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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.  GAA HAS TO LIMIT OUR OPEN DIVISION TEAMS TO RETURNING TEAMS OR A FEW WHO COACHED IN GAA LAST SEASON AND ARE FORMING A NEW OPEN DIVISION TEAM.  ALL DIVISIONS WILL GO THROUGH A DRAFT EXCEPT FOR THE 17U DIVISION.

PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ EVERYTHING BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR CHILD.  


If you are interested in coaching, or after reading this page, you need more information, please contact Chris McElhiney at [email protected]

 

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REGISTRATION for the 2020-2021 GAA basketball season will open on Friday, October 23 and close Friday, November 13. 

League Schedule

  • Friday, October 23 - Registration Opens
  • Friday, November 13 - Registration closes
  • November 16-20 - Coach meetings and player drafts
  • November 13-15 - GAA Shop Day at Dick's Sporting Goods, Cool Springs location.  20% off most items in the store
  • Monday, November 30 - Practices begin
  • Friday, December 18 - Last day of practice for the calendar year 2020
  • Monday, January 4, 2021 - Practices resume
  • Saturday, January 9 or 16 - First day of games
  • Sunday, February 28 - Season ends

Rules
2019-2020 WCYBL Rules
League-wide rules
High school basketball rules that are commonly misunderstood


Recreational League

  • 6u Division (5 and 6 year olds)  Players may not turn 7 prior September 1, 2020
       Our 4, 5, and 6 year old division is a developmental league where players are first introduced to basketball.  Coaches are allowed       on the court to help the players during the game.  At this age players use a 27" or 27.5" basketball and play on an 8' goal.  GAA           tries to honor all coach and parent requests as well as assign players based on schools they attend.
  • 8u Boys and 8u Girls Rec Division (7 and 8 year olds)  Player may not turn 9 prior September 1, 2020                                                           Players in the 8u boys and 8u girls division begin to play real basketball with rules to help them develop their skills.  Coaches are not allowed on the court.  At this age players use a 27" or 27.5" basketball and play on an 8' goal.  These are draft leagues and and parent/player requests are not guaranteed.
  • 10u Boys and 10u Girls Rec Division (9 and 10 year olds)  Players may not turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020                               Players in the 10u boys and 10u girls division continue to advance their skills with some age appropriate rule modifications.   At this age players use a 28.5" basketball and play on a 9' goal.  These are draft leagues and and parent/player requests are not guaranteed.  
  • 12u Boys and 12u Girls Rec Division (11 and 12 year olds)  Player may not turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020                               Players in the 12u boys and 12u girls division play under full basketball with very few rule modifications. At this age players use a 28.5" basketball and play on a 10' goal.  These are draft leagues and and parent/player requests are not guaranteed.  
  • 14u Boys and 14u Girls Rec Division (13 and 14 year olds)  Player may not turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020                             The Players in the 14u rec division play under real basketball rules, with a regulation size ball, and on 10' goals.  This is a drafted league and parent/player requests are not guaranteed.   
  • 18u Boys Division    Players must be in high school and may not turn 19 years old during the season.                                                                                           This is a bring your own team division for players age 15-18.  This is a bring your own team division; however, there are always room for free agents.  High school students are also welcome to coach, however, there must be someone at least 21 or older in the gym during practices and on the bench during games. 

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

Trades

  • 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 2019- 2020, 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
Email : [email protected]
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