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GABL Future

What is the GABL Future program? 
 
What started as the GABL Elite team program in 2008 has evolved over the years due to committed parents, players and coaches.  The program has re-branded as the GABL Future because we believe it better explains why we created it in the first place.  We want athletes to play multiple sports.  Players do not need to specialize in one sport in 4th, 5th, 6th 7th or even 8th grade.  This program gives the athlete a chance to practice and compete at a high level with professional coaches without committing to an entire year.  The GABL Future has 2 different seasons that total 7 months of the year with each season having different commitment expectations.  A 5 month program in the Spring/Summer and a 2 month season in the Fall.  You can choose to do both or just one. 

We want our community's athletes to be well- rounded.  Play football, play soccer, play baseball, run track, play volleyball, and when your basketball season comes around for you, play with the GABL Future.

We want to give our athletes an opportunity to make their high school team.  We aren't going to talk to you about college scholarships and recruiting while these kids are in grade and middle school.  There is no reason to.  We need to concentrate on fundamentals and your child's growth as an athlete and person.

We are investing in our athletes Future.....hence the name.  Welcome to the GABL Future!

GABL FUTURE Info

2019 GABL Future Tryout Info!


All Tryouts are held at the Lenexa Family Life Center at 17450 W 87th St Lenexa, KS 66205.

 

4th Grade Boys
February 25, 2019   
&
February 26, 2019
5:30-6:45pm
4th Grade Girls
February 27, 2019   
&
February 28, 2019
5:30-6:45pm

5th Grade Boys
February 25, 2019   
&
February 26, 2019
5:30-6:45pm 
5th Grade Girls
February 27, 2019
&
February 28, 2019
5:30-6:45pm 
6th Grade Boys
February 25, 2019

February 26, 2019
6:45-8pm
6th Grade Girls
February 27, 2019
&
February 28, 2019
6:45-8pm

7th Grade Boys
March 3, 2019

5-6:30pm
7th Grade Girls
February 27, 2019
&
February 28, 2019
6:45-8pm
 8th Grade Boys
March 3, 2019

6:30-8pm
8th Grade Girls
February 27, 2019
&
February 28, 2019
6:45-8pm
 

FAQ and Fan Gear!

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Q: How many games do we play in?

A:  Roughly 25-30 games in the Spring/Summer season and 13-14 in the fall season. The spring/summer season starts the week after spring break and lasts through July. We play in one league minimum and at least four tournaments. In the tournaments, we play in a range from 3-5 games.  The fall season starts the day after Labor Day and ends at the end of October.  

Q: What is the practice schedule?
A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2, one and a half hour practices each week in the Spring/Summer.  The fall season has 1, one and half hour practice per week.  

Q: Where are tournaments, leagues and practices held?
A:  Practices and league games are within the Shawnee Mission School District (Indian Woods, Westridge, Indian Creek and Brookridge). Tournaments are held throughout the Kansas City Metro Area.

Q: How many players are on a team?
A: Teams range from 9-11 players.

Q: When will we find out if our child made the team?
A: Teams will be announced via email and you will have to log into your account and accept your child's spot within 7 days.

Q: How is playing time handled?
A: We can't say that everyone will play equally but we do say that everyone will get similar minutes. Practice participation and game availability will factor into playing time.

Q: How many teams will be formed?
A: The number of teams is determined by the number of players who try out for the program.

Q: What do coaches look for in tryouts?
A: Coaches look for a variety of skills. Dribbling/ball handling, shooting, defensive skills are all important to the game of basketball and are necessary to play on these teams.


Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Q: What is the practice schedule?

A:  Our practice times are set up by the coaching staff. Each grade/team is different and designed by each individual coach. All teams have 2 two and a half hour practices each week.

Cost and Fees

The total investment for the spring 2019 program is $900. This payment includes all team league and tournament dues, insurance, practice and game uniforms, practice facilities, coaching fees and equipment. The only additional fees you might see throughout the season are admittance fees to the games. There are two options for payment:

  1. A one time payment of $900 by check or credit card*
  2. Set of automatic withdrawal payments:

 
$200 on March 21
$200 on April 18
$200 on May 16
$200 on June 12
$100 on July 12

*credit cards get charged an administrative fee for transactions.

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