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Introduction to the league

The London Basketball Association is thrilled to announce the return of the LBA Men’s College Basketball League! After a great wrap up to the 2017/18 season, ending at the Olympic venue for an all day, 3 court tournament. Now we’re back providing a high-quality program looking to make a serious impact! There will be 2 rounds of recruiting, round 1 in May/June 2018, which includes the early bird offer and round 2 in September, giving ample notice of the unique opportunity you can be a part of.  There are many unique advantages to signing up, from Access to the “Krossover” tool which NBA teams use for highlights and stats, LBA provide 2 referees and the cost of them is included in the entry fee, Free entry into the end of season tournament at the CopperBox arena, which we will be inviting teams from around Europe for the first time ever in 2019. Be sure to check out the full advantage of joining the league below. As always we can assure you that our games will be exceptionally organized (two referees and one 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!

ADVANTAGES OF JOINING

  1. All other college leagues are restricted to U19’s. This league is not.
  2. Most leagues have to play games on a Wednesday. This league say play games on any day.  Once you know the teams your to play, you communicate amongst yourselves and send confirmation through to the league. (competitions@thelba.co.uk)
  3. Entry fee covers 2 qualified referees for all your games. LBA organise them too  
  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 ‘referee'(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 this
  5. Early bird offer, if you sign up in May / June 2018 – SAVE £75
  6. 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)
  7. LBA has an annual membership for organisations, which includes many benefits & all organisation in the league entitled to it this season (worth £200+)
  8. We give access to the “Krossover” tool, which NBA use to generate stats and highlights!
  9. Leagues standings and fixtures can all be found on our website so you can keep track and stay updated throughout the season.

Sign-Up Info

  • Please sign your team up online HERE before September 31st 2018
  • After sign up, we will send you the link for a MANDATORY player registration form, which is due for all players before your first game.
  • Early Bird Cost is £350, sign up in June or July to qualify for this discount!
  • After June, the cost is £425.  This price includes the cost of referees for every game, as well as two spots in the Table Officials qualification course we offer in October.
  • Players must complete a “Journey of Change” form at the start and before the end of the season
  • By entering the league you agree to our rules and conditions

College League Details

General Info:

  • Season will run from early November to end of March. You can view season schedule & table standings via the LBA website. 
  • Depending on how many teams sign up, there will ideally be 2 pools, made up of an A & B division
  • Teams hosting games at their own courts will be required to provide table officials (LBA can assist if needed)
  • Each team will have the opportunity to use the same Krossover highlights and analytics system used by the Cleveland Cavilers and England Basketball. Here’s a link to an article with more details.
  • If you need help with ‘how to host a game’ click here
  • Stay updated and watch the season unfold by following us on our social media platforms in the 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 half-term, 2019.
    • Level 1 Table Officials course in October 2018, which each school/college have 2 free spaces.
  • 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 2019
    • Confirm entry to the end of season tournament at the Copperbox arena
  • 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:

  • ‘End of Season Tournament’ at the Olympic Venue the Copperbox arena. Date TBC. This is free to all teams in the league but also open to teams not in the league from around Europe.

TEAMS & POOLS

TBC


 

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