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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 schools (GHS & GEHS) and an opportunity for all Gretna students to participate in and gain a lifelong love of the game of basketball.

GBA Select Program Overview
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, determined to be able to compete at an upper silver level or higher, will be selected to the GBA Elite team.  The remaining selected players will be broken out between up to two 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 be offered a position on a GBA select team, all players must have basketball skills and experience to play at a competitive level.

Registration Listing

2024-2025 GBA Select Program


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FULLY

This registration is necessary to TRYOUT for the GBA Select Program available to Gretna School District boys & girls entering 2nd -8th grade in the fall of 2024. If you cannot register your player for the correct division, please email [email protected] for help!

There is no charge for tryouts. Scroll past the registration listings to review all the details of the GBA Select Program, including program summary, tryout guidelines, post tryout timeline, costs, volunteer REQUIREMENT, etc.

The top 25-30 players per division will qualify for a GBA Elite or Select team for the 2024-2025 GBA Basketball Season. Players who tryout and are not selected for a team, decline a team offer or decide the required commitment of the GBA Select Program is not for them are welcome to register for the GBA Club Program, which is also a competitive program, but without a tryout requirement.

KEEP SCROLLING past the registration options, to review all the details of the GBA Select Program including program summary, tryout guidelines, post tryout timeline, costs, volunteer REQUIREMENT, etc.

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BOYS - 2nd Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 3rd Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 4th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 5th Grade Boys

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 6th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 7th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

BOYS - 8th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 2nd Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 3rd Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 4th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 5th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 6th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 7th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

GIRLS - 8th Grade Select

Registration closes on 03/07/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/15/2024 to 03/15/2025
$0.00

General Tryout Guidelines & Information

Registration for our Club and Fundamental Programs is separate and will not open until the Fall.  Please check back to our website or follow up on Facebook for updates.

GBA Select Program Team Selection Process, Goals, and Guidelines

These guidelines establish a uniform process and criteria to assure the Gretna Basketball Association Select 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 2024-2025 school year. Players are not allowed to play up or down any grade level from that which they will be in during the 2024-2025 school year.
 
If your child cannot attend tryouts or the make up day, 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
Spectators are not allowed during tryouts.

Players will be assessed on their individual and team skills at tryouts.  Various drills will be used to evaluate the players in these areas.

Individual skills include, but are not limited to: Ball handling, Offensive and defensive skills, Passing and General athletic ability

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 team 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.

 

POST Tryout Information

     1. Elite/Select teams will be announced within ten (10) days of tryouts.  
     • Once initial rosters are announced, players will have one week to officially accept or decline their spot on a team.  
     • Sign into your GBA Account to accept or decline the offer.
     • Payment is required at the time of acceptance. 
          - Refunds are only given due to medical reasons or if player moves to another school. 
          - Refunds requests for any other reason will be at GBA discretion.

2. 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]

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

4. It is our goal to announce team coaches at the same time we release rosters.
     • 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 Select Costs and Team Allocation Details


GBA Select Elite

1.     A maximum of up to one team per grade.  

2.     Must compete at an upper silver or gold level, as determined by GBA.

3.     Teams will be provided up to two team practices per week.

4.     Players will have access to one individual skill session each week.

a.     Individual skill sessions will be hosted by Going Vertical and/or by Gretna high school coaches/programs.

5.     Team/coach will choose to participate in a combination of league play and tournaments or only in tournaments.

6.     PARENT VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT: By accepting an invitation to play for GBA Select Elite, parents/guardians agree to volunteer (gate and/or concessions) for the annual GBA Tournament held the 3rd weekend in November.

7.     Elite Program Costs (uniforms are in addition to this expense):


Grade Level

Elite Program Cost
due by April 15th

3 & 4

$650

5 & 6

$725

7 & 8

$800


Elite Tournament Allocation
Tournament allotment is based upon whether the team/coach decide to participate in league play during the fall and/or winter sessions. 

Grade Level

Fall AND Winter League

Winter League Only

No League

3 & 4

3

5

7

5 & 6

5

7

9

7 & 8

7

9

11

 

GBA Select

1.     A maximum of up to two teams per grade, split evening to ensure a mix of height and ball handling skills.

2.     Teams will be provided up to one team practice per week.

3.     Players will have access to one individual skill session each week.

a.     Individual skill sessions will hosted by Going Vertical and/or by Gretna high school coaches/programs.

4.     Team/coach will choose to participate in a combination of league play and tournaments or only in tournaments.

5.     PARENT VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT: By accepting an invitation to play for GBA Select, parents/guardians agree to volunteer (gate and/or concessions) for the annual GBA Tournament held the 3rd weekend in November.

6.     Select Program Costs (uniforms are in addition to this expense):


Grade Level

Select Program Cost
due by April 15th

2, 3, 4 & 5

$450

6, 7 & 8

$575

 

Select Tournament Allocation
Tournament allotment is based upon whether the team/coach decide to participate in league play during the fall and/or winter sessions. 

Grade Level

Fall AND Winter League

Winter League Only

No League

2, 3, 4 & 5

3

5

7

6, 7 & 8

5

7

9

 


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