AA teams are competing to gain a place at Nationals which is held in the first week of the October school holidays. Each Zone has a different number of teams that qualify for Nationals. Qualifying numbers can be found here.
AA Premierships are tournaments for larger secondary schools around the country. Schools should have a roll of more than 300 students* (in Years 9-13) for a single sex school, or more than 600 students* (in Years 9-13) for a co-ed school. The four tournaments available for ‘AA’ schools are:
- Zone 1 – Northern (Northland and Auckland)
- Zone 2 – Mid North (Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Taupo)
- Zone 3 – Central (New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Wellington)
- Zone 4 – Southern (South Island)
‘A’ schools can attend ‘AA’ Premierships if they choose to, however the school must commit to ‘AA’ for the whole season. Schools cannot play in a ‘AA’ Premiership, then switch to ‘A’ for Nationals.
All registrations will be done online through GameDay.
Registration links will be sent out in early Term 2. Once they have been sent out, they will be posted here.
Along with the online registration, a School Sport NZ Roster Form MUST be completed and emailed to BBNZ.
Each student must self register online.
Once the team has been entered on GameDay, the confirmation email will contain a Team Code.
Students must use the Team Code to be assigned to their team.
A full guide on how to register for Secondary School Tournaments can be found here.
Basketball NZ uses GameDay for all of our online draws and results.
All draws and results for school tournaments can be found here.
Alternatively, you can download the GameDay app, and follow these steps:
- Click on the Tshirt at the bottom of the page
- Search ‘BBNZ’ under ‘Leagues’
- Click on BBNZ Schools
- You can then find the tournament that you are wanting to follow
It is a condition of entry to our Premiership tournaments, that each team provides a referee. This has been a requirement for many years and is designed to ensure an adequate supply of referees for the events as well as provide an opportunity for student referees to represent their school.
To make the rostering of referees to games more efficient, teams must provide their referee details at the time of entry. Your team entry is subject to providing all the required details including your referee.
Please note that on the first day of the tournament each team’s referee will be rostered to officiate the game immediately before or after your schools game. The Technical Commissioner will then roster referees to games for the remainder of the tournament based on merit.
- Failure to provide a referee at the tournament, may result in your school being excluded from the following years Premiership.
- Referees must be available for the entire duration of the tournament and are there solely for the purpose of refereeing – i.e. they are not playing or coaching. This reduces the demands on them mentally and physically.
- It is recommended that referees are students from the school. This has proved the most successful means to ensure schools can provide referees for tournaments.
- Student referees, as is the case with players, are representatives of their school. It is hoped that this is the incentive for student referees to attend.
- Each referee will be required to officiate at least two games per day.
- Referees should have completed, as a minimum, the Level 1 Refereeing Course, but more importantly be up to the level of game.
- It is the responsibility of each team to make arrangements (eg. accommodation, transport, meals) for your referee to attend the tournament. No game fees will be paid to referees at the tournament.
- Tournament information for referees will be sent to school contacts and the provided referee email.
- For development of referees please speak to your local Association or refer to our website here.
Should you require any further information regarding this please contact our Officials Lead, Melony O’Connor – email@example.com.
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