Interested in running a basketball rec league? A-G Administrators has you covered with these 9 helpful tips and sports insurance for accident risk.
Beyond its popularity globally, basketball is also one of the most popular types of recreational sports leagues in the country. That’s because rec league basketball is accessible to people of all ages and skill levels while providing camaraderie and competition. Are you interested in starting or running your own rec league program? If so, A-G Administrators can set you up for your best shot.
Playing ball is fun, but organizing and running a basketball rec league takes work. Check out our pointers and questions to consider below for guidance on running your league. We hope this information will help you find time to enjoy the game itself – and your new community of players.
1. What types of players do you want and what’s your goal?
These questions are a good starting place because your answers will help determine many other things, such as the venue and its availability, schedule/hours, program size, and staff.
You’ll also want to choose for-profit or non-profit status.
2. Where do you want to play?
Your answers to the first question will help determine an appropriate location and find an available match.
You’ll also need to decide if your locations have the necessary equipment, such as scoreboards, hoops and basketballs.
3. How many teams will you have?
You’ll want to form a schedule around teams, keeping in mind:
Additionally, consider whether you’ll select the teams, if there will be a draft or if players form their own teams.
4.What types of rules and procedures do you need, and do you need a committee or board?
5.What kind of clothing or equipment do you need?
6. What kind of staff do you need?
The complexity and size of the program will help determine staff needed.
7. What kind of insurance or licensing do you need?
You want to protect yourself and the program from financial risk, while ensuring that you comply with regulations and codes.
8. What kind of marketing do you need?
You need to plan how you are going to attract players.
9. How much will it cost?
Even if you’re a non-profit league with volunteers, there will be some costs to run the program that will require donations or fees. Consider these costs:
Whether it’s a recreational basketball league for adults or an after-school program for kids, these 9 steps will help get your basketball rec league started. But it only takes 1 step with A-G Administrators to protect your program from the financial risks of injury from accidents.
A-G offers affordable sports accident insurance options that can protect your program from financial repercussions should one of your players, staff, or volunteers be injured while also protecting against out-of-pocket medical expenses. A-G is a leader in the sports insurance industry, with nearly 40 years of experience protecting programs just like yours.
Would you like to speak to A-G about accident insurance for your rec league basketball program? Take this step to request a quote here. We look forward to answering your questions and learning more about your program.
For more information on recreational basketball leagues for adults or rec leagues in general, check out The Best Way to Protect an Adult Sports League When Accidents Happen.
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