2021/2022 VJBL Representative Tryouts

The Melbourne Tigers Women’s Basketball Association, (also known as the Melbourne Tiger Junior girls), conducts tryouts every year to select the teams that represent the association in the VJBL.

Once the current lockdown restrictions ease, the club will confirm exactly when the tryouts will be conducted with dates, times, and the format. Please stay tuned to the club’s social media for updates and announcements regarding the tryout schedule.

Please see the BV website for the latest return to sport plan:  https://basketballvictoria.com.au/covid-19/

Any and all correspondence regarding tryouts should be directed to:  tigergirlstryouts@gmail.com

Selection Try-outs

The Melbourne Tigers junior girls program enters teams in the VJBL in the following age groups:

Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, U18 & Under 20.

We also conduct a Development Squad, Tiny Tigers and Aussie Hoops programs throughout the year. These are programs to learn the sport and develop. They also provide pathways towards representative basketball.

Please see the Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for detailed information regarding tryouts. 

Coming from another Club

If you are intending to tryout and have previously played in the VJBL for another representative club, you need to adhere to the following:

Permission to Train

Before you will be allowed to participate in tryouts, you must obtain a permission to train from your current association.

Process:  Please email your current association requesting a Permission to Train at the Melbourne Tigers Girls junior program. This needs to be emailed to the Director of Coaching:  coaching@melbournebasketball.com.au


To obtain a clearance form please see the Basketball Victoria website:  https://basketballvictoria.com.au/clearances/

Clearances are not currently available, but this will change once we get back to playing.

Requests for clearances from the Melbourne Tigers Women’s Basketball Association are to be forwarded to the President:  president@melbournebasketball.com.au

Tryouts & Selection Eligibility

Tryouts consist of Sunday morning and Friday night sessions at MSAC. These will be supplemented by mid-week sessions held at various venues across the Albert Park, St Kilda area. Specific age groups will be allocated to these additional venues.

–  You must attend and complete in full, at least 3 tryout sessions in your age group to be considered for selection.

–  You must contact the club and provide notice in advance if you cannot attend any sessions. If you do not attend any session without prior notice, you will not be considered   for selection.

–  Right now, given the Victorian Government’s ‘Road Map’ out, largely dependent on double vaccination numbers, future planning for training and tryouts is impossible to schedule with certainty.

– Based on available information on reaching vaccine targets, the Club will look to conduct outdoor fitness sessions on Sunday 31 October. Restrictions on distance travelled and numbers participating will be in force. The Club will advise.

– There is some chance of formal tryouts commencing on Sunday 7 November at MSAC, but please only use a ‘pencil’ in your diary. Nothing is confirmed and we will have to wait for formal announcements.

If you are selected

–        Fees:  The season registration fee is approximately $650.00 (subject to confirmation), plus additional costs for Uniform items, Mid-week training court hire, Friday night game team sheet and tournament participation fees.

–        If selected, the commitment required is mid-week training, Sunday morning trainings at MSAC and Friday night games all over Victoria.

–        Training will commence immediately teams are selected, and Grading Phase #1 will take place almost immediately. But we don’t know when this will occur.

–        The Melbourne Tigers Junior Girls program participates in several tournaments throughout the year. Some are mandatory and normally include the Eltham Dandenong tournament in January. Others will be determined when the Club returns to full competition.

The Melbourne Tigers Womens Basketball Association requires all new parents to the club to attend a compulsory parent information session. These will be conducted on-line. Please keep an eye out for the time, date and on-line meeting link via email.

Looking forward to seeing you at tryouts.

All questions and correspondence should be directed to:  tigergirlstryouts@gmail.com