The FDBA competition is an under-age competition with teams made up according to their birth year.
Age groups for 2017 are shown in the graphic to the right >>>
Please note: younger players may play in an older age group if required. Older players cannot play in a lower age group.
Timing - 2 x 18 minute halves / 45 minute schedule
U8, U10, U12 & U14 (Saturday) - Games are played between 8:30am - 7:00pm.
Generally U8 & U10 games are scheduled from 8:30am, U12 in the early afternoon and U14 from mid-afternoon. All games conclude with U12/U14 no later than 5:30pm (approx.)
Season Dates & Structure
Summer Season - Term 4 and Term 1 of Victorian School term dates
Winter Season - Term 2 and Term 3 of Victorian School term dates
Competition Dates - Games are generally not scheduled on public holidays or school holidays. Refer to competition calendars for exact dates of current season
Grading Phase - First three or four rounds of season. These games do not count towards season ladder.
Finals Phase - Top 4 and Reserve 4 in two round playoff format
Based on member feedback teams wanted a deterrent for forfeits as it was an inconvenience for teams and this deterrent was to apply fines at above the normal team sheet rate. The FDBA are often bound to pay referees; incur fixed cost expenses even when forfeits are pre-notified. Notifying teams once a forfeit has been advised adds an administrative burden on the FDBA. The FDBA will endeavor to accommodate all prior requests, but can not guarantee game times can be changed. FDBA understands that unforeseen circumstances can arise whereby it may not be possible to play. With advanced warning (at least 1 week) the FDBA will endeavor to assist to help ensure the scheduled match can proceed. Notifying the FDBA the day before or the day you cannot play, is not advanced warning.
U8 - U10 =$96
U12 - U16 = $104
U18 - U20 = $112
Un-notified forfeits incur an additional $40 administration fee.
Ball Size / Ring Height
U8: size 5 ball, lowered ring
U10 and older: size 6 ball, standard ring height
As a registered player with the FDBA, part of your weekly registration fee pays for player insurance.
Basketball Victoria's insurance provider is Horsell International. All claims will need to be sent directly to the Horsell Sydney office at the following address:
PSC Horsell Pty Ltd
PO Box N661
For any queries about what you are eligible to be covered for should an injury occur please contact the Horsell office as they will be able to provide the most accurate information.
Horsell contact number: (02) 9247 1700