!!Trial dates and training for the remainder of TERM 1!!
All players are allowed and encouraged to all of their trainings for the rest of term 1. Regardless if you ‘make the team’, you are encouraged to turn up for training and trials.
U15 & U17 Training and Trials
Anybody who is in the U15 & U17 age group will train;
Thursday Lunchtime – 1:05-1:35pm
Friday Monring – 6:45-8:15am
The last trial will be the morning of Friday 9th April
U19 Training and Trials
Anybody who is in the U19 age group will train;
Tuesday afterschool – 3:10-4.40pm
Friday Morning – 6:45-8:15am
The last trial will be the morning of Friday 9th April
Middle School Training and Trials (year 7/8)
All middleschool training will be;
Wedneday Lunchtime – 1:15-1:50pm
Wednesday period 6/7 (if applicable, do not worry if in another class – this will not hinder you)
Friday after school – 3:00-5:00pm
The last trial will be the afternoon of Friday 9th April
Social basketball registration will be held at the start of term 2. You have not missed out!
If you are wanting to play social basketball, please keep an ear out in the notices for registration.
Junior Premier & Senior Premier (1st V)
If you were wanting to play Senior Premier or Junior Premier (year 9/10), please come and see Coach Mikey in the sports office.
Training leading up to trials 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.
All players are welcome to come to training leading up to trials.
All players training times
A new training schedule will be sent out for term 2 with changes to training times for all age groups.
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 2019 we had 494 players.
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 2021 programme major goals are:
• 1st V to retain 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 10
• Middle School team to make Top 15 at AIMS and qualify for the Inter-zone Tournament.
Recent Basketball Programme Achievements
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.
Competitive Registrations close 7th February and Social closes at the start of term 2
1st V Friday and some Mondays – home and away.
U19/Open Wednesdays after school – venue TBC
U17 Thursday after school – Venue TBC
Junior Prems Wednesdays after school home and away.
U15 Wednesdays – venue TBC
Middle School Thursdays – Venue TBC
*Nb: these days are not yet confirmed but are indicative from 2020.
To be determined after teams have been selected.
1st V new player $350 (includes 1st V Gear)
1st V existing player $250
All other competitive teams $150
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: email@example.com.
Click SPC Basketball Strategic Plan 2021 – Public to view the St Peter’s College Strategic plan for Basketball.
A note from Mr Mikey Graham
“I’m the director of basketball at SPC, first V coach, Aim’s games head coach and Junior Premier mentor coach. I have only just started at SPC back on 15th March, the last few weeks have been extremely busy organising our basketball programme for the year which is now planned for all age groups, referee and coach development, 3×3 development and tournament periodisation plans. It’s been an exciting time and absolutely loving everything that has been progressing so far. I can’t wait to see where the programme goes!
Just to give you an idea of what I am trying to progress in the programme;
We have a holiday camp for our Middle School, Junior Premier and Senior Premier programmes. These will include pre-season games against other Kura.
We have organised for Auckland University to fitness test our first V, create a training programme and develop the team for this year. We aim to extend this our Junior Premier squad moving forward.
I am also in discussion with a physio group to attend our Senior and Junior Premier games and trainings so our players have access when needed.
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!”