Congratulations on making a 2012-2013 GCAA travel basketball team. A try out was held Monday October 1st and 4 independent evaluators rated each child on drills and their performance in a scrimmage format. The evaluators were 4 current AAU basketball coaches. No evaluator had a child in the grade or in the Garden City schools. Try outs are not an exact science but we do try to be as transparent and equitable as possible with an independent evaluation formula. Utilizing this approach, the ratings were compiled for each child and those rankings were used to form the teams below. Please keep in mind GCAA has a try out every year going forward and therefore there is another opportunity for kids moving into town to try out and kids performing well at the try outs to move teams, subject to try out performances. In each and every GCAA grade this year, there was movement from one team to another. Please note all GCAA travel basketball teams play in the very competitive Island Garden Super League.
A cornerstone of GCAA Basketball is our intramural program and in order to play GCAA travel basketball, you must also be registered for GCAA intramurals. We will ensure there are no conflicts with GCAA travel basketball and we will do our best to ensure minimal conflicts with in town CYO programs. Our strong intramural program allows GCAA to access additional court time for practice and permits players to get out on a court one additional time per week since practice time is limited given the size of our program. Please note GCAA has negotiated a group discount with Island Garden in exchange for paying our registration fee early. Each coach will be collecting the $375 travel fee (this fee includes intramural registration but you do need to fill out separate intramural application as soon as possible if you have not done so already) and we would ask your help in paying this full registration fee by no later than Friday October 5th if you have not already paid.
Thank you for your continued support of GCAA Basketball.
Our GCAA Travel Basketball Teams are listed below:
Coach Woods Team
Coach Barkers Team
John (Jack) Barker
Coach Britas Team
John (Jack) McGowan