2023 Sabres Tryouts

VJBL 2023 Age Groups (Year Of Birth)

Under 12 – 2012 & 2013 & 2014

Under – 14 2010 & 2011 

Under 16 – 2008 & 2009 

Under 18 – 2006 & 2007 

The Sabres junior program is pleased to welcome registrations for the 2023 VJBL season. Please read the following information carefully.

  • All players are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their session for registration.
  • All players are asked to bring a clearly labelled basketball, drink bottle, reversible singlet or a light and a dark top.
  • The SBA requires players from other Associations to bring a completed Permission to Train form to be presented at the first tryout you attend.
  • Players must register on the links below before the cut-off. Late registrations won’t be accepted.
  • Players must attend ALL of the tryout dates listed for their age group.
  • Please check the age groups below to get an idea of where to register your son/daughter.
  • Lists will be published on the SBA website after each trial

New U12 and U14 Boys & Girls to Sabres – Pre Tryout

The pre-trial for Under 12 and Under 14 Boys and Girls is exclusively for new players to the Sabres program – those from SBA domestic competitions and those from other Associations. After this pre-trial, a shortlist will be invited to attend the first tryout which will include 2022 Sabres players.

Click here to register if you are a NEW Under 12 and Under 14 Boys and Girls player to the Sabres program

Monday 12th of September NEW to Sabres U12 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
Tuesday 13th of September NEW to Sabres U12 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
Wednesday 14th of September NEW to Sabres U14 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
Thursday 15th of September NEW to Sabres U14 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar

 

2023 Sabres Tryouts

Click here to register if you are a returning Sabres player from the 2022 VJBL season or you are a NEW Under 16 or Under 18 boy/girl wishing to tryout.

Friday 30th September U18 Girls 6.45pm – 8.15pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U18 Boys 8.30pm – 10.00pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
Saturday 1st October U12 Boys 9.00am – 10.30am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U14 Boys 11.00am – 12.30pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U16 Boys 1.00pm – 2.30pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
Sunday 2nd October U12 Girls 9.00am – 10.30am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U14 Girls 11.00am – 12.30pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U16 Girls 1.00pm – 2.30pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
Monday 3rd October U14 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U18 Boys 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Tuesday 4th October U12 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U16 Girls 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Wednesday 5th October U12 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U16 Boys 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Thursday 6th October U14 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U18 Girls 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Friday 7th October INTRA-CLUB Practice Matches
U16 Boys + U16 Girls 6.45pm – 8.15pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U18 Boys + U18 Girls 8.30pm – 10.00pm Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
Sunday 9th October U12 Boys 8.00am – 9.30am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U14 Boys 10.00am – 11.30am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U12 Girls 12.30 – 2.00pm Mentone Grammar
U14 Girls 2.30pm – 4.00pm Mentone Grammar
Monday 10th October U14 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U18 Boys 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Tuesday 11th October U12 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U16 Girls 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Wednesday 12th October U12 Boys 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U16 Boys 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Thursday 13th October U14 Girls 6.30pm – 8.00pm Mentone Grammar
U18 Girls 8.00pm – 9.30pm Mentone Grammar
Friday 14th October Casey Practice matches Venues TBC
Sunday 16th October U12 Boys + Girls 7.45am – 9.00am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U14 Boys + Girls 9.00am – 10.15am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U16 Boys + Girls 10.15am – 11.30am Southern Basketball Centre, Tulip Street
U18 Girls 12.30 – 1.45pm Mentone Grammar
U18 Boys 2.15pm – 3.30pm Mentone Grammar

The 2023 tryout process will include:

  • 3 x on court training sessions
  • 1 x intraclub game
  • 1 x practice match against the Casey Cavaliers

We anticipate being in a position to name Preliminary Squads on Sunday 16th of October / Monday 17th of October.

Term 4 training schedule will commence on Monday the 17th of October.

There will be additional practice matches during October/November before grading commences.

All of our Sabres teams will be entering the Southern Peninsula tournament on the weekend of Saturday the 12th of November and Sunday the 13th of November.

ABSENCES DURING TRYOUTS:

If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled tryout sessions, please contact our Directors of Coaching:

Boys – Nathan Crosswell: nathan@southernbasketball.com.au

Girls – Simon Giovannoni: simon@southernbasketball.com.au

Important information about representative basketball

Commitment/Expenses for 2023

  • New playing uniform (singlet / shorts /warm up top / training singlet /hoodie)
  • 2023 registration fee of $650 with an early payment discount
  • Weekly scoresheet fees which are at the discretion of the VJBL and its venues
  • Games are played on Friday Night all across Melbourne including Geelong and other regional centres like Traralgon, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong
  • Training for Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s is conducted on Sunday mornings and mid-week
  • Both training sessions for Under 18s are conducted mid-week
  • All players who are trying out for the Sabres program must be playing domestic in the SBA junior domestic competitions in their own age group in either A Grade or B Grade.

2023 Try-out process

  1. All on-court tryout sessions will be closed to parents;
  2. There will be a maximum of eight coaches on court during any one tryout, including the SBA Head Coaches;
  3. No parent coach of a child playing in the age group will be permitted to be on court during the tryout process in a coaching capacity;
  4. Please refrain from approaching the coaches involved in tryouts to find out how your son or daughter went during a particular tryout session. Coaches are also asked not to disclose information about the tryouts to parents;
  5. All dates and times are subject to COVID restrictions, Please ensure that you check our website prior to each tryout session as some session times and venues may change due to availability

2023 On-Court Player Selection Criteria

  • SAMS feedback from previous seasons;
  • Performance at tryouts;
  • Level of skill in dribbling, passing, shooting, finishing and defensive ability;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Sabres Style of Play;
  • Decision making and athletic potential;
  • Team balance (1,2,3,4 & 5);
  • Discipline and engagement in practices;
  • Knowledge of game plays;
  • Coachability;
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