Is your child ready to play basketball?

Miniball is the first step for transitioning your child into playing local competition. Miniball caters for U9 – U12 age groups (2011 – 2014 born). It is recommended that Miniballers have previously participated in the Hornets Academy Skills program.

If you want to play Miniball in the Summer 21/22 Competition but do not have a team, please watch our Miniball webinar. Once you have watched the Miniball webinar, you will be able to complete the nomination form for your child to play in our Summer 21/22 season.




Games commence at 11:15am, starting with U9’s and working through the age groups. 

U9 | Girls born 2014 or later | Saturday

U9 | Boys born 2014 or later | Saturday

U10 | Girls born 2013 or later | Saturday

U10 | Boys born 2013 or later | Saturday

U11 | Girls born 2012 or later | Saturday

U11 | Boys born 2012 or later | Saturday

U12 | Girls born 2011 or later | Saturday

U12 | Boys born 2011 or later | Saturday


  • Season commences the week of Monday, 1 November 2021 & concludes Saturday, 9 April 2022.
  • Week 1 Invoice #1 for Court Fees distributed
  • Week 3 Invoice #1 closes online
  • Week 4 Invoice #1 closed. Teams not permitted to play if full payment not received.
  • Week 4 Uniform by-laws enforced
  • Week 5 Team rosters finalised
  • Week 5 – 9 Competitions reviewed 
  • Semi Final / Placing Week – 27 March to 2 April 2022
  • Grand Final Week – 3 April to 9 April 2022


  • Junior holiday break – Saturday 18 December 2021 to Sunday 29 January 2022 (inclusive).
  • Senior holiday break – Saturday 18 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022 (inclusive).
  • Public Holidays – no competition played (all grades) on Australia Day Public Holiday (Wednesday, 26 January 2022)

Games are played at Hills Basketball Association managed facilities:

CASTLE HILL | Hills Basketball Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive, Castle Hill.

KELLYVILLE | Bernie Mullane Sports Complex, Marella Avenue, Kellyville.

DURAL | Dural Recreation Centre, 36Z Pellitt Lane, Dural (next to Dural Library)

Click here for further information.

1.Team Entry Fee (per season to secure spot in competition). 

2.Player Registration (annual fee). 

3.Team Game Fees (team manager receives invoice). 

  1. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition. Team members will be sent their individual dashboard details during this process. It is extremely important that Managers provide correct details during this process.

Miniball Team Entry – $70 (U9-U12 competitions) per team

Payment via Team Manager Hornets Dashboard

  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 or at the front desk. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password. Any issues please contact

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

Payment via member Hornets Dashboard

  *Player Registration:- If your child participated in Term 3 2021 (9 week) Hornets Academy Skills Session and this is your first season of competition you are entitled to FREE registration. Please see staff for further details if you are eligible for free registration. This is for children born 2011-2014 only

Miniball Affiliation $40. 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 at the venue. Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

  1. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. Based on actual games played, does not include byes or Grand Finals. The Team Manager will receive an invoiceweek 1 for the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion online.

Miniball Game Fees  (U9-U12) $78 per game (Active Kids eligible)

Payment via member Hornets Dashboard

Singlets – Teams formed through individual noticeboard or Hornets Academy will play in a Hornets Academy reversible singlet, available for purchase at the Hills Basketball Stadium for $45. Please make sure that each player in the team has a different number.

Shorts – Teams formed through individual noticeboard or Hornets Academy are also asked to wear black shorts (no pockets). Black shorts are available from a variety of retail outlets but can also be purchased at Hills Basketball Stadium for $40.

Your team only needs to supply one person per game. Team Manager is asked to roster one parent/supporter per game to undertake scoretable duties throughout the season. Hills staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team Managers 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.

We’ll be hosting a MEET YOUR TEAM DAY before the season starts. Details will be sent via email prior. This will give the players a chance to meet the other members of their team and train together prior to the season commencing.

*Lowered Ring Heights – 8ft 6″.

*Size 5 Basketball

*On Floor Coach.

*Non-Competitive (Game Scores Not Displayed)

Contact the Competitions department on 9894-8944 or email


Court space at Hills Basketball association venues for training sessions is unfortunately very limited. Some teams choose to organise their own training sessions at external venues (e.g. high schools) or individuals choose to continue their development in the Hornets Academy program. For further information, click here.

We begin the process of forming teams from the individual nominations that are received. If you have not received any communication from the competitions department by Monday 25 October 2021, please contact us via

We’ll keep you in the loop and ready for a great season of basketball.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Competitions Department on 9894-8944 or email