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Welcome to Grand Rapids Area Basketball Association


Tournament schedules available in HANDOUTS/FORMS section

Tournament schedules are being uploaded to the HANDOUTS/FORMS section of our side menu. We will put them in as we receive them. 

Traveling team parents grades 4-6 see HANDOUTS section for important volunteer hours information!

Girls and Boys grades 4-6 traveling and House team info.

Thank you all who participated in our assessments and tryouts this week. We had a great turnout and the future of Grand Rapids basketball is looking bright!

We are in need of volunteer coaches for the HOUSE teams. Please contact Matt Winkles at 259-8972 if you are interested. If we do not get more coaches there will be larger than normal teams Thank you!

Traveling team rosters for boys and girls grades 4-6 are available they are posted in our TEAMS/ROSTERS  section on the side menu. If your child's name is NOT on the list they have been placed on a HOUSE team and a coach will be calling you once they get their rosters. 

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

7th and 8th grade girls school basketball starts Nov. 17th. 7th grade assessment results will be announced at that time. Players on the school teams 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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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.


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 3
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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