LBA College League is back!

We are thrilled to announce the return of the LBA Men’s College League! Moreover, we are looking to start the first-ever Women’s College League as a part of #LBALadiesFirst initiative! After the unfortunate events of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in an early end to the past 2 seasons, we are looking to make the 2021-22 season’s offer bigger and better than ever before.

Registration for both men and women’s leagues is now open for the 2021/22 season, this includes an early bird offer. There are many unique advantages to signing up, from the implementation of a digital scoresheet, giving live stats to the world. LBA will provide the referees as they are included in the entry fee, plus we have a budget for table officials. You will also have a discounted entry into the End of Season Tournament. Be sure to check out the full advantages of joining the league below. As always we can assure you that our games will be exceptionally organised (referees and a table official is mandatory) and highly competitive, so sign your team up now and get to experience the best college basketball league in all of London!

  1. No age restrictions. Our league has no age restrictions, while other college leagues do not allow players who are over the age of 19.
  2. Flexible scheduling.
    • Most leagues have to play games on a Wednesday. Our league can play games on any day of the week.
    • We have a goal of scheduling all the games before the season starts. If issues with the fixtures during the season do arise communicate this at the earliest convenience.
  3. Referees and table officials. Details on how they are provided for your games, because of collaboration with AllOfficials, are found in the Officials & Media Crew (+ Certification Courses!) section of this page.
  4. Certification courses & LBA Media Crew Ambassadors. We have heavily discounted courses (£0-£11.85) related to basketball events, more information are found on the Officials & Media Crew (+ Certification Courses!) section of this page.
  5. Employability. LBA has work experience opportunities and participants of this competition get priority.
  6. Team standings and fixtures. We provide this through this webpage of our website so you can keep track and stay updated throughout the season.
  7. Digital scoresheets. Stats will be available on our website real-time during the game which means you do not have to manually send your score in to us. This is made possible because of digital scoresheets in which we no longer use paper scoresheets. It is super simple and we have a 10-minute video on how to use it.
  1. Please sign up your team(s) online before 30th September, 2021
    1. For the women’s league, sign up HERE.
    2. For the men’s league, sign up HERE.
  2. The registration fees can be found on the signup link above, sign up before 15th June, 2021 to qualify for the Early Bird offer.
  3. Registration includes the cost of officials for every game (*schools to provide the table and LBA to reimburse volunteer costs of £5)
  4. After signing up, it is MANDATORY to fill in the Player Consent Form, which is due for all players before their first game. Please note for the security of your data we use Google Workspace and this is the industry standard for protecting our data.
  5. Players to complete feedback surveys during the season.
  6. By entering the league you agree to our rules and conditions.
  7. Once you sign up LBA competition commissioner will be in touch with how to gain access to the accredited courses. More information on this can be found in the Officials & Media Crew (+ Certification Courses!).
  8. Once we know all the teams involved in a league for the season ahead will send out a draft schedule in early September which can be amended throughout the month in order to be finalised by 1st October, 2021. At this point, LBA will send out the official schedule for this season, which again can be altered in line with our rules and conditions.

Altered League Details

Competitions

  1. League + Playoffs (short season due to COVID-19)
  2. Potentially an End of Season Tournament
 

General Info

The season start date will be determined at a later date in line with the government’s guidance and schools’ preference. This could look like November to April or January to April. You can view the season schedule & table standings from our Fixtures page


 

Regular League Details

Competitions

  1. League + Playoffs
  2. End of Season Tournament
 

General Information

  1. The season will run from October to April. You can view the season schedule & table standings from our Fixtures page.
  2. Depending on how many teams sign up, there will be pools created which will be made up of Divisions A & B where possible.
  3. Basketball officials setup information can be found in the Officials & Media Crew (+ Certification Courses!) section of this page. It is important to note that the school who is on the Home team will have to provide one (1) table official.
 

League Season Format

  • Round 1 is Round Robin where you play everyone in your pool twice. This starts from October and has to be completed by Half Term in February.
  • Round 2 is Seeded Playoffs where the top 4 teams will advance to the semi-final and then the finals. This is to be completed by Easter Holidays in April.
 

Rules

FIBA 3×3 rules apart from the following:
  1. Game time: 10 minutes of 2 halves
  2. Maximum players: 6 per team
 

Tournaments

  • End of Tournament at a relevant venue, date is TBC. All the teams in LBA’s College League will have discounted entry to this tournament as this tournament is open to colleges not part of the league.

Altered League Format

Competitions

  1. League + Playoffs (short season due to COVID-19)
  2. Potentially an End of Season Tournament

General Info

The season start date will be determined at a later date in line with the government’s guidance and schools’ preference. This could look like November to April or January to April. You can view the season schedule & table standings from our Fixtures page.



Regular League Format

Competitions

  1. League + Playoffs
  2. End of Season Tournament

General Information

  1. The season will run from October to April. You can view the season schedule & table standings from our Fixtures page.
  2. Depending on how many teams sign up, there will be pools created which will be made up of Divisions A & B where possible.
  3. Basketball officials setup information can be found in the Officials & Media Crew (+ Certification Courses!) section of this page. It is important to note that the school who is on the Home team will have to provide one (1) table official.

League Season Format

  • Round 1 is Round Robin where you play everyone in your pool once. This starts from October and has to be completed by February Half Term.
  • Round 2 is Seeded Playoffs where the top 4 teams will advance to the semi-final and then the finals. This is to be completed by Easter Holidays.

Tournaments

  • End of Tournament at a relevant venue, date is TBC. All the teams in LBA’s College League will have discounted entry to this tournament as this tournament is open to colleges not part of the league.
Officials will be managed by the AllOfficials website app which empowers you to be able to make changes to the details, four days before the game and is helping to make officiating viable.

Here is the set up for the league’s officials:
  1. Referees
    • Provided by LBA (paid for with your entry fee)
  2. Table Officials
    • All games: at least one (1) table official provided by the Home team, supported by LBA as we can reimburse volunteers for £5
  3. Media Crew
    • All games: 1-3 students provided by the Home team to capture content. Away team can provide as well if they wish so.
      • LBA Media Crew Ambassadors: Each school will have to designate at least three students to sign up for this opportunity. Essentially, the students would take the Media Crew course (more information in the next section), they will be given LBA attire kit, and capture all the great content relevant to home games.

Certification Courses

Once signed up, the LBA competition commissioner will be in touch with how to gain access to the accredited courses. Each school will have a total of 25 places up to 100% off (costing you £0 to £11.85) for the following courses:

  1. Referee – Level 1*, includes FIBA Rules Refresher
  2. Table Official – Level 1*, includes FIBA Digital Scoresheet
  3. Media Crew Member – Level 1
  4. Gain access to 19 Duty of Care courses which includes essential courses such as First Aid and Safeguarding Young People

*bundled with an officiating t-shirt & whistle

LBA has an Initiative that everybody should become a ROC, this currently includes the following roles – Referee, Table Official, Coach and Media Crew Member at a Sports Event. With this said we are investing in the people within our competitions, by pledging to work with the schools by giving access to online accredited courses which are nationally recognised (subject to resources). This helps us achieve a competition which is self-sufficient where possible, this will save cost and grow the league, plus our young people will gain a more enriched experience.

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