Intramurals Nitobe Basketball League | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Nitobe Basketball League

Register Your Team by Thursday September 19!

Whether you are reliving your high school glory days, or just want to learn the game and have a good time, this league has something for everyone.

League Overview

The Nitobe Basketball League currently offers 3 tiers of play in the Open and Women's (W2STGN) categories, two tiers in the CoRec category, and a Just for Fun category. Teams play full court 5-on-5 play approximately once a week.

Game format varies for each competition level:

  • Open and Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1: Four 12-minute periods
  • CoRec Tier 1, All Tier 2, All Tier 2, and Just for Fun: Two 20-minute periods

Teams must register 8-20 participants, and dress a minimum of 4 to start the game. Each team can dress a maximum of 20 participants and Divisional Teams are able to have a max of 3 designated imports.

Tier Competition Levels

Term 1 and 2- Fall and Winter
Category Tier Description
CoRec Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Nitobe Basketball l League, or similar league recommended
CoRec Tier 2 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in the Nitobe Basketball League or High School/provincial level experience is highly recommended
Open Tier 2 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Nitobe Basketball League, or similar league recommended
Open Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in the Nitobe Basketball League or High School/provincial level experience is highly recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Nitobe Basketball League, or similar league recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Just For Fun Non-Competitive.  No Officials, no Playoffs.  All skill levels welcome

Days of Play

The Nitobe Basketball League plays on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. While UBC Recreational Intramurals will endeavor to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously.

Location

The Nitobe Basketball League plays in the Student Recreation Centre

and in War Memorial gym for teams in Open and Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1.

Have more Questions?

The Nitobe Basketball League can be reached at im.basketball@ubc.ca

Term 1 (Fall) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Tue Sep 10, 2019 Free Agent's Meeting in 1st Year Residences We will be in the Totem Park Ballroom, Place Vanier Ballroom, and in the Orchard Commons Commonsblock at 5:00PM. Drop by to find others looking for a team!
Wed Sep 11, 2019 Learn to Play Night Find out more on our Free Week page
Thu Sep 12, 2019 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Thu Sep 19, 2019 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Tue Sep 24, 2019 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Wed Sep 25, 2019 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Sep 27, 2019 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Oct 12-14, 2019 Thanksgiving Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Fri Oct 18, 2019 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Nov 9-11, 2019 Remembrance Day Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Wed Nov 13, 2019 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 1 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool
Term 2 (Winter) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Term 2 Registration Opens First chance to register for Term 2.
Thu Jan 9, 2020 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Fri Jan 10, 2020 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Jan 17, 2020 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Fri Feb 14, 2020 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Feb 15-23, 2020 Reading Week No Games - All Leagues
Fri Feb 28, 2020 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Wed Mar 12, 2020 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 2 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool

 

Save the Date for Hall of Fame!

Come celebrate with your team! Whether you participated in term 1 or term 2, whether you placed first or last in your league, we invite you to come celebrate with your team and your league! Hall of Fame is an annual event where teams come celebrate the champions in their leagues as well Earl Award winners with some snacks and beverages!

The 2020 Hall of Fame will be held on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020. Time and location are currently TBD but will be announced closer to the date.

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these four steps prior to registering your team.


Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team, recreational team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Recreational Teams

Recreational teams are similar in all aspects to Competitive teams, just at a lower intensity and skill level.  Teams in this category still compete for championships in playoffs, and all games are officiated.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.


Competitive/Recreational Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category (Not available for Summer Soccer)

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.


Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues and the competition level in a tier in one league, may not be comparable to a tier in another.. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered and the competition level within them.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.


UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty or residence – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, Divisional competitive teams compete separately from Campus Wide teams in Day of the LongBoat and Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

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Wondering what the Default Prevention Deposit is? UBC Recreation introduced a this policy in the Intramural Leagues program in 2018 to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the previous 5 years we have saw a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacted the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that a team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural Leagues Cancellation and Default Process page.


Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Thursday, Sep 19, 2019.
*Please note that Open and Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Teams in the Nitobe Basketball League play longer games than Tier 2 and 3, and CoRec Tier 1.

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
Just for Fun Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $80.00 $50.00 $130.00
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
CoRec Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 War Memorial Gym Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Open Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 War Memorial Gym Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Open Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Open Tier 3 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
Just for Fun Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $200.00 $50.00 $250.00
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
CoRec Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 War Memorial Gym Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 1 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 War Memorial Gym Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Tier 2 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 3 Fall Sept 25 - Nov 25 Student Recreation Centre Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 10 2019 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 11th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Nitobe Basketball News

Oct 7-31 – Allow More Time When Visiting SRC & Aquatic Centre

Due to construction along Student Union Boulevard, there will be single-lane alternating traffic to access North Parkade and the nearby drop-off/pick-up areas that service the UBC Aquatic Centre and Student Recreation Centre. The affected dates and times of this construction are weekdays from October 7-31 during the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm. There will also be interruptions on Saturday, October 12.

All visitors are advised to plan for delays and allow extra travel time when arriving/leaving the area during this time. For current details on impacted areas and detours on the UBC Vancouver campus, please click here.

QUIZ: Which Intramurals League Should You Join?

Sports don’t build character – they reveal it!

If you still haven’t signed up for a league this term or if you have and want to see if it’s the one for you – take this quiz and find out which league is the one for you! League registration closes TODAY (Sept. 19th) at 5 PM SO SIGN UP NOW!!! 

We have 10 amazing leagues: Volleyball, Soccer (7v7), Soccer (4v4), Inner Tube Water Polo, Dodgeball, Basketball, Flag Football, Futsal, Ultimate and Ice Hockey!

Become an Intramurals Champion in 6 Easy Steps

So you want to be an intramural champion? Good.

Intramural Leagues are a great way to meet new people, keep in touch with your friends each week, and connect with your different campus communities! There are many leagues, and different categories and tiers within leagues so you can pick what environment suits you best!

Let’s get started!

STEP 1: PICK YOUR ADVENTURE

First things first: you have to pick which sport(s) you want to play! UBC REC offers 9 different intramural leagues to participate in throughout the school year:

Volleyball, 7V7 Soccer, 4V4 Soccer Basketball, Flag Football, Futsal, Ultimate, Ice Hockey, Dodgeball and Inner Tube Water Polo.

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STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Will you walk this path alone or will you be joined by some trustworthy companions?

The second question you have to ask yourself is whether you want to enter an intramural league by yourself or with a few other friends.

Here’s what to do based on different scenarios:

  • “It’s just me right now but I want to build a championship contending team”  
    • Great! Just keep going down our step-by-step list.
  • “I want to join an existing team full of superstars”
    • Awesome! Advance to step 4 and find your dream team!
  • “I got a few friends but not enough to make a full team” 
    • Not a problem we got some great tips for you to find teammates. Go to the next step.
  • “Our group chat is already going off”
    • Sounds like you’re ready to register! Advance to step 6.

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STEP 3: ASSEMBLE YOUR SQUAD

Playing team sports means you’ll need teammates! (duh)

Generally, people have a better experience if there are a few people on their team they already know. Nothing beats asking around to your current friends and classmates! Each league lists the minimum number of players you need on the league webpage.

Pro Tip: You can add players to your roster until November! Meaning you can register your team now and add friends to your team later.

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STEP 4: SEEK THE HIDDEN GEMS

Still need a few extra players?

Ask around within your communities for anyone who is looking for a team, or if they know of any existing teams that you and your friends can join! (This is where you get to be the GM of your own franchise!)

  • Living in residence? Talk to your Residence Advisor or knock on your neighbour’s door!
  • Affiliated with Collegia? Ask an Advisor or that guy reading on the couch!
  • Reach out to your Faculty’s Undergrad Society or your favourite club!

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STEP 5: FIND YOUR PERFECT MATCH

If you’re looking to add a few extra players or looking to join a team, free agency is where it’s at!

Use one of the resources available below:

  • Free Agent Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/im.free.agents/
  • Free Agent Meetings: These meetings are formatted to bring together people who are looking for teams
    • Tuesday Sep 10 at 5PM in Totem Park Commonsblock, Place Vanier Commonsblock, and Orchard Commons Commonsblock
    • Thursday Sep 12 at 5PM in the Student Recreation Centre Gyms
  • Go to drop-in and find people who share your love for the sports!

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STEP 6: FULFILL YOUR DESTINY

By now you should have either assembled or joined your dream team, which means you are ready to visit our website online to register!

May luck be on your side in your quest of becoming an intramural champion!

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Now Hiring: Intramural League Officials

Are you looking to get involved with the UBC Recreation Intramurals program and make a difference in your community?

We are currently hiring officials for the following Leagues:

  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Futsal
  • Ice Hockey
  • Inner Tube Water Polo
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

 

As a member of our Officials Team you are empowered to be creative, communicate effectively and resolve to fun, safe and fair play. You are responsible for maintaining the tempo of a game, mediating game play and ensuring safety of all participants.

You will work in a fast paced environment in a role that will be supported through ample training and a strong community. We offer lots of opportunities to connect and have fun with other Intramurals staff!
Please be aware of the following important dates.  Candidates must be available to attend at least one of the following hiring fairs:

    • 1st Hiring Fair: Sunday, September 15th*
    • 2nd Hiring Fair: Monday, September 16th*
    • Sport-specific Training Dates:
      • Basketball: Thursday, September 19th 7-10PM
      • Dodgeball: Tuesday, September 17th 7-10PM
      • Flag Football: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Innertube Water Polo: Sunday, September 15th 12-3PM
      • Ice Hockey: Tuesday, September 17th 8-11PM
      • Soccer: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Futsal: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Volleyball: Thursday, September 19th 6-9PM