The Experienced Division is open to any experienced players who are looking to keep playing in the off-season. This year we have an option for non-paid JBBA members to enter, so that returning players and newcomers to the island can get involved more easily.
To encourage all players to mix their teams across Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 players and avoid playing with the same team mates as during the Winter League, we are once again organising a draft to form a number of new teams to enter this division.
Although we strongly recommend you enter the draft to keep things fresh, fair and in the spirit of the Summer League, entering a complete team is allowed as long as all players are registered and paid JBBA members for the 2016/17 season.
We also strongly recommend mixed teams (the draft teams will be mixed) but this will not be an enforced requirement.
Times: 18:00 - 21:00 (1 hour game slots which will differ on a weekly basis)
Duration: 8 Weeks
Registration Deadline: Midnight on Friday 16th June
Full team entries (of solely paid JBBA members) will be charged on a per team basis at a cost of £280.
All players must be registered with the JBBA
All players must be correctly linked to their team in the 'Summer League 17 > Experienced Division' (see instructional videos below)
Minimum of 6 games guaranteed (extra games dependant on number of entered teams)
For draft players, the entry fee's will be on a per person basis. The fee paid to enter the draft will be all you pay (i.e. no joint team fees to come later)
Each team will be required to provide two players, each game night, to act as table officials 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.
Your team must have some sort of numbered kit for the benefit of the table officials and referees (You can find 10 numbered mesh bibs on Amazon for under £2.50 each delivered or you are welcome to re-use Winter League 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:
Games are made up of 4 x 10 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.
How To Register
To enter the draft:
Go to the draft registration page where you can pay (via the purchase of a ticket) your draft entry/court fees for the league.
After the deadline of the 16th July 2017, the JBBA will form a number of teams from the registered players with an 'as fair as possible' split of skill levels, age and gender. The JBBA may contact you to see if you are willing to act as team captain for your team.
The JBBA will contact all players approximately two weeks before the division start on the 19th July, notifying you of which team you are in, who your team mates are and who your captain is. Giving you and your captain time to ensure you are correctly linked to your new team via the website. (see instructional video below)