Little League, Miniball & Basketball - Information

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, 4.00pm - 5.15pm, Trustpower Arena and QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre)
Miniball (Y3&4)  – Tuesdays, 3.45pm - 6.30pm, Trustpower Arena and QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre)
Basketball (5&6) – Fridays, 3.45pm - 8.30pm, 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, 12 weeks of competition.

First game is Monday 11th May. Final game is Monday 17th August.

NB: NO Games on Monday 1 June (Queen's Birthday), Mondays 6 & 13 July (School Holidays).

 

Miniball - Y3&4

Played on Tuesdays, 16 weeks competition.

First game is Tuesday 5th May. Last game is Tuesday 1st September.

NB: NO games on Tuesdays 7 & 14 July (School Holidays)

 

Basketball - Y5&6

Played on Fridays, 16 weeks competition.

First game is Friday 8th May. Last game is Friday 4th September.

NB: NO games on Fridays 10 & 17 July (School Holidays)

 

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)  – $75 per player for the twelve week season.

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) - $115 per player for the 16 week season.

Basketball (Y5&6) - $130 per player for the 16 week season.

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.

 

More Information & Coaching Clinics:

For further information about this sport please head to the Tauranga City Basketball website below which has details on coaching, refereeing, the rules and much more.

Tauranga City Basketball

Referee Beginners Course - will be held on Sunday 3 May at 1000. If you are interested please refer to the flyer here.

 

Getting Started Coaching Clinic & Score Bench Clinic

Coaching clinics are geared towards coaches new to Basketball who need help with the coaching basics.

This year they will also be offering a score bench clinic prior to the season starting.

Dates and times for Clinics will be confirmed closer to the start of the Leagues. 

Tauranga City Basketball covers the cost of these clinics. 

 

Register for Little League (Y1&2) Terms 2& 3 here

 

Register for Mini Ball (Y3&4) here

 

Register for Basketball (Y5&6) Terms 2&3 here

Little League, Miniball & Basketball – draws