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.
I wish all Blazers families a happy & restful term break! We have a record 136 teams for this upcoming Summer Season! Some exciting things have been planned to keep Blazers an exciting Club to be involved with... stay tuned!
Week of Mon 3rd Oct - Training begins & uniform sales
Sat 8th Oct - Round 1 summer season
Sundays 16th & 23rd Oct - Club Coaching Course (official Basketball Victoria accreditation)
We will be at BHS for uniform sales:
- Tuesday 4th October 6pm to 8pm – NEW PLAYERS AND NUMBER CLASHES ONLY
- Wednesday 5th October 6pm to 8pm – NEW PLAYERS AND NUMBER CLASHES ONLY
- Thursday 6th October 6pm to 8pm - All other players
- Saturday 8th October 9am to 12.30pm
Club Coaching Course
Together with Basketball Victoria we are pleased to holding a Club Coaching course at the start of Summer season 2016.
Replacing the former Level 1 NCAS course, this program consists of six hours of practical on court work, and one hour of online training.
Suitable for coaches of all levels looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to plan a season, structure a training session, and build in individual and team skills to both their offence and defence.
This course also gives access to the Coaching Made Easy resources of Individual Body Movement and Ball Skills, Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills, Role of the Coach, Team Offensive and Defensive Skills, and Training Drills.
Date: 16 & 23 October
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Boroondara Park Primary School, 40 Almond St, Balwyn North.
Cost: $155.58 (Can be reimbursed by the club if a coach has been coaching for Blazers for 12 or more months, or once 12 months is reached)
Register and Pay: https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=49632 (Gives you access to the online training component)
Camberwell Dragons Tryouts
Blazers affiliated representative club is holding its tryouts shortly. Please see the information below.
Our final Blazing Dribblers is on this Friday afternoons at BHS. More information on the page.
See you soon for the best Summer Season yet... GO BLAZERS!
Blazers affiliated representative club is holding its tryouts shortly.
Please see the information above and below
The Dragons website has been hacked and is currently down.
Tryouts for our affiliated representative club Camberwell Dragons can be found here.
Please remember rep age groups differ to domestic.
U12 rep is 2006, 2007 and 2008, U14 is 2004 and 2005 and so on. Age groups sound older than they really are
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.
Our Values at Balwyn Blazers
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