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The GBA Basketball program runs from October/November to early March and is open to boys and girls in grades 3 - 12 who are residents of the Town of Glastonbury.

 

The GBA Basketball season is here!!!

Late registration remains in effect.

Potential wait-lists are likely for some leagues so please don't wait.   

Information about each league including contact information can be found on the General Information tab

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

Glastonbury Elks Club Hoop Shoot 

Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202

November 30th

(see info below)

 

Glastonbury Basketball Association (GBA) is a 501(c) (3) organization

ELKS Hoop Shoot Competition

 

ELKS HOOP SHOOT COMPETITION 

Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202

November 30th

Gideon Welles Gym

We are happy to inform you that the Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202 has announced the date for the Annual ELKS ―HOOP SHOOT COMPETITION.  This is a free throw contest for children ages 8 to 13 years old as of April 1st 2019.

 The competition will be held at the Gideon Welles on November 30, 2019. Registration starts at 1:30 PM.

Age groups are as follows:

  *  8-9 years old
  *  10-11 years old
  *  12-13 years old

This event is fully funded by Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202 and is free to all competitors! The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance to the district event in Wallingford, CT  and have a chance to move through additional tiers of competition to qualify for the state, region and on to the national event held in Chicago.

This event is open to all kids not just GBA members, so tell your friends.

Volunteers are also needed.  If you are a former competitor that has aged out please consider coming out and volunteering for the event.

Call or email Matt Hill with any questions (860) 316-8989 or  .

Come out, compete and have some fun!


by posted 11/11/2019
Town Council Resolution Honoring Youth Sports & Volunteers

presented August 2019

On Tuesday August 6th, the members of the Glastonbury Town Council shared a Resolution honoring all of Glastonbury's youth sports programs and volunteers. On behalf of the Council, the Resulution was read by Deborah Carroll, Chip Beckett and Larry Niland, all of whom shared their personal perspectives and experience with many of our youth programs. 

As is the case with all of Glastonbury's youth sports programs, the Glastonbury Basketball Association (GBA) is not possible without our volunteers. Last season alone, the board of directors and league commissioners along with over 300 adult and youth coaches supported almost 1300 players here in town. 

The GBA will soon be ramping up for the 2019-2020 season and once again, volunteers will come together to offer a basbetball experience for Glastonbury boys & girls in grades 3 through 12 that is unmatched by most surrounding communities. This is possible not just because of our dedicated volunteers but due to the ongoing support of the Town of Glastonbury & Glastonbury Parks & Rec, our referees and countless custodians within our schools.

The recognition offered by the Town Council members is greatly appreciated by all.  

 


by posted 08/07/2019
GBA & Positive Coaching Alliance

Message to Parents about the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

 

Dear GBA Parent:

Are you hoping your child will have a positive experience with basketball this year? Are you hoping your child will learn enduring life lessons from basketball? Are you hoping your child will perform as well as possible?
 
The Glastonbury Basketball Association is doing more than hoping. We have made a commitment that has earned us Positive Coaching Alliance’s Seal of Commitment.  We require all GBA Head Coaches to participate in a 90 minute online course call "The Double Goal Coach" or to attend a PCA Seminar.  (To learn more go to www.positivecoach.org)
 
Positive Coaching Alliance awards this mark of distinction only to organizations whose policies demonstrate a commitment to a culture of Positive Coaching. Therefore, The GBA recently committed our organization to require that all of our coaches be certified as PCA Double-Goal CoachesTM, who strive both to win AND to teach athletes enduring life lessons.
 
Eventually, all of our coaches will complete a comprehensive course in Positive Coaching principles to earn or renew their certification. This policy recognizes that certified Double-Goal Coaches are paramount to transforming the culture of youth sports and help ensure a quality experience for all youth athletes.
 
We are proud to have earned this important recognition of our commitment to excellence. By earning the Positive Coaching Alliance Seal of Commitment for 2010, we feel more confident than ever that our athletes—your children—will have a positive, fun, and rewarding experience.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the competitions!
 
Sincerely,
 
GBA Board


by posted 08/22/2017
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