Welcome to the HBA Junior Tournament information page for domestic players from Hawthorn and the wider basketball community. The details below will provide an overview of the tournament structure, costs and rules. Should you have any further questions please contact the tournament administrator on the details below.
THE IMPORTANT BITS
Date – Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July
Venue – Boroondara Sports Complex
Times – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost – $320 per team
Games – 4 matches guaranteed per team
Registration – Closes Monday 24 June
Scheduled over the middle weekend of the July school holidays, HBA’s junior domestic tournament is designed specifically with domestic players, teams and clubs in mind. Teams from neighboring associations are welcome to participate.
Representative players are welcome to participate, however it should be expected these players will play in the highest divisions offered. The tournament is not expected to be of suitable standard to accommodate representative teams or domestic teams comprised primarily of representative players.
Games will be played in a small concentration to minimize overall time commitment; for example U10 and U12 matches may be scheduled across Saturday morning & afternoon. The schedule will not be confirmed until after registration has closed and will be determined by the total number of entries received.
DATES, TIMES & VENUES
It is anticipated all matches will be scheduled at Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) – 271C Belmore Road, Balwyn North. Other venues within the local area may be utilized if required to accommodate demand – a list of other venues used by HBA can be found HERE
The tournament will operate over the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July. Times will be dependent on total entries received – teams should expect to be available between 9:00am – 5:00pm each day. Where possible, HBA will cluster age groups / divisions to minimize the overall time commit. This could mean age groups play on different days &/or be scheduled morning or afternoon only.
Due to the unique nature of tournament scheduled no fixture requests for certain days/times can be accepted.
NOTE – times & venues are indicative only and should be used as a guide to assess your teams ability to participate. HBA reserves the right to alter times & venues based on operational requirements and total entries received.
Entry is $320 per team all inclusive – no additional costs for players or spectators.
Registration must be submitted and paid online. Players must register online after the team entry has been completed.
The registration fee is non-refundable after the closing date. Withdrawing before this date may incur an administration fee.
Registration closes Monday 24th June. Late fees are applicable after this date.
The tournament is open to all players within the stipulated year of birth age groups. Information on this can be found HERE
The primary focus is on social & domestic level players. Elite athletes and those competing in representative competition (VJBL) may find the competition unsuitable, however are welcome to participate within the spirit of the event and should expect to play in the highest division offered. Those players must be declared on the team and player registration.
If your unsure of your team’s suitability for this tournament please contact the HBA on the details listed below to discuss. Tournament administrators reserve the right to refuse entry to any team or player deemed not suited to standard of competition being for each age group.
PLAYING IN MULTIPLE TEAMS
HBA strongly advises individuals to participate in one team only. Players may not participate in multiple teams in the same age group. If a player elects to play in second team (older age group only), they should anticipate times will clash and not be able to play in both teams for all matches including finals.
DIVISIONS AND TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
Teams will nominate the division they believe most suitable to participate (A, B, C or D) and declare current competition(s) they participate in. HBA will review all entries and form divisions as fairly as possible with the information provided.
Each team is guaranteed 4 matches and will strive to create divisions of 5 teams. Teams will play each opponent once, and the top two teams will play off in a final. The actual structure will ultimately depend on how many teams are entered and the grading preferences & suitability submitted. Information will be distributed regarding each division structure with the release of the tournament schedule.
LADDERS & RESULTS
The tournament will adopt a Premiership Point Ladder system to rank teams. Teams will be awarded points based on match results as follows:
- Win = 3 points
- Draw = 2 points
- Loss = 1 point
- Bye / Forfeit = 0 points
Ties are determined by percentage of Points For / Points Against (calculated total of team match points)
Results are recorded on electronic scoring systems and visual scoreboards provided on each court. The officially recorded result is taken from the electronic scoring system. Each team is required to provide a scorer – those scorers are expected to work together to ensure the scoreboard and scoring system are correct.
A stringent Mercy Rule is applicable for all matches (inc. finals) – any team that has gains a lead of 20+ points is automatically declared the winner and the score at that point shall stand as the officially recorded result. The match will continue to be played until the end of the match clock, however no points will be recorded on the scoreboard or electronic device.
Timing and general match rules can be found HERE
The match regulations document will available on all score benches during the tournament outlining;
- Timing & Clock Management
- Time Outs
- Defense Restrictions
- Mercy Rule
- Key Violations
- Team Fouls & Free Throws
- Technical Fouls
- Sin Bin
- Foul Line
- 3pt Line
- Match Ball
- Ladder & Finals
CODES OF CONDUCT
All participants are expected to abide by Codes of Conduct set out by Basketball Victoria. Any unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion from the event and reports being lodged to the HBA Tribunal Panel.
Basketball Operations Manager
M: 0466 416 643
P: 03 8529 4614