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Hoops of Hope

Support Itasca County teens in foster care this Holiday Season!!  Consider bringing a gift to one of the scheduled varsity games.  See flyer for more information.

K-2 House League Information

2022 Kindergarten - 2nd Grade House League

January 10th - February 12th

Registration opens December 6th.  Cost is $100

Games are 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12 at RJEMS

See flyer for more information

2021-2022 Travel Rosters

5th Grade Girls 6th Grade Girls 5th Grade Boys 6th Grade Boys
Tenley Dick Abigail Brink Asher Stinar Aaron Peterson
Ava Makinen Addie Peterson Bennett Weerts Archer Peterson
Cora Metelak Angelena Barker Brayden Pederson Branik Adams
Harper Staskivige Ella Orstad Bryce Dietman Owen Grose
Macie Weber Macey Patrow Carson Cook Cole Gores
Madison Gebhart Maryn Bergstrand Hudson Soltis Gavin Wegwerth
Molly Matzdorf Molly Dick Jace Mattson Hunter Thunselle
Nevaeh Sisco Sophie Kostiuk Sam Johnson Michel Nichols
Seija Oja      
       

2021-2022 Season Information

Travel and 3-6 House Season 

Travel and House Seasons are underway. Good Luck to all the teams!

House League Coordinator                                       Travel League Coordinator

Sarah Oja                                                                                Freya Dick

218.590.3978                                                                      218.259.3553


COVID Update

- Currently masks are not required for athletes while playing or practicing

- Spectators may/may not be required to wear masks.  This will be at the discretion of the facility/location.

- Requirements may change based on CDC, State or Local restrictions as the season progresses.  GRABA will follow necessary rules in order for the athletes to stay safe and keep on the courts.

GRABA MISSION STATEMENT, PURPOSE, & PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to create a fun, fair, and safe basketball environment that focuses on developing respect for others, self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, and basketball skills in our Grand Rapids Area student athletes. We strive to provide the best competition at all grade levels while maintaining the highest degree of participation and sportsmanship.

GRABA Purpose
To promote, foster and perpetuate the game of basketball at the youth level.
GRABA Philosophy
Basketball should be a fun and rewarding experience for all: players, coaches, spectators, and referees.

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TRAVEL LEAGUE VS. HOUSE LEAGUE

Travel League (5th/6th Grade Only) Thunderhawk League House League
COST $525 $350 K-2: $100 / 3-6:$150
COMPETITION LEVEL Play to win while developing team and player skills FIRST play house league THEN travel league Emphasis on team and player development
GAME LOCATIONS Most games are located outside the Grand Rapids area Most games are located within the Grand Rapids area All games are held at RJEMS
GAMES/TOURNAMENTS 9 weekend tournaments with some 2-day tournaments 5 weekend tournaments 2 games per week; held on Saturdays
TEAM SIZE 8 - 10 players based on skill Number of players determined by registrations Number of players determined by registrations
PLAYING TIME Playing time may not be equal Playing time will be fair K-6 equal playing time
PRACTICE TIME 2-3 nights per week 2-3 nights per week 1-2 nights per week
LENGTH OF SEASON 5 months (November-March) 3 months (January-March) K-2: 4-5 weeks; 3-6: 5-6 weeks
UNIFORMS GRABA pays half of first travel uniform. Families pay remainder and full amount for future uniforms GRABA pays half of first travel uniform. Families pay remainder and full amount for future uniforms Uniforms included with registration

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I would like to welcome everyone to the Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association’s website. It is the GRABA board’s hope that this website will provide information that is useful and informative.

Since 1996, GRABA has proudly served all the children, grades K-6, who reside in the Grand Rapids School District. The primary goal of GRABA is to sponsor traveling teams in the GRABA Traveling League and administer the elementary school program in our grades K-2 and grades 3-6 House Leagues.

The GRABA board recognizes there are times when issues arise that may cause concerns. If at anytime any of our members have a concern, we urge them to communicate their concerns with a coach, board member, or the board of directors. The GRABA board meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

As an organization, we are committed to our children and I entrust that all adults who have a role in mentoring, whether a coach, volunteer, board member, or parent on the sideline, will strive to lead by example. GRABA also supports all athletics and activities in Grand Rapids, and encourages our athletes to play multiple sports. GRABA does not support sport specialization.

Lastly, I ask everyone to remember, winning is important, but it is secondary to our mission of striving to mold our children of today into the mentally sound and well-adjusted men and women of tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Matt Wegwerth

GRABA President


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