Beginner Division Details

Overview

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).

Night: Tuesday

Times: 18:00 - 21:00 (1 hour game slots which will differ on a weekly basis)

Venue: Langford

Duration: 8 Weeks

Costs: £500 per team

Registration Deadline: Midnight on Friday 16th June

Key Details

  • 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.
    • Male players cannot check (actively block) female players shots (excludes 'all female' teams)
    • Games are made up of 4 x 8 min quarters, running clock
    • Draws are not allowed, over time periods of 2 min will be played until a winner is determined
    • If there are time constraints preventing standard over time, over time will be played as 'golden goal' (i.e next basket wins) to force a winner.
    • Teams who fail to provide table officials will be penalised accordingly (e.g. docking of points) on a case-by-case basis.

New players are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the basic rules of basketball in advance of their first game.

* Experienced = Div 1, Div 2, Experienced Div or Island Player in last 3 years. The JBBA reserves the right to (re-)classify individuals as 'experienced' at it's discretion.

How To Register

 To register a team you will need to:

Most of the above steps can be seen in the instructional video below:

 

To add yourself to a team (as an individual player) you will need to:

      • Create an account on basketball.je (or login to your existing account if you have one)
      • One of the following, based on your context:
        • If you've been sent an e-mail invite:
          • Accept the e-mail invitation sent to you by your team captain (logging in if prompted)
        • If you are an existing JBBA member who has played for this team before:
          • Find the team on your 'My Teams' page
          • Click 'View/Edit' team button
          • Select the tab 'Summer League 17 > Beginner Division'
          • Click the 'Add Me To This Division +' button
        • If your a new JBBA member, or have never played for this team before:
          • Go to the 'My Teams' page
          • Search for the team by name in the search bar (top right)
          • Check the relevant division(s) you will be playing for this team (Note: it might be auto-ticked)
          • Click 'Add Team'

All of the above options/steps can be seen in the instructional video below:

 

If you want to play but you don't have a team get in touch with us and we will do our best to find you a team to play in.