WELCOME TO THE GSBBL, LLC
2013 - 2014 BASKETBALL SEASON
**A NOTE FROM THE LEAGUE ADMINISTRATORS**
Dear Coaches, Parents and Players,
In all due respect, we know everyone is anxious to start playing, but please bear with us. With the schedules that have already been posted to this point, the cancellations, time changes, venue changes etc...have been plentiful and hard enough to keep up with while trying to schedule. We cannot physically answer 100-150 emails per day about when the schedules will be posted. Besides scheduling, we are also inputting other information on the website, in hopes, to make everyones lives easier, but it all takes time.
We will continue to work on December's schedule daily so please continue to check your schedule. During the month of December we will try to schedule every team for at least 2 games (some will have more). Your full schedule will not be completed until after December's is finalized, this will most likely be completed by the last week of December. If you have not sent in your Home Gym time please do so immediately.
COACHES it is your responsibility to confirm with the opposing Coach on date, game time and gym location prior to your scheduled game. We recommend doing this ASAP for possible errors, any errors please bring to our attention immediately.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but thank you in advance for your understanding.
Chuck, Nancy and Marian
Inclement Weather Policy:
HOME team is responsible for contacting us and the opposing Coach immediately for School Closing. We will contact the Refs. If school is cancelled day of please call Chuck Archdeacon (908-797-5481) immediately - NO EMAILS for cancellation on the same day.
Make up Policy:
Please send me a make up date ASAP. If you and the opposing Coach can come up with an agreed upon date that will speed up the rescheduling process and help alleviate conflicts. Do not wait to reschedule this for the end of the year.
SEASON WILL BEGIN MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
The Garden State Basketball League is entering its 27th season. Last year, 295 teams encompassing twenty three divisions competed with more than 3000 players participating.
Within the boys league there will be 4th through 8th grades in the American, National, and Central Divisions. Within the girls league there will be 4th through 8th grades in the American and National Divisions. Some towns may have enough players to enter two teams within a division. The fees this year will be $135.00 per team entered.
Depending upon the number of teams in each division, each team will play 10-14 regular season games. In addition, single elimination playoffs will be held in late February and early March.
Trophies will be provided and awarded within each division as follows:
* Individual player trophies (12 Maximum)for the first place team (regular season)
* Individual player trophies (12 Maximum)for BOTH the first and second place playoff finishers.
Towns with both 5th and 6th grade teams, and 7th and 8th grade will have home games scheduled back to back. In the 4th grade league, games must be scheduled as doubleheaders with another team in the boy or girl divisions. A single game at one site will not be scheduled unless there are unusual circumstances.
As always, a 4th grade team will not be able to participate in the 5th grade league and a 5th grade team will not be able to participate in the 6th grade league, etc. A team that was dominating last year may choose to move up to an upper division.
Go to leaguelineup.com/gsb to find an updated version of the league rules under the tab titled "Handouts." You should note that these rules differ from high school basketball rules.
Registration, entrance fees and proof of insurance MUST be received by November 12. Rosters are due by November 22nd. Schedules will be developed and distributed by late November for all December games for BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS. Games will begin Monday, December 2nd. Some teams have requested to play games on December 21st. If you would like your team to play, please let us know. The last scheduled game for December will be Saturday, December 21st. Games will begin again on January 3rd, 2014.
PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:
P.O. BOX 503
BLOOMSBURY, NJ 08804
Chuck Archdeacon/Nancy Fisher/Marian Byrnes