Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut


Thank you for a great 2022 GBA season!
Athletes, Coaches, Families & Friends, Volunteers, and Community Partners, THANK YOU for a great Groton Basketball Association season! 

When you're out in the community please consider supporting your local team sponsors: Hoyt, Filipetti, Malaghan LLC, Pizza Today, In Focus Eyecare, Mystic Knotwork, Johnson's Hardware, Supreme Hotdogs, The Bridge Market, Sprigs & Twigs, Keith's Appliances, Groton Utilities, Brustolon GMC, G.O.A.T. Physical Therapy, Advantage Personal Training, Valenti Automall/Valenti Family of Dealerships, Randall Realtors, and North Stonington Recreation

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. Registration deadline for players is Oct 28th. 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 7th. All players must attend a skills assessment. Assessments will be held on Tuesday October 24th and Saturday October 28th at the Groton Community Center- 61 Fort Hill Road. See full assessment schedule below. The first week of practices will begin the week of November 13th. Game information will be sent out to families when teams and schedules are finalized. Age is determined as of January 1.
Volunteer coaches needed! Every head coach may register one child for FREE! Please call our office for more information - (860) 536-5680.
GBA 2023

Skills Assessment
Full Assessment Schedule: (Attendance is Required on ONE Day for ALL players)
Tuesday October 24th
  • Micro Boys and Girls: 6:00pm.
  • Junior Boys and Girls: 6:45pm.
  • Senior Boys and Girls: 7:30pm.
Saturday October 28th
  • Micro Boys and Girls: 9:00am.
  • Junior Boys and Girls: 9:45am.
  • Senior Boys and Girls: 10:30 am.

Gerry Smith Sportsmanship Awards

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 Matt McCluskey (mmcluskey@groton-ct.gov) or call 860-536-5680.

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

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