The Experienced Division is open to any experienced players who are looking to keep playing in the off-season. The division is open to free/non-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.
There is no option this year to enter a complete team, entry is via the draft only.
Times: 18:00 - 21:00 (1 hour game slots which will differ on a weekly basis)
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starts: Tuesday 12th June
Registration Deadline: Midnight on Friday 1st June
Costs: See further details and ticket options for entering the draft for full details, but to summarise:
Paid Members - £25 Free-Members - £40
All players must be registered with the JBBA
All players must be correctly linked to their team in the 'Summer League 18 > Experienced Division' (see instructional videos below)
Each team plays 7 games over 10 weeks
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 perhaps some teams would be willing to loan out their Winter League kit).
Rules & Regulations
For the most part this division runs according to the FIBA 2017 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
The shot clock will not be running/shown, but referees will warn of and then call excessive shot clock violations
Each team will have 1 timeout per game
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
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 1st June, 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 10 days before the division start on the 12th June, 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)
To add yourself to a team (as an individual player) you will need to: