The Bicol Developmental Basketball League was conceptualized to give more opportunity for young athletes to further hone their skills and gain more valuable experience in playing Basketball. Developmental leagues are known as the training pool of aspirants who want to join bigger leagues. D-League can provide great opportunities for athletes & officials and enable the local culture of the sport to grow. It is the goal of the D-League to give added exposure not only to the players but to the officials and coaches as well.
This year two D-League tournaments were organized to help developing teams get their stride as they build their chemistry through game preparations and competitions. During the first installation of the D-League, 8 teams joined — Ateneo de Naga University Golden Knights B, Naga College Foundation B Tigers, Aeronautical Academy of the Philippines Striking Wings, Bicol State Colleges of Applied Science Spartans, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Blue Dolphins, University of Northeastern Philippines Golden Bears, Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel Sea Gulls, and the eventual champions Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Blue Stallions.
The 2nd Conference of the D-League, dubbed as the Reinforced Cup, bolstered a stronger line ups of teams from Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Blue Stallions, Bicol State Colleges of Applied Sciences and Technology Spartans, Ateneo de Naga University Golden Knights B, Naga College Foundation Tigers and the eventual Champion Ateneo de Naga University Golden Knights A.