Kings Minor Basketball: Junior Mini Teams

Ball in net

Junior Mini basketball provides an opportunity for kids 8-9 years of age (must not turn 10 prior to December 31st) to develop and build on their fundamental basketball skills and start “playing” the exciting game of basketball. Junior mini players are separated by gender, practice one night each week and have a game or practice each weekend.

Junior mini games are played with:

  • 4 players per side
  • 8’ 6" nets
  • 10 shifts - 3 minutes and 20 seconds in duration
  • 27.5cm ball
  • Fair play (everyone gets an equal number of shifts)
  • Minimal focus on scores (score clock is reset at the beginning of each shift)

The Basketball season begins in mid-October. It kicks off with a Junior Mini jamboree (a fun tournament) against other junior mini teams within the Kings Hants League. In early November season games begin. Each team plays 8-10 games between November and February (a 2-3 week break in the games for Christmas is typical). Half of these games will be home games (played in KMBA gyms). The other half will be away games played in host gyms between Kennetcook and Greenwood.

In mid-February, once league games are finished, junior mini players have a league end jamboree. The costs for all of the league games and jamborees are included in the registration fee.

At the end of February, teams have the option of attending the provincial jamboree (2 day fun tournament, playing teams from across the province). The cost of this jamboree is the responsibility of the team. Fundraising or shared cost among players is recommended.

Junior Mini Gators Team - Boys & Girls (Grade 3 & 4)

 2014 - 2015 Season


Jnr. Mini Boys Team-1   Jnr. Mini Boys Team-2   Jnr. Mini Girls Team
 Practice Details


 Frequency  Once a week Once a week                        Once a week
 Game Details
Frequency Once a week   Once a week
  Once a week                

2013 JMG Boys TipOff1