Hello basketball fans, players and coaches please consider this! In an effort to eliminate tanking while also avoiding long distances covered by teams while traveling for away games. Please read with an open mind! What if the NBIAA considered creating smaller conferences and combining A, AA, AAA. The season would be set up as such:
-18-22 conference games for each team. Each conference has anywhere from 10-12 teams it it (in some cases maybe less, depending on registration for the season). This ensures that kids on weaker teams still have a chance to play a good amount of games in a season where some coaches now may try to schedule less games if their team is weaker. These games would be played from December to January
-13-17 exhibition games. Teams can schedule these games against any team they feel they want to play. This number includes the guaranteed minimum amount of games at tournaments and this part of the season allows all of us on hooplife to give our two cents worth about what teams are going to do what.
-The top 5-6 teams (or top half) in each conference would make up a conference tournament to be hosted by the top team in the conference.These playoff would commence in February and be called February Frenzie. IF YOU LOSE YOU ARE OUT. No tanking. No trying to lose on purpose. The top team from each conference makes it to the the Final 8 at Harbour Station.
-Teams are ranked in the playoffs by point spread against opponents. 1 plays 8, 2 playes 7,ect
-Play a single elimination tournament until we have a winner.
CONFERENCE SET UP
Capital City Conference: Cambridge Narrows, FHS, LHHS,Oromucto , Central NB, Blackville, Carrfour , Dalhousie, Stanley, North and South Esk, Minto, ESA
Potato Valley Conference: Woodstock, Carleton North, Hartland, Canturbury, Nackawic, Southern Victoria, Devon Park
Hub City Conference: Moncton High School, Bernice McNaughton, Moncton Christian, Harrison Trimble, L'Oddesy, EMG, Riverview, Caladonia, Tantramar,
Lakes Conference : Harvey, McAdam, Sir James Duhn, St Stephen, Samuel de Champlain, Campobello, Grand Manan...
Port City South Conference : RNS, RHS, Harbour View, KVHS, Saint John High, Simonds High School, St Malachy's, Hampton High.
Big South Conference: Sussex, Bonar Law, JMA, Petitcodiac, Sussex Christian....
Appalachian North Conference: PTA, John Caldwell, Bathurst...
*Eighth Conference*: Cant even get this far yet!
*Exhibition Conference: All teams in this conference play for conference championship and nothing else to avoid a team such as FHS loading there best players on this team to sweep the conference and finish first.
Ect, Ect, ect
Conferences are more based on location now. My guess at the set up is not even close to how it would go as I'm sure I have many teams in the wrong spot. Yes I realize it is location based now, however in this system we dont see teams like Devon Park playing a team in Grand Falls. You can clearly see I'm following an NCAA style conference set up.
I realize there are many flaws! This system would take years to develop and perfect in our province but you get my idea. It would be fun, exciting and most importantly based more so on winning then strategy. I'm not saying any teams in particular tanked this year but this eliminates the debate all together! Anybody else care to weigh in on this or have any ideas of their own?