MUVJBL Newsletter – April
MUVJBL Newsletter – April
We are now three weeks into the MUVJBL Championship season with a total of 1308 teams (643 games each week) throughout Victoria. There has been a large number of close games already, as well as 53 drawn games.
This is the first season where all grades are now VJL with the under 14 & 16 Boys down to VJL9.
Player movement – Championship phase
If due to any reason a team should have less than eight (8) players for VC grades and less than seven (7) players for VJL grades for a round, a player from a lower graded team from the same association and age group may play. This player is limited to a maximum of two (2) games with the higher team. Permission to play more than two (2) games may be sought from the VJBL Administration in exceptional circumstances. (If players are missing due to being on holidays, this will not be accepted as a valid reason).
Should a team require an extra player(s) and do not meet the requirements as above, then players from the same association in a lower age group may play in the older age group but can move down a maximum of only one division. This player(s) is limited to a maximum of two (2) games with the higher team. Permission to play more than two (2) games in exceptional circumstances must be sought from the MUVJBL Administration.
A player moving up more than one age group must have written permission in the approved form from their parent or guardian. A player can play up a maximum of two age groups, but can move down a maximum of only one division. (Players may play in more than one age group in the same round, but can’t play twice in the same age group)
Stadium Scoring will be used for all rounds during the Championship season.
All players were required to be registered before round one of grading phase one. Therefore, all registered players should appear on the stadium scoring system. If a player is new, you will need to add the player to the game when courtside. Please note you take the risk of adding an ineligible or unregistered player using this method and risk losing the game.
If using scoresheets or stadium scoring at a venue, coaches must sign in at the front desk. They are not to be included on the team list in Stadium Scoring. This sheet will then be cross checked against the correct coach’s name supplied by the associations.
Balance of Fixtures
Fixtures for rounds 11-18 VJL will be issued after the split of the VC Competition. Please check for amendments in 14 Girls VJL5 & VJL6 Fixtures.
VJBL Associations of the Year Awards and Girls Got Game Awards
- Melton winning the Small Association of the year. (15 teams)
- Pakenham winning the Medium Association of the year. (16-30 teams)
- Keilor winning the Large Association of the year. (30+ teams)
- Girls Got Game Association Award McKinnon Basketball Association
- MUVJBL Management Support Award Des Buchan (Eltham)
Basketballs for Associations
Basketballs have been sent out to all associations, if you have not received any for a particular reason, please contact the MUVJBL.
Please send us your highlights, remember this is your league!
Or, if you have any interesting stories about games, contributions of coaches or players which are noteworthy then please contact us.
Pete Wise – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Payne – email@example.com