Basketball

 

The growth in basketball at Sacred Heart College reflects the increase in both interest, and numbers, in the sport over the past 5 years. Recent years have seen over 200 students playing either competitively or socially for the school, with that number expected to grow consistently in years to come.

We are fortunate at Sacred Heart College to include the younger age groups (Year 7 and 8), alongside our Junior and Senior programmes (Year 9 and 10, 11 through 13) to be able to aid in developing team orientated players that are coachable, fundamentally well skilled, and team focused. We aim to provide opportunities for all who are interested to train and play each week, whether they be competitive or socially inclined, and ensure a place is available to all who wish to join a team.

Trainings and games run year-round for our Year 7 and 8 age group, while Years 9 through 13 play in terms two and three, concluding around mid-August, with a number of Secondary School Tournaments run thereafter for both Junior and Senior levels. Trainings are either before or after school, or in the weekends, at the school gymnasium, and game nights vary based on age group (see below) and played in various arenas, including the school gymnasium for some age groups.

Grades/Level
Year 7 and 8 – Grades A through C (social)
Year 9 and 10 – Grades A through C (social)
Under 17 – Grades A through C (social)
Seniors – Open A through C (social)

Training Times
Year 7 and 8 – Monday evenings 5:00-6:00pm (plus Saturday afternoon if required)
Year 9 and 10 – before or after school, or weekends, depending on team
Under 17 – before or after school, or weekends, depending on team
Seniors – before or after school, or weekends, depending on team.

Competition Times
Year 7 and 8 – Thursday evenings at Barfoot & Thompson Stadium in Kohimarama
Year 9 and 10 – Wednesday evenings at various venues
Under 17 – Tuesday evenings at various venues
Seniors – Wednesday evenings at various venues

Uniform
Year 7 and 8 – intermediate basketball singlet and shorts
Years 9-13 – junior and senior basketball singlet and shorts
Junior Premiers – junior singlet and shorts plus long sleeve warm-up top
(additional uniform and long sleeve warm-up top to be purchased if chosen for tournaments)
First V – First V uniform and long sleeve warm-up top
(additional uniform and long sleeve warm-up top to be purchased if chosen for tournaments)
All uniform requirements can be purchased from the Online Uniform Shop.

Equipment Needed
Playing uniform
Playing shoes
Mouth guard (compulsory for all age groups)
Drink bottle and sweat towel
Suitable training gear (for trainings only)

Contact
Mr. Mike Robinson, Head of Basketball
Email: mrobinson@sacredheart.school.nz