WElcome to SPC basketball for 2023
Please read all information carefully as there is a lot of updates for 2023
Open runs, trials & social basketball
Please read below for any information for your trials, trainings & social basketball
!Social Basketball 3×3!
Social basketball is a 3×3 league run on Friday after school.
Games are 10 minutes or first to 21 points. Teams consist of 4-5 people, you can play for 1 team only. Points are scored by 1 or 2pt scores. There will be multiple games per night from 3.30-5.00pm
Game nights will be 13th, 20th, 27th October & 3rd November
Cost is $40 and will be charged to your school account.
The team that wins the qualifying league will get free entry to the 2024 BBNZ 3×3 tournament held at Pulman Arena in term 1.
There are 2x qualifying leagues
– Junior League, for year 8 & 9 teams only. They will enter the Junior Premiers in next year’s tournament
– Senior League, for year 10, 11 & 12 teams only. They will enter the Senior Premiers in next year’s tournament
Another option is the Little-league, this is a more social league for teams who do not wish to compete for a qualfying spot.
– Little League is for year 7-10 players who want play socially with friends.
To register, you can sign up *HERE* or down at the sports office. You need your team at the time of entry.
The first V have their Promotion game on Monday 3rd April 6.30pm at St Domincs vs Liston College. This game will give our boys the opportunity to get back into Premier grade. Your support is welcome and needed!!
If you are year 13 interested in playing competitive basketball outside of the 1st V, please register and see Mr Graham in the sports office. If you were 17 on the 1st January 2023, you are only eligible for 1st V or U19 teams.
If you are year 11/12/13 and 16 years old on the 1st January 2023, you are eligible for U17’s. Trials for U17’s will be on Friday 10th & 17th of March.
Junior Premier, U15A, Year 10 & Year 9 teams
Anyone in Year 9 & 10 are eligible for Junior Premier & U15 teams.
Junior Premier & U15A
If you are interested in these teams, training commences from Wednesday 22nd Feb 3.15pm – 4.45pm & Monday 27th Feb 6.45am – 8.15am. Teams for Junior Premier & U15A will be selected by 13th March and only made up from boys attending these trainings.
Year 10 & Year 9 Teams.
If you are not interested in Junior Premier or U15A this year, Year 10 and Year 9 teams will have trials on Friday 10th & 17th March. We only have the capacity for a mixture of 4 year 9/10 teams. This will be determined after registrations for trials have been collected.
Middle School Competitive
For boys in Year 7/8 there are 7 competitive teams. Trials for these teams will be on Tuesday 21st & 28th March after school 3.15-4.45pm.
As a reminder, Middle School development on Wednesday period 6 & 7 is seperate to school basketball. If you were selected or not for MS development, you still need to register and trial for MS teams. Please scroll back to the top to register.
Summer Development League
Anybody who is looking at playing basketball for St Peter’s College this year should strongly consider playing in the SPC Summer Development League. The SDL runs on Sunday’s for 2hrs at different time slots depending on your age group. Spots in the SDL are limited. Cost of the SDL is $30
For 2023 we have a 3x week SDL on Sunday 26th Feb, 5th March & 12th March
Register for SDL Here
Open Scrimmage pick-up games
We have 1 more open scrimmage this Friday 24th Feb from 3.15-5pm. This is open to anybody at SPC who wants to come play. Just turn up after school in the gym.
We are in desperate need of coaches for 2023. If you are experienced or would like to dip your feet in for the first time, please express your interest of coaching Here. Any help will be provided
We are also in desperate need of Referees. There is a major referee path in NZ for you to attend national tournaments and even get paid. If you would like to referee, please register here.
Any basketball games or training can be seen on the calendar to the right or here. The Calendar is updated in real time so any changes made will be instant.
At St Peters we have students from year 7 through to 13 and playing at various levels ie Participation/Social to Competitive.
In 2011 we had 82 students playing basketball and in 2022 we had 19 competitive teams and 23 social teams.
St Peters College has a strong basketball programme with teams competing at Premier, Open, Under-17, Under-15 levels and Middle School levels. We also have a Social League, which is an in-house basketball league, for beginners and social players.
Our gymnasium has a main court with two small basketball courts that run across the main court that we use for training and competition. The school itself has several basketball hoops.
Our 2023 programme major goals are:
• 1st V to regain status in the premier grade and qualify for the National Secondary Schools Tournament
• U17A qualify for Greater Auckland Tournament
• Junior Premiership team to make top 4
• Middle School team to make Top 10 at AIMS and qualify for the Inter-zone Tournament.
Recent Basketball Programme Achievements
1st V won Senior A grade undefeated
Junior Premier 2nd at Zone 1 Premierships
Middle School Premier placed 15th of 82 at AIMs – SPC’s best result
1st V won Senior A grade in the College Sport competition, and were promoted to Premier Grade for 2020.
1st V placed 7th in the College Sport Premier Grade, Junior Prems placed 7th at the Zone 1 regional tournament and AIMS team places 26th. 2018 also saw the inauguration of the St Peters Social League.
We were the Auckland Senior A Grade (1st V) and Middle School Central Zone champions. Our 1st V qualified for the National Tournament for the first time in the school’s history and also qualified to compete in the 2018 Auckland Premier Grade
We have also had many St Peters College basketball players go on to regional representative honours.
While Basketball can be played year round, our main focus is during Terms 2 and 3.
Our Competitive Teams are entered College Sport Auckland Central Zone Competitions (Junior Prems, U15, U17, U19 and Open Grade) and our Middle School Teams are entered into the Auckland Basketball Services Leagues.
All registrations must be completed online.
1st V Friday and some Mondays – home and away.
U19/Open Wednesdays after school – various venues around the city
U17 Thursday after school – various venues around the city
Junior Prems Wednesdays after school home and away.
U15 Wednesdays – various venues around the city
Middle School Thursdays – various venues around the city
*Nb: these days are not yet confirmed but are indicative from 2022.
To be determined after teams have been selected.
1st V new player $500 (includes 1st V Gear)
1st V existing player $350
All other competitive teams $200
Playing Uniform – Competitive Teams
Playing Singlet $57 (compulsory)
Shorts $43 (compulsory)
Warm up t-shirt $57 (Blue P.E. t-shirt is acceptable should you choose not to purchase the Basketball Specific Warm up shirt as it is not compulsory to do so)
For more information on the uniforms click here
Mouth Guards are compulsory for all levels. No mouth guard = no play.
T-shirts are not allowed to be worn underneath their Basketball Singlet.
Coaches are not permitted to play boys who have incorrect uniform.
Nb: All Fees and Uniform Prices are not yet confirmed for 2021 and the indication above are indicative from 2019.
During the start of term 2 social registration will open then followed by a 3 week training segment for anybody who is interested.
Social teams will then be selected and placed into a competition run at St Peter’s
Our Social teams play at St Peters on Friday nights when there are no games scheduled for the 1st V home games.
NB – When the 1st V have a home game on a Friday the 1st V game takes precedence.
Fees: $75 per player
No trainings are schedule for these teams. However, if a team does wish to train the team can contact the Director of Basketball to arrange a time to access the School Gym on the weekend.
Playing Uniform – Social Teams
Teams are to get their own uniforms and these are to be organised by the team.
T-shirts or singlets only. These are to be all the same colour and must have at least one number on them (from 0 – 99 only). The number can either be on the front or back of the T-shirt/singlet. Second number is optional and not required.
Shorts do not have to be uniform but must be worn (no track pants to be worn).
Mouth Guards are compulsory for all levels.
The Director of Basketball is Mr Mikey Graham. Students are able to speak to him in the Gym or Sports office during the School day and is able to be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click SPC Basketball Strategic Plan 2021 – Public to view the St Peter’s College Strategic plan for Basketball.
A note from Mr Mikey Graham
My philosophy is ‘Growth’.
I coach my teams, players and SPC programme with a growth mindset. This extends to off the court and on the court. My aim is to get players better every time they do something. Each play, they try to learn. Each training they reflect and try to get better. Each class have they got better in that subject, also did they get better as a person? Did they thank their teacher, appreciate their class-mates or hold them accountable when necessary? If I can get the boys to take small growth steps with everything they do, I can only imagine where they will be at the end of year 13 and hopefully keep that mindset for the rest of their life. I make sure my players give 100% effort with what they do; and allow they to fail so they can learn. I don’t get angry at players mistakes as long as it is the right thing to do and they try to grow and learn from it.
SPC doesn’t offer scholarships so we require our players to be committed. Since I expect that commitment to players, I offer the same commitment to them. I am available to all my players 24-7 via our team app. I offer individual 1on1 coaching at no cost – our players already have committed financially to SPC so I don’t expect extra payments when players look to grow themselves. I am creating a culture of family and growth with the boys where we support each other and hold each other accountable – this extend to the coaching staff.
I have been coaching for the last 13 years from year 9 teams to NZ representative programmes. I am also on the NBL referee panel. I have created and grown the Hagley Basketball programme from a social basketball school to a competitive basketball programme in Christchurch. I have head coached Canterbury Basketball teams including the U13/U17/U19/U23 teams at National tournaments; I was involved with the Canterbury Wildcats and Canterbury Rams Programmes; I have been involved with the NZ U14 and U17 Programmes with endeavours to head a New Zealand age group team in the next 5 years. I am also looking to join the Auckland Dream programme this year as an assistant coach. Currently I am head coaching the Counties Manakau U17 team, SPC first 5 and I have my own 3×3 club operating out of Howick Leisure Centre.
I’m excited to see where our programme at SPC can go in the future!”