Last Updated: September 17, 2017

September 11, 2017

Upcoming 2017 - 2018 Season

To all Coordinators and Coaches, 
We hope you had a great summer.
With the basketball season less than 4 months away we would like to share with you our Important Dates: 
Important Dates:
League Meeting Monday Sept 11 - 7:00 - 8:00pm  Ridge High School - Room 630
We ask that at least one representative from each town be present. If you cannot attend please send me an email.
1.      League Fee: 
Full Participant - $125 fee if paid by Sunday October 1, thereafter $150 by Sunday October 22. [10 to 14 game schedule]
Partial Participant - $75 fee [One game against each opponent in your division, no playoffs ~approximate 6 games]
                 *Partial Teams only - if you can send 6 of the dates (below) as conflict dates to your other league we will schedule your GSBL games on those dates. 
                           Fridays - 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 2/2
                               Saturday - 12/16, 1/13, 2/3
                               Sundays - 12/17, 1/14, 2/4  
2.     Registration Deadline - Sunday Oct 22 
3.     Gym availability and conflict dates - Friday Oct 27 
pleas submit to League Scheduler (Link K. same as last year -He does a GREAT job!) Please start working with your town on your gym availability now. 
4. Please give us at least 10 Home dates and start times (per team) so we can schedule 7 or 8 Home games. Please offer some weekday dates for close opponents. Minimum 75 minutes per game for scheduling.
5. If willing to play back to back Home/Away games please designate what dates you are willing to do this. 
*Many teams started doing this last year and found it was better for traveling and scheduling games especially when playing in 2 leagues. 
6.     Preliminary schedules distributed - Monday Nov 13 
     distributed to both Town Coordinators and Head Coaches 
7.   Final Schedules- Monday Nov 20 
Coordinators and Coaches have 6 days to review dates together and submit changes to GSBL by Saturday Nov 18th.  
8.     Final schedules posted on website - Wed Nov 22 
9.     Start of Season - Saturday Nov 25 (if you need to start after a certain date please mark those dates as conflict dates) 
10.     End of Season - Sunday Feb 18 
11.    Playoff pairings announced - Wed Feb 21
*all teams make the playoffs - if only one division their will be an upper and lower bracket for competitive reasons.
12.  Playoffs 
1st Round: Thurs Feb 22 - Sun Feb 25 
Semis: Sun Feb 25 - Sat Mar 3
Finals: Sun Mar 4 [3 sites - no changes] 
13. Finals - Super Sunday March 4 
     [games will be hosted at 3 sites again with similar game time schedule as last year - if you know of certain time problems please let us know ASAP so we can schedule accordingly - prefer no changes after we set the times] 
o    If interested in hosting please email Hoddy Mahon at or call 908-451-1486
Additional Items: 
  • All teams will be required to have at least one email displayed on website for contacting during the season (you may have multiple). If you want yours removed, please let us know along with the New Contact person's information. 
  • Teams playing in multiple leagues, please coordinate your gym time prior to Friday Oct 27 deadline. We want to secure your schedule early so you don't have many changes to make.  
    • Please do not give the same gym time to your other leagues. Coordinate with your Town Coordinator/Scheduler to avoid these conflicts prior to the season. 
  • Teams preferring to play 2 games on a weekend day please mark that on your gym availability forms. Host and Away
    • If you Coach multiple teams make sure you note that on all your forms; contact info, conflict dates and gym availability. 
  • Please fill out your conflict dates form - Last year we were 95% successful in adhering to all requests. We will strive for 100% again this year but need your assistance early.  
  • All forms will be updated and on our website by August 1.
  • All teams will be responsible to post their game scores to the website; within 24 hours after game being played. 
  • You can start sending me your notice of intent to play now; include gender, division (highest, middle, lowest) and amount of teams from your town.
  • If you were undefeated or had a large margin of victory - you are encouraged to move to the higher division.  
  • League website -
If anyone has any topics they would like to discuss prior to the meeting please give me a call. 
We look forward in everyone returning so we can continue to have competitive games and another GREAT SEASON for the players! 
Enjoy the rest of your summer, 
Hoddy Mahon