Junior Domestic – Summer 2020-21 Teams, Training, Fixtures & More

Fixtures for Round 2, 16th January are now available.

Registrations have closed. If your child would like to join the All Stars please email  manager@collingwoodbasketball.com.au and we will place them on the waiting list for a place in a team.

Spectators COVID requirementsScoring (new ipads)Timing (15 minute halves)
MasksVenuesRulesCoaches & Team Managers

Dear Parents and Guardians
Club staff and volunteers contribute many hours – often after work – to compile domestic teams each season. It is a painstaking process that takes into account numerous considerations and preferences – many of which are often in conflict.

For the coming summer season, the Girls and Boys Domestic Team Composition Sub-Committees have had to work to very tight timeframes due to COVID – putting together some 100+ teams in half the time they normally have.

The Committee of Management kindly requests that you bear this is in mind when reviewing the placement of your child in their chosen team. While the Club understands there is sometimes disappointment with team placement, please also understand that for this coming season team composition has been a particularly difficult process.

Any queries regarding the teams should be emailed to juniordomestic@collingwoodbasketball.com.au Queries will be responded to as soon as possible but please understand there could be some delay

On behalf of the Committee of Management.

Summer 2020-21 Domestic Season

Girls training will commence Monday 23rd November and boys training will commence Thursday 26th November for most teams. Games are planned to commence on Saturday 28th November (all subject to COVID regulations and confirmation over the weekend from the State Government that all can go ahead). Uniforms will be on sale on Monday 23rd November and Thursday 26th November. Further information about the season and the competition is available here.

Girls Domestic Teams & Training

Players training at Collingwood College should ENTER via the Campbell St gate. McCutcheon Way doors will be EXIT only.

Boys Domestic Teams & Training

Players training at Collingwood College should ENTER via the Campbell St gate. McCutcheon Way doors will be EXIT only.

Teams scheduled at Collingwood College will be advised court number when they arrive.

There will be no training 11th or 14th January, prior to Round 2.


Collingwood domestic singlets and/or shorts can be purchased at Collingwood College at designated times.

Please ENTER via the Campbell St gate and head towards the multipurpose room. McCutcheon Way doors will be EXIT only.

Uniforms on sale:
Monday 23rd November 4.30 – 8.00pm
Thursday 26th November 4.30 – 8.00pm

Saturday 28th November 9.30 – 12 noon
Thursday 3rd December 5.00 – 7.00pm
Saturday 5th December 9.30 – 11.30am

The cost of the uniform is: Reversible singlet $55, Shorts $45, Reversible singlet and shorts bought at same time $95. Payment by card / EFTPOS is preferred. All Stars merchandise including facemasks, short and long sleeved Tshirts, hoodies and socks will also be on sale.

Please ensure that you socially distance whilst waiting to be served. It may be busy so please be prepared to wait.

If your child is a new player and will be using a second hand singlet, please advise the number so we can include it in our records.

We have had a lot of demand for uniforms, and have run out of some stock. If you are unable to organise a uniform prior to your first game, please bring a black Tshirt and white Tshirt, or a black and white reversible training top. Please wear basketball shorts (no pockets) preferable black or any colour.

If you have any queries regarding uniforms, please email  uniforms@collingwoodbasketball.com.au

Fixtures for Round 2, 16th January, 2021

Fixtures for Round 2 are now available on the EDJBA website. It may be easier to find the Collingwood teams here. (This link also gives you a link to the venue on google maps.) You can also get venue addresses here.

Please check the above fixtures to confirm if a BYE request was granted, If your team is unable to field 4 or more players, please let me know and I will advise the EDJBA and a walk over result will be given against your team.


U18 and below players are permitted ONE spectator, where the player requires parental supervision. This can be a parent or a sibling, but not both. The exception is if a parent is the coach or team manager or scorer, then the player can have one other spectator.

U20s are now permitted to have one spectator in the stadium. Coach, team manager and scorer will be admitted.

More information on the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport guidelines are available here: https://basketballvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/BV_2020_ReturnToSport_Guidelines_23Nov.pdf

Scoring (new – PlayHQ on iPads)

With the move to PlayHQ, we will be using ipads for scoring and a new scoring system. Information about the new system is available here. If you have time, it would be great if you could familiarise yourself with the new system prior to the game

  • At the beginning of each game, team information needs to be set up. Players expected to play need to be selected. It’s really important that following the completion of the previous game, Team Managers (or an informed parent or the coach) go to the scorebench and ensure the “scoresheet” is set up correctly. Singlet numbers will need to be checked or added for players
  • If any player is not listed and you need to add them (eg they are new to the team or they are filling in). You need their name, date of birth, suburb and postcode

Timing Rules (different)

Due to the cleaning requirement between games, games will be running on 2 x 15 minute halves.

The timing regulations are available here

COVID requirements

  • All people entering a stadium must provide their name and phone number on entry (unless a player who is listed on the team list). See spectator regulations above
  • Many stadiums, including Collingwood’s will have QR codes available for registration
  • Stadiums will have separate entry and exit points. At Collingwood, entry will be via the Campbell St gate, and exit via the McCutcheon Way doors
  • Everyone must sanitise their hands on entry
  • Maximum TWO basketballs per team in the stadium. One of these should be the Molten supplied team basketball. Basketballs should be sanitised on entry
  • At the completion of each game, all players and spectators must exit the venue promptly so that it can be cleaned. Teams will be able to enter a maximum of 10 minutes prior to their game, subject to departure of previous teams and cleaning having been done
  • Also see mask information below


Approved face coverings should be worn by all patrons over the age of 12 years, on arrival and departure from the stadium and at any time when not participating. Referees, coaches or other people in non-exertive roles must wear a face mask unless a lawful exemption applies.

Players and officials may choose to wear a mask during competition, provided that the masks are made of a non-abrasive, soft material such as paper or cloth and attached to the ears with elastic. Those choosing to wear a mask whilst playing basketball or officiating should seek medical advice prior to doing so to ensure they understand any personal risks associated with wearing a face mask during physical exercise. They should limit their court time and if experiencing shortness of breath or dizziness you should immediately take a break until they return to normal and consider removing the mask.


We will be using Collingwood College (entry from Campbell St gate), Fitzroy High, Alphington Grammar (park in school grounds off Lucerne St), and from next week Princes Hill Secondary College.

This weekend (and possibly for the remainder of 2020), the EDJBA have some new venues being used.  These are:

  • Box Hill Senior Secondary College (BHSSC)- 19 Dunloe Ave, Mont Albert North- used as a Koonung home venue
  • Mullauna College (MLAUN1/2)- 456 Springfield Rd, Mitcham- used as a Mitcham home venue
  • Diamond Creek Community Centre (DCCC)- 28 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek- used as an Eltham home venue
  • Mill Park Basketball Stadium (MPBS1/2)- Redleap Ave, Mill Park- used as a Banyule home venue
  • Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC1/2/3/4/5)- 271C Belmore Rd, Balwyn North used as a Balwyn home venue
  • Blackburn Primary School (BPS)- 185 Surrey Rd, Blackburn- used as a Balwyn home venue
  • Manningham DISC (Donvale Indoor Sports Centre) (MDISC1/2)- 360-368 Springvale Rd, Donvale- used as a Bulleen home venue


This is a summary of rules for different age groups:

AgeBall SizeFoul Line3 Points IncludedTime in KeyZone Defence Allowed
U085Advanced 1.8mNo5 secsNo
U10 – U126Advanced 1mNo5 secsNo
U146NormalYes3 secsNo
U16 – U20 Girls6NormalYes3 secsYes
U16 – U20 Boys7NormalYes3 secsYes

No Zone Rule

The EDJBA has adopted Basketball Australia’s “No Zone” policy for U8s to U14s. This means that teams in these age groups are not allowed to play zone defence. “Any defence played inside the three-point line which does not incorporate normal man to man defensive principles shall be considered to be a zone”.
The EDJBA approach is one of communication and education:

  • NO action should be taken during games
  • Do NOT approach the referees, they are not responsible for enforcing this policy
  • Do NOT approach the Venue Supervisor, they are not responsible for enforcing policy
  • Do NOT approach or speak to the coach playing zone
  • There are NO in game penalties
  • If there are concerns about the defence played by a particular team during the season, then this should be communicated to the EDJBA here: EDJBA Zone Defence Feedback
  • If the team is playing a zone defence, this will be communicated to their Club, who will be required to provide education to the coach on acceptable man to man principles

Detailed information about the policy is available here. If you have queries about how to implement the No Zone policy, please email or call Gani Sakiri, our Head of Coaching, on coachingdirector@collingwoodbasketball.com.au or 0417 365 574.

Mercy Rule

The Mercy Rule is not applicable during grading (the first three rounds of the Summer 2021 season).

Coaches and Team Managers

Thank you to the many people who have volunteered to be coaches or team managers. We still have some gaps for coaches and team managers – if you can help out or suggest people who might be able to help please email juniordomestic@collingwoodbasketball.com.au.

If you know of anyone else who is interested in joining a team, please ask them to email juniordomestic@collingwoodbasketball.com.au. We already have some players on waiting lists to join teams.

If you are managing a team in the Summer: You will be emailed player and coach contact details as soon as possible. You will also receive information about what you need to do in the first couple of weeks of team managing. Most of the information the players in your team need to know will be emailed to them and/or is available here. A Team Manager’s information night will be held early in the season, date to be advised. This will be aimed primarily at new team managers. A team manager’s handbook is also available here

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