The National Sports College Basketball League is a national-level professional basketball league sponsored by the Science and Education Department of the State Sports General Administration, the Basketball Management Center of the State Sports General Administration, and the National Sports College Competition and Cooperation Association, and hosted by Shandong Institute of Physical Education (National Basketball Academy) and Shandong Zehui Sports Culture Management Co., Ltd., which is exclusively operated by Beijing Huiyao Centennial Sports Culture Development Co., Ltd. and aims to follow the concept of specialization, socialization and marketization. Improve the professional training level and talent training quality of basketball, build a brand-new national sports college basketball brand and a platform for China’s future basketball superstars, and accumulate strength for the development of basketball in China.
On the basis of the success of the first National Basketball League of Physical Education Institutes, the second National Basketball League of Physical Education Institutes has been upgraded again with the theme of "passion, innovation and forge ahead". From May 28th to June 22nd, it will be staged in Shandong Institute of Physical Education, reloading and attacking! The men’s competition was held in Jinan Campus of Shandong Institute of Physical Education from May 28th to June 11th, and the women’s competition was held in Rizhao Campus of Shandong Institute of Physical Education from June 13th to June 22nd.
Expansion: For the first time, there are teams from Taiwan Province.
This year’s national sports college basketball league has expanded its army for the first time, increasing to 22 on the basis of 14 participating colleges in the first competition. For the first time, the team from Taiwan Province Normal University was invited to participate. In 2018, the league will further expand the number of participating institutions to 32, and will fully invite many universities from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to participate. On the basis of the competition system, the competition system truly realizes the national regional trials and the national top 8 competitions with the home and away system.
Major: National Basketball Academy participated in the competition for the first time.
On January 12, 2017, the National Basketball Academy was formally established in Shandong Institute of Physical Education. As the only national professional basketball college in China, the National Basketball College is sponsored by the State Sports General Administration and the Shandong Provincial People’s Government, and jointly undertaken by the Chinese Basketball Association, Shandong Provincial Sports Bureau and Shandong Institute of Physical Education. It is an application-oriented national special sports college featuring basketball, which integrates academic education, professional training, scientific research, cultural inheritance and dissemination, and international exchanges and cooperation.
The National Basketball Academy will recruit the first students from the autumn of 2017, carry out full-time undergraduate education and postgraduate education, and promote the "3+1+1" international cooperation and open education, with the responsibility of cultivating high-level basketball coaches, referees, managers, physical education teachers, special physical fitness trainers and sports rehabilitation trainers, event operators and club executives. At present, the National Basketball Academy is recruiting professionals and teams all over the world, actively building a high-level talent training base and a youth training base for reserve talents to revitalize basketball in China, and striving to build a leading and internationally influential application-oriented special sports college in Asia.
The National Basketball Academy will use its professional management advantages and talent advantages to protect the success and high-quality development of the league.