Level 2 Basketball Guidelines for the Bishopdale YMCA Competition

The Friday evening Bishopdale Basketball competition will continue during Alert Level 2 under the following procedures and guidelines

  • Spectators: to ensure the YMCA keeps under the 100 person limit, only one caregiver/spectator per player can enter the stadium. The caregiver the accompanies their child into the stadium must social distance in the stands and not congregate when watching the game.
  • The YMCA will have a staff member on the door to advise teams when entry is allowed. Teams will not be allowed to enter the stadium until the games beforehand have been completed and the students have exited the stadium (this will be less than 5 minutes before tip-off).
  • Contact Tracing: Mr Evers will mark a register each week to keep a record of both the players in attendance and the parent/caregiver who accompanies them. If your child is unable to attend for any reason, caregivers must inform Mr Evers via email before 11:00am on Fridays.
  • Meeting point: Mr Evers will take down a Heaton school flag and place this in an area close to the entrance as a meeting point for our Heaton teams. Heaton teams are not to mix with other schools outside the entrance when waiting to enter the stadium
  • Entry: Teams will enter the YMCA via the main stadium entrance, and the caregiver that accompanies that player must enter with their son/daughter. In order for the competition to continue, we must be prompt. If a caregiver arrives late they will have to remain outside the stadium. 
  • Exit: Teams will exit the stadium via the emergency fire exit (as indicated by YMCA staff)
  • Sanitisation: any person who enters the stadium will be expected to sanitise their hands before entry.
  • Mouthguards: are not to be removed during games. Hands must be sanitised after putting your mouthguard in (Mr Evers will provide hand-sanitiser for our Heaton teams)
  • Game times: games will be shorted by 2 minutes to ensure there is sufficient time to empty the stadium between each match.
  • Handshakes: there will be no handshakes at the end of each game. Players will give a quick three cheers and then exit the stadium promptly
  • Sickness: If your child is sick, they must stay at home
  • Transport to the venue (early game): If your son/daughter is scheduled to play the early game (3:30pm) and you are unable to transport them to the YMCA, Mr Evers can take them to the venue. To secure a position in the school van parents/caregivers must email Mr Evers prior to 11:00am on Fridays. Transport assistance cannot be provided to any student that has a game time of 4:00pm or later, as students cannot wait in the stadium or outside the venue.
  • Transport (pick up): Students must leave the YMCA with a caregiver directly after their game has finished and not remain outside to congregate in groups. Players will be marked off a register to ensure they have been collected. We appreciate that prompt student collection may be challenging (particularly with earlier games), however, this is a sacrifice we need to make to ensure the competition can continue. If you are unable to collect your child directly after their game, you must arrange to carpool with another parent/caregiver. Please inform Mr Evers via email if your son/daughter is going home with another adult before 11:00am on Fridays so he can keep accurate records and ensure safe collection for all Heaton players. Alternately, if you are allowing your son/daughter to make their own way home from Bishopdale (walk, scooter etc.) this must also be communicated to Mr Evers weekly.

Basketball Draws 2020

Please select the link below to access the weekly Bishopdale Basketball Draw. Students must arrive 15 minutes before tip-off so they can meet with their coach.

If you are unable to make a game, you must communicate this with Mr Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz) so we are aware of how many students will be in attendance each week.

Remember to bring your mouthguards as players will not be taking the court without it.

Basketball Draw – Finals Week (Friday 25th September)

A reminder – please bring a spare shirt with you to basketball this Friday so you can return your Heaton singlet to Mr Evers


Heaton Basketball 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students for the passion and dedication they demonstrated during our term 2 trials/training sessions. We are really excited to begin our 2020 season on the first Friday back this term (Friday 24th July).

To see what team you will be playing for this year, please access the following link:

Heaton Basketball Teams 2020

Students have an expectation to attend their weekly training session(s) and coaches will be keeping an attendance register. If you cannot attend a training session, you must email your coach in advance to let them know. If you are being coached by Connor, Guy or Eamon please email Mr Evers and he will follow up on your behalf.

If your training day/time clashes with another school commitment (cultural, sporting, music etc.), please email Mr Evers so we can make a plan. N.B. Before school language lessons, and the orchestra takes priority over your basketball training session.

Training Schedule
  • Before school (7:40am): Hawks and Hammerheads Combined Training (Mr Evers)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Mr Evers)


  • Before school (7:40am): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Mr Evers)


  • Before school (7:40am): Hyenas Training + any Hurricanes/Herd players that want an additional session (Mr Phanpho)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Hawks and Hammerheads Combined Training (Mr Evers)


  • Before school (7:40am): Huskies and Hornets Combined Training (Mr Evers & Connor)
  • After school (3:20pm): Hurricanes and Herd Combined Training (Guy & Eamon) 

Unable to attend a game?

If you are unable to attend one of your Friday evening games for any reason (illness, injury, holiday etc.) you must email Mr Evers. Some of our teams are made up of 11 or 12 players so adjustments can be made to accommodate student absences when I know in advance. Thank you for your support with this.

Information & Payment Letter

For all payment and competition details, please access and read our Heaton information letter: Heaton Information Letter 2020

Transport for early games

If you are scheduled for the early game on a Friday (3:30pm) and you are in need of transport assistance, please email Mr Evers by 3:00pm on Thursday (the day before) at the latest,  so arrangements can be made to support you.

2020 Heaton Basketball Schedule – Term 2

Welcome back Heaton Basketball enthusiasts! 

As things are currently a little different in our wider community and at school in regards to sport, we cannot organise our traditional Heaton basketball trials to select our teams that play at Bishopdale on Friday evenings. As an alternative, Mr Evers will be holding daily House Basketball sessions at lunchtimes (12:45pm – 1:15pm), for all those students who expressed their interest last term.

The Basketball sessions will take place in the Heaton hall, except for on Thursday where 1/2 of the outdoor court will be used due to Kapa Haka. Students must hand-sanitise both on entry and exit to the hall, and the equipment will be cleaned by Mr Evers after each session. The activities that will take place will be non-contact based, to adhere to our school social distancing procedures.

Based on these sessions over the next six weeks, Mr Evers will select 6 boys teams and 2 girls teams that will be invited to represent our school in the YMCA competition. At this stage, we have not received any news from the YMCA regarding when the competition will begin and how it will be structured. As soon as we have any updates, I will keep you all posted.

To find out if you have registered for theses sessions and to access the house schedule, please select the link below:

Term 2 Basketball Schedule & Participation List

2019 Basketball Training Schedule

  • Before school (7:40am): Hawks and Hammerheads Combined Training (Tim)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Tim)


  • Before school (7:40am): Hawks (Tim)
  • After school (3:15pm): Hurricanes (Guy/Eamon)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Hammerheads (Tim)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Hyenas (Boss)
  • After school (3:15pm): Hornets (Connor)
  • After school (3:15pm): Huskies (Jacob)


  • Lunch (12:45pm): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Tim)

Students have an expectation to attend their weekly training session and coaches will be keeping an attendance register. If you cannot attend your training session, you must email your coach to let them know, and try to make the training session of your buddy team (please see below):

Buddy Teams

  • Hornets and Huskies
  • Hurricanes and Hyenas
  • Hawks and Hammerheads
  • Harriers and Herons

Coach Emails (if you cannot attend a training or game, please email)

  • Mr Evers (Hawks, Hammerheads, Harriers, Herons) – everst@heaton.school.nz
  • Mr Phanpho (Hyenas) – phanphob@heaton.school.nz
  • Hornets (Connor) – cne8958@stacmail.net
  • Huskies (Jacob) – HowisonJI17@student.cbhs.school.nz
  • Hurricanes (Guy & Eamon) – gda0454@stacmail.net & ene2775@stacmail.net

Basketball Draws

Please select the link below to access the weekly Bishopdale Basketball Draw. Students must arrive 15 minutes before tip off so they can meet with your coaches.

If you are unable to make a game, you must communicate this with Mr Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz) so your coaches are aware of how many students will be in attendance.

Remember to bring your mouthguard each week, as players will not be taking the court without it.

Final Basketball Games 2019

A reminder that students must hand in their basketball singlet following their game (except for the Heaton Hawks and Heaton Harriers). 

Heaton Basketball Teams 2019

A huge thank you to all students who registered and took part in basketball trials over the last few weeks. The attitude and performances were fantastic and we are really excited for the season ahead.

As I mentioned at trials, if you were unsuccessful in making a team this year and you are still very interested in taking part, please come and see Mr Evers and he can link you with a team to train with. This way, if we have any injuries, illness or absences there may be scope for you to play some Friday evening games.

Heaton Basketball Teams 2019


The first week of trainings will be combined so we can finalise a few details. Please look at the schedule below so you are aware of when and where you need to meet next week.

  • Monday 6th May before school (7:45am, Heaton Hall) – Hawks and Hammerheads
  • Monday 6th May @ lunchtime (12:45pm, Heaton Hall) – All girls players
  • Wednesday 8th May before school (7:45am, Heaton Hall) – Huskies and Hornets
  • Wednesday 8th May @ lunchtime (12:45pm, Heaton Hall) – Hyenas and Hurricanes


Weekly Basketball Draw

Please ensure you access the following link so you are aware of your first game times. Students are required to meet their coaches court-side, 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game. If you are unable to attend a game for any reason or are experiencing difficulties with transportation, you must see Mr Evers or your coach.

Basketball Draw Week 12 – Finals

Can all players (except for the Heaton Hawks and Harriers) please ensure you bring a spare T-Shirt so you can return your basketball singlet to Mr Evers after you game. A huge thank you to Mr Phanpho, Jacob and Connor for their amazing efforts this year. Your dedication has been nothing less than extraordinary. Congratulations to all teams for some great improvements as the season has progressed.

Basketball Training Schedule

The basketball training schedule has been confirmed (please see below). Please ensure you attend your weekly session(s), and communicate with your coach if you are sick or unable to make a training. Please see Mr Evers if you have any questions or concerns.

Heaton Hawks (Boys A) – Mr Evers

  • Monday Lunch (12:45pm – 1:20pm) – Hall
  • Wednesday Morning (7:45am – 8:30am) – Hall

Heaton Hammerheads (Boys B) – Mr Phanpho

  • Wednesday After School (3:00pm – 4:00pm) – Hall
  • Thursday Morning (7:45am – 8:30am) – Hall

Heaton Hornets – Jacob Howison

  • Tuesday After School (3:00pm – 4:00pm) – Hall

Heaton Huskies – Connor Newton

  • Monday After School (3:15pm – 4:00pm) – Hall

Heaton Hurricanes & Hyenas Basketball – Mr Evers & Mr Phanpho

  • Wednesday Lunch (12:45pm – 1:20pm ) – Hall

Heaton Harriers (Girls A) – Mr Evers

  • Thursday Morning (7:45am – 8:30am) – Hall
  • Thursday After School (3:00pm – 4:00pm) – Hall

Heaton Herons – Mr Evers

  • Friday Lunchtime (12:45 – 1:20pm) – Hall

Heaton Basketball 2018

Mr Phanpho, Jacob, Connor and myself would like to thank all of our students who registered their interest, and attended basketball trials last term. Your efforts and enthusiasm was infectious, and we cannot wait to begin the season in week 2.

Please access the information letter below, read it carefully, and ensure you show your parents/caregivers. All important information about the competition has been outlined (dates, cost, equipment requirements etc.). If for any reason you no longer wish to take part, please contact Mr Evers via email before Friday 4th April so the opportunity can be offered to another passionate student.

Structured training times and team meetings will be finalised early next week, and these will be posted on the Sport Blog, so please ensure you check in regularly.

Information and Payment Letter 2018
Heaton Basketball Teams 2018