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2022-2023 House League Registration

2022-2023 House League Registration

3-6 House League Registration is now live.  Please use the following link to register your child.

10,000 Shot Club

Take the challenge and join the 10,000 Shot Club!!!

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10 Basketball Drills to do by yourself

If you want to be efficient, and get fast in a short amount of time, you need to: 1) Use COMBO drills that help you improve multiple skills AT THE SAME TIME. 2) Focus on the most important skills that happen the MOST OFTEN in games. That's the key to getting better FAST!

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.

Sign up for Remind!

Keep up to date on GRABA happenings!!

Text @graba to the number 81010

You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind.  If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @graba to (925) 231-8450.

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TRAVEL LEAGUE VS. HOUSE LEAGUE

Travel League (5th/6th Grade Only) Thunderhawk League House League
COST $TBD $TBD 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,

GRABA President


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