Basketball Pathway

Participation/Introductory Programs

Basketball Victoria runs a number of introductory programs designed to make learning to play basketball fun, safe and easy for boys and girls.Sport In Focus

Through adaptive introductory programs such as Aussie Hoops, Skill, Fun and Play and Hoop Time, children will be provided with the best possible learning and playing experience to develop a positive introduction to the sport of basketball, ensuring enjoyment and continued participation.


Domestic Basketball Competitions

Domestic basketball competitions are local competitions run by associations at various venues across the state. These competitions cater for all age groups ranging from U8 through to open age and masters grades.

Often times, these competitions are graded to suit all age and ability levels.


Representative Competitions

Talented basketball players are selected by Associations to play in representative teams.Basketball Pathway VJBL

The Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (Melb. Utd. VJBL) caters for players from U12 through to U20. In addition to the Melb Utd. VJBL, there are various open age representative leagues, such as Melbourne Metropolitan Basketball League (MMBL), Country Basketball League (CBL), Big V and South East Australia Basketball League (SEABL).

Junior Country Championships are tournament-based representative competitions catering for regional associations and their members, with competitions for U12 right through to U18.


Australian Junior Championships
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Basketball Australia hosts annual National Championships in junior age groups. State teams representing Basketball Victoria are selected to compete at the annual National Junior Championships.


World Junior Championships

Basketball Australia selects junior national teams to represent Australia every two years at World Junior Championships.


National Leagues

Elite players also compete in the National Basketball League (NBL) and Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).


International Tournaments
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At the highest level, Basketball Australia teams compete in World Championships, Olympic Games and other international events.