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2020-2021 GBA Select Tryout Results

Thank you to everyone for attending our GBA tryouts last week.  Teams are posted below.  If your child has made a Select team you will be receiving an email in the next day or two which will allow you to accept or decline your spot.  The deadline for acceptance is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th at midnight.  If your son or daughter was not selected for a team this year, our Club registration will be opening soon.  You will need to re-register for that program if you would like to be included on a Club team.  

Uniforms:  Uniforms will be the same as last year and there is no need to order a new one if it still fits.  If you are new or need a new uniform, these must be ordered no later than September 15th, and any orders after that date will not be guaranteed to arrive before games start in October.  Only a jersey and shorts are required, but other items are available for purchase.  Visit to order your gear!

All practices will take place at Hoffman's Hoops Academy due to restrictions on gym use at the schools at this time.  It is our hope to have practices starting as soon as next week.

If you are interested in filling a head coach position (identified with a TBD on the list) or if you have any questions about the Select Program and the Elite and Select teams, please contact Chris Rhoades at [email protected]

Select Teams:  Please note that those grades with 2 Select Teams are listed with all players in one group (except 8th boys).  The intent is for the teams to be split evenly, which will be completed over the next couple of days and updated here.

3rd Grade Girls




Select Team


Brooklyn Windeknecht

Michele Evans (Head)

Jacie Evans

Dan Whisler (Asst)

Kaitlyn Hahne


Keely Pfeifer


Keira Pfeifer


Kinley Atkinson


Kynlee North


Peyton Miles


Vada Whisler




3rd Grade Boys




Elite Team


Gavin Jansen

Justin Farr (Head)

Graham Jansen

Kyle Janssen (Asst)

Jackson Farr


Kamden Janssen


Landon Kroese


Lane Feak


Max Miller


Thomas Wilcoxson


Tristan Tippery




Select Team


Aiden Voegele
Auman (Head)

Brady Erickson

O’Flynn (Head)

Brady Hale
Pinkerton (Asst)

Brennan Klug

Klug (Asst)

Camden Horst

Behrens (Asst)

Carson Reicks
Dreyden Draeger

Evan Hoffman

Griffin Pinkerton


Hudson O’Flynn


Kamden Auman

Knox Pankoke


Mason Bos
Michael Berg
Reed Stuchlik

Sean Wilwerding


Warren Pankoke


Zach Behrens




4th Grade Girls




Select Team


Avery Kneifl

Nate Dickes (Head)

Brooklyn Donahue

Mike Salkauskas (Asst)

Brooklyn Krobot

Kristin Krobot (Asst)

Hadley Stotz


Harper Dickes


Isabella Shelburne


Lilah Salkauskas


Maddie Goldsmith


Rylee Hayduk


Vivian Papke




4th Grade Boys




Elite Team


Brady Wolverton

Wolverton (Head)

Caleb Lessmann

Kassmeier (Asst)

Grant Stangl

Currie (Asst)

Jacob Sherry


Jaxson Hawkins


Kameron Kassmeier


Tavin Marquadt


Trevor Zabloudil


Zane Currie




Select Team


Carter Cunningham

Jared VanPelt (Head)

Crew VanPelt


Drew Chagnon


Emmitt Zimmerman


Garrison Hermsen


Jackson Burson


Joshua Haecker


Noah Nelson


Teegan Stofer


Zach Sherman




5th Grade Girls




Elite Team


Aspen Votruba

Kyle Janssen (Head)

Ava Nowling

Steve Winton (Asst)

Averi Bridges


Faith Winton


Jordyn Levinson


Koco Janssen


Olivia Kinning


Taylor LaRock




Select Teams


Brooklyn Eickhoff

Scott Klostermeyer (Head)

Natalie Boozikee

Laura Anderson (Asst)

Charlotte Beach

Mike Beach (Head)

Brynn Jasa

Mike Wize (Asst)

Lena Wize


Landrie Sutton


Hailey Smidt


Charlotte Barth


Morgan Daniel


Mya Kehleher


Ashtyn Anderson


Claire Luthi


Addie Aude


Codi Klostermeyer


Phoebe Hammond


Addisyn Pieschki


Ryleigh Prtichard


Alexis Wagner


Sierra Regan


Libby Eitzmann




5th Grade Boys




Elite Team


Grant Daniel

Dowd (Head)

Hudson Palmer

Whisler (Asst)

Jhett Junker

Derby (Asst)

Leo Dowd


Luke Chatelain


Noah Fulton


Parker Snowdon


Talan Whisler


Zac Derby




Select Teams


Andrew Reineke

Kyle Johnson (Head)

Brett Johnson

Aaron Hoffman (Asst)

Brogan Moyer

Luke Moyer (Head

Burke Lightle

Brandon Berry (Asst)

Cole Barkdoll


Cooper Williams


Covin Votruba


Dylan Hoffman


Gavin Visser


Ian Burch


Jack Glaser


Jake Smith


Jake Stones


John Gras


Kael Berry


Ryan Sims


Tyler Whitmarsh


Walker Bowling




6th Grade Girls




No Select Team


Girls that registered will be formed into a Club team.



6th Grade Boys




Elite Team


Beck Hovie

Barcel (Head)

Bennett Wolverton

Wolverton (Asst)

Bryce Shapiro


Cohen Melgoza


Ethan Tippery


Logan Barcel


Lucas Winterboer


Trey Potthoff




Select Teams


Abe Issacson

Bear (Head)

Alex Swanson

TBD (Head)

Ayden Cruz

Swanson (Asst)

Brayden Jurgensen


Braylon Brolliar


Camden Cerone


Carsyn Lane


Drew Baratta


Ethan Olsen


Jacob Clark


Lane Kenealy


Lawson Bear


Maddex Richardson


Max Pearson


Owen Spurgeon


Preston Andrews


Will Herald


Zeke Jasa




7th Grade Girls




Elite Team


Emerson Husen

Chris Rhoades (Head)

Heather Wadsworth

Kyle Johnson (Asst)

Jordyn Campbell


Kate Rhoades


Kelsey Van Waart


Kendall Johnson


Maggie Miller


Sadie Maderak




Select Team


Addie Benge

Benge (Head)

Addie Horst

Horst (Asst)

Alyssa Schutte


Ariel Gradert


Josie Sims


Kaitlyn Johnson


Kyler Wolff


Madison Babin


Morgan TenBensel




7th Grade Boys




Elite Team


Blake Harris

Wes Rogers

Drew Dowd


Hayden Holdren


Jacob Hawley


Jaxon Godfrey


Ryan Wilwerding


Seth Kragel


Trevor Sabatka


Will Hogrefe




Select Teams


Caden Annis

Allan (Head)

Caleb Larsen

Sumners (Head)

Carson Dicken

Dicken (Asst)

Carter Mahin

Dickes (Asst)

Colton Nicholson


Easton Harris


Elijah Fulton


Gabe Rowley


Jace Larchick


John Rinaldi


Klay Kassmeier


Logan Kracht


Luke Brandon


Mason Pettit


Mason Rohlfs


Michael Allan


Miles Cradduck


Noah Riecken


Owen Dickes


Quinten Sumners






8th Grade Girls




Elite Team


Addison Armitage

Kelly Jansen (Head)

Addison LaRock


Allyson Votruba


Bianca Calabretto


Elle Heckenlively


Emily Woods


Grace Jansen


Izabel Spencer


Karli Williams


Sophie Woods




8th Grade Boys




Elite Team 1


Brady Donahue

Carter Donahue (Head)

Brendan Reeves

Kyle Janssen (Asst)

Brody Bernal


Drew Rhoades


Grant Rice


Griffin Goldman


Kalvin Janssen


Logan Secora




Elite Team 2


Calvin Zabloudil

Carter Donahue (Head)

Carter Craven

Tim Silliman (Asst)

Emmitt Dickes

Nate Dickes (Asst)

Luke Johnson


Luke Silliman


Talan Hovie


Tanner Erdkamp


Trevor Cox


Will Sims


Zaden Ruffcorn




Select Green


Alex Nowling

Dave Raymond (Head)

Cade Bullard


Carter Lightwine


Curran Boswell


Drew Vetter


Hunter Consbruck


Luke Raymond


Tyler Cox


Will Barth




Select White


Aidan Janulewicz

Kurt Nielson (Head)

Asher Siskow


Braden Lofquest


Cole Edwards


Easton Leahy


Jaxon Nielson


Joey Costanzo


Landon Ward


Peyton Parker


Reese Bertrand


General Tryout Information

Please register for GBA Select tryouts using the links on the left.  Registration for our Club and Fundamental Programs will be separate and will not open until September.  Please check back to our website then for updates.

GBA Competitive Team Selection Process, Goals, and Guidelines

These guidelines establish a uniform process and criteria to assure the Gretna Basketball Association Competitive Boys and Girls program provides each player with a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate his/her ability. These guidelines are also intended to promote the integrity of the selection process for each team. Every effort is made to place boys/girls where they are in the best position to be successful, where they can become part of a team, and where they can grow as a player.  
Tryout Participation Requirement
Please register your attendance prior to your tryout date. A player must attend Gretna Public Schools or live in the Gretna school district to participate in the GBA program. Players will tryout for the grade level they will be in during the 2020-2021 school year. No player is allowed to play up or down any grade level from that which they will be in during the 2020-2021 school year.
If your child cannot attend tryouts but would still like to be considered for a team they must still register to tryout and also email [email protected]  to let us know they will not be attending at the designated time. In these situations, the following procedures will be followed by the selection committee in an effort to place absent players appropriately:
*Prior year coaches evaluation will be reviewed and consulted along with coaches and others familiar with the excused player to obtain perspective of the player's basketball abilities compared to others at the same grade level.

Tryout Guidelines
Players will be assessed on their individual and team skills at tryouts. Individual skills include, but are not limited to: ball handling, offensive and defensive skills, passing, and general athletic ability. Various drills will be used to evaluate the players in these areas. Team skills include, but are not limited to: offensive and defensive skills in a team environment, court awareness and decision making, passing ability and overall competitiveness. 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmages will be used to evaluate the players in these areas. 

Players are encouraged to remember that basketball is a team sport, and team selection is not based on points scored. During the tryout process, evaluators will be looking for players who possess the basic fundamentals of basketball, rather than a player that scores the most baskets.

GBA Select Program

The Gretna Basketball Association strives to provide opportunities for all Gretna area youth to participate in basketball. Our GBA programs consist of different levels of competition that are both a feeder program for Gretna High School, and an opportunity for all Gretna students to participate in, and gain a lifelong love of the game of basketball. Below is a summary of our 3rd through 8th grade basketball teams that compete in Omaha area leagues and tournaments. In addition to these teams, we offer a Fundamental league for 1st through 6th graders that provides an introduction to basketball and focuses on fundamental skills. The Fundamental League is open to all Gretna area residents and is recommended for those new to the sport (See the Fundamental League page for more details).

GBA Select

GBA Select will consist of the top 25-30 players per grade from a tryout to make up to three teams.  The top 8-10 players, that are determined to be able to compete at an upper silver level or higher, will be selected to the GBA Elite team.  The GBA Elite team will have an additional practice per week and will have added tournament opportunities.  The remaining selected players will be broken out between 2 teams to ensure an appropriate split of height and ball handling.  If it is determined that the top 8-10 players would not be able to compete at an upper silver or higher level, then there will be up to three appropriately split teams.  To make a GBA select team, all players must have basketball skills and experience to play at a competitive level.

GBA Club

All players who are not selected to play on a GBA Select team, will be able to register for a GBA Club Team that will be put together in early September and will participate in an Omaha league that is appropriate for the skill level of that team.  To participate on a GBA Club Team, it is not necessary to tryout, and all players will be allowed to play subject to team availability.

Post tryout information

1. Select teams will be announced within one week of tryouts.  Once initial rosters are announced, players will have one week to register to accept their spot on a team.  An initial payment will be required at registration with payment plans available.  GBA wants all youth to be able to participate, regardless of financial ability.  To request financial support from GBA, please contact GBA at [email protected]

2.  Refunds are only given due to medical reasons or if player moves to another school.  Refunds for any other reason will be at GBA discretion.   

3. If you are interested in coaching your child's team, please volunteer during the registration process, or contact Chris Rhoades ([email protected]) with your request. Volunteering to coach does not guarantee you a coaching position.

4.  It will be a best efforts to announce coaches at the time rosters are announced.  Coaches will be determined by GBA based on experience, feedback, and overall basketball knowledge.  GBA coaches will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to GBA and complete appropriate safe kids training and other training as required by GBA.

5.  If you have any questions, please contact us at: [email protected]

GBA Team Details


GBA Select Elite

Tryouts will be March 21st and 22nd. Register for tryouts now!

1.  Must compete at an upper silver or gold level, as determined by GBA.
2.  Will be provided two team practices per week, and one weekly skill session at Hoffman Hoops Academy.
3.  Teams choose to participate in an Omaha league and tournaments, or just in tournaments. # of tournaments for each team based upon whether they play in a league during the fall and/or winter sessions (# of tournaments below is in addition to the GBA tournament in November):

  Grade Level  fall&winter  fall or winter  no league 
3rd and 4th 3  5       7 
5th and 6th  7       9 
7th and 8th  9              11 

4.  Costs (not including uniforms)

3rd and 4th Grade:   $600
5th and 6th Grade:   $675
7th and 8th Grade:   $750

GBA Select
Tryouts will be March 21st and 22nd. Register for tryouts now!

1.  Will be comprised of relatively equal teams in order to ensure all teams have a mix of height and ball handling.
2.  Will be provided one team practice per week.
3.  3rd through 5th grade teams will have one skill session at Hoffman Hoops Academy every other week.
4.  6th through 8th grade teams will have one skill session at Hoffman Hoops Academy every week.
5.  Teams will participate in both sessions of an appropriate Omaha league.
6.  Tournament allotments as follows (allotment is in addition to the GBA tournament in November):

3rd through 5th Grade:  3 tournaments
6th through 8th Grade:  5 tournaments.

7.  Costs (not including uniforms)

3rd through 5th Grade:  $300
6th through 8th Grade:  $425

GBA Club Teams
Registration for the GBA Club program will open following the finalization of GBA Elite and Select teams. Anticipated registration opening is April 15th.

1.  Will have open registration through August with teams to be formed thereafter.
2.  Will have one practice per week, and one skill session per month with an appropriate trainer (Hoffman Hoops Academy or High School basketball coach, or equivalent, to be determined)
3.  Will compete in an appropriate Omaha league for the skill level of the team.
4.  Will be allotted up to 2 tournaments for grades 3-5, and 3 tournaments for grades 6-8.
5.  Costs (not including uniform).

3rd through 5th Grade:  $240
6th through 8th Grade:  $260
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