2019 Season Dates, Format & Fees
Deadlines for 2019 NBL Season
Teams must indicate their intention to play by 10/1/2018.
Full payment of League Fee will be required by 10/10/2018 for team to participate in the league.
Player rosters must be entered into TeamSnap by 11/15/2018 (player's first & last name, jersey number, and email contact for player or family).
Season Length: Our 2019 season begins on Monday, January 7, 2019 and runs through Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Game Play: Our season allows for 9-10 weeks of game play (approximately one game per week), depending on how playoffs are handled. Each Division (grade level) is assigned a set of game slots per week, and they are scheduled in a round robin fashion throughout the 9-10 weeks of play. Some divisions have a BYE week.
Playoffs: Each division is typically allotted 2 weeks for playoffs, depending on the playoff format. Playoffs are usually single-elimination. Brackets will be posted on the NBL website close to the end of the regular playing season and prior to playoff games.
Schedules: Exact schedules are posted in December and are available on the SCHEDULES tab of the NBL website as well as on your team's TeamSnap page.
Standings: Each week during the season, coaches submit game scores to their Division Scheduler so team standings can be updated on the NBL website.
League & Referee Fees
League Fees are $425 per team and cover facility rental and insurance costs for up to 15 players. If your team is accepted, you will receive an online registration link early in October via email from the league. Payment must be submitted by the payment deadline of October 15 to secure your spot.
Referee Fees are $20 from each team given to the officials prior to the start of each regular season game and each playoff game. It is anticipated that each game will be officiated by one IHSA ref and one referee-in-training.
**Girls 4th grade teams each pay $10 per game for one game official.
**Boys 8th grade teams each pay $30 per game for two IHSA-certified officials.
Teams and officials (and not the NBL) are responsible for all aspects of the financial transaction.