Welcome to the Balwyn Blazers Winter Season 2024

First Time Player?

That’s fine! We cater for players of all abilities and experience. The EDJBA competition grades teams to play against teams of similar standard to ensure players get to play in a grade that suits their abilities. If you’re new to basketball please see our new player information to help you get up to speed by clicking here.

Team Selection Process

Our policy at the Balwyn Blazers is to place your child in the team that best suits their ability, and most importantly to give them the opportunity to enjoy their experience as a player. The full club policy on team selection is available under the Club Policies & Procedures menu.

We select our teams through a range of sources of information including; feedback from the player’s coach from last season, observations of games during the season and their performance at team selection. However, the biggest influence on team placement is often the training and game day availability of the player.

The more constraints or restrictions the player has, the harder it is to place them in a team. For example:

  • Limiting the times and/or days they are available to train
  • Stipulating limited availability on game day which makes it difficult to align with other players

Keep requests to a minimum greatly assists our Age Group Co-ordinators (AGCs) in the task of putting teams together 


  • Requests for refunds after registration are subject to the clubs refund policy which is available under the Club Policies & Procedures menu
  • Respect that your Coach’s time is valuable and remember you are an important member of a team. Missing training and games due to other commitments IMPACTS on everyone in your team. We do not expect basketball to be everyone’s priority, but a players commitment to training and playing does influence team selection.
  • Adjustments to teams may be required throughout the EDJBA competition grading phase due to player withdrawals or balancing of teams. Any changes are at the absolute discretion of the AGCs and/or the Balwyn Blazers Committee

Registration Fees For Winter Season

The Eastern Districts Junior Basketball Association (EDJBA) has cashless game days, so registration fees include the weekly game fee for the normal part of the season, and for finals games.

The registration fees for Winter Season 2024 are as follows:

1st Child

2nd & Subsequent Children

Basketball Victoria 12-month licence fee (per player)
$29 – Junior (17 and under) playing participant
$43 – Senior (18 and over) playing participant

This is a state-wide participation licence that applies to domestic, tournament and junior representative player registrations and is charged when the player doesn’t already have a licence that covers them for the entirety of the season they’re registering to.

Basketball Australia Game Development Levy (per player)

$5 – From January 1 2024, every player registration will include a $5.00 + GST per annum levy to Basketball Australia as part of their levy to play.

Please note that children MUST be registered together at the same time to get the sibling discount

Winter Season 2024 Age Groups

Under 9: Born during or after 2015

Under 11: Born between 2013 and 2014

Under 13: Born between 2011 and 2012
Under 15: Born between 2009 and 2010
Under 17: Born between 2007 and 2008
Under 19: Born between 2005 and 2006

Under 21: Born between 2003 and 2004

For further information on team selection please contact Carolyn Morkham at operations@balwynblazers.com.au or refer to registration FAQs in our Policies & Procedures.

By clicking the below link, I acknowledge I have read the Team Selection process and understand my obligations.