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Why GABL?

We are in our 40th year as one of the premier youth basketball leagues in the Kansas City area; in addition, we are part of the GABL Youth Sports Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501-c-3 community organization.

 

  • Boys and girls programs from pre-k through high school.
  • No geographical restrictions on team formation.
  • Teams are grouped in divisions by competitive level, as registrations allow. We have leagues for all skill levels.
  • Nearly 50 percent of GABL officials work at the junior varsity or varsity level in high school.
  • League managed by Sports Management Associates (SMA), a professional management company.
  • GABL Academy offers KidHoops (pre-K), 3-on-3 development program (K-2nd grade), camps, individual skill development, an Elite Team program and coaches clinics.
  • Awards provided for all leagues and tournaments.
  • Holiday Hoopfest 3-on-3 Tournament at The College Basketball Experience (CBE).
  • Tournaments sponsored in conjunction with Hoops 4 Hope and the American Cancer Society.
  • Discount Uniform services available through  Dick's Sporting Goods.
  • Excess accident insurance provided for all participants.



Winter Program

  • Team or individual entries are accepted.
  • Practice time included in registration fee for Shawnee Mission-based teams.
  • Season runs from November through the end of February. (Teams play 10-14 games depending on grade.)
  • Uniform jerseys are provided for players in K-4th grade and high school.
  • Clock stops on all whistles in 2nd-8th grade-no running clock. Eight-minute quarters in grades 5th-8th.
  • Sportsmanship program that includes awards for teams that demonstrate excellence in this area.
  • Coaches certification program provided.
  • Scholarships available for participants, if necessary.
  • Team photograph program available.
  • Minimum playing time rule applies.
  • Annual Food Drive.
  • 7th Grade All-Star Classic at the College Basketball Experience.
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