MiniBall 2018

This is for year 3 & 4 Development Grade, Competitive Grade.

This starts on Tuesday night, 21 August 2018 through to 25 September 2018. This year there are two grades “development” and “competitive”.  Venues:   Woodend Community Centre (Development & Competitive Grade) Rangiora New Life Gym (Competitive Grade) and Ohoka School Hall 25 Sept only.

You will be notified week by week as to where the games are and at what time. Times are either 3.45pm, 4.30pm or 5.15pm.

The fee will be dependant on numbers maximum of 8 players per team ($240.00 per team).    We will let you know once the teams are sorted what the cost will be. 

Your child is to play in the uniform they are issued. It is your responsibility to return this gear at the end of the season clean.  Each session will start with a component (15 minutes), followed by a game (approx. 30 minutes). 

Forms have gone home Friday 3 August to enrol in a team, due back Thursday 9 August 2018.

Team tops will be supplied for the season and your child will need to wear blue or black shorts (depending on which team they are in).

MOUTHGUARDS are compulsory, your child must have one if they are going to be playing.

"Mini-Ball" is a programme for year 3 & 4 students to introduce them to the fundamentals of basketball as a team sport.  Each session mixes specific skills coaching with a game against another team using modified rules to encourage full team participation and create "space" on a court.  Coaches/referees explain rules and infringements during the game to ensure children are able to relate rules to various situations.

Skill sessions cover basics such as...






Modified game rules include...

Set number of passes required before shooting is allowed to encourage passing around more team members

Coloured bibs used to encourage a more structured man-on-man defense

The students involved in the mini-ball programme are better prepared to enter the NCBB's Friday Night Basketball competition for years 5-8.


Summer Slam Hockey 

First-Sticks for year 3/4 students - A hockey skills programme incorporting a team coaching session run by the NCSRT's Primary School Sports Coaches.

Each session is 35 minutes, approximately 10 minutes of coaching and 20 minutes of game time.  Some rules are adapted to suit players’ skill levels and encourage open play.  

It goes for 6 weeks in Term 1, (Friday 16th Feb - 23rd March, 4.00-7.00pm) at the Dudley Park sports turf.  Maximum of 8 players per team.  


Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 Hockey Competitions. Six-a-side hockey competitions for Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 students. Tuesdays 4-6pm at Waimakariri Hockey turf.  

Each session is 30 minutes (15 minutes per half).  Maximum of 8 players per team. 6 weeks in Term 1, (13th Feb - 20th March 2018).


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