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Groton Basketball Association

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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!

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.

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 will take place at Groton Community Center, Saturday Oct 29, 9:00 (8-9), 9:30am (10-11), 10:00am (12-15) and Tuesday, Oct 25, 6:00pm (8-9), 6:30pm(10-11), 7:00pm(12-15) . Age is determined as of January 1, 2023. All players must attend a skills assessment.

Volunteer coaches needed! Every head coach may register one child for FREE! Please call our office for more information - (860) 536-5680. Download the Town of Groton Background Check and complete the GBA Coaches Application