TAIERI MINIBALL 2022
To coaches, managers, parents and supporters.
We are so fortunate to have this competition on the Taieri for our children, and as in all sports it would not be possible without many people - coaches, parents, referees and administrators. It is important that we all work together to ensure this competition continues. So time for some ‘housework’.
Some important information:
Referees – our referees are students from the Taieri College, we would not be able to run this competition without them. Please respect their decisions and ensure that all players do so too.
Game Times / Subs– we are under a very tight schedule, so there is no time for warm-ups on the court, when the referee blows the whistle to start the game your team must take the court immediately, the game clock will start.
CHANGE – rolling subs – Subs must be in the dedicated area and wait until the referee stops the game to allow a substitution. At half time you have 3 minutes to talk to your team.
Please have respect for the teams playing the 7.30 game on Tuesday.
Coaches – for safety reasons we request that you sit on the front benches – NO ONE IS TO BE ON THE SIDE OF THE COURT please. We will provide an area for coaches and subs to sit. Please respect this request.
Duty – each team must supply one person (1 only) to do the bench duty while their team is playing (ie 2 people on bench, 1 from each team). Would be very handy if the coach provides a notebook with team list and numbers for the bench person to complete the score sheet.
Team Management – when waiting for your game please make sure your players are sitting quietly, respecting the spectators and teams playing on the court. Players are not allowed on the court at any of the 6 minute breaks. The referees have been instructed to keep these players off the court. Only the teams playing should be on the court. Also please do not allow subs to stand or sit along the court side. Also do not allow children to go upstairs by the score bench. We also ask that parents keep siblings seated.
Practice Hoops - It has been organised to have two hoops placed outside for teams to warm-up. It is proposed that the two teams due to play next have the sole use of these hoops immediately prior to their game eg playing at 5.00pm – have use of hoops from say 4.45 pm.
Issues or complaints – if any issues arise or you wish to make a complaint please contact your school representative, this includes all matters, please do not approach the referees or allow any of your team's parents to do so either. Then if necessary your school rep will then bring the matter to members of the committee.
Once again - All positive comments are very welcome.
Thanks for ‘listening’