Mini Ball at Ngaio School
Season begins: First week of Term 2. Each term is a new season but teams generally roll over across Terms 3 and 4.
Season ends: End of each term
Ages of children: Two grades Year 3-4 and Year 5-6
Day/times of games:
Y3-4 play on Mondays and Y5-6 play on Tuesdays. Games take place between 3:15 and 5:15pm
Venue for games: Nairnville Recreation Centre
Number of games: Usually about 8-10 depending on the length of the term
Day/times of practices: varies according to availability of coaches
Venue for practices: Ngaio School basketball court
Uniform/equipment: Ngaio Sports Uniform can be purchased at NZ Uniforms Thorndon or online at ngaioschool.nzuniforms.com
Selections: At the discretion of the coordinator. Teams are a mix of girls and boys. Preferences and friendships will be taken into account.
Miniball is played with 6 players on at each time, you will need 8 players in a squad as it is a pretty intense game fitness wise for the children. The court is smaller and hoops lower than adult basketball. Most basketball rules are similar, except the children wear bands and they have to mark their opposing band player.