Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut

GBA FAQ

Groton Basketball Association (GBA) is a recreational youth basketball league for boys ages 8-14 and girls ages 8-15 that places high emphasis on instruction, skill development, good sportsmanship, and, most importantly - FUN!

GBA is a volunteer-coached, youth recreational league that places high emphasis on fun, instruction/skill development, and good sportsmanship. Volunteer coaches needed! All head coaches may sign one child up for free provided they sign up for and attend one of the mandatory coaches training sessions. Interested in coaching? Call 860-536-5680. Registration deadline for players is Oct 23rd. A $25 late fee applies to anyone registering after the deadline and those players are placed on a Waiting List. A decision regarding player placement from the Waiting List is made after Nov 1st. Practices and Game Information will be sent out to families when they are determined. Age is determined as of January 1, 2022. All players must attend a skills assessment. Assessments are being held in conjunction with Groton Mystic Travel Basketball. Assessments will be held on Tuesday, Oct 19th at Sutton Park, 185 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 and Saturday Oct 23rd at Farquhar Park, 20 Gales Ferry Road, Groton, CT 06340.

GBA assessments are being held in conjunction with Groton Mystic Travel Basketball. Assessments will be held on Tuesday, Oct 19th at Sutton Park, 185 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 and Saturday Oct 23rd at Farquhar Park, 20 Gales Ferry Road, Groton, CT 06340. Age is determined as of January 1, 2022. All players must attend a skills assessment.

Tuesday Oct 19th at Sutton Park:
5:30 Micro Girls,
5:50 Micro Boys,
6:15 Junior Girls,
6:35 Junior Boys,
7:00 Senior Girls,
7:30 Senior Boys

Saturday, Oct 23rd at Farquhar Park:
2:30 Micro Girls,
2:50 Micro Boys,
3:15 Junior Girls,
3:35 Junior Boys,
4:00 Senior Girls,
4:30 Senior Boys

Volunteer coaches needed! Every head coach may register one child for FREE! Please call our office for more information - (860) 536-5680.

Skills Assessment

All players must attend skills assessment.  This year assessments are being held in conjunction with Groton Mystic Travel Basketball. Both assessment times are open to all ages and will take approximately 1 hour.

Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30pm or 7pm - Grasso Tech 
Saturday, October 26 frm 9am or -10:30am - Fitch High School


Gerry Smith Sportsmanship Awards

The Gerry Smith Awards will be presented at halftime of a Fitch Falcons Game in February. Each team selects an individual on the team to receive the Award .

In 2005, the Parks & Recreation Commission initiated the creation of the Gerry Smith Sportsmanship Award upon the passing of Mr. Smith, a commissioner who served for many years.  Mr. Smith's passion for basketball and his work as a youth basketball referee led to the creation of the award in his honor. The Parks and Recreation Commission recognizes the outstanding sportsmanship displayed by all players, but seeks to recognize those individuals who display exceptional teamwork, respect, effort and behavior.  

For more information, please contact Ben Morse or call 860-536-5680.

Groton Parks and Recreation | 29 Spicer Ave., Noank, CT 06340 | 860.536.5680 | ParksRec@groton-ct.gov

What is the commitment?

Do I need to fill out any forms?

When are games and practices?

What happens if a practice or game is cancelled due to weather or other event?

How are team selected?