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3rd Grade Boys & Girls

The largest youth basketball program in the Kansas City area that caters to teams, individuals and all levels of play.  Boys play on Saturdays and/or Sundays while the girls have traditionally played on Friday evenings. Girls coaches may request Saturday/Sunday games as registration allows . Games consist of four 6-minute quarters and game clock stops on all whistles in accordance with high school basketball rules. Players on teams with 10 or fewer participants are required to play a minimum of 10 minutes per game. Players on teams of 11 or more are required to play 8 minutes per game.

  • Teams play 10 to 11 games including: preseason, regular season, and post season.
  • Teams will play 1 postseason match-up game.
  • Games will be played throughout the Shawnee Mission School District, Olathe School District, and City Center Fitness (17450 W 87th St Lenexa, KS 66219)
  • The goal height is 9 feet.
  • Ball size for boys is 28.5
  • Ball size for girls is 27.5
  • 8 roster minimum
  • Third grade players are provided a jersey as part of their registration fee as well as a participant award.
  • Third grade teams may request to wear their own jersey. All requests must be submitted to [email protected] by the registration deadline.

We recommend that when you register your child for the fall program, select to PAY BY CHECK. This completes the registration at that time, but does not require you to pay the registration fee.  That fee can be paid prior to the start of the season.

The registration deadline has passed.

If you have a team and know who your head coach is you can still register at the bottom of this page.

The registration deadline has passed.

If you have a team and know who your head coach is you can still register at the bottom of this page.

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.

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 online 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.
Click on my account in the top right corner.
Click on the Volunteer tab and Add/Remove Volunteer Roles.
Select the desired volunteer role and click next.
Complete application.

Required Coaches Orientation Meeting is yet to be scheduled. Meeting will be held virtually. 

Registration opens Sept. 1st, 2020

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


Boys 4th-7th

Registration closes on 10/12/2020 at 10:00 AM
Season Dates: 11/01/2020 to 02/28/2021

Girls 4th-7th grade

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

Registration Details

Individual and team registrations accepted.

  • There are no geographical restrictions on team composition.
  • In order to practice in school district facilities, teams must have 75 percent of their participants from the district in which they want to practice.
  • Registration closes Oct. 12th.
  • Games begin weekend of Nov. 20th

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call our office at 913-236-8833

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