Last Updated: August 29, 2015

Join Our EMail List
Visitor Counter
83,827

  • We are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 winter season
  • For Travel basketball information visit our Travel page
  • For Little League Baseball go to links and GCAA LL Baseball page

GCAA Announces Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Travel Basketball Season

 

GCAA will be hosting tryouts for Travel Basketball during the weeks of Monday, September 28th and Monday, October 5th.  The teams will play in the highly competitive Island Garden Super League.  In order to be eligible for tryouts, all players must pre-register for the tryout via email with the applicable contact listed below, and bring a check for $400 payable to "GCAA" to the try out (along with a completed travel basketball application which can be downloaded from the gc-aa.com website.)  Please note there is an additional charge of $50 for all players that require a new uniform.

 

The Island Garden Super League season includes an 18 game schedule (plus playoffs) starting in mid-November 2015 and running thru March 2016.  Travel Teams will also practice 1-2 times per week.  Please note that the travel program is not an introductory program as our teams will play against the best basketball teams in our region.  GCAA Travel does it's best to work around Middle School/CYO conflicts during the basketball season and ensures that there are no scheduling conflicts between travel/intramural games.  GCAA aims to create two or three teams per grade subject to adequate demand and available coaching.  For girls in 4th-6th grades, we will consider starting the travel season in January 2016 in order to avoid CYO conflicts if there is an interest in doing so.

 

The $400 Travel fee due at the time of tryouts includes participation in the GCAA intramural program. Boys 6th grade and under and Girls 5th grade and under are required to play intramurals if they make a travel team.  Boys 7th grade and older and Girls 6th grade and older are strongly encouraged to participate in the intramural program although there is no requirement to do so, even if they make a travel team. For players only interested in playing intramurals there is no need to try out, just simply complete a GCAA intramural application, found on the gc-aa.com website, and mail it in.  For more information about the GCAA intramural basketball program please see the separate article in this edition of GC News.   

 

Please pre-register for travel tryouts with the contacts listed below (make sure to note age/grade/birth date of the player when you send the email):

 

3rd Grade Boys, 4th Grade Boys, 5th Grade Boys - George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com)

 

6th Grade Boys, 7th Grade Boys, 8th Grade Boys - Mike DeLuca (mdeluca42@gmail.com)

 

4th/5th/6th/7th/8th Grade Girls - Jeff Lawlor (jefflawlor@optonline.net)

 

The dates and times of the tryouts are as follows (but you must pre-register with the contacts above beforehand):

 

3rd Grade Boys - Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

4th Grade Boys - Monday, October 5th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

5th Grade Boys - Tuesday, October 6th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

6th Grade Boys - Monday, October 5th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

 

7th Grade Boys - Thursday, October 1st from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

 

8th Grade Boys - Tuesday, October 6th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's 

 

4th Grade Girls - Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

5th Grade Girls - Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

6th Grade Girls - Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

7th Grade Girls - Thursday, October 8th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

 

8th Grade Girls - Thursday, October 8th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

 

Also if anyone is interested in coaching a travel basketball team or has a question about the GCAA Travel Basketball program please contact Mike DeLuca (mdeluca42@gmail.com) or George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com).

 

Thank You for your continued support of GCAA Basketball.

 

 

 

GCAA Intramural Basketball is NOW Accepting Applications for the 2015-2016 Season

 

GCAA, an entity that has been running sports in Garden City for over 60 years, is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 season.  The application can be downloaded via the GCAA website (gc-aa.com) and it will also be sent home in school backpacks during the week of September 14th.  Please sign up early to lock in the rates of $60 for the K/1st grade clinics and $100 for intramural games (2nd - 8th grades.)  Late Fees of $25 will apply after October 31st.

 

The GCAA intramural basketball season starts on Saturday, December 5th and runs thru early March.  The season concludes with Championship Saturday on March 5th, 2016.  GCAA intramural basketball expects over 850 participants (boys + girls) and 64 teams again this year, and is held on Saturdays at St. Paul's.  GCAA rosters, schedules, standings, and clinics are easy to follow via the GCAA website (gc-aa.com). GCAA also runs a Challenger Program for the physically and mentally challenged with over 100 participants each year.

 

Feel free to reach out to any of the GCAA dedicated volunteers below:

 

Directors - George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com) and Mike DeLuca (mdeluca42@gmail.com

 

Grade Coordinators:

 

Kindergarten Clinic (Boys and Girls) - Andy Kraus (andy.kraus68@gmail.com)

1st Grade Clinic (Boys and Girls) - Bill O'Donohue (hour4boys@yahoo.com)

2nd Grade Boys - Andy Kraus (andy.kraus68@gmail.com)

3rd Grade Boys - Ed Kneafsey (emkneafsey@optonline.net)

4th Grade Boys - George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com)

5th Grade Boys - Pat Pryor (dennis.pryor@ubs.com)

6th Grade Boys - Bill O'Donohue (hour4boys@yahoo.com)

7th/8th Grade Boys - Scott Paskewitz (scottpask5@hotmail.com)

2nd/3rd Grade Girls - JJ Morris (jjmorris@benchmarkcompany.com)

4th/5th/6th Grade Girls - Mike VanBlenis (Michael.VanBlenis@commerzbank.com)

7th/8th Grade Girls - Jeff Lawlor (jefflawlor@optonline.net)

 

Our anticipated schedule for the 2015-2016 season (Saturdays beginning December 5th) will be as follows:

 

8 - 9:00 AM, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Clinics (Boys and Girls)

9 - 10:00 AM, 2nd Grade Boys Games 

10 - 11:00 AM, 2nd/3rd Grade Girls Games

11 - 12:00 PM, 3rd Grade Boys Games

12 - 1:30 PM, 4th Grade Boys Games

1:30 - 3:00 PM, 5th Grade Boys Games

3 - 4:30 PM, 4th/5th/6th Grade Girls Games

4:30 - 6:00 PM, 6th Grade Boys Games

 

7th/8th Grade Boys Games time varies (Saturday afternoons, Friday nights, other weeknights possible)

 

7th/8th Grade Girls Games time varies (Saturday afternoons, Friday nights, other weeknights possible)

 

Feel free to contact either George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com) or Mike DeLuca (mdeluca42@gmail.com) with any questions regarding the GCAA intramural basketball program.  If you are also interested in GCAA's travel basketball program please refer to the separate article in this week's edition of the GC News.

 

Thanks for your continued support of GCAA basketball.