HGBL had two of it's four teams (5th and 8th) compete in the 2014 South Shore Girls Basketball League Championships.
Congratulations to the 5th grade Halifax Girls Team for being the 2014 Champions!
Halifax Girls Basketball League (HGBL) is a non-profit organization that allows Halifax girls in the 3rd-9th grades the opportunity for exercise, learn and develop basketball skills, and to socialize with their peers on a recreational level. Games are played at the Halifax Elementary School gym. HGBL strives to keep it's registration rates low and affordable for all families in town and no girl will be denied the opportunity to participate due to financial hardship. HGBL also forms grade appropriate "travel" teams that will compete in the South Shore Girls Basketball league and in various tournaments.
Halifax Girls grades 3rd through 9th are welcome and encouraged to play in the Halifax Girls Basketball In-Town League. The In-Town league provides girls an opportunity to have fun with their friends, get some exercise, and learn some basketball skills along the way. All games are held at the Halifax Elementary School Gym Games are typically once a week Games typically start in January and end in March Teams typically practice once a week
Game/Practice Guideline for In-Town League
Halifax Travel Basketball
Halifax Girls Basketball holds tryouts in October to form "Travel" teams for 4th-8th grades for the upcoming season. Girls must be a full-time resident of the town of Halifax to be eligible. Practices will start immediately after teams are selected.
The 4th grade team:
HGBL will form a 4th grade team if there is sufficient interest on a year-to-year basis. Will play in an independent 4th grade travel league at the Kingston Sportcenter in Kingston, MA. May (at coaches discretion) participate in a tournaments at an additional cost Each player will use a team issued reversible-mesh jersey Will practice on Sunday mornings
The 5th-8th Grade teams:
Will participate in the South Shore Girls Basketball league May (at coaches discretion) participate in 2-3 tournaments at an additional cost Each player will receive a full uniform; reversible team jersey, team shorts, team warm-up shirt Will practice 1-2x per week depending on gym availibility
Travel players in grades 4-6 are required to also participate in our In-Town league. HGBL believes that players need to participate in both, as the In-Town games allow the travel players to work on "their game" and further practice and implement the advanced skills they are learning in travel. Playing time is not equal in Travel games, not every girl carries the ball, etc, but in the In-Town league they are the top players and will do more.
Girls in grades 7-8 are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to also participate in our In-Town League. (For the same reasons as above)