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4th-7th Grade Boys & Girls

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 12 games minimum
  • Teams will receive 13-14 practice times minimum
  • Games are played at City Center Fitness (17450 W 87th St Lenexa, KS 66219), Lenexa Community Center, Homefield (2115 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061), and Hy-Vee Arena. Hy-Vee Arena will be used for many 4-7th grade games.  When scheduled to play at Hy-Vee Arena GABL will do everything possible to have multiple games played in one day to limit trips downtown.  The facility is amazing, and offers multiple restaurants, ample seating for distancing purposes PLUS every Chiefs game (as well as other NFL games) will be played live so not to miss out!  Practices will not be scheduled at Hy-Vee arena, only Saturday and Sunday games.      
  • 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.
  • No post or end of season tournament
  • Uniforms are not provided for 4-7th Grade.  

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


Covid-19 Guidelines

Our Winter 'Return to Play' is now posted on the front page of the website. If you have not done so already, please read through our winter guidelines. You can click here to view our 'Return to Play'.

Click here to submit a positive COVID-19 test form. Someone from GABL will contact you for further information.

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 Details

Individual and team registrations accepted

  • Registration closes Oct. 12th.
  • Players registering individually will be assigned to teams as registrations allow and provided there are enough volunteer coaches.
  • Participants are eligible to play in only ONE GABL team during the winter program.
  • Games will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sundays for all genders.  

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

Registration is closed

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Late Registration Process

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

Register through our wait list and list your requested coach in the "Requested Coach" box. 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.

Great American Basketball League

15030 W. 106th St., Fax: 913-236-9188
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
Phone : 913-236-8833
Email : [email protected]
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