2019 Secondary Schools 3x3 Champs


Due to the weather conditions in Tauranga, the Tauranga City Council have moved the simulcast of the national remembrance service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques shootings indoors to the Trustpower Arena, where the NZSS 3x3 Basketball Championships are currently underway. While the service will be held in a different part of the Arena, police have advised that the venue needs to be free of all other users during the service.

School Sport NZ and BBNZ agree that it is not appropriate to have teams playing on site during this period of increased security risk and therefore the tournament will not start until 2 hours after the completion of the service with first games on Friday starting at 1pm.

With schools committed to both travel and accommodation bookings, it is important that the tournament is completed on time.

This means that games scheduled for tomorrow morning between 9am and 11.40am will now be rescheduled to be played between 5.20pm and 8pm tonight.

BBNZ and School Sport NZ apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but know that schools will understand the bigger picture in these extraordinary circumstances.




2019 Secondary Schools 3x3 Champs
Tournament Dates: Wednesday - Friday, March 27 - 29, 2019
All Registrations Close: Wednesday, February 27
Draw to be Completed: Wednesday, March 20
Host City: Tauranga
Host Association: Tauranga City Basketball Association
Venue: TrustPower Arena 

Final Placings

Draw & Competition Information

2019 Secondary School 3x3 Champs Tournament Draw Letter (as at 22 Mar 19).pdf

Rosters & Programme

Health & Safety

Tournament Details

2019 Secondary School 3X3 Champs Rules of the Game.pdf

School Sport NZ Regulations for 3x3 Basketball
• Introduced NTS quota for 3x3 basketball in 2016. The School Sport NZ board agreed to add 3x3 basketball to the list of School Sport NZ quota sports. To be consistent with other 3 sided sports in the School Sport NZ NTS Quota list the quota was set at 2 (to be reviewed in the next cycle for 2019).
o 3x3 basketball will have an School Sport NZ New To School quota - max 2.

Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption (PCRE)
• PCREs were introduced to allow students that relocated with their primary caregiver and could not have reasonably been expected to remain at their previous school to be exempted from the New to School (NTS) quota for teams. 
o A MAXIMUM of 2 PCRE’s issued in any calendar year may be included in any team that has a School Sport NZ NTS quota. (includes 3x3 and  Premierships/Nationals)

Key Points when entering a team

Grades - Limited entries per grade

 - There will be 2 grades in each Section (Junior and Senior Sections)

1. Elite Grade - this is for competitive teams that are wanting to compete against the best attending (only 1 team per school).

2. Open Grade - this is for teams that want to compete at a lower level but still compete for a title (any schools B or 2nd teams)

 - No mixed teams.

 - A team consists of one coach, one referee and a minimum of three and a maximum of five players with only players on the team bench (teams are not required     to have 5 players)

 - A team may play between 1-5 games a day.

 - Games will be schedule between 9am and 5pm every day.  Please be prepared to play at any time during this period (game times subject to change).

 - Teams will be expected to scorebench, minimum 3 people and adult supervision.  

Skills Challenge
BBNZ has reduced the number of skill challenges and will offer the following; 
• Dunk comp 
• Shoot out

2019 Secondary School 3X3 Champs Rules of the Game.pdf

Tournament Team Entry

Each School MUST provide a referee for each team (ie 2 teams, 2 referees etc).  A referee clinic will be held at the tournament to up-skill referees with the rules of 3x3.  The referee’s full details must be provided when registering your team, please note you must provide this information upon registering otherwise your team will be withdrawn.  It is the responsibility of the School to ensure:
• referee details have been submitted to BBNZ before the due date;
• the referee knows they have been put forward to referee;
• any referee expenses incurred (ie accommodation, travel, food etc) must be coved by the School; and
• if a referee is not supplied, your team will not be entered into the tournament.

If you have any questions on referees please contact Melony Wealleans 

If you or your nominated referee are unsure of any rules please find the 3x3 Rules of the Game video HERE (please note there are some slight changes in the 3x3 Champs rules)

FIBA 3x3 Planet

Register HERE

As a player, by joining the FIBA 3x3 Planet, you’ll be able to compare your skills with your friends, and even with pros on the international circuit.  The more events you play, the more ranking points you’ll get.  You may even catch the eye of national selectors as they look to identify talent for New Zealand Representative 3x3. 

Mouthguards are compulsory for all players.