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Kindergartners through 4th grade!

General Information


The GBA Fundamental League features both a Fall and Winter season available to Gretna area students (must live in the Gretna School District) in Kindergarten - 4th grade. The registration cost is $45 for K-2nd grade and $55 for 3rd & 4th grades per season. Effective with the 2024 Winter Season, GBA is recommending 5th and 6th graders interested in basketball at the Fundamental level register with the Gretna Crossing YMCA.
 
Each season will consist of 6 sessions.  Each session will take place on Saturdays at a local Gretna Public School and will consist of roughly a 30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute game.  At this time, there are not opportunities for team training during the week.   

A GBA Fundamental League jersey is expected to be worn each week with black shorts of the players choice.  The GBA Fundamental League jersey cost is $25 and an opportunity to purchase a new jersey will be provided ahead of the first day of play.  

Teams and schedules will be released about one week prior to the start of each season.

Division Formats

1st/2nd boys and girls: 4 on 4 with coaches serving as referees

3rd/4th boys and girls: 5 on 5 with high school referees 

Thank you for your interest in the GBA and don't forget to Like the GBA Faceboook page for updates and info throughout the year.

Thank you to all who registered for the 2016 Fall Fundamental League! Registration is now closed, and teams and schedules have been formed. If you have registered and haven't received a notice of your team placement, go into your account to find updated team and schedule info. If you team doesn't have a coach assigned, it is still in need of a coach. Please consider taking on this role, and email [email protected] to let us know you are volunteering. 
Thank you to all who registered for the 2016 Fall Fundamental League! Registration is now closed, and teams and schedules have been formed. If you have registered and haven't received a notice of your team placement, go into your account to find updated team and schedule info. If you team doesn't have a coach assigned, it is still in need of a coach. Please consider taking on this role, and email [email protected] to let us know you are volunteering. 

Fundamental League Program Summary

The Gretna Basketball Association strives to provide opportunities for personal growth and development of youth athletes while promoting positive influences, confidence and the desire to excel on and off the court. The GBA is dedicated to educate and motivate each participant while encouraging teamwork, sportsmanship and fun through the spirit of basketball competition.

The GBA Fundamental League is for K - 4th Grade Gretna Public Schools students, and other children is these grades who live within the Gretna School District.  Our K - 2nd grade league is our introductory program designed to introduce players to the rules of the game and begin fundamental skill development.  The 3rd through 4th grade program is a recreational program designed for players who are new or continuing to develop their basic basketball skills, as well as those who may not have the time to participate in the Select or Club programs due to participation in other activities.  Players in 5th & 6th grade interested in basketball at the Fundamental level are encouraged to registered with the Gretna Cross YMCA's recreational basketball league.

The League has two seasons, Fall and Winter.  The Fall season runs from late October to December and the Winter session runs from mid-January to the end of February.  Each season is comprised of 6 sessions, taking place on Saturdays at local Gretna schools.  Each session begins with a 20 minute practice followed by a game.  1st and 2nd graders will complete the practice and game in 60 minutes with 3rd through 4th graders completing the practice and game in 75 minutes.  

The Fall and Winter seasons are separate registrations and players can registerer for either or both seasons. 

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