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GCAA Announces Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Travel Basketball Season

 

GCAA will be hosting tryouts for Travel Basketball during the week of September 24th.  The teams will play in the highly competitive Island Garden Super League.  In order to be eligible for tryouts, all players must pre register for the tryout via email to gliberopoulos@yahoo.com and bring a check for $415 payable to "GCAA" to the try out (along with a completed travel basketball application which can be downloaded from the gc-aa.com website, located under "Forms".)  Please note there is an additional charge of $50 for all players that require a new uniform (ALL 3rd grade boys will need a new uniform this year.)

 

The Island Garden Super League season includes an 18 game schedule (plus playoffs) starting in late November 2018 and running thru March 2019.  Travel Teams will also practice 1-2 times per week. Please note that the travel program is not an introductory program as our teams will play against the best basketball teams in our region.  GCAA Travel does it's best to work around Middle School/CYO conflicts during the basketball season and ensures that there are no scheduling conflicts between travel/intramural games.  GCAA aims to create two or three teams per grade subject to adequate demand and available coaching.  For girls in 4th - 8th grades, we will consider starting the travel season in January 2019 in order to avoid CYO conflicts if there is an interest in doing so.

 

The $415 Travel Fee due at the time of tryouts includes participation in the GCAA intramural program. Boys 6th grade and under and Girls 5th grade and under are required to play intramurals if they make a travel team.  Boys 7th grade and older and Girls 6th grade and older are strongly encouraged to participate in the intramural program although there is no requirement to do so, even if they make a travel team.    

 

Please pre register for travel tryouts by sending an email to gliberopoulos@yahoo.com and include age/grade/birth date of the player when you send the email):

  

The dates and times of the tryouts are as follows (but you must pre register via email beforehand):

 

3rd Grade Boys - Tuesday, September 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

4th Grade Boys - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

5th Grade Boys - Tuesday, September 25th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

6th Grade Boys - Monday, September 24th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

7th Grade Boys - Thursday, September 27th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's

8th Grade Boys - Thursday, September 27th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at St Paul's 

4th Grade Girls - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

5th Grade Girls - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

6th Grade Girls - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

7th Grade Girls - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

8th Grade Girls - Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at St Paul's

 

Thank You for your continued support of GCAA Basketball.           

 

George Liberopoulos

gliberopoulos@yahoo.com

917-763-5220  


GCAA Intramural Basketball Online Registration Now Open for the 2018-2019 Season

 

GCAA is proud to announce that intramural basketball online registration for the 2018-2019 season is now available at www.gc-aa.com (click basketball, click registration button on home page.)  Please register early to lock in the rates of $75 for the K/1st grade clinics and $115 for intramural games (2nd-8th grades.)  Late fees of $25 will apply after October 31st.

 

The GCAA intramural basketball season starts on Saturday, December 1st and runs thru early March.  The season concludes with Championship Saturday on March 9th, 2019.  GCAA intramural basketball expects over 800 participants (boys + girls) and at least 64 teams again this year, and is held on Saturdays at St. Paul's.  GCAA rosters, schedules, standings, and clinics are easy to follow via the GCAA website (www.gc-aa.com.) 

 

Feel free to reach out to any of the GCAA dedicated volunteers below:

 

Directors:

 

George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com)

Nate Coelen (natecoelen@hotmail.com)

 

Grade Coordinators:

 

Mike Hansman (mhansman@nadcw.com) - Kindergarten Boys & Girls Clinic 

Tom Ryan (tom.ryan@broadridge.com) & Matt Garry (matthew@ripplepools.com) - 1st Grade Boys and Girls Clinic 

Ted Gray (teddygray_99@yahoo.com) & Nate Coelen (natecoelen@hotmail.com) - 2nd Grade Boys 

Andy Kraus (andy.kraus68@gmail.com) - 3rd Grade Boys 

Bill O'Donohue (hour4boys@yahoo.com) - 4th Grade Boys 

Andy Kraus (andy.kraus68@gmail.com) - 5th Grade Boys 

Ed Kneafsey (emkneafsey@optonline.net) - 6th Grade Boys 

Scott Paskewitz (scottpask5@hotmail.com) & George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com) - 7th/8th Grade Boys 

Mike Hansman (mhansman@nadcw.com) & James Perisa (james@horizoninsulation.net) - 2nd/3rd Grade Girls 

JJ Morris (jjmorris187@gmail.com) & James Perisa (james@horizoninsulation.net) - 4th/5th/6th Grade Girls 

George Liberopoulos (gliberopoulos@yahoo.com) - 7th/8th Grade Girls

 

Our anticipated schedule for the 2018-2019 season (Saturdays beginning December 1st) is as follows:

 

8:00 -  9:00 AM   (Kindergarten & 1st Grade Clinics, Boys and Girls)

9:00 - 10:00 AM  (2nd Grade Boys Games)

10:00 - 11:00 AM (2nd/3rd Grade Girls Games)

11:00 - 12:00 PM (3rd Grade Boys Games)

12:00 - 1:30 PM   (4th Grade Boys Games)

1:30 - 3:00 PM     (5th Grade Boys Games)

3:00 - 4:30 PM     (4th/5th/6th Grade Girls Games)

4:30 - 6:00 PM     (6th Grade Boys Games)

 

7th/8th Grade Boys Games time varies (Saturday afternoons & Friday nights)

 

7th/8th Grade Girls Games time varies (Saturday afternoons & Friday nights)

 

Thanks for your continued support of GCAA Basketball !!!