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5th-7th 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. All teams are grade-based not age-based. Games consist of four 8-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 13 minutes per game. Players on teams of 11 or more are required to play 10 minutes per game. 

Season dates for 2020 Winter 5v5 League coming soon!

    • Individual and Team Registrations accepted. 
    • Divisions available for all skill levels.
    • 8 roster minimum
    •  No "gate fee" for league games.
    •  Teams play 11 to 12 games including: preseason, regular season, and post season.
    •  The postseason tournament is a 2-game guarantee.
    •  Games are played throughout the Shawnee Mission School district, Olathe School district, City Center Fitness (17450 W 87th St. Lenexa, KS 66219)
    • The goal height is 10 feet.
    • Ball size for boys and girls is 28.5
    • 5th - 7th grade teams must purchase uniforms. 

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 Oct. 15th at 6pm. SMW High School, 8800 W 85th St, Overland Park, KS 66212

Registration opens Sept. 1st, 2019

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Registration Details

Individual and team registrations accepted

  • Players registering individually will be assigned to teams as registrations allow and provided there are enough volunteer coaches. 
  • 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.
  • Participants are eligible to play in only ONE GABL team during the winter program.

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