The NIRSA Championship Series is preparing for the fifth season of the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference, and we want your club team to join in on the action! The conference is looking to expand across the country with even more divisions this season. Registration is already open on the NIRSA Championship Series IMLeagues page and will remain open through Tuesday, October 31. Clubs can register their interest without making a financial commitment until a division of at least four teams form in their area.
Why register for the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference? The goal of this conference is to facilitate club basketball season play across the country in the most efficient and economical way possible; we provide the officials, athletic trainers, on-site scorekeeping staff, and NIRSA professionals dedicated to making the events run as smoothly as possible. The best part? All of the above is included in the dues!
Additionally, clubs get paid entry into the NIRSA regional basketball tournament of their choice and the division winners get paid entry into the 2018 NIRSA National Basketball Championships which are being hosted by The Ohio State University from April 20-22.
“I believe the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference has puts itself on the map for being the best conference for club teams across the country. Our conference committee is comprised of professionals that work in the campus recreation field and provide valuable insight to ensure the success of the conference,” explains Drew Cantwell, Club Basketball Work Team Chair and Assistant Director of Sport and Camp Programs at Louisiana State University.
“With more and more institutions each year developing both Men’s and Women’s club teams, the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference allows the opportunity to educate not only the club participants, but the student officials who work club games throughout the year. With registration opening Monday, August 14,” says Drew, “I encourage all professional staff members that oversee clubs to recommend the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference to their teams.”