Basketball - Pāhikete Pōro

Junior Basketball - Year 1 & 2

League Dates:

Term 2 (Mondays) – 16th May – 4th July (7 weeks)

Term 3 (Mondays) – 25th July – 29th August (6 weeks)

*No Game 6th June - Queen's Birthday 

 

Recommended Team Size:

Little League Minimum 5 and maximum of 6 (Four Players on court at time)

 

Game Location:

QEYC (Possibly Baypark) - Earliest games start if 4pm

 

About the Game:

This league is about participation and enjoyment of the game. It is expected that all players have fun while learning the fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting in a game situation. All players need to feel that they are contributing to the game in a safe, encouraging and positive environment. With that in mind it is expected that the coach or parents from each team are on the court assisting the players to learn.

    • A size 5 ball will be used.

    • The hoop is 7ft, the lowest height. The game is played on half a basketball court.

    • Game time is 22 minutes - no half time.

    • There are 4 players per team on the court at any one time. A maximum of 6 on a team is ideal.

    • One coach/parent per team serves as the referee, this is to assist all players, not just their own team. Whilst on the court they coach and referee the game as it goes along encouraging players to pass to their teammates, helping all players feel part of the game.

    • 2 points for all baskets.

    •  Games begin with a jump ball at the foul line.

    • Rolling subs. A player can sub another player at any time of the game.

    • Man, to man defence, players must play defence on one player.

    • The ball CANNOT be taken from a stationary player. The ball can only be taken on the dribble as long as no contact occurs. One player can defend another player who is shooting the ball but they must stand with their arms straight up and down.

    • After 3 dribbles a player must pass the ball, this is to encourage team play.

    • When the ball changes possession the ball must be dribbled or passed back over the 3 point line before the team is allowed to try and score a basket.

    • After a basket is scored the opposition take the ball back to the 3-point line and passed or dribbled in.

    • At the end of the game, all players from both teams line up and attempt a free shot from in front of the basket. Each successful shot to be a point added to the team’s total points. This is to give every player an opportunity to score a point for their team.

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Middle Basketball - Year 3 & 4

League Dates:

Tuesdays – 11th May – 30th August (14 Weeks)

*No game 6th September - AIMS Week

 

Recommended Team Size:

Minimum 7 and maximum of 8

 

Game Location:

Baypark (Possibly QEYC) - Earliest games start is 4pm

 

About the Game:

This league is about the young players developing their skills in a safe, encouraging and positive environment.

    • A size 5 ball will be used.
    • The hoop is 8ft 5.
    • 2x 13-minute halves. There will be a 5-minute warm-up providing the game before has not gone to overtime, 1-minute at half time.
    • 2 points for all baskets, no 3 pointers or foul shots.
    • No timeouts.
    • Games begin with a jump ball, the possession arrow rule will apply on further possessions, when a jump ball occurs.
    • When a team has a lead of 20 points the Mercy Rule will be applied. Teams on defence MUST retire to halfway on a made basket and when a ball is inbounded from backcourt i.e., baseline and sideline.
    • Fouls called will result in a player being substituted immediately. If a team only has five players and a foul is called, then that player will still need to be substituted and can return on the next inbound of the ball.
    • When a team gets to 6 team fouls in a half, every foul after that will result in 1 point to the opposition. The team of the player that was fouled, also gets the ball back.
    • 3-seconds: Players on offence (attacking the basket) may not stand in the keyhole for more than 3 seconds when their team is in possession of the ball.
    • Teams must play Man, to man defence, players must play defence on one player.
    • The ball CANNOT be taken from a stationary player. The ball can only be taken on the dribble as long as no contact occurs. One player can defend another player who is shooting the ball but they must stand with their arms straight up and down.
    • Substitutions are to be made on the referee’s whistle, from sideline or baseline, not after a basket. No subs are to be made in the last two minutes of the 2nd half.
    • Once the ball is in the front court it may not be passed back over the centerline by the team in control.
    • In the event of a draw, in semi-finals and finals, a 2 Minute Overtime Period is to be played to determine a winner. If the Overtime Period ends in a draw the winner will be determined by first basket scored in the 2nd Overtime Period

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Senior Basketball - Year 5 & 6

League Dates:
Fridays – 13th May – 26th August (13 Weeks)

* No games 24th June - Matariki, 2nd Sept - AIMS Week 

 

Recommended Team Size:
Minimum 8 and maximum of 10

 

Game Location:
Baypark (Possibly QEYC)

 

World Cup Date (Tournament):
Thursday – 7th July

 

About the Game:

This league is about the young players developing their skills in a safe, encouraging and positive environment.

    • A size 6 ball will be used for the Year 5&6 grade. If there is a Girls Grade a size 5 ball will be used. There must be
    • 2 points for all baskets, no 3 pointers or foul shots.
    • 2x 15-minute running clock halves, 4-minute warm-up providing the game before has not gone into overtime. 1-minutes at halftime.
    • No timeouts.
    • Games begin with a jump ball, the possession arrow rule will apply on further possessions, when a jump ball occurs.
    • When a team has a lead of 20 points the Mercy Rule will be applied Teams on defence MUST retire to halfway on a made basket and when a ball is inbounded from backcourt i.e. baseline and sideline.
    • Fouls are to be called; any player who commits a foul will have it recorded against their number (name) on the score sheet. Any player who receives 5 fouls will be required to leave the game (cannot return).
    • When a team gets to 4 team fouls in a quarter, every foul after that will result in 1 point to the opposition. The team of the player that was fouled, also gets the ball back, with the exception of a foul whilst shooting and the basket is made.
    • 3-seconds, players on offence (attacking the basket) may not stand in the keyhole for more than 3 seconds when their team is in possession of the ball.
    • Substitutions are to be made on the referee’s whistle, from sideline or baseline, not after a basket. No subs are to be made in the last two minutes of the last quarter. • Once the ball is in the front court it may not be passed back over the centerline by the team in control.
    • In the event of a draw, in semi-finals and finals, teams will play a 2 Minute Overtime Period it to be played to determine a winner. If the Overtime Period ends in a draw the winner will be determined by first basket scored in the 2nd Overtime Period.

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