Introduction to the Westminster School League

The London Basketball Association is thrilled to announce the fifth season of the ‘City of Westminster’ 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 is 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 raised the bar slightly and we have some spectacular benefits. Categories will be given two divisions where possible, Division A will have a form of home & away, as it is designed to meet the needs of the stronger basketball programmes in the borough. Division B will be in Round Robin format as previous seasons and a great place for schools to compete against their rivals.

Advantages of joining

  1. Most leagues have to play games on a Wednesday. Our league is flexible and can play games on any day of the week.
  2. Once you know the teams to play, you communicate amongst yourselves and send confirmation through to the league. ([email protected])
  3. Team entry covers one (1) qualified referee for all your games which LBA will arrange. Please note, for playoff games there will be 2 referees.
  4. LBA wants to collaborate with each school, qualifying more basketball professionals into the sport throughout the season (coaches, referees and table officials)
    • With this said, LBA will run nationally recognised qualification courses for table official (2hrs) and for referees (4hrs) and give every school 10 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 and organisations, which includes many benefits & all players in the league entitled to it this season (worth up to £200+ per person)
  6. Team standings and fixtures can all be found on our website so you can keep track and stay updated throughout the season.

Sign Up Information

  1. Please sign up your team online HERE before July 15th, 2020.
  2. Registration includes the cost of officials for every game (*schools to provide the table and LBA to pay them)
  3. After sign up, it is MANDATORY to fill in the Player Consent form, which is due for all players before your first game.
  4. Players must complete a “Journey of Change” form at the start and at the end of the season.
  5. By entering the league you agree to our rules and conditions.

Westminster League Details

General Info
  • The season will run from October to April. You can view the season schedule & table standings from our Fixtures page
  • There will be an U16 and U14 leagues for both boys and girls. Each age group will be made up of an A & B division where possible.
  • The home team will be required to provide one (1) table official who will be compensated by LBA.
  • Digital scoresheets will be used, meaning stats will be online in real-time.
  • Officials will be managed by the AllOfficials app which empowers you to be able to make changes to the details before four (4) days of the game and makes officiating viable.
Season Format
  • Stage 1 is Round Robin where you play everyone in your pool once. This has to be completed by February Half Term.
  • Stage 2 is Seeded Playoffs where the top 4 teams from each pool will advance to the semi-final and then the finals. This is to be completed by Easter Holidays.
Additional Rounds
  • Midseason Tournament at the American School in London,  Date TBC. Remember winners advance into the Battle of the Boroughs.