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MSBL Mini is an after school recreational basketball program for Primary School students with an emphasis on participation, fun and the learning of new skills

No points are kept, and no trophies are awarded. MSBL Mini runs as 30-minute games and is played at five stadiums across metropolitan South Australia

About MSBL Mini

MSBL Mini is an after school recreational basketball program for Primary School students with an emphasis on participation, fun and the learning of new skills.

Term 1 Dates:

First Round Monday 12 February

Final Round Monday 8 April

Term 2 Dates:

First Round Monday 29 April

Final Round Monday 24 June

Term 3 Dates:

First Round Monday 22 July

Final Round Monday 9 September

Term 4 Dates:

First Round Monday 14 October

Final Round Monday 2 December

For all MSBL Mini enquires contact: 

Alex Newbury

P: (08) 7088 0070


Marion Basketball Stadium

A: 22-30 Norfolk Road,
Marion 5043



Morphett Vale Basketball Stadium

A: 2 Sports Park Drive, Morphett Vale 5162


Port Adelaide Recreation Centre

A: St Vincent Street,
Pt Adelaide 5015


Springbank Sports Centre

A: Cnr Goodwood Road & Daws Road, Pasadena 5042


State Basketball Centre

A: 142 Rose Terrace,
Wayville 5039


In our MSBL Mini competition, some minor variation are made to the FIBA rules to suit the different age groups playing: 

  • No timeouts or substitutions in the last 2 minutes for all grades
  • Penalty shooting line varies dependant on the grade
  • 3 point shots don’t count
  • No overtime is played in the case of a draw
  • Teams must play man to man defence – no zones

Mercy Rule:
When a team is 10 points ahead, they must go inside the 3 point arc when the opposition has the ball in their back court. Players must wait inside the 3 point arc until the BALL is over the half court line. Once the ball is over the half court line, they may come out and defend a player each. Teams will be penalised 2 points for repeated offences.

In general there are no forfeits in MSBL Mini as the referees will always try to arrange a scratch match. It is always advisable to notify the Basketball SA staff if your team can not attend for any reason. Teams notifying on the day make it difficult to inform the other team as parents and teachers have already made arrangements for that day re collecting children etc.

To assist with the operation of the MSBL Mini Program you are advised to sit on the spectator seating and not on the team players bench unless you are the coach or the Team Manager. Players should not be sitting on the floor in front of their team bench. Parents are also urged to control the behaviour of any siblings not playing. Sitting too close or running around the courts will obstruct the referees and may reduce your child’s playing time as the referees deal with these off-court issues.


In most cases referees will be Primary school or Junior High school students. Many are also learning to officiate, and you will notice that most referees will be wearing the bright green shirt. We have a Zero Tolerance Policy when it comes to verbally criticising the referees. All officiating issues must be directed to the Umpire in Charge on the day.

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House of Basketball

314 South Road, Richmond SA 5033
(Cnr Frederick St)
Enter via South Road

Phone: (08) 7088 0070

Postal Address: 314 South Road, Richmond SA 5033