The beginners/corporate division is open to any new or inexperienced players and is all about getting fit and having fun!
It's a great opportunity to learn a new sport and an excellent team building exercise for corporate teams, who we really encourage to get involved.
Coaching and on-court support from more experienced players can be provided, but these players will be limited to what they can do on court in the interest of fairness (see below).
Times: 18:00 - 21:00 (1 hour game slots which will differ on a weekly basis)
Duration: 8 Weeks
Costs: £500 per team
Registration Deadline:Midnight on Friday 16th June
A minimum of 5 players per team (we recommend 8-12 players in total) of mixed gender
A minimum of 2 female players on court for each team at all times (we therefore recommend having 3-5 girls in total within the team)
All players must be registered with the JBBA as free member (or higher)
All players must be correctly linked to their team in the 'Summer League 17 > Beginner Division' (see instructional videos below)
Minimum of 6 games guaranteed (extra games dependant on number of entered teams)
If required (and requested) the JBBA will provide each team with their own experienced player/coach to teach you the basics and guide you through every match.
A £25 deposit is taken during team registration to secure entry. This amount is taken off the total team fees (i.e not in addition to)
The remaining team fees (£475) are to be paid (in a single payment) in advance of your 1st game
Each team will be required to provide two players, each game night, to act as table officials (record the game score and run the game clock) for the fixture before or after your own.
These table duties will be rostered on the fixture list. The team captain is responsible for delegating players to table each week.
Referees will be provided.
Ideally, your team will have some sort of numbered kit. You can find 10 numbered mesh bibs on Amazon for under £2.50 each delivered or, if you're a corporate team, your company might want to invest in some branded kit
Rules & Regulations
For the most part this division runs according to the FIBA 2014 rules and regulations however, there are the following exceptions and additions in the interest of fairness and to ensure the smooth running of the division:
Max of 1 'experienced'* player on court at any time
Experienced players scores are capped as follows:
Island & Div 1 players - 2 pts
All other experienced players - 4 pts
Mixed gender teams. Minimum of 2 girls on court at all times.