What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible to play on a Brookwood GBL team, all players must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be currently enrolled in a Brookwood Cluster school. Players attending Private School or Home School must live within the geographic boundaries of the Brookwood Cluster. If the Private School that the player attends has a GBL team for their specific grade, then that player is NOT eligible to participate for BBA GBL teams.
2. Teams are fielded for Boys (4th Graders may participate on 5th Grade Team if approved by the BBA GBL Director), 6th, and 7th grade levels. All players must attend the tryouts for the team at their grade level. The general rule for playing up is only when no team exists for their grade level may a player "play-up" at the next higher grade level. Any players playing up must be approved by the BBA Basketball GBL Director. Availability of teams for each grade level is based on participation levels and may result in BBA not fielding teams for certain grades.
3. All players must meet the same academic eligibility requirements as the Middle School 8th Grade teams.
What if my child attends a school not in the Brookwood District?
The GBL Travel League restricts eligibility for teams based on High School Clusters; therefore, individuals wishing to play in the GBL Travel League who live in the Brookwood Cluster must play GBL for Brookwood Basketball Association. If a player attends a private school while living in the Brookwood Cluster, he is eligible to participate in the Brookwood GBL Program provided their private school does not participate in the GBL program. Alternatively, the BBA Recreational Basketball League is open to all students regardless of school or residence.
When do GBL practices and games begin?
The start of practices will vary by team, but in most cases teams will begin practicing as early as September. The practices will consist of two (2) 90minute full court practices a week with two (2) games each weekend beginning in November.
Here are key events/dates for 2018/19 GBL Teams:
Uniform Fitting/Parent Meeting TBD
Start of GBL Practices TBD
Lanier Jamboree TBD
GBL Coaches Meeting TBD
GBL Jamboree TBD
Start of GBL Games TBD
Start of GBL Playoffs TBD
End of Season Feb 2019
After the season begins, all GBL teams will practice a minimum of two (2) times per week and play two (2) games each weekend (typically one Saturday, and one Sunday). GBL Basketball is a large commitment of time by the player and their families. All players are expected to attend every practice and game. Should the commitment become too much, the player may be asked to leave the team and there are no refunds for BBA GBL.
Where do the GBL teams practice/play?
Practices are held at the Brookwood Cluster School Gyms with some practices being held at auxiliary sites as communicated by your Head Coach. There may be an occasion where the team travels to another location because of some available gym time or for a scrimmage against another team. The Head Coach of each team will coordinate this and communicate with as much advanced notice as possible.
All games are played in Gwinnett County at either Suwanee Sports Academy or several participating High School Gyms within the County.
2018/2019 BBA GBL Head Coaches:
5th Grade Boys Dewitt Walker 404-219-8271 firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Grade Boys Mike Milliner 678-576-3531 email@example.com
7th Grade Boys Robert Tidwell 678-508-7122 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
GBL Director Travis Oliver 470-557-4791 cell email@example.com