Enter competition

Open to all primary schools in the Borough, however, due to there being a limited number of places available please book early. 

Format & Rules

  • 3 players on court at all times. Minimum 1 male + 1 female.
  • Games will be played on half a court.
  • Size 5 ball.
  • Only one hoop is required.
  • Ball must be dribbled when moving. Player cannot walk or run with the ball.
  • Ball can only be dribbled with one hand.
  • There are no jump balls.
  • The ball will change possession after a successful basket.
  • Players must do a check at the retsart after a successful basket.
  • Whenever a ball is brought back into play, this shall be done from the top of the key.
  • If a team reaches 15 points (with a 2 point margin) the game will be stopped even if this occurs before the end of the match time.
  • should a change in possession occur during play (pass interception, gaining a defensive rebound, etc) then the ball must be ‘taken back’ to the top of the key in front of the basket.
  • You cannot snatch or steal a ball in your opponents hands.
  • A successful shot is worth two points. All successful free throws are worth 1 point.

Photo Consent

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.

First Aid

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but staff may not be available to tend to less urgent first aid if they are preoccupied delivering the event. It is important that schools also provide their own first aid kit and qualified person to tend to their children at our events. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should also be with the travelling group to and from any events.


All MSSP staff at the event are enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.


MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a safe, enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we are launching our REF-SPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. For more information about REF-SPECT please click here.

Winner's Pathway

The winner of the Borough Finals will represent Merton at the London Youth Game. This will take place at Crystal Palace Sport Centre on Thursday 5th July 2018.

You can follow this event on Twitter @MertonSSP