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Welcome to Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association


Boys and Girls 3rd-6th registration/assessments/tryouts

Boys and Girls grades 3-6 registration nights will be Tuesday October 14th and Wednesday October 15th 5:00-7:00pm RJEMS commons.

Assessments and tryouts will be held for Girls grades 3-6 October 22nd starting at 5pm @ RJEMS. Boys October 23rd starting at 5pm @ RJEMS.

Each grade will go for 1 hour with 3rd grade starting at 5pm. REGISTRATION FORMS & INFORMATION can be found in our

HANDOUTS/REGISTRATION FORMS section on our side menu. 


Girls 7th and 8th grade assessments/tryouts Boys 7th & 8th info.

Girls 7th and 8th grade assessments and tryouts will be held Monday October 20th and Tuesday Oct. 21st from 6-8pm at RJEMS. There may also be a "call-back" night and that will be held Friday October 24th 6-8pm. Interested players must attend all dates. The actual season starts November 17th.

Players need to register and pay before November 17th at the RJEMS office or on the High school website activities link. School basketball schedules are available at 

Boys 7th and 8th grade interested in playing basketball need to register and pay at the RJEMS office or on the High school website activities link. before the first day of practice on Nov. 17th @ RJEMS after school. Schedules are available at 

Travel team tryouts will be mid December For boys grades 7th and 8th.

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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 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.

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,  Nov 10
GRABA board meeting 6:30pm ALC
Monday,  Dec 8
GRABA board meeting 6:30pm ALC
Monday,  Jan 12
GRABA board meeting 6:30pm ALC

For a complete calendar listing, click here!


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