Dublin Primary Schools' Mini-Basketball 2016 Championships

Dublin Primary Schools' Mini-Basketball 2016 Championships

  • May 23,2016
96 teams, 1162 players and 192 children officiating in Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball Championships

The 2016 Championships are organised on a Tournament basis – Boys, Girls, Mixed; Senior and Junior with A Sections for teams with two or more Basketball Ireland club players and B Sections for one or no Basketball Ireland club players.  

The rules of the Championships ensure that all involved get the same court time while acknowledging the positive aspects of competition by awarding Plaques to the overall winning team and runner-up team in each Tournament.

Children act as timekeepers and scorekeepers while the Dublin Officials Association provides referees.  Commissioners are appointed to oversee the event each day.

The ethos of Mini-Basketball is defined in the PSMNC brochure as “enabling children to learn, play and enjoy basketball in a supportive environment”.  Furthermore the brochure goes on to emphasise the “importance of age appropriate fundamental movement and basketball skills development” while avoiding the “negative aspects of competition for children”.  Samples of negative aspects outlined in the PSMNC brochure include; playing the best players only, complex tactics, early elimination structures and trying to win matches at the expense of player development”.

The Mini-Basketball brochure, teaching videos, the Mini3on3 booklet, Rules, Scoresheet & Guidelines and a new Refereeing Video – can all be downloaded on www.primaryschoolsminibasketballireland.com

For further information on the League contact the Coordinator Catriona Casey on casey.catriona@gmail.com Or the Chairman Noel Keating on noelkeatingwoodlawn@gmail.com

Date

Venue

Category

Teams

19 April

National Basketball Arena

Sen Girls A

8

20 April

National Basketball Arena

Sen Boys A

6

23 May

National Basketball Arena

Sen Girls B

8

24 May

National Basketball Arena

Sen Girls B

8

25 May

National Basketball Arena

Sen Boys B

 

8

26 May

National Basketball Arena

Sen Girls B

 

8

27 May

National Basketball Arena

Sen Boys B

 

8

8 June

Coláiste Éanna

Sen Girls B

 

7

9 June

Coláiste Éanna

Sen Boys B

8

10 June

Coláiste Éanna

Mixed

7

10 June

Oblate Hall Inchicore

Jun Boys A

4

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