2022/23 MELBOURNE TIGERS TRY OUTS
- All of our Sunday trainings will be held at MSAC from next season / Term 4. VERY IMPORTANT !!!
- Tryouts to start for everyone on Friday 30th September and will go Friday / Sunday for at least 3 weeks.
- Fridays U12 and U14 @ 6.30pm
- Fridays U16 and U18 @ 8.30pm
- Sundays U12 and U14 @ 2.00pm
- Sundays U16 and U18 @ 12.00pm
- There will be no parents allowed into the stadium during tryouts (fridays and sundays)
- VERY IMPORTANT: 12.3 and 14.3s will be all bottom age players in next seasons teams.
Yes #1 team can pick a bottom age player but if they dont make #1 team they will be going to 3s or below.
12.2 and 14.2 will be ALL TOP age players.
- 2023 Number One team coaches are
- 12.1 David Middleton
- 14.1 Craig Hitchiner
- 16.1 Ray Gordon
- 18.1 Warren Estcourt
- 20.1 Jayson Lomer
READ FIRST BEFORE REGISTERING
The dates of the 2022-2023 year Try Outs are from Friday 30th Sept, Sunday 2nd Oct, Friday 7th Oct, Sunday 9th Oct,
Friday 14th Oct, and officially finishing off the Try Outs on Sunday 16th Oct, keep coming to training if you want to be placed.
Participants are to make themselves availble to train in our Try Outs, practice games and training sessions,
on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons during October, November & December 2022.
We finish off the basketball year on Friday December 16th 2022 and start back training on Sundays mid January 2023.
The Try Out dates and times (to be confirmed)
Under 20s 4:00pm – 6:00pm on 2nd Oct & 9th Oct Sundays only all try outs will be at MSAC –
Under 18s 8:30pm – 10:30pm Fridays & 2pm – 4pm Sundays
Under 16s 8:30pm – 10:30pm Fridays & 2pm – 4pm Sundays
Under 14s 6:30pm – 8:30pm Fridays & 12pm – 2pm Sundays
Under 12s 6:30pm – 8:30pm Fridays & 12pm – 2pm Sundays
To be eligable to play in each age group:
…………….. (Year of Birth)
Under 20s (2004, 2005) all the Try Outs will be at MSAC –
Under 18s (2006, 2007)
Under 16s (2008, 2009)
Under 14s (2010, 2011)
Under 12s (2012, 2013, 2014)
We expect that there will be vacancies for players in the u12’s, u14’s, 16’s & 18’s teams.
The maximum numbers of teams we will be able to enter will be due to the number of available courts at MSAC on Fridays.
On Sundays we will have to limit the number of teams training on the courts we have been alocated.
To register; there is a new & different way for all our Try Out particpants who will have to register;
This is through the Basketball Victoria PlayHQ system, We intend to step you through this process.
If your still interested, you will need to register through the Play HQ system, details to follow.
To register properly you must:
Go to the Try Outs registration, complete all the information requested and at the end of the session pay $60
Everybody Trying Out will have to pay the $60 fees to cover court hire at MSAC. No exceptions.
Fill in all the details correctly.
Go back over what you have written and check that there has been no red error message on any of the items requested
All players Trying Out will have to pay $60 via Credit Card. The payment system is at the end of the entry form,
When players type in your date of birth, the system will calculate your 2023 age group and the age group for Try Outs.
If your age group is not what you expected, the machine is not wrong,
it’s calculating your age group for the following (2023) year. In basketball, everybody has to comply with this FIBA rule.
If and when you have finished registering properly, an e-mail will be sent to you:
– emergency contact e-mail – we need to be able to contact you on short notice, in case a change to any of the session times are altered.
This is NOT an “emergency” e-mail, but we must be able to contact the family immedaitely & urgently.
– parent/guardian1 email
– parent/guardian2 email
During the Try Outs, when setting up communication links, it is near impossible to contact everybody in the different e-mails listed
we are limited by the numer of e-mails we can send per day by the Internet Service Providers
Make sure the e-mail you put down is the e-mail everybody in your family will read so that they know what’s going on.
TRY OUTS Day
At the Try Outs, be early, there will still be issues with COVID safety and queues.
If you have properly registered, your name will be on a list and you will be assigned a Try Out number.
If your not registered, you will have to do this before you can step onto the court (Public Liability Insurance issues)
Before the start of the Try Outs, get a number written on your leg and when instructed to,
your group will go to the court you have been assigned to.
On Sundays we will have to wait for the Melbourne girl’s to finish and they have moved out.
Before we start, the coaching staff will then address your groups.
At the end of the 5 minute speech the group leader will tell you what court to go next.
When in doubt, please ask one of the workers & helpers. There will be a number of helpers around.
We will also have court Marshals on each court – ready to take down your name and Try Out number
This year and in past years, parents are asked to stay outside the venue.
There may still be issues with the number of parents attending and the COVID rules at the time.
The severity of the rules will depend on the day – we will fore warn you of whats required on the day
– Because of the numbers of players, please wear masks inside, this is important.
The masks can come off only when you are on the court training
– we will have wipes that can be used to wipe down the basketballs, and benches at the start & end of the session
– players should be familiar with sanitizing their hands on entry and exit to MSAC
Showing up on the day and not having registered, will result in your long delay.
We believe that pre registering on the PlayHQ registration system is the quickest and easiest.
In past years we have got a number of wrong e-mails and wrong mobile numbers listed on the registration forms.
Please check and double-check. It is important that we are able to quickly contact you and your family.