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.
Welcome back to all our Blazers families for Winter Season 2016! I hope you had an enjoyable holiday break and are ready to hit the courts this week. We are fielding a record 122 teams for Winter!
Remember, the first 6 rounds of competition are grading games and will determine the level of competition in which your team should play in. Give it your best shot and have fun!
COACHES CLINIC THIS SUNDAY
Attention all coaches! What a great time to sharpen your skills at the start of a season by attending our coaches' clinic. Peter Byrne, ex-Boomer & Olympian, will be coming to facilitate the session. If you coach at Blazers, don't miss this opportunity!
When: Sunday 1st May
Where: Boroondara Park Primary School (Almond St, North Balwyn)
We are excited to have our Blazing Dribblers back on Friday afternoons at BHS. More information on the page.
I love the start of a season - time to make new friends, get new perspectives and rise up to new challenges. Whether you are a player, parent, coach or referee, I hope you embrace this philosophy as we begin Winter season and have fun representing the Blazers!
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