Last Updated: February 23, 2017

Welcome to Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association


Northwoods/Metro travel team tryouts

All travels teams 4th-8th grade are now posted 

Please pay remaining balance by logging into your registration on our website and selecting the program your son or daughter is in. 

Northwoods total $250

Metro total $350

(7th and 8th grade $350 please make checks out to Hoops Club and give to your coach or Connie Sutherland)



The Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association is now searching for those interested in becoming board members. Please contact us if you are interested via email at

NEW online registration!!!

GRABA has now added online registration!!! Please click on the link in the upper right hand corner to register your child(ren) for youth basketball. Registration is open for Boys and Girls grades K-2 and 3-6.

For information about ALL programs please click here... Registration information      

If your child makes a travel team on October 27th you will have to register them again under TRAVEL TEAM and pay the remainder of the balance ($350-$75=$275).

Community Outdoor Courts Project

Click on the link for information pertaining to our "Outdoor Courts at the YMCA" project. So much progress has been made but we are not to the finish line yet and we need your help. Please get the word out.

  Out Door Courts at the YMCA information 




Our mission is to create a fun, fair, and safe basketball environment that focuses on developing respect for others, self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, and basketball skills in our Grand Rapids Area student athletes. We strive to provide the best competition at all grade levels while maintaining the highest degree of participation and sportsmanship.

GRABA Statement

GRABA Purpose:
To promote, foster and perpetuate the game of basketball at the youth level.
GRABA Philosophy:
Basketball should be a fun and rewarding experience for all: players, coaches, spectators and referees.

Welcome to the Grand Rapids Minnesota Area Basketball Association. Organized in 1996, GRABA serves as the booster club for the high school program, sponsors traveling teams in the GRABA Traveling League, provides funding support for the middle school program and administers the elementary school program. GRABA works with the Grand Rapids Recreation and Parks Department, ISD #318 activities and community education departments to provide developmental and competitive basketball for girls and boys in grades 1-12 in the Grand Rapids area.

Receive text mesage alerts and or emails from GRABA sign up here!

We are now using a free alert service called REMIND. Please click on the link and follow the instructions to receive important information from GRABA.

Please review the GRABA Handbook in our HANDOUTS/FORMS section

All parents and players must review the GRABA handbook prior to playing in the first games.

Background Studies

All coaches and volunteers of GRABA will be required to fill out and pass a background study. The background study can be filled out online. The link to the website is under WEBSITE LINKS on our sidebar menu. Thank you for being a part of this awesome program.

Donation request letter

Please read and consider our donation request letter in our HANDOUTS section on the side bar. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

Monday, Mar 13
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC
Monday, Apr 10
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC
Monday, May 8
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC

For a complete calendar listing, click here!