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.
We are under way with the Summer Season proper. Grading is over and for this weekend's Round 7 onwards, you will stay in the grade allocated. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Good opportunity to develop skills and resilience along the way! Make sure you get in touch with your team manager as the first point of contact if you have any questions at all.
The EDJBA has introduced LAPTOP scoring to every venue this season, replacing the current paper scoresheet. Laptops are already in operation at some clubs. Blazers commenced laptop scoring this week and by all accounts, all went smoothly. 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.
Eltham Dandenong Tournament
The annual Eltham Dandenong Tournament is occuring on the Australia day weekend again this year. There are details below about Camberwell Dragons girls Development Teams and how to enter your Blazers team. This is a great tournament and we encourage you to take part.
Every Friday during the school term at Balwyn High School. There is more information in the column on the left of this page.
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.
Camberwell Dragons Eltham Tournament GIRLS Development Teams
Camberwell Dragons, Blazers affiliated representative glub are again gauging interest in entering girls’ development teams in the Eltham tournament on the Australia Day weekend.
This is one of three big tournaments Dragons teams enter each year and is the biggest in the southern hemisphere. Each year the development teams are comprised of players from Ivanhoe, Balwyn, Koonung, Whitehorse and other domestic clubs, and coached by current Dragons coaches and Big V 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.
We are looking at entering two to three teams- one u12 (same as u10/u12 Saturday D.O.B 2006) and one to two u10(same as sat u10/8 d.O.B 2007 and 2008)
Details are below
Can you please let Duncan Palmer know by the 5th December via email at
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 Eltham Dandenong tournament is held over the Australia Day long weekend in January. Each year a couple of Blazers teams have entered.
Teams need to organise this themselves.
This is a fantastic tournament which welcomes clubs from all over Australia and occasionally from overseas. It caters for both rep levels and domestic levels. Blazers teams are encouraged to enter.
ENTRIES DUE 9th DECEMBER
DETAILS AND ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE HERE Eltham Dandenong Tournament
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