Flippa Ball - Information

REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR TERM 4.

The game:

Flippa Ball is a modified version of Water Polo aimed exclusively at Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students.  There are two teams, each of which must have a minimum of six players. Each team must have 5 field players and 1 goalie in the pool at one time.  Each team can have up to 5 substitutes (recommended 3 substitutes) that can rotate at any time.  Players are permitted to walk along the bottom if they do not have the ball. If in possession of the ball the player must swim or pass. Players must catch and pass with only one hand. The game consists of two halves of 10 minutes duration each.

NB: Year 5&6 students need to be strong swimmers to play Flippa Ball.

 

Location:

Memorial Pool – Tauranga

 

Season dates:

Tuesday 27th October - Tuesday 8th December 2020

 

Game times:

Years 3 & 4 – Learners’ pool games are played sometime between 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Years 5 & 6 – Big pool games are played sometime between 4.00pm – 8.30pm

Generally a team wil play one game each Tuesday.

The draw will be e-mailed to the managers to distribute to their team before the game; and will also be available on the Tauranga Water Polo Website: https://www.sporty.co.nz/taurangawaterpolo/Home

 

Cost:

$65 per player.

Payment is now required at the end of the registration process; we no longer have the pay later option available.
** Please note that your child will not be entered into a team unless the registration form has been filled out and payment has been made (when filling in the form) by Friday 18th September **

 

Practice:

Practise will take place at school either before or after school, or at lunchtime. Days and times will be confirmed by your coach/manager when the teams have been put together. 

 

Uniform:

A suitable swimming costume is required. A cap & all other gear required will be provided at the pool.

 

Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct:

All players and parents are required to agree to follow the PPS Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct. You can view this here: Pillans Point Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct

 

PPS Statement of Intent: Children in Sport

All parents should be aware of the PPS Sport Statement of Intent. Click here to view PPS Sport Statement of Intent.

 

EACH TEAM WILL REQUIRE TWO PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER. ONE TO BE COACH, AND ONE TO BE MANAGER.

Coaches hold the team practises and are present to coach during games. There are resources available to help with this role and it can be shared across parents if required. 

Managers are responsible for team logistics & organisation e.g. correspondence of practise and game times to all members of the team; key point of contact for PPS Sports & Events Co-ordinator.

Without parents volunteering for these roles, we are unable to submit teams.