Flippa ball

Flippa ball

Flippa ball is a 7-a-side mixed team water sport. It is a modified,  junior version of water polo. It is a great way of children to be active while building water confidence. It is played in a shallow pool (1.0m OR 1.2m -1.3m deep) and uses a range of ball skills, swimming and team work. Flippa ball is a great stepping stone into water polo with children learning the basic skills needed to take on the deep water in intermediate and club level.

Children who play must be VERY competent and confident in the water and be able to swim. They must be able to play without having to hold on to the side of the pool. 

Flippa ball is played in each of the four terms. Each term is run as a separate competition and registrations are completed at the end of each term for the following term’s competition. You do not have to commit to all four terms but preference will first be given to those already playing before new registrations are taken each term.

Year 3

Year 3 teams play in the “Newbies Intro to Water Polo League”. The league is run by North Harbour Water Polo.

Venue:  AUT Millennium, Small Pool in the Sir Owen Glen National Aquatic Centre (NAC), 17 Antares Place, Rosedale. The pool played in is 1m deep.

Time: Weekly on Sunday afternoons between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Games consist of two 8 minute halves. The term one competition runs from Sunday 23 February to Sunday 5 April.

Trainings: Team trainings are held every alternate Saturday in the same pool that games are played in. Teams train for about 45 min to an hour. Campbells Bay’s training slot is from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. There are three trainings in term one.

Uniform: Girls – one piece togs; Boys – speedos/ togs. No board shorts.  Caps are supplied.

Trials: There are no trials for Year 3 flippa ball.

Dates 2020 (TBC)

Term 1 – Sunday 23rd February – Sunday 5th April

Term 2 – Sunday 3rd May – Sunday 28th June (No Games Queens Birthday Weekend, no NAC 17th May)

Term 3 – Sunday 26th July – Sunday 13th September (No NAC 6th Sept)

Term 4 – Sunday 18th October – Sunday 6th December (No Games Labour Weekend)

Year 3 flippaball Information letter 2020

Newbies League Rules

Year 4

Year 4 teams play in the shallow pool in the main AUT Millennium building. The league is run by North Harbour Water Polo.

Venue: AUT Millennium Pool, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale. The pool played in is 1.2m to 1.3m deep.

Time: Weekly on Sunday afternoons between 1:00pm and 7:00pm. The term one competition runs from Sunday 23 February to Sunday 5 April.
Games consist of two 8 minute halves. Generally the younger teams play earlier in the day and the older, higher graded games are played later in the day, however this is not guaranteed.

Trainings: There are approximately four team trainings during the term and they are held every alternate Saturday at the AUT Millennium main pool from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Training dates will be allocated to teams once teams have been formed.

Uniform: Girls – one piece togs; Boys – speedos/ togs. No board shorts. Caps are supplied.

Trials: There are no trials for year 4 flippa ball.

Please note: Year 4 teams remain relatively the same throughout the year, however some changes may take place due to the number of re-registrations received each term and any new enrollments received.

Dates 2020 (TBC)

Term 1 – Sunday 23rd February – Sunday 5th April

Term 2 – Sunday 3rd May – Sunday 28th June (No Games Queens Birthday Weekend, no NAC 17th May)

Term 3 – Sunday 26th July – Sunday 13th September (No NAC 6th Sept)

Term 4 – Sunday 18th October – Sunday 6th December (No Games Labour Weekend)

Year 4, 5 and 6 Flippa ball Information Letter 2020

Flippa Ball League Rules

Year 5&6

Year 5&6 teams play in the shallow pool in the main AUT Millennium building. The league is run by North Harbour Water Polo.

Venue: AUT Millennium Pool, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale. The pool played in is 1.2m to 1.3m deep.

Time: Weekly on Sunday afternoons between 1:00pm and 7:00pm. The term one competition runs from Sunday 23 February to Sunday 5 April.
Games consist of two 8 minute halves. Generally the younger teams play earlier in the day and the older, higher graded games are played later in the day, however this is not guaranteed.

Trainings: There are approximately four team trainings during the term and they are held every alternate Saturday at the AUT Millennium main pool from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Training dates will be allocated to teams once teams have been formed.

Uniform: Girls – one piece togs; Boys – speedos/ togs. No board shorts. Caps are supplied.

Trials: Due to the short turnaround time to get flippa ball teams up and running at the start of the year, there are no trials for flippa ball.

Please note: After term one, year five and six teams may have some movement as these teams play in graded competitions. Although we do try to keep consistency throughout the teams, team make up may also change due to the number of re-registrations received each term and any new enrollments received.

Dates 2020 (TBC)

Term 1 – Sunday 23rd February – Sunday 5th April

Term 2 – Sunday 3rd May – Sunday 28th June (No Games Queens Birthday Weekend, no NAC 17th May)

Term 3 – Sunday 26th July – Sunday 13th September (No NAC 6th Sept)

Term 4 – Sunday 18th October – Sunday 6th December (No Games Labour Weekend)

Flippa Ball League Rules

Year 4, 5 and 6 Flippa ball Information Letter 2020