What is Hawthorn Junior Magic?
Hawthorn Junior Magic (Magic) is the representative arm for Girls’ and Boys’ basketball within Basketball Hawthorn (BH). The Magic program was established BH to provide a representative pathway to athletes, coaches, referees, administrators and parents.
Magic is responsible for the selection, training, and fielding of teams that compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL), Tournaments and National Competitions, and for the development of basketball initiatives that encompass both player development and coach education, promoting enhanced enjoyment, participation and development of the game.
Magic provides a program for athletes who wish to enhance their skills by competing at higher levels of basketball competition, drawing its players from local suburbs primarily through the local domestic competition at Basketball Hawthorn.
Participants are encouraged to remain actively involved in their domestic club, as Magic is an additional representative opportunity for all to develop their skills, both technical, and tactical, on court performance and physical fitness.
Who can join Magic ?
Anybody under 21 years can tryout for Magic selection.
Each year at the end of the VJBL Championship/finals season, positions in all of the Magic teams are declared open.
To secure a playing position in one of our teams, all athletes interested have to attend our annual Magic Trials.
Athletes then have to earn their position on one of our teams.
Magic aims to make up the best possible teams to compete at the best possible levels!
Registration for Magic Trials opens early September.
Representing Basketball Hawthorn is an honor and achievement.
The Association is proud of all Athletes selected to play for Magic!
If you are coming from another Representative Club
If you have in the past, or currently play on Friday nights, with another Representative VJBL club/association you will need to get permission to train form signed.
This does not mean that you are leaving but are letting your club know that you want to go to other clubs’ Try Out sessions, to see what they can offer.
If you are attending Magic Tryouts and currently registered with another representative club/association you will need to bring with you the following forms …..
- Permission to Train
- Date of Birth Certificate or Passport