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Introduction to the  Hammersmith and Fulham + Kensington and Chelsea | School League

The London Basketball Association is thrilled to announce the amalgamation of the 1st season of the ‘H&F + K&C High School League and Tournaments’. A platform which will allow many teams and individuals to take part in real basketball games and everything that comes with it! It’s going to be super exciting as we have 3 stages to get through which are sure to be full of nail-biting stuff! This season we raise the bar slightly and have some spectacular benefits, from having 1 qualified referees at all games and we have aims to get all players qualified as basketball professionals (Level 1 as coaches, table officials and referees).

 

LBA will assist in organizing referees, be the hub to stay in the know with the latest results and upcoming fixtures. The LBA will also be accepting photographs, as well as pre & post-game player interviews, and great video clips on the event, all of which will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, as well as the LBA website. The exposure they receive through this program will not only benefit the students themselves but the respective schools that they are playing for. On top of all of this, the students will get to play a high-quality organized tournaments which happen annually at one of the top courts in on of the boroughs, where the winner will advance to the battle of the boroughs.

 

From the great success we’ve already had in our school competitions you can rest assured that students participating in the LBA competitions will have the experience of a lifetime, so drop what you’re doing and get your school to sign up today!

BENEFITS OF JOINING

  1. Most leagues have to play games on a Wednesday. This league say play games on any day. Once you know the teams you are to play, you communicate amongst yourselves and send confirmation through to the league. (competitions@thelba.co.uk)
  2. Team entry covers 1 qualified referee for all your games. LBA organise them too
  3. Early bird offer, if you sign up in May / June 2018 – You receive up to 4 free spaces on the courses were going to run in October (see below).
  4. LBA want to collaborate with each school, qualifying more basketball professionals into the sport throughout the season (coaches, referees and table officials).
    • With this said, in October 2018, LBA will run nationally recognised qualification courses for ‘table official’ (2hrs) & for ‘referees’ (4hrs) and give every school 2 FREE places*. This is to help support home games throughout the season.
    • An LBA representative will be in touch regarding more opportunities on qualifying your students and school representatives
  5. LBA has an annual membership for individuals, which includes many benefits & all players in the league entitled to it this season (worth £100+ per person)
  6. LBA has an annual membership for organisations, which includes many benefits & all organisations in the league entitled to it this season (worth £200+)
  7. League standings and fixtures can all be found on our website so you can keep track and stay updated throughout the season.

Sign Up Information

  • Click HERE to register! We will have an early bird registration during May and June, giving you access 4 free spaces to nationally recognised qualifications in ‘table officiating’ and ‘refereeing’.  Registration will close September 20th.
  • Please click link to complete a SCHOOL ENTRY FORM. Once completed LBA will send a URL link for PLAYER CONSENT FORM. These registration forms are due before your first game.
  • By entering the league you agree to our rules and conditions
  • All players are to complete the ‘Journey of Change’ questionnaires near the start and towards the end of the season.

League Details

General Info:

  • The season will run from early October 2018 to Easter 2019.   You can view season schedule & table standings via the LBA website. 
  • There will be under 16 leagues and under 14 leagues for both boys and girls. Each age group with an A & B division.
  • Home teams hosting games at their own courts will be required to provide at least 1 qualification Table Officials (LBA can assist if needed).
  • Stay updated and watch the season unfold by following us on our social media platforms at the bottom of this page.

 

Season Format:

  • Stage 1 is ‘Round Robin’ within your pool. Where you play everyone in your pool once. This has to be completed by February 20th, 2018.
  • Stage 2 is ‘Seeded Playoff’s’ Where the top 2 teams from each pool will advance to the semi-final and then the finals. This is to be completed by Easter Break 2018.
  • Stage 3 is ‘Exhibition Games’, where a win will not give you table points. These games will be after the February Halt Term 2018, through to Easter break.

 

Additional Rounds:

  • ‘Mid Season Tournament’ to happen November/December at a 2 court facility in the boroughs, date TBC. Remember winners advance into the battle of the boroughs.