VJBL Resources

For players, coaches and families new to junior representative basketball, the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) consists of various levels of competition, including the Victorian State Junior Championship. The VJBL provides competition at Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 levels.

Playing representative basketball requires a higher level of commitment than domestic sport players and their families. To help new families learn more, we encourage people to join us at one of our “Introduction to Representative Basketball” sessions. These are usually held in July and August and are advertised on our website and social media channels.

Our VJBL teams are selected following a four-week tryout period, usually held in October. It is necessary to register for our tryout process, even if you have played for Dragons previously. Tryout registrations will usually open in September, with specific details announced on our website and socials.

The VJBL is played on Friday nights at venues across the state between November and September the following year, with breaks in competition coinciding with school holidays.

At Dragons, our players have two compulsory practice sessions a week, typically one midweek and one on Sunday morning. Players are expected to do additional fitness and skill development work in their own time.

Get Involved

Actively get involved with our club. There are a range of opportunities, and all are essential to enabling our children to have the best possible experience on and off court. They enable parents and guardians of our players to build new friendships, gain new skills and feel more connected to their children and the passion they have for our sport.

Team Managers

Team managers are required for all teams and are essential to the smooth running of the team. Responsibilities are not onerous, and parents often volunteer for the role. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communication with parents
  • Regular emails, including game details (time and venue), scoring families, and relaying club messages from the club and/or coaches
  • Liaising with parents regarding tournament participation
  • Game day responsibilities can include:
    • Ensuring all players are marked as present (or absent) on the stadium scoring computer
    • Ensuring the rostered scoring family is in attendance and is competent
    • Collection of game fees
    • Noting any issues, injuries or incidents that occur at games or training,

For more information, refer to our Team manager handbook.

Scoring Roster

Each team is required to provide a scorer and a spotter for every VJBL game. For higher levels within the VJBL, someone is also responsible for the shot clock.

It is the responsibility of each family to provide a scorer when it’s their turn to do so. A scoring roster is implemented by the team manager. The scorers will be required to know how to do both “the clock” (home games) and “the computer /stadium scoring” (away games). A how to score session is run at the start of each season.

When a family is not able to score, it is their responsibility to source an alternative scorer. Swapping scoring duties with another family is often the easiest way.

Volunteering / Committee

Camberwell Dragons is a family friendly club with the ability to provide members with many opportunities for development. We rely heavily on the members of our club and volunteers who are willing to help. Anyone can help with any task, ranging from simply marking attendance at tryouts, to helping to organise one of our fundraisers. Our committee consists of parents and senior players/ coaches, and new members are always welcome.

Throughout the season, the committee organises several functions and fundraising activities as well as ensuring our teams are court ready and able. Within our committee there are many roles, including sponsorship, club culture, club operations and communications.

You don’t have to be on the committee to help out. There are multiple sub-committees made up of volunteers, including fundraising and sponsorship, which are always looking for extra assistance.

Balwyn High School (BHS)

Buchanan Ave, Balwyn North

Box Hill Senior Secondary (BHSSC)

19 Dunloe Avenue, Mont Albert North

Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC)

271C Belmore Road, Balwyn North

Camberwell Girls Grammar (CGG)

55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury

Canterbury Girls Secondary College (CGSC)

16 Mangarra Road, Canterbury

Kingswood College (KC)

355 Station Street, Box Hill

Kew High School (KHS)

1393 Burke Road, Kew East

Marcellin College (MC)

160 Bulleen Road, Bulleen

Narrandjeri Stadium (NS)

281 Darebin Road, Thornbury