SEASONS Two | July 18TH TO 29th November, 2023


Welcome to Miniball Competition Semester Two, 2023 Season.

Please find below information regarding the season, rules, regulations and procedures by clicking on the “+” .

Should you require assistance or additional information throughout the season please do not hesitate to approach either the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor during your competition. Assistance is also available from our office staff between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday by calling 9913 3622 or send your enquiry by e-mail to


Year 3 to year 6 (primary school years) GIRLS & BOYS

Manly Warringah Basketball Assoc. runs two competitions a year for Miniball players(Primary school aged). Team entries open in early January and the competition runs till the end of June. Our midyear competition team entries open in June and the competition ends in early December.  MWBA runs Miniball competition on Tuesday & Wednesday, after school and provided several divisions for each school year to allow for a diverse range of playing ability. MWBA host most of the games at the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre at Warriewood. However due to the growing popularity of the sport, we use other local venues located up and down the beaches. For more information on days, cost, times and how to enter a team, please click on the “+” symbols below.


Semester Two, 2023 Miniball Competition team entry date:


The Competition information below is our best estimate. The schedule may change due to reasons beyond our control.

Competition Division Day Time Venue Cost
YR3 Mixed MB 1 & 2 Tuesday 4pm-6pm NBISC $1160 per team
YR4 Mixed MB 1 & 2 Tuesday 4pm-7pm NBISC/Forest High/Galstaun/TPHS $1160 per team
YR5 Mixed MB 1,2 & 3 Tuesday 4pm-7pm NBISC/Forest High/Galstaun/TPHS $1160 per team
YR6 Mixed MB 1,2 & 3 Wednesday 4:20pm-7:30pm NBISC/Forest High/Galstaun/TPHS $1160 per team


Fees are broken into three sections to try and disperse costs over the season and assist both families and players with large upfront costs.

  1. Player Registration/Insurance (annual fee paid to Basketball NSW & also know as player insurance)To pay click on orange” Members Area” button located at the  top of  the website.
  2. Team Entry Fee (per season to secure teams spot in the next competition, non-refundable and deducted of team fees)
  3. Team Game Fees (covers the expenses involved in running the competition)

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE | Each player is required to pay an annual registration fee. Please note that all players are responsible for their own registration status. Registration can be completed online ONLY. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password that is case sensative. Any issues please contact

Miniball Registration $100 per annum online (Active Kids eligible)

Miniball Affiliation $50 * Please note that Affiliation fee is ONLY for players who are currently registered at a NSW Basketball affiliated Association. Proof of registration is required when affiliating. Affiliated players can not pay affiliations online. All affiliations must be completed by emial Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

2. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition.  The deposit will be deducted of the total team entry.

Miniball Team Entry – $150 per team (non-refundable)

3. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. . The Team Manager will receive an invoices during the first week of the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of court fee invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members of their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion ONLINE (Net 14 days). 

Miniball Game Fees (Primary school teams) $1160- team entry will be deducted off this fee- (Active Kids eligible)

Games are played at the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre,  Pittwater Uniting Church, Warriewood, St Lukes College, Dee Why,  Galstaun College, Inglside & The Pittwater House School (TPHS), Collaroy.  


Regular Games:

Year 3:

14 minute halves – Running clock 1 minute half time break

1 time out per team, per game – clock does not stop

                          Year 4 & below cannot use a time out in the last minute of the game

Ball Size: 5

Year 4:

16 minute halves – Running clock 1 minute half time break

1 time out per team, per game – clock does not stop

                          Year 4 & below cannot use a time out in the last minute of the game

Ball Size: 5

Year 5 and Year 6:

16 minute halves – Running clock 1 minute half time break

1 time out per team, per game – the clock will be stopped for time outs

Division One only: The last minute is fully  timed when the score is within 5 points.

Ball Size Year 5: 5

Ball Size Year 6: 6


In the event of a draw, an extra overtime period of 3 minutes will be played, then the Golden Point rule comes into play, next team to score wins the game

Foul counts will remain as they were at the end of the second half

Semi finals

1 time out in each half. 1 unused time out from the second half may be used in overtime. There are no extra time outs in overtime

 Grand Finals.

2 time outs in each half. 1 unused time out from the second half may be used in overtime. There are no extra time outs in overtime



Game scores are recorded on the draw. Results have been updated when the game appears in red. Please check team scores have been recorded correctly. If there are any discrepancies please email:

Please note, draws are subjected to change. Please check your draw the day of your game to make sure you have the correct game time.


  • Competition commences the week of  Monday 17th February  & concludes Friday 1st December, 2023
  • Week 1, Invoice will be sent out
  • Week 3, Invoice will be paid in full.
  • Not games during the April School holidays
  • Semi-finals week-20th November , 2023
  • Grand Final Week -27th November, 2023

No Games will be held in the school holidays






Yr. 3 Mix


4:00-6:00 pm

NBISC/St Luke’s/Galstaun/TPHS

$1160 per team

Yr. 4 Mix


4:00-7:30 pm

NBISC/Galstaun/TPHS/Forest High

$1160 per team

Yr. 5 Mix 


4:00-7:30 pm

NBISC//Galstaun/TPHS/Forest High

$1160 per team

Yr. 6 Mix


4:20-7:30 pm

NBISC/Galstaun/TPHS/PUC/Forest High

$1160 per team

Please note this is the planned schedule. It may change due to circumstances beyond our control. 

The scoresheet lists the names of registered players who have been nominated by the Team Manager. Managers wishing to add or delete players from the roster must do so  by contact the office on 9913 3622 or by email: no later than 2:30pm on the day of competition.

NB only pre-printed names on a score sheet will be allowed into the stadium due to Covid restrictions.

Player’s that do not have current Basketball NSW Registration/insurance will not be permitted to play or enter the venue.


  • tops must be matching & reversible
  • shorts must be matching
  • numbers (00, 0-99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top
  • no parts of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with potential to cause injury
  • undergarments which protrude from under the uniform must be the same colour as uniform or black
  • Please note that all teams must be in correct uniform from week 4. Refer to by-laws for clarification.

MWBA now sells black & white reversible, numbered double sided singlet for $35 each. MWBA will be in contact once the order has been placed. Please note the uniforms have a turn around time of two weeks once we have made contact with you. Please note there is no customising of uniforms.

All parents will be asked by the Team Manager to undertake scoretable duties throughout the season. Your team only needs to supply one person per game. MWBA staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team mangers are asked to provide a roster to all members of the team so that each member knows when it is their turn to undertake scoretable duties. Please note the scoretable official should be minimum 14years+

Want to learn more about Scoretable duties click here.

Click to view Competition By-Laws, Codes of Conduct, Zero Tolerance Policy and Risk Policy. Manly Basketball expects all participants to adhere to the spirit of the rules, with fun and healthy recreation as the primary goals rather than winning at all costs.

For the most, participants and spectators enjoy their basketball in a competitive and positive manner here at Manly Warringah Basketball. From time to time however, some people let their emotions take over and display unacceptable behaviour towards officials, the opposition or their supporters and at times, even their own team members or kids. Please always remember to support participants, including referees in a positive manner.  Please view our Zero Tolerance Policy and be aware that any breaches can be referred to tribunal.

Please note players must play 50% of the regular round games to qualify for the finals rounds. The manager can monitor this on their Membership Dashboard.

Looking for an extra player to join your team? Check out the Individual Player Board! Click here to view.

If you would like to be added to the Individual Player Board,  Click Here

If you wish to be removed from the Individual Player Noticeboard please forward an email to


Please note that while Manly Basketball Association will make every effort to accommodate individual players, placement is not guaranteed. 

Manly Basketball Association has created an Individual Player Board to assist the many parents and players who are seeking to join a team and the teams who are seeking players. 

Submissions will appear on our website within 7 working days. Please note:

By nominating as an Individual player, you are agreeing to:

  • your details (individual name, email address, mobile phone number, grade) to be posted on the Individual Player Board located on the Manly Warringah Basketball Association website. 
  • MWBA competition by-laws, policies and procedures. Click here to view all documents.


Require further assistance please contact the stadium on 9913 3622 or email





Where can I fill my drink bottle?2020-01-14T08:59:16+11:00

Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre has to water stations located in the front foyer underneath the staircase.

Who do I see for injury or an on-court issue?2020-05-08T13:12:50+10:00

Please approach a Manly Warringah Basketball Supervisor, wearing a high visibility vest. If you can’t locate staff member on floor, please go to Reception. Ice is available from the Supervisor or Reception. For further information please contact us here

When can I use my Active Kids Voucher?2020-01-14T08:50:52+11:00

An Active Kids voucher can be used for 8 week programs. Option only available online and will appear at payment window should the program be suitable under Office of Sports guidelines. Please note that players first name, surname and date of birth must match Manly Warringah Basketball database and Services NSW/Office of Sport database. If an error occurs please contact the stadium prior to proceeding. For further information click here.

What are the rules of Basketball?2020-01-22T09:31:58+11:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.

What is the height of a backboard?2020-01-22T09:33:04+11:00

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

Click here to view FIBA Equipment regulations

What is the pathway for a REFEREE?2020-01-14T08:44:26+11:00

Click here to download REFEREE PATHWAY.

How do I become a Manly Sea Eagles Coach?2020-05-08T15:52:56+10:00

Applicants must have their Club Coaching (previously Level 1) Coaching Certificate. 

Send your resume to Duan Jordan |

What is the pathway for a COACH?2020-05-08T15:51:26+10:00

Please click here for more information.

What is the complaints procedure?2020-01-14T08:33:58+11:00

Should your team encounter a problem with the opposition, a referee or a spectator, please approach the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor immediately. This approach should be made in a polite manner by the team manager or coach. 

Should you feel that your complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily, please click here to lodge a complaint online.

Where do spectators sit during a game?2019-08-20T15:38:48+10:00

To facilitate best practice game management, team benches are only to be occupied by players, coach and manager. All spectators are required to be seated on the opposite side of the court or in the grandstands.

What is the pathway for a PLAYER?2020-01-14T08:30:44+11:00
Where can I order playing uniforms?2020-01-14T08:41:14+11:00


  • tops must be matching and reversible
  • shorts must be matching
  • numbers (00, 0-99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top
  • no parts of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with potential to cause injury
  • undergarments which protrude from under the uniform must be the same colour as uniform or black
  • Managers are encouraged to purchase an additional shirt when ordering NEW playing singlets. Spare shirt can be used for fill-ins, players who forget their shirt or new recruits. 

Manly Warringah Basketball Association uses Canterbury Sport for its Potter League competition.  Located at unit 5, 45 Bassett Street, Mona Vale, NSW, 2103. Canterbury sport has competitive prices and a great turn around. Contact Clive on 0414 973 191.


What happens when a tech foul is issued?2020-01-22T09:33:48+11:00

Any player assessed with a technical or unsportsmanlike foul during a game will be required to leave the court for a period of no less than 5 minutes. If substitutes are available, this player may be replaced. Should the same player be assessed with a 2nd technical or unsportsmanlike foul, s/he will be ejected from the game and the stadium.

Where can I find Further coaching educations?2020-05-08T15:55:21+10:00

Click Here for further information

What coaching opportunities are there?2020-05-08T15:56:45+10:00

Click here for further information

Why does MWBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2020-01-14T09:39:17+11:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.


What size Basketball should I use?2020-01-14T09:27:49+11:00

Recommended ball size for competition:

  • Potter League Competition | Boys & Girls (Size 5)
  • Miniball Competition | Boys & Girls years 3-4 (Size 5), Boys & Girls years 5-6 (size 6)
  • Junior Competition | Year 7 boys (size 6) Year 8 Boys to Open School Boys (size 7), Girls Year 7 to Open School Girls (size 6)
  • Senior Competition| Open Men (size 7), Open Women (size 6)
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