WELCOME TO BREAKERS 2022

Mornington Basketball welcomes players to Try Out for 2022 Mornington Breakers participating in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL). Try Outs will be held confirmed shortly.

Players that wish to be considered for a position on a Breakers team in 2022 are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions and MUST register by no later than 5pm on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Try Outs consist of fundamental skills, drills and scrimmages and are conducted by our Director of Coaching. The age group coaches and selectors are also in attendance to assess players.

Following Try Outs Mornington Basketball will announce squads. These squads are used as a basis for forming our 2022 Breakers teams. Mornington Basketball will continue to move players between squads at pre-season training sessions and grading games. Teams are finalised at the end of grading (in line with the VJBL Rules of Operation).

Due to the high volume of players that are assessed throughout the Try Out process we are unable to give individual feedback to players following selections.

2022 VJBL Age Groups 

• Under 12 – players born in 2011 and 2012
• Under 14 – players born in 2009 and 2010
• Under 16 – players born in 2007 and 2008
• Under 18 – players born in 2005 and 2006

Transferring players

Mornington Basketball welcomes players from other Associations to try out for Breakers. Players from other Associations must first obtain a signed Permission to Train form from your current Association. Please refer to VJBL for the most up to date information.

2022 FEES

Deposit - $100.00 non-refundable deposit within 24 hours of team announcements plus:

Deposit - $100.00

Payment 1 - $265.00 - due by (TBC)

Payment 2 - $265.00 - due by (TBC)

Total fees: $630.00

The $100.00 deposit is paid at the same time as signing the Player Contract.

Family discount:

Player 1 - 100% of total fees

Player 2 - 10% reduction of fees

Player 3 - 20% reduction of fees

Any unpaid or outstanding fees by the above dates will result in the player being ineligible to participate in matches or training sessions. Fees will need to be paid online.

Any family that is experiencing financial hardship should contact Sam Browne, MDBA General Manager for a confidential discussion.

Other costs include uniform, venue entry fees and weekly match fees.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to represent the Mornington District Basketball Association (MDBA) as a Mornington Breaker it is compulsory for a player to participate in our MDBA domestic competition.

To view the eligibility criteria follow this link Breakers Eligibility

uniforms

The following items are required uniform items for junior Breakers players.

  • Breakers Playing singlet
  • Breakers Playing shorts
  • Breakers Back Pack
  • Breakers Warm Up Top
  • Breakers Socks

Sample sizes are available to try on at Mornington Basketball Stadium during business hours and during domestic competition times. If you are ordering a singlet you MUST try this on for size in the office prior to ordering. We will not refund for incorrect sizes ordered (note that the sizing is NOT standard Australian sizes).

To avoid disappointment please ensure you tell your son/daughter that there is no option to select singlet numbers.
Any queries regarding uniforms are to be sent to uniformshop@morningtonbasketball.com.au

Uniform items (prices subject to change)
  • Breakers Playing singlet $65.00
  • Breakers Playing shorts $45.00
  • Breakers Hoodie $68.00
  • Breakers Training singlet $55.00
  • Breakers Bag $55
  • Breakers Socks $10.00
  • Breakers Warm Up Top, long or short-sleeved $58.00
  • Breakers Warm Up Top personalised, long or short-sleeved $58.00

TEAM MANAGER – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Our Club relies on volunteers and one of the most important roles is that of Breakers Team Manager. If you are super organised, a great communicator and would like to support your child’s team in 2022 please send a brief email containing your details to manager@morningtonbasketball.com.au

Your duties will include collecting fees in advance, liaising with parents and coaches, attending to first aid during games and training and organising tournaments and events.

All Coach, Team Manager and Assistant Coach positions must be approved by the Committee of Management before the appointments are confirmed. Team Managers are required to submit a valid Working With Children Check and a signed Member Protection Declaration.

KEY DATES

All dates subject to change (ALL DATES UNDER REVIEW)

Sunday 3rd October 2021 - Junior Breakers Try Outs

Friday 8th October 2021 - Junior Breakers Try Outs

Sunday 10th October 2021 - Junior Breakers Try Outs

Friday 15th October 2021 - Squad scrimmages - Try Outs

Friday 22nd October 2021 - Intra Club Night & U12 Welcome Night (compulsory for all U12 parents)

Friday 12th November 2021 - First installment of junior Breakers fees due

Friday 19th November 2021 - Grading Phase 1 commences

Friday 3rd December 2021 - Second installment of junior Breakers fees due

Friday 17th December 2021 - Mornington Basketball close for Christmas

Sunday 16th January 2022 - Junior Breakers training resumes

2022 VJBL CALENDAR

PERMISSION TO TRAIN & CLEARANCES

Players that have previously played representative basketball for another Association are welcome to attend Breakers Try Outs and will require a signed Permission to Train or Clearance submitted to Mornington Basketball prior to Trying Out. A player that presents at Try Outs without approval from their former Association will not be permitted into the stadium. Further information on Permission to Train and Clearances can be found here Forms - VJBL

Permission to Train and Clearance requests allow a player to train/try out with another Association. Requests must be placed in writing to manager@morningtonbasketball.com.au. Permission to Train will be granted up to 10th October 2021 to allow us to finalise squads and no extensions will be granted. MDBA has 5 days to respond to requests and will not sign requests on demand.

COMMUNICATION

Mornington Basketball uses Team App to primarily communicate along with Facebook and our website. Please ensure you join your correct access group and turn notifications on for TeamApp.

Click the button below for the Team App guide.

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