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1st-3rd Grade Advanced 5-on-5

For those of you that have played in GABL in the past, things will look very different for you this winter.  GABL has been offering youth basketball opportunities for over 46 years in Kansas City and the 2020-21 winter season will be no different.  We believe in the value of youth sports and the positive affect it has on our community.  As many already know, the school districts that GABL usually operates all of their games and practices are not available for use this winter.  GABL has made arrangements with private facilities for this season and will be able to accommodate around 350 teams.  We usually operate our winter season with nearly 500 teams so our capacity is limited.  Don't wait to sign up at the last minute!     

Each team must come in with a minimum of 9 players per team

  • Already formed teams are welcomed.  When registering list the coaches name.  Coaches are asked to submit a roster in their coaches volunteer application.  Individuals that register with no team will be placed if possible.  No Guarantees    
  • Teams play 10 games minimum
  • Teams will receive 12 practice times minimum
  • Games are played at City Center Fitness (17450 W 87th St Lenexa, KS 66219), Lenexa Community Center, Hy-Vee Arena and other facilities in Olathe, KS (BIG Announcement Coming Soon!).  Hy-Vee Arena will only be a location for 1-3rd grade if it is necessary as it will be a main location for 4-7th grade.  
  • Practices times and dates will be allocated once a team is fully registered.  Getting your team registered early will help ensure a favorable practice date and time.  
  • Traditionally GABL has conducted a preseason to establish divisions.  For the 2020-21 season we will be relying on the coach to register their team as Advanced, Developing, and Beginner.  GABL will use this info to create divisions for the winter season.
  • Uniforms will be provided for 1st-3rd grade teams.  

1st and 2nd Grade:    3rd Grade:



BALL SIZE: 28.5 Boys
                    27.5 Girls

Important Dates for the Season:
November 1, Season Starts.  Practices will be made available.  
November 27-29, Games Begin
Games will be played on the following weekends:
November 27-29, December 4-6, December 11-13, 18-20
January 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, February 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Interested in Coaching?

GABL relies on volunteer coaches to make our leagues a success! If you would like to coach in our program, please fill out the volunteer application included in your child's registration.  If you are bringing in a pre-formed team, please fill out the roster portion of the volunteer application.

If you are coaching and will not be registering a child, please follow these instructions:
Create an account.
From your account page, click on the Volunteer tab and Add/Remove Volunteer Roles.
Select the desired volunteer role and click next.
Complete application.

  • Coaches Meeting date and time is yet to be determined. Meeting will be held virtually. 


2020-21 Winter Boys & Girls 1st-7th Grade


Boys 1st-3rd Grade (5on5)

Registration closes on 10/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 11/01/2020 to 02/28/2021

Girls 1st-3rd Grade (5 on 5)

Registration closes on 10/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 11/01/2020 to 02/28/2021

Registration Details

  • Approved coaches may register a team (minimum of 9, maximum of 12)
  • Each participant must register on their own account and request their coach in the registration.
  • Each coach needs to complete the volunteer application. Please list your roster if one. 
  • Registration closes Oct. 12th.
  • Games begin weekend of Nov. 27-29.  Games will be scheduled on Friday, Saturday or Sunday regardless of gender.

Questions? Call 913.236.8833 or [email protected]

Covid-19 Guidelines

For the Winter season we will be implementing Covid guidelines that all participants and spectators must follow. As of now, we are referring to our Fall league guidelines and will announce the Winter 'Return to Play' once the season begins. 

Visit our Fall league pages to view these guidelines.

Late Registration Process

Are you already on a coaches/team roster (have a team)

Register through our wait list and you will be notified when you have been activated and will be placed on your team roster.  An email will be automatically generated to let you know that you have been placed on the team and can now pay your registration fee.  After you register on the waitlist, it could take up to 48 hours for us to update rosters.  

Don’t have a team, but would like to play this winter

Register through our wait list and you will be notified as soon as we find a team that fits with your athlete.  All participants who registered before the deadline will be placed on teams before we start placing children from the waitlist.  If your child is placed, you will be notified via email that you can now complete your registration payment to officially be listed on a roster.  If for some reason we cannot find your child a team, we will notify you via email by October 30.  We do our best to place everyone on a team but cannot guarantee it. 

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