The WBA Mission
The mission of the World Basketball Association (hereafter known as the WBA) is to teach, develop, and expose basketball players to NBA, D-League, and International Scouts while providing each community an exciting brand of basketball and entertainment.
The WBA Purpose
The purpose of the WBA is to serve as a training ground to develop professional players, coaches, and personnel on and off the court. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, career development, community involvement, and education. The WBA talent pool consists of professional basketball players with 5 years or less experience and each team is limited to 2 such players on their final 10 man roster. We believe the window of opportunity for NBA hopefuls is 3 years while maintaining opportunities in other leagues such as the D-League, and European Leagues.
Within 3 months of operation ( May, June and July) programs will be implemented to assist in furthering each player’s development in career, education, and community involvement. The WBA is the league every player wants to play in to enhance their opportunities in basketball and beyond. The WBA is the league every professional scout wants to observe to find their future star! Such as Jamario Moon of the Cleveland Cavalier and Josh Powell of the Atlanta Hawks, both former WBA Standouts. The WBA is the next best thing to the NBA!
The WBA Vision
The vision of the WBA is to see our league grow into a world recognized and respected professional basketball league.
Founded by Leroy McMath in 2002, the WBA Exposure League the first professional basketball league to teach, develop and expose players to the NBA, D-League, and International scouts, while bringing the excitement and fun of professional sports to cities across the U.S. Hundreds of the WBA Exposure League’s professional players have gone on to play on top tier international teams since the inception.
The WBA Exposure League has offered exposure to the talented ball players at less visible Historically Black Colleges (HBCU) through its annual Black College All Star Game. The WBA is the subject of the film, “The Game” which features footage from its action packed season, Black College All-Star games,camps, owners and players who made the jump from College to the NBA. Many former WBA coaches, owners and player currently enjoy careers in the NBA and PBL. In 2010 the WBA will expand with a West Coast division.
The WBA is also a great business enterprise. It offers potential owners one of the least expensive franchises to purchase and operate in the professional sports industry.
More About The League
The League offers entertainment at home games from local radio personalities and National and Local Recording Artists. We offer quality entertainment by establishing a relationship with local radio stations and record labels such as Power, Universal, Atlantic, Sony, Tommy Boy, etc.
Our promotional efforts afford us the opportunity to televise games on Local and National Cable Companies in order to build our audience base; the WBA projects to have a total of 12 Teams in by 2011. Divisions of the WBA: WBA League (12 Game Season, Free Agent Camps, WBA Kids and Personal Training); WBA Foundation (Fund Raisers, Benefit Basketball Games, Developing Youth Organizations and Educational Programs); WBA Productions (Documentaries and Marketing); WBA Licenses (Uniforms, Licensing Fees, Catalog Items, and Souvenirs); WBA Next Level Counseling (Life after Basketball, Career Opportunities, and Business Development/Placement). Each component serves as a separate WBA Revenue Generator.
We are offering our packages to Corporations, Individual Cities, Investors, Celebrities and Local Business Owners. We also help you with the following:
Evaluate Goals and Market
Assist in Obtaining Financing
Develop and Execute Marketing Plan
Assist in Working with Key Partners (i.e. venue, broadcast partners, etc.)
Accounting Services, if necessary
Financial Advice, if necessary
The WBA oversees all advertising for the League in order to receive the best coverage for each team. Each team is responsible for developing its own identity, players, coaches, logo, colors and market.
Within the first year, teams should do the following: Establish a fan base, obtain local sponsors, build a relationship with the Media, and make appearances at city functions. We are positioning ourselves as the First Step to the NBA.
Welcome to the World Basketball Association where, “The Sky Is The Limit!”