This page is your one stop hub for all information regarding this year’s tryouts – it is advisable to bookmark this page and visit it regularly to stay up-to-date
TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER
Email sent to all registered athletes in Under 12s to Under 18s for tryouts – please check that you have received this (check junk/spam folder)
FRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER
Registrations officially closed at 5pm today
SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
The Hawthorn Magic Basketball Club is excited to announce its tryout schedule for VJBL season 2020/21.
Schedule link – Hawthorn Magic Tryout Dates 2020-21
All tryouts will be held at Boroondara Sports Complex – 271C Belmore Road, Balwyn North 3104
WEDNESDAY 11th NOVEMBER
For existing Hawthorn Magic players, please ensure you upload a birth certificate or passport to verify your age.
These documents are not kept on Basketball Hawthorn servers to ensure your privacy is maintained.
Uploading one of these documents acts as a fail-safe when comparing a player’s DOB registered online against the document provided.
TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
PERMISSION TO TRAIN UPDATE
In the past, VJBL required players coming from/going to another Association for tryouts to complete a Permission To Train Form.
VJBL have advised Associations that this Form is no longer in use, with an email now required from the Club Delegate.
If you have coming from another Association and intend to tryout at Hawthorn, you will be required to contact your Club Delegate and have them email Luke Lehmann – Hawthorn Magic Administrator – E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Likewise, if you’re a current Hawthorn Magic player and are intending to tryout at another Association, please contact Luke Lehmann – Hawthorn Magic Administrator – E: email@example.com and state which Association you intend to tryout at.
Please note that Clearances are still not active yet and the VJBL will inform Associations once they are.
THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER
In anticipation of the upcoming VJBL season (season start TBC), registrations are now open for Hawthorn Magic tryouts.
- At this stage there are no confirmed tryout dates as we await further information from DHHS & Basketball Victoria – the Hawthorn Magic Committee are working on a number of contingencies as to how this year’s tryouts will proceed;
- ALL athletes will be required to register online before tryouts begin. This will both speed up the process and allow the administrative team to accurately communicate with everyone efficiently, plus comply with DHHS regulations and Basketball Victoria Return to Play guidelines;
- Information regarding registration fees etc. for the upcoming season will be communicated once VJBL confirm the start to the season;
- In light of the impact of COVID-19 on our 2019/20 season, we have made some significant adjustments to our import policy for next season – found here. The key message of the policy is that:
An import player will only be accepted if they meet one of the below exemptions:
- the import player has a sibling who represented the Hawthorn Magic Representative Program in the 2019/2020 season
- the import player participated in the Hawthorn Basketball Domestic Program for the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 summer season
- the import player resides in the Inner East as of 1st November 2020
- the import player attended school in the Inner East during 2020
It is advisable to bookmark the following webpage – 2020/21 Tryouts Information Hub as all information regarding tryouts will be posted here (plus emails & social media posts).
Hawthorn Magic Tryout Frequently Asked Questions can be found here – should your question not be answered here, please contact the Hawthorn Magic Administrator – Luke Lehmann – firstname.lastname@example.org