Last Updated: November 22, 2017
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  • The GRABA website will be undergoing some updates...check back often for new information.
  • GRABA is in need of motivated and positive people to serve on the board
  • Grand Rapids Boys Basketball Camp set for June 6-9

Welcome to Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association

GRABA

IMPORTANT GRABA DATES

November 1-30: K-2 House League online registration open

December 2: Grades 3-6 House League games @ Remer HS

December 9: Grades 3-6 House League games @ Deer River HS

December 16: Grades 3-6 House League games @ RJEMS

December 18: Grades K-2 House League practice begins

January 6, 13, 20, 27: Grades K-2 House League games @ RJEMS

February 10: Boys Travel League North Country Classic Home Tournament

February 17: Girls Travel League North Country Classic Home Tournament

March 10: Boys Travel League Northwoods Home Tournament

March 17: Girls Travel League Northwoods Home Tournament

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I would like to welcome everyone to the Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association’s web site. It is the GRABA board’s hope that this website will provide information that is useful and informative.


Since 1996, GRABA has proudly served all the children, grades K-6, who reside in the Grand Rapids School District.
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.

The GRABA board recognizes there are times when issues arise that may cause concerns. If at anytime any of our members have a concern, we urge them to communicate their concerns with a coach, board member, or the board of directors. The board meetings in our organization are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.


As an organization, we are committed to our children and I entrust that all adults who have a role in mentoring, whether a coach, volunteer, board member, or parent on the sideline, will strive to lead by example. GRABA also supports all athletics and activities in Grand Rapids, and encourages our athletes to play multiple sports. GRABA does not support sport specialization.

Lastly, I wish all of our children and youth a successful year. I ask everyone to remember, winning is important, but it is secondary to our mission of striving to mold our children of today into the mentally sound and well-adjusted men and women of tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Troy Gunderson

GRABA President

MISSION STATEMENT, PURPOSE, & PHILOSOPHY

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 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.