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GBA Elite/Select Team Invitations

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            Thank you for participating in GBA tryouts for the upcoming season. Rosters for each grade level are below, and are subject to change based on players accepting or declining their spots. You will receive an official offer email to accept or decline within the next few days. When you get that email, please respond as soon as you are able (we’ll have a deadline listed in the email when we send it). 

            Please note, we put a lot of time and effort into reviewing coach evaluations, as well as tryout performances when building teams for the upcoming season. Our goal is to put each and every player in the most appropriate situation for their individual development. There were plenty of difficult decisions to be made this year, as there always are. We realize not everyone will agree with every placement made, but strongly recommend parents to keep encouraging their kids to keep working and playing, in order to achieve the placement they’re striving for next year.   For those who did not make a competitive team, that doesn't mean there isn't an ideal opportunity for you with the GBA! Details on our Club program will be sent out in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support in GBA! 

*   Please note:  Our apologies for any name misspellings!   
*   Please note:   We will work to name assistant coaches for all teams in the very near future. If your team doesn't show a Head Coach on the listing, we are in need of a volunteer!

GBA ’22-’23 Competitive Teams (3rd - 5th)

 3rd Boys Elite
Mitchell Armstrong
Tate Barry
Jack Daly
Harrison Hall
Graham Nielsen
Jaxon Otto
Lucas Porter
William Zechmann
Head Coach: Kurt Nielsen
Assistant Coach: Leigh Daly

3rd Boys Select
Greyson Christman
Landon Feik
Kyler Jordan
Cooper Matousek
Max Mohr
Graham Moyer
Wyatt Knuth
Kohen Schuller
Keegan Sears
Oliver Williams
Head Coach: Luke Moyer

3rd Girls Elite
Eliana Bachman
Samantha Berg
Makenna Blair
Millie Grebe
Mya Henderson
Hadley Henn
Kalla Kassmeier
Adriana Meier
Maebre Sutton
Head Coach: Cory Bachman
Assistant Coach: Jason Kassmeier

3rd Girls Select
Mazie Beery
Izabelle Collins
Addison Derby
Tessa Eppenbach
Elle Fulton
Carolyn Hermsen
Eisley McDowell
Ella Raess
Brooklyn Rewczuk
Beckett Watson

4th Boys Elite
Jacob Dostal
Owen Friehe
Carter Johnson
Easton Lessmann
Campbell Marsh
Kyler Moore
Brody Pfaff
Tanner Tracy
Spencer Stevens
Head Coach: Mitch Friehe
Assistants: Kyle Johnson & Dustin Moore

4th Boys Select Eickhoff
Parker Campbell
Jamison Eickhoff
Briggs Jollensten
Mason Reischl
Logan Schmidt
Gavin Solomon
Alex Strong
Wyatt Wells
Head Coach: Jeremy Eickhoff

 4th Boys Select Engel
Easton Belt
Keegan Callahan
Landon Engel
Owen Foral
Easton Frager
Aiden Krass
Isaac Kreikemeier
John Proskovec
Head Coach: Chris Engel

4th Boys Select Evans
Hudson Bera
Carson Evans
Connor McCabe
Cooper Miller
Reid Pinder
Aiden Schmitz
Harrison Wegener
Easton Westering
Head Coach: Ryan Evans

 4th Girls Elite
Maci Barcel
Kelsey Clark
Nev Dickes
Jayden Doan
Helana Godfrey
Sydney Haecker
Olivia Henn
Leni Moore
Amelia Nun
Head Coach: Nate Dickes

4th Girls Select
Blakely Barry
Briana Campbell
Alexis Craven
Sophie Fagin
Eliza Ragatz
Gabby Simms
Brooklyn Smith
Clara Stinger
Halle Taylor
Claire Vetter


5th Boys Elite
Jackson Farr
Kamden Janssen
Max Miller
Alex Skiles
Gavin Stangl
Tristan Tippery
Thomas Wilcoxson
Head Coach:   Justin Farr

5th Boys Select
Charles Armstrong
Michael Berg
Isaac Blessen
Josiah Bothwell
Justin Horst
Ethan Kaup
Easton Schlueter
Logan Schmaderer
Emmett Stingley
Jack Stingley
Head Coaches: Justin Horst
Assistant Coach: Travis Stingley

5th Girls Select Furstenau
Stefka Agosto
Gracie Beach
Alayna Furstenau
Kailyn Hahne
Lily Lomax
Finley McDowell
Lillian Muzquiz
Keely Pfeifer
Keira Pfeifer
Head Coach:  Megan Furstenau

5th Girls Select Eppenbach
Hadley Anderson
Elaina Aude
Sophie Bartram
Brinley Blair
Larissa Eppenbach
Kendra Herman
Zoe Khalili
Briella Miller
Kallie Weiss
Head Coach: Troy Eppenbach

6th - 8th Grade

6th Boys Elite
Ryan Burtwistle
Zane Currie
Jackson Hawkins
Kameron Kassmeier
Caleb Lessmann
Jacob Sherry
Grant Stangl
Brady Wolverton
Head Coach: Brad Wolverton

6th Boys Select
Jackson Burson
Callum Cerny
Evan Miller
Corbin Mumm
Izik Ragatz
Jack Thornburg
Jackson Uden
Trevor Zabloudil
Head Coach: Jason Burson

6th Girls Elite
Averi Bachman
Cooper Bush
Brooklyn Donahue
Reagan Elgan
Madilyn Goldsmith
Rylee Hayduk
Ellie Leahy
Emery Porter
Hadley Stotz
Head Coach: Jeff Donahue

6th Girls Select - Reicks
Harper Dickes
Sienna Hildebrand
Brooklyn Krobot
Mya Norton
Brynlie Reicks
Presley Staehr
Elin Vice
Olivia Yambor
Head Coach: Brandon Reicks

6th Girls Select - Kreikemeier
Adelaide Brozek
Maddie Craig
Josie Charvat
Maci Falcone
Avery Kneifl
Grace Kreikemeier
Hadley McDowell
Ellie Staab
Head Coach: Penny Kreikemeier

7th Boys Elite
Grant Daniel
Zac Derby
Leo Dowd
Noah Fulton
Brogan Moyer
Hudson Palmer
Parker Snowdon
Talan Whisler
Head Coach: Carter Donahue
Assistants: Ryan Dowd & Dan Whisler

7th Boys Select Chatelain
Kael Beery
Carter Blayney
Luke Chatelain
Dylan Hoffman
Brett Johnson
Jake Stones
Tyler Whitmarsh
Cooper Williams
Head Coach: Dirk Chatelain

7th Boys Select Evans
Cole Barkdoll
Zach Evans
Cash Marchese
Andrew Reineke
Luke Sallee
Ryan Sims
Briar Szaro
Covin Votruba
Corey Weiss
Head Coach: Ryan Evans

7th Girls Elite
Norah Beran
Natalie Boozikee
Averi Bridges
Koco Janssen
Taylor LaRock
Jordyn Levinson
Ava Nowling
Aspen Votruba
Faith Winton
Rowan Winton
Head Coach: Kyle Janssen

7th Girls Select Beach
Addie Aude
Charlotte Beach
Libby Eitzmann
Brynn Jasa
Jenna Jackson
Hailey Smidt
Landrie Sutton
Alexis Wagner
Lena Wize
Head Coach: Greg Beach

7th Girls Select Klostermeyer
Morgan Daniel
Phoebe Hammond
Mya Keleher
Codi Klostermeyer
Addi Pieschke
Averi Pilgrim
Sierra Regan
Laney Wolff
Head Coach:  Scott Klostermeyer

8th Boys Elite
Logan Barcel
Andrew Dearking
Carson Dicken
Beck Hovie
Trey Potthoff
Bryce Shapiro
Lucas Winterborer
Bennett Wolverton
Ethan Zwiebel

8th Boys Select Bear
Preston Andrews
Lawson Bear
Braylon Brolliar
Ayden Cruz
Cohen Melgoza
Max Pearson
Keegan Schilz
Alex Swanson
Ethan Tippery
Head Coach: Scott Bear

8th Boys Select Krobot
Abe Issacson
Graham Johns
Layne Kenealy
Sam Krobot
Carsyn Lane
Colton Moss
Ethan Olson
Brady Ward
Grant Zeigler
Head Coach:  Scott Krobot

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.

Elite/Select Tryout Schedule

To be held at Gretna High School.  11335 S. 204th St

March 21
Main Gym
3rd Grade Boys:  6:00-7:15
6th Grade Boys:  7:45-9:00

Aux Gym
3rd Grade Girls:  6:30-7:45
6th Grade Girls:  8:00-9:15

March 22
Main Gym
4th Grade Boys:  6:00-7:15
7th Grade Boys:  7:45-9:00

Aux Gym
4th Grade Girls:  6:30-7:45
7th & 8th Grade Girls:  8:00-9:15

March 24
Main Gym
5th Grade Boys:  6:00-7:15
8th Grade Boys:  7:45-9:00

Aux Gym
5th Grade Girls:  6:30-7:45

General Tryout Information

Please register for GBA Elite/Select tryouts using the links on the left.  Registration for our Club and Fundamental Programs will be separate and will not open until August.  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. Players will tryout for the grade level they will be in during the 2022-2023 school year. No player is allowed to play up or down any grade level from that which they will be in during the 2022-2023 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 Team Details

GBA Select Elite

Tryouts will be March 21-24. 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.
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:   $650
5th and 6th Grade:   $725
7th and 8th Grade:   $800

GBA Select
Tryouts will be March 21-24. 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 every other week.
4.  6th through 8th grade teams will have one skill session 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:  $350
6th through 8th Grade:  $475

GBA Club Teams
Registration for the GBA Club program will open following the finalization of GBA Elite and Select teams.

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

Post tryout information

1. Elite/Select teams will be announced within two 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. 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]

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