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Grassland Athletic Association

Grassland Basketball League

Grassland Basketball is a recreational youth basketball league with teams for both boys and girls from ages 5 through 17 and operates under the umbrella of the Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) department's county-wide youth basketball leagues. 

Practices (2 per week in pre-season and 1 per week during the season) usually are held at the public schools within the Grassland community (i.e., Grassland Middle, Grassland Elementary, Hunters Bend Elementary, Scales Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, or Franklin High).  Games for the younger divisions are also generally played in the Grassland community schools, but older divisions and some games in the younger divisions MAY play some games throughout the County.

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League Schedule (subject to change)

  • Registration opens September 1st
  • Late fees go in to effect in on October 16th
  • Registration closes October 26th
  • Player evaluations are usually held in late October
  • Team formation and coaches meeting occurs around November 1st
  • Practices begin the first week of November
  • Regular season games start December 2nd
  • The Grassland In-House Tournament usually starts February
  • The County Tournament starts immediately after the In-House Tournament, generally around the 3rd week of February and concludes before the end of February.

League Notes

Team Formation

Recreational League

  • Teams may only protect two (2) players: The child of the Head Coach and the child of the Assistant Coach
  • If a Head Coach does not have a designated Assistant Coach at the time of the draft, they may only protect their child but will pick before teams that have two (2) protected players
  • There will be no other protected player carry overs (e.g. protecting an additional player because they played for you last year in the same age group)
  • The resulting draft will utilize a point system in an attempt to promote as much parity among teams as possible

Open League (10U Boys and Girls and 12U & 14U Boys divisions ONLY)

  • Coaches that wish to bring their own team may do so but will be required to play in the WCPR Open League
  • Open League teams will consist of 7-8 players
  • 17U divisions MAY include a "bring our own team" option, at the discretion of the Grassland Board


  • Trades between teams in the Recreational League will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Most trades will only be approved if the players involved were evaluated with the same grade but, even then, only on a case-by-case basis
  • Any trade must be proposed at the end of the draft and before the coaches leave the draft venue
  • Any trade will be reviewed and either approved or denied by the Basketball Committee
  • The Basketball Committee, in rare circumstances, reserves the right to initiate a trade

In-House Tournament

  • At the sole discretion of the Basketball Committee, a two-bracket tournament may be instituted in one or more age-group divisions to encourage more competitive tournaments
  • If a two-bracket tournament is instituted, only the winner of the A Bracket Tournament will advance to the WCPR County Tournament
    County Tournament
  • The winner of the GAA In-House Tournament (or the winner of the GAA In-House A Bracket Tournament) will automatically advance to the WCPR A Bracket County Tournament
  • The winner of the GAA Regular Season will automatically advance to the WCPR B Bracket County Tournament

Tie Breakers

  • Winning %
  • Head-to-head results
  • Cumulative point differential (capped at 20 points per game)
  • Coin Flip
  • If the winner of the GAA In-House Tournament (or the winner of the GAA In-House A Bracket Tournament) is the same as the winner of the GAA Regular Season, then the runner-up of the GAA In-House Tournament (or the runner-up of the GAA In-House A Bracket Tournament) will automatically advance to the WCPR B Bracket County Tournament

Games & Practices

  • There will generally be two (2) practices per week until games start
  • Games are generally played on Saturdays and teams have one (1) regularly scheduled practice in each game week
  • Most age groups play 8 and at least one game in the GAA league tournament

Schedule & Calendar

GAA generally follows the Williamson County Schools calendar.  If school is out (for weather, vacations, holidays, or otherwise), teams will generally not have a scheduled activity.

We are always looking for volunteers.  If you want to coach a team in the 2015-2016, please register your child early and indicate your willingness to volunteer within the registration system.

Grassland Athletic Association

2020 Fieldstone Parkway, Suite 900-233
Franklin, Tennessee 37069
Phone : 615-392-0422
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