ETCO ABSL Miniball Competitions     

What is Miniball?

  • Basketball programme for Year 3-8 (7-13 years old) participants.

  • Skill development and game component.

  • Both 3x3 and 5 v 5 opportunities.

  • Basketball for all abilities.

Why the change from previous leagues?

We have changed from delivering just a 5v5 league with games to a 3x3 programme which also includes a skill development component. This change has been made for a number of reasons with a focus to help remove barriers that limit participation and to help develop an understanding of the fundamental skills required to enjoy the game. 


Player Benefits:

  • Skill development

  • More touches of the ball per player

  • More opportunities to be in a decision making position

  • High paced game

  • Multi-faceted sessions to keep them engaged


School/Team Benefits:

  • Removes the requirement for a coach.

  • Fewer numbers are required.

  • Transport – with no more than 5 players needed only one car is required per team.

  • Lower costs per team.

Will all leagues change to 3x3 leagues?

​No not at all leagues will be moving to this format. We will be focussing this on our Year3/4 and Year 5/6 age groups to make sure they have a sound understanding of the fundamentals to serve them well moving forward.

How many players do we need?

  • All 3x3 Miniball leagues require a minimum of 3 players per team and no more than 5. 

  • All 5 v 5 leagues require a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 10. ​

Is there a weekly draw?

No not for any 3x3 programme, you register for a time slot relevant to your team's grade and show up to participate at this time each week. 

For all competitive 5 v 5 grades, each team will be allocated one game per week within a draw. 

How long is each 3x3 session?

Sessions are scheduled for 1 hour with the Skill Development Component taking 20-30 Minutes and Games to be played for the remainder. Games will be between 6-8 minutes with teams rotating on and off the court. 

Is this a competition?

No, all 3x3 leagues will be non-competitive with scores not being kept. This is to make sure that the emphasis is on having fun and developing skills. 

Our 5 v 5 leagues have a league table and scores are kept 

For a list of all leagues available please see below. 


For all enquiries or more information needed please contact

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Barfoot & Thompson Stadium Term  1 Miniball 

203 Kohimarama Road (Selwyn College grounds)
Kohimarama, Auckland 1071


Yr  3/4 Monday from 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm 3x3

Yr  5/6 Monday from 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm  3x3


Yr 5/6 Tuesday from 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm 5 v 5


Yr 7/8 Thursday from 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm 5 v 5


​T1 League: Monday Feb 14th - Monday 4th (8 Weeks) $300 (Per Team)

                             Tuesday Feb 15th 3rd - Tuesday Apr 5th (8 Weeks) $425 (Per Team)

                         Thursday Feb 17th - Thursday Apr 7th (8 Weeks) $425 (Per Team)

UNITEC Term 1 Miniball

Unitec Sports Centre

Gate 3 Unitec, Carrington Road

Yr 3/4 Wednesday from 4.30 pm - 5.15 pm 3x3 

Yr 5/6 Wednesday from 4.15 pm - 6.15 pm 3x3


​T3 League: Wednesday, Aug 4th - Wednesday, Sept 22nd

 $300 (Per Team)