Date: November 7
APS Non Operations Basketball League Season 4
What started out as a friendly 6 team tournament, the APS Non Operations Basketball League has now grown into something bigger and better. On November 9, we will be opening our 4th season and judging by our current system, this season is by far the best and most competitive.
The APS Non Operations Basketball League kicked off its inaugural season last year. It started out as a friendly basketball league organized by basketball enthusiasts from the company. Simply put, it’s a basketball league organized by basketball players. Originally, the league was composed of teams coming from support groups in the company, hence the name Non Operations Basketball League. Employees from different support groups like IT, HR, Work Force, Admin and Security came up with their own line ups and faced off each other.
The first season was organized by one of the two teams from IT. As the organizers, they took care of the booking of the venue and the hiring of the referees. Since it was just supposed to be a fun and friendly tournament, the players/participants took care of everything except for the actual officiating. Table committee duties were rotated among the teams. The whole atmosphere actually felt like a DIY basketball league.
The responsibility of organizing the succeeding seasons was also eventually rotated to the other participating teams. Going to seasons 2 and 3, minor changes came into place. What started out as a basketball league for support groups, people from Operations slowly took notice and expressed intentions of joining the league. Organizers eventually had the idea of having “imports” from the Operations join the league. Since the league was primarily designed for Non Operations folks, 1-import per team policy was put in place. The acquisition of imports from Operations eventually opened the gates of the league as “guest” teams from Operations started signing up to join the league.
Fast forward to Season 4, from the humble beginnings of the Non Operations Basketball League, the league is now big enough to support at least 10 teams including the original member teams and several guest teams. As part of the host team and as one of the team POCs, I’m hoping for a fun and competitive basketball season.