Intramurals Nitobe Basketball League | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Nitobe Basketball League

Register Your Team by Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm!

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 Friday, January 10, 2020.
*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 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $80.00 $50.00 $130.00
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 War Memorial Gym Feb 15-23 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 War Memorial Gym Feb 15-23 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $120.00 $50.00 $170.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $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 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $200.00 $50.00 $250.00
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 War Memorial Gym Feb 15-23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 War Memorial Gym Feb 15-23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 13 - Mar 23 Student Recreation Centre Feb 15-23 $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 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

Nitobe Basketball League Term 1 Wrap Up

Dear Nitobe Basketball League Captains,

 

It has been a pleasure working with you all this season. From the 3-point daggers to the late game upsets, this season will go down as one to remember.

 

Now without further ado, here are the winners:

 

 

TIER ONE

 

CoRec – Campus Wide: Tunesquad

CoRec – Divisional: FNFL Fusion

Open – Campus Wide: Blasphemous

Women’s (W2STGN) – Campus Wide: JV

Women’s (W2STGN) – Divisional: Ball N’ Sockets

 

 

TIER TWO

 

CoRec – Campus Wide: Team Daniel

CoRec – Divisional: Pharmers 1

Open – Campus Wide: 99s

Open – Divisional: Heat X-Changers

Women’s (W2STGN) – Campus Wide: Hoops! I Did It Again

 

 

TIER THREE

 

Open – Campus Wide: Kawhi Are We So Bad

Open – Divisional: Pharmers 2

 

Reminder that Term 2 registration is open.  Register your team before January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm  but note that some options may fill up before then.  Register at https://reg.rec.ubc.ca/econnectlg/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

Team of the Week: AKPsi

Hello UBC! For our weekly team of the week post, we asked AKPsi how they all knew each other and this is what they said. 

 

“We’re all part of the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. We’re not associated with the Greek system at UBC, but AKPsi is for everyone and anyone that is interested in business, and we host events, networking sessions, and workshops to develop our business skills. We also just like to hang out together, study, and play sports! We consider each other as one big family, so we pretty much do everything together.” (Team Captain, Francis Lee) 

 

We also asked a couple questions to the team: 

 

How was this rockstar group was formed? 

“Everyone of us shares a passion for business but a bunch of also shared a passion for basketball! So we decided to make a team for the first time and we’ve been enjoying it a ton so far.” (Team captain, Francis Lee)

With basketball being one of the more popular intramural sports, we were curious to find out what the teams favourite part of basketball intramurals were. 

 

What’s your favourite part of Intramurals?

“My favourite part about basketball intramurals is the competitive aspect! It’s a great way to get a small feel for that team aspect many of us had playing sports in high school, but I like that it’s also different in the sense that we can just have fun with it, whether we win or lose! Also, it’s a great way for some of us to get to know each other better” (Team Captain, Francis Lee) 

Finally, seeing that Intramurals does help create a sense of community we asked if the team had any pre-game or post-game routine.

 

Any wild Pre or Post Game rituals?

“We don’t have a pre- or post-game routine, but we do go to drop-in as a group a LOT! Once the NBA season starts, our post-game routine will probably turn into studying and watching basketball”  (Team Captain, Francis Lee)

 

Huge shout out to Team AKPsi for chatting with us about their team! It’s awesome having you guys in the league! We’re looking forward to seeing more of AKpsi and their high energy throughout the Nitobe Basketball Season.

Nitobe Basketball League Playoffs – Term 1

Hello Everyone.

Below you will find the playoff schedules for all divisions that have completed their regular season.

Please note that you may have multiple games in one day, so please ensure you look at the whole bracket to see when you might play if you continue to win.

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 Campus Wide

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 3 Campus Wide

Open Tier 3 Divisional

CoRec Tier 1 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 1 Divisional

CoRec Tier 2 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 2 Divisional

Open Tier 1 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Divisional

 

If your bracket is not up, please continue to check back over the next week.

5 Ways to Prepare for a Basketball Game: Inspired by Team “Practice!?”

Have you always wanted to know how to prepare for your next basketball game? Well, here are 5 tips to get yourself ready to impress your competitors on the court!

1. Be sure to wear uncomfortable, unsupportive footwear.

Photo Cred: Title Jirakul

Why play a high impact sport with shock absorbent supportive shoes, when you can make your own fancy looking kicks like Jack’s shoes in the photo above?

2. Insure to deflate the ball enough to palm it.

Photo Cred: Title Jirakul

Nobody’s gonna know what you don’t tell em.

3. Create your own personal style of dribbling!

Photo Cred: Title Jirakul

Don’t be a crowd follower and dribble the ball beside your body and at a good height. It’s no fun when you don’t have your own style of dribbling! How will the other team remember you?

4. Make sure you are running off of absolutely no sleep.

Photo Cred: Title Jirakul

How valid are these studies on the importance of sleep for performance… really..

5. Forget your water-bottle! It’s fun to take your teammate’s!

We guarantee you that nothing is more fun when your teammate gets to drink all your water, leaving you with nothing left! It’s one of the best bonding activities!

Photo Cred: Title Jirakul

 

Huge shout out to Jack Shipway and Ben Walter from Team ‘Practice!?’ for sharing some of their ways to prep for a basketball game. Hope these tips come in handy in your future endeavours. Be sure to check these wild ones kill it on the court on Saturday afternoons! (Note, sarcasm is intended in our tips. In order to really prep for basketball games, do the opposite of our blog tips!)