Basketball

All Basketball is back on!

All basketball is back on! Please stay home if you are sick, and go get tested!

Stay safe whanau!

Welcome back to 2022!

Our Basketball season is starting to kick off in week 2 with opportunities for all players.

 

First V & Junior Premier

Anyone wanting to play first V basketball will need to let Mr Graham know they are interested in playing before Friday 4th Feb (this week). There is a training camp on Monday 7th Feb.

 

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 and close Friday 11th Feb. You can find the registration link Here

 

Open Scrimmage pick-up games

There are free scrimmages happening every Friday after school 3.30pm-5.00pm in the gym. Everyone is welcome regardless of your year level, skill or if you have a team of friends or attending by yourself. These scrimmages are available until the end of week 5.

 

Trials

Junior Premier (year 9/10)

Open trials for anyone interested happening on Wednesday 9th, Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th Feb 6.45am – 8.15am, the gym will be open from 6.30am *Wednesday 16th is now 3pm*

 

First V –

Open trials for anyone interested happening on Tuesday 8th, Friday 11th, Tuesday 15th & Friday 18th Feb 6.45am – 8.15am, the gym will be open from 6.30am.

 

Middle School / U15 / U17 / U19 Trials –

Open trials for anyone interested will be starting from week 6 onwards with more dates and detail to come later. Please keep an ear out for the notices and eyes on the newsletter or the website!

 

Coaches

We are in desperate need of coaches for 2022. 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

 

Term 1 Plan

Sorry, I can’t get a picture of the term 1 plan to show here, but you can find it *here!*

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End of year Basketball presentation

 

Thank you to everyone who tuned into the Parents & Players presentation Wednesday 8th Dec.

If you would like to view that presentation, the link can be found *Here*

If you would like to register for any of the follwoing, please click the link below

Summer Development League – Here

Referees expression of interest – Here

Coaches expression of interest – Here

Academy expression of interest will be available in the new year once more finalised pricing will be available. Please note First V and Junior Premier will be offered the first spots available.

The yearly calendar with National Tournament dates, SPC calendar & individuall focus can ber found *HERE*

The Powerpoint presentation from the meeting can be found *HERE*

If you have any questions please get in touch with me – mgraham@st-peters.school.nz 

Lastly, huge thank you to all of our players, parents and volunteers from 2021!

Let’s go for 2022!!

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 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

2021

2019

1st V won Senior A grade in the College Sport competition, and were promoted to Premier Grade for 2020.

2018

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.

2017

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.

COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL

Terms played

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.

Registration

All registrations must be completed online.

 

Competitive Registrations close 7th February and Social closes at the start of term 2

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Game days*

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.

Practice times*

To be determined after teams have been selected.

Fees*

Team                                                            Cost

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.

SOCIAL BASKETBALL

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

Game Days:

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

Trainings:

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: mgraham@st-peters.school.nz

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!”