Junior Competition Information
FIXTURES, LADDERS & RESULTS
Games times and venues are available online at the FDBA website. Fixtures are subject to change and should be checked regularly. Teams are advised NOT to print fixtures.
- U8, U10, U12 & U14 – Saturday
- U16, U18 & U23 – Monday after school
- U8, U10, U12 & U14 – Saturday
- U16 – Wednesday after school
- U18 & U23 – Thursday after school
- Timing – 2 x 18minute halves / 45 minute schedule
- Venues – Frankston Stadium, Langwarrin Stadium (EMC), Bonbeach Stadium, Flinders College, John Paul College and Monash Peninsula (subject to competition size)
- U8, U10, U12 & U14 (Saturday) – Games are played between 8:30am – 7:00pm. Generally U8 – U10 games are scheduled from 8:30am, U12 in the early afternoon and U14 from mid-afternoon.
- U16, U18 & U23 (Mid-Week competitions) – Games are genereally scheduled at 4:45pm, 5:30pm & 6:15pm. 7.00pm games may be scheduled if required. The majority of games for these age groups are scheduled at Frankston Stadium, with Langwarrin used subject to total entries received each season.
SEASON DATES & STRUCTURE
- Summer Season – Term 4 and Term 1 of Victorian School term dates.
- Winter Season – Term 2 and Term 3 of Victorian School term dates.
- Competition Dates – Games are not scheduled on public holidays or school holidays. Refer to competition calendars for exact dates of current season.
- Grading Phases:
- Phase 1 – Rounds 1 – 2. These games do not count towards season ladder.
- Phase 2 – Rounds 3 – 4. These games do not count towards season ladder.
- Confirmation Phase – Rounds 5 – 6. These games are played for premiership points.
- Finals Phase – Top 4 in two round playoff format:
- Winning teams advance to the Grand Final.
- Losing teams advance to the Bronze Medal game.
FDBA welcomes registrations from new and existing teams. The registration period will be open for twice a year leading up to the commencement of the Winter and Summer seasons. All teams and players in FDBA Junior/Under Age Competitions (U8 – U23) must register with an affiliated local club. A list of clubs and contacts can be found HERE
- U8 = $43.00
- U10 = $50.00
- U12 – U16 = $55.00
- U18 – U23 = $60.00
Based on member feedback teams wanted a deterrent for forfeits as it was an inconvenience for teams and this deterrent was to apply fines at above the normal team sheet rate. The FDBA are often bound to pay referees; incur fixed cost expenses even when forfeits are pre-notified. Notifying teams once a forfeit has been advised adds an administrative burden on the FDBA. The FDBA will endeavor to accommodate all prior requests, but can not guarantee game times can be changed. FDBA understands that unforeseen circumstances can arise whereby it may not be possible to play. With advanced warning (at least 1 week) the FDBA will endeavor to assist to help ensure the scheduled match can proceed. Notifying the FDBA the day before or the day you cannot play, is not advanced warning.
- U8 = $86.00
- U10 = $100.00
- U12 – U16 = $110.00
- U18 – U23 = $120.00
Un-notified forfeits incur an additional $40.00 fee.
COMPETITION BY-LAWS AND CODES OF CONDUCT
All teams and their members must be familiar with FDBA Competition By-Laws and Basketball Victoria Codes of Conduct. These documents are available from the FDBA website.
By registering and playing at FDBA all members agree to the following;
- The team will abide by the FDBA By-Laws.
- The team will comply with BV Codes of Conduct.
- The team will comply with all requirements in relation to Working With Children Check legislation.
- The team will ensure that all fees, match payments and fines incurred will be paid promptly.