Busy month of events for Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball
May 16, 2019
It’s a very busy time for Dublin Primary School teams, as 104 teams are set to take part in 16 Mini-Basketball tournaments from May 15th to June 12th. This brings the total number of teams participating in the Dublin Board’s events to 246 for the academic year 2018/19.
The tournaments are organised by the Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball Board which is managed by Primary Teachers and is registered with Basketball Ireland. They will be held in the National Basketball Arena, the Oblate Hall Inchicore, Coláiste Éanna Rathfarnham, Ballyfermot Sports and Fitness Centre, St Luke’s Tyrrellstown and the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. You can view the schedule for the tournaments below.
All tournaments use the 12 player, 6 periods, 4 v 4 approach, where all children get the same court time. Schools are requested to select a different combination for each match and all schools receive the same number of matches. The children act as table officials. Trophies are awarded to the winning and runner up teams in the Junior and Senior Tournaments. This approach ensures that Primary Schools Mini-Basketball is in keeping with the ethos of the Primary Schools Curriculum and best practice in Children’s Sport.
In keeping with the ethos of Primary Schools Mini-Basketball, the Dublin Board is providing a range of participation options including: Senior for 6th classes, Junior for 5th classes, Mixed gender and ‘Just Play Mini-Basketball’ – where the children play with referees but scores are not kept and there are no winners.
You can find out more about mini-basketball here: www.primaryschoolsminibasketballireland.com . It’s also important to note that a BI Introductory Coaching Course is being held for Primary Teachers on Saturday June 22nd in the Presentation Community College Terenure. Contact Carmel Murphy on firstname.lastname@example.org while a Department of Education and Skills recognised Summer Curriculum Course for Primary Teachers in “Fundamental Movement through Mini-Basketball”, will take place in the Oblate Hall Inchicore from Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th. Booking through the Dublin Wrest Education Centre on http://www.dwec.ie
View the tournament schedule here: Mini Basketball May and June 2019.pdf