Little League, Miniball & Basketball - Information

Basketball registrations are now closed.

 

Register here for Yr 5+6 Basketball

Register here for Yr 3+4 Basketball

Register here for Little League, Yr 1+2 Basketball

 

Registrations will close on the 1st of April 2021.

 

Grades:

Little League – Yr 1 & 2’s 
This is a non-competitive league with an emphasis on fun and participation. It is expected that all players have fun while learning the fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting in a game situation. There are 4 players per team on the court at any one time.

Miniball – Yr 3 & 4’s
This is a five a-side game with male/female or mixed gender teams. Teams will be graded on ability rather than the gender make-up of the team. There are 4 grades: A, B, C, D. Mouthguards are compulsory. 

Basketball – Yr 5 & 6’s 
This is a five a-side game with male/female or mixed gender teams. Teams will be graded on ability rather than the gender make-up of the team. There are 4 grades: A, B, C, D. Mouthguards are compulsory.

The Year 3 - 6 leagues are about the young players developing their skills in a safe, encouraging and positive environment.

 

Game Times & Locations:

Little League (Y1&2)  – Mondays, Trustpower Arena and QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre)
Miniball (Y3&4)  – Tuesdays, Trustpower Arena and QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre)
Basketball (5&6) – Fridays, Trustpower Arena and QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre)


Practices will take place at school either at lunch times or before/after school. Practice days and times to be confirmed by the Coach or Team Manager.

The draw will be emailed/texted by the Team Manager. You can also check the draw directly for game times by clicking on the links below.


Season Dates:

 

Little League - Y1&2

Played on Mondays. This year, they have split Little League into two competitions;

Little League 1 | 17th May - 5th July (Term 2), duration of 6 weeks.
Little League 2 | 2nd August - 20th September (Term 3), duration of 7 weeks.

Registrations are open for Little League 1 only, League 2 will be open for registration during term 2.

NB: NO Games on Monday 7th June (Queen's Birthday) for League 1 and 6th September (AIMS Games) League 2.

 

Miniball - Y3&4

Played on Tuesdays

First game is Tuesday 11th May. Last game is Tuesday 21st September.

NB: NO games on Tuesdays 13th & 20th July (School Holidays) and 7th September (AIMS Games).

 

Basketball - Y5&6

Played on Fridays

First game is Friday 14th May. Last game is Friday 24th September.

NB: NO games on Fridays 11th June (Armageddon), 16th & 23rd July (School Holidays) and 10th September (AIMS Games).

 

Cost:

We are charged on a per team basis. We have stipulated per player costs below. Please keep in mind it could be a little more per player depending on numbers in each team.

 

Little League (Y1&2)  – $55 per player

NB: Each team will be required to provide one referee per game. This is usually the Coach who is on court giving direction and encouragement whilst refereeing.

Mini-ball (Y3&4) - $130 per player 

Basketball (Y5&6) - $145 per player

NB: The cost for Miniball and Basketball includes having a paid referee supplied by the Referees Association, this is to improve consistency through the league.

 

Uniform:

A basketball uniform (singlet & shorts) will be loaned to each player before the season starts. These must be returned to the Team Manager at the final game. The cost of borrowing the uniform is included in the term fee, however if the allocated singlet and shorts are not returned to the Team Manager at the end of the season you will be charged for a replacement uniform.

Team Managers will be expected to collect the team's uniform, wash them and return them as a set to the office 7-10 days after the last game.

Mouthguards are compulsory for Miniball and Basketball - all grades.

 
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.

 

Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct

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

 

EACH TEAM WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 2-3 PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER. ONE TO BE COACH, ONE TO BE MANAGER, ONE TO DO SCOREBENCH.

Coaches hold the team practises and are present to coach during games. For Little League, the coaches are also required to referee the games.

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 & Tauranga Basketball. Managers are also responsible for collecting the team's uniforms at the end of the last game; cleaning them and returning the set of uniforms to the office 7-10 days after the last game.

Scorebench one person each game needs to do score bench (score own game) - this could be the Manager.

Coaches/Managers will need to complete score sheets at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the game. Teams must sit on the right benches as determined by the score sheets (refer to rules). Both coaches must sign the score sheet at the completion of the game to confirm the result is correct.

There are resources available to help with these roles and they can be shared across parents if required. Even if you haven't done any of them in the past- it's a great opportunity to get involved with your child's sport.

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