Last Updated: August 7, 2016

Welcome to Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association


Tall Timber Days Parade

All Youth bballers are welcome to walk in the Tall Timber Days Parade with GRABA. Be to the fairgrounds parking lot and wear a basketball jersey /shirt if possible by Sunday 12:30pm. Please text Mandy Giffen at 218-360-1097 or Jenni Johnson at 218-398-3828 before Sunday with your child's name & age if interested. Thank you!!!

Attention to parents with kids walking in the parade on Sunday: Parking may be a challenge and you may have to walk a ways to get your child to the staging area in the fairgrounds parking lot so please plan accordingly to ensure enough time to get your child there by 12:30. This is our first year doing the parade so please be patient as we work out these details. Our number one goal is to keep all the kids safe and make sure they all have a good time! 


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




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.

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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, Sep 12
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC
Monday, Oct 10
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC
Monday, Nov 14
GRABA board meeting6:30pmALC

For a complete calendar listing, click here!