Kings Minor Basketball: Mini Teams

Mini Gators Teams - Boys and Girls (Grade 5 & 6)

Mini basketball provides an opportunity for kids 10-11 years of age (must not turn 12 prior to December 31st) to develop and build on their fundamental basketball skills and play competitive basketball. Mini players are separated by gender, practice two nights each week and have at least one game or practice each weekend.

 2014 - 2015 Season 
  Mini Boys (FET)   Mini Boys (HJD)   Mini Girls
 Practice Details

Fred Falconer               Ed Drennan                   Tim Robertson

  Hilary Burbine        Jane McKillop          Dana Pineo       
  Marty Smith             Chris Sentis            Deidre Burns
Debbie Falconer    Kathy Trask 
 Practice - 1
Mon. 6:30-8:00             @ Somerset 
Mon. 6:30- 8:00        @ Somerset         Tue. 5:45- 7:15          @ Coldbrook               
 Practice - 2 Wed. 6:30- 8:00            @ Somerset   Thur. 5:45- 7:15       @ Coldbrook             Thur. 6:00-7:15           @ Berwick                  
 Weekend Practice/ Home Game                                   
Sat. 1:30- 3:00             @ Coldbrook Sat. 1:30- 3:00         @ Coldbrook                 Sat. 3:00- 4:30           @ Coldbrook       


LEAGUE END TOURNAMENT            : Feb 21/22 weekend

PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT            : March 27-29

2014 Mini

About Mini Basketball

Mini games are played with:

  • 5 players per side
  • 10’ nets
  • 8 shifts - 4minutes in duration
  • 27.5 cm ball
  • Fair play (everyone gets an equal number of shifts)
  • Mercy rule re: scoring (if one team’s score exceeds the other by greater than 20 points, the score clock will be set back to zero)

The Basketball season begins in mid-October. It kicks off with a League opening tournament against other 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.

If teams wish to participate in the provincial tournament, they must play a minimum of two additional seeding games prior to the end of February. These games are played with teams outside the Kings-Hants League (typically Metro teams) to determine how the team compares to other teams across the province so that teams can be placed in the appropriate division, against teams with equivalent skill.

In mid to late February, once league games are finished, there is a League end tournament. This tournament, against all other teams within the league determines the league champions for the year. The costs for all league games and tournaments, as well as 2 seeding games are included in the registration fee.

Costs associated with any additional games or tournaments (including the provincial tournament are the responsibility of the team) The Provincial tournament, which can be held anywhere in Nova Scotia, is a 2-3 day event held in late March. Attending the provincial tournament is highly recommended. It is an incredible bonding experience for the team. The cost of this jamboree is the responsibility of the team. Fundraising or shared cost among players is recommended.