referee, I hope you embrace our TREDS values as we represent the Blazers!
Camberwell Dragons Development Squad
Camberwell Dragons, Blazers affiliated representative glub are again running their term 3 development squad. Camberwell field teams in the statewide VJBL competition and regularly have teams in the top Championship and Metro grades. They also have senior and youth league teams in Division 1 Big V . Many Blazers players currently playing for Dragons. Like Blazers the Dragons are based locally at Balwyn High School and other local venues.
This squad is designed for players born in 2006-2008 who want to learn more skills, and potentially to investigate playing at representative level. Drills and skills are run by current Dragons coaches and players
This is a great opportunity to participate in this fun event, get some basketball practice in , and get a feel for what representative basketball might entail.
Players do not have to come from Blazers or one of the other clubs mentioned so please pass this onto domestic teammates and school friends.
The EDJBA has introduced LAPTOP scoring to every venue this season, replacing the current paper scoresheet. If you did not attend one of our training sessions, please click on the link below for a demonstration. It is each team's responsibility to provide scorers, and therefore all must eventually learn how to do this.
The Dribblers program is on every Friday during the school term at Balwyn High School, starting 5th February 2016. There is more information in the column on the left of this page.
NB there will be NO Dribblers this coming Friday 11/03/16 resumes for 1 week on the 18/03/16. Then it will start up again first week of Term 2 15/04/16.
At Blazers, we are committed to our TREDS values across all members of the Club - Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Development and Sportsmanship. We encourage all players, parents & spectators to embrace these values. I'm really proud of our Club - thanks for being a part of it.
Refereeing - Did you know that referees at Balwyn home courts now fall under our Club's duty of care?
They now CHOOSE to ref at Balwyn, where previously they were allocated here. I know from personal experience as a coach that it is sometimes frustrating when you don't see things the way referees do... please just be mindful that they are also human and deserve respect, just like we all do. I want us to have the best refereeing culture in the EDJBA and that can only happen with the support of everyone in the Club. I will also encourage our refs to be open in dialogue with coaches. Let's make sure we give our refs a pat on the back, even after a hotly contested game that you felt a little hard done by!
Don't forget to visit our coaches section including information about our Facebook coach resource page. Please have a look by clicking here or on the coaches tab above located in the menu bar.
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden, legend basketball coach