What is Victorian Junior Championship Basketball or Representative Basketball?
Victorian Junior Championship Basketball is an advanced standard of competition played over different, graded levels, of competition. Victorian Junior Championship Basketball comes under the umbrella of Basketball Victoria and is played between the various Metropolitan Associations, in the metropolitan areas. Teams in Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) are selected on the basis of ability.
Victorian Junior Basketball League
The purpose of the VJBL is to develop teams, coaches and individual players to the maximum level that their ability permits. The programme is designed for those who are committed to achieve, and prepared to work hard and make sacrifices to stretch their ability.
Representation at the highest level also allows facilitation for the possibility of individuals to achieve State representation, to train with elite squads and to prepare for playing in elite senior leagues. At all levels Clubs aspires for its teams to realise their potential, to qualify for as high a grade as possible and to enjoy success in their grade.
Victorian Junior Baskeball League competitions are conducted on Friday nights on a home and away basis at venues throughout the greater Melbourne area and nearby country venues. The competition season is divided into three phase over the year, commencing with a non-competitive Development or 'Spring' phase from October to mid-November, a Grading phase from mid-November to March with a break over the Christmas/New Year school holidays and the 'Championship' phase from March until early September.
Ringwood Basketball has in excess of 40 Ringwood Hawks teams competing across all age groups and divisions of the VJBL. Players registered Clubs in our Junior Saturday competition (GEBC) are eligible for selection in our Ringwood Hawks junior representative teams.
Players are selected at the beginning of each season following selection trials
Players wishing to play in our representative program should first enlist with one of the Clubs in our domestic competition, and watch our championship players training and competing so that they can become familiar with the skill and intensity level that is required for selection. Interested parents of prospective players should email us for further information if you believe your children already have what it takes to play at this level.