SICBA Rules

Thanks for checking our college basketball league. You will find the rules and other important information about the league below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us on either Discord or Twitter. And don't forget to join!

General Information

Important Game Dates

Recruiting Period Definitions

Quiet
  • Call Recruit
  • Watch Game Film
  • Host Recruit for Campus Visit
Evaluation
  • Call Recruit
  • Watch Game Film
  • Host Recruit for Campus Visit
  • Watch Recruit in Live Games
Contact
  • Call Recruit
  • Watch Game Film
  • Host Recruit for Campus Visit
  • Visit Recruit at Home
Dead
  • Call Recruit
  • Watch Game Film
Early/Late LOI Signings
  • Recruit Signs a Letter of Intent to Attend School

Legend

Important DatesNo RecruitingQuietEvaluationDeadContactEarly/Late LOI SigningsTournament
July
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Team Tiers and Rankings

Teams each have a tier ranking and a recruiting region. Tier 1 teams are the best of the best and the most well-known. Tier 2 teams have the broadest range of skill and recognition. And finally Tier 3 teams are usually from smaller schools and/or have mediocre records.

These rankings are re-evaluated every pre-season. The pre-season rankings show the current rankings for the season. Below shows how the rankings determine the tier.

The recruiting region of a team is determined by the state where the school is located. There are five regions: Atlantic East, Midwest, Southeast, Great Plains, and West. If a school is based in California, their region would be West, for example. Refer to the map below to see which states belong to which region.

Regions for the SICBA

NOTE: Each person is allowed to coach up to three (3) teams, all of different tiers and different regions. None of your selected teams can share a tier or a recruiting region.

Here are examples of valid and invalid team choices based on this sample school list.

SchoolTierRegion
Tennessee1Southeast
West Virginia1Atlantic East
Michigan1Midwest
Georgia Tech2Southeast
New Mexico State2West
Wisconsin2Midwest
Longwood3Atlantic East
Alabama A&M3Southeast
Denver3Great Plains

Invalid - Shared Tiers

Invalid - Shared Regions

Valid

Coach Creation

When creating your coach(es), the following is required:

Coach Skill Attributes and Ability Points

Coach skill attributes are determined by the tier of their team. There are five categories: Offense, Defense, Scouting, Recruiting, Player Development. Potentials will be capped at 95 possible in the 5 categories.

  1. Tier 1 Team - You will be set up in the Power 5 Coach Model and have 325 points to use. Each category must have a value of 10-85.
  2. Tier 2 Team - You will be set up in the Mid-Major Coach Model and have 240 points to use. Each category must have a value of 5-65.
  3. Tier 3 Team - You will be set up in the Rookie Coach Model and have 150 points to use. Each category must have a value of 5-45.

Vacation/Time Away from League

If you are going to have limited or no access to the computer/internet for a few days, please let one of the commissioners know (Kelley Avery or Brittani Avery). You can also let another person in the league act as a proxy coach for your team if you will be away for an extended period of time.