Winter basketball for 5th-8th grade school teams

About Georgia Youth Basketball Association

The long term vision of the GYBA is to develop a true state wide post season middle school tournament to crown school based state champions in the state of Georgia.  GYBA will work with the various district middle school leagues to extend bids from the top teams in each league for the GYBA State Championships.   

In 2020 GYBA will also host a school based league open to 5th-8th grade school feeder teams whose leagues have been canceled.    

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2020 GYBA League Details

Who: 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls.  No travel or rec teams.  School based teams only.
When: Regular Season (November 21st – January 31) Post Season (February 1-7)
Days:  Saturdays and Sundays
Divisions: 5th grade boys, 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys, 8th grade boys, 5th/6th grade girls, 7th/8th grade girls
Number of Games: 14 regular season games plus a post-season tournament
Location: Suwanee Sports Academy
Important Dates: 

  • 10/16 – $150 deposit due 
  • 11/7 –  Full team fee due
  • 11/15 – Coaches meeting and team certification

Cost: $950/team (approx $95 per player) – There are no multi-team discounts



Other Important Information

  • GYBA will administer league, provide officials, scorekeepers, league directors, event coverage, live streaming of games and post season awards.   
  • Teams are responsible for their practices and uniforms
  • Team insurance can be purchased through GYBA for $92 (covers all team activities including practices)
  • In hopes of increasing girls participation our girls divisions will combine grades – 5th/6th grade girls & 7th/8th grade girls
  • League will have ongoing media coverage including articles, recaps, photos and videos.  
  • Each team must consist of only players who belong to the same high school cluster.  
  • See League rules for details on rosters.  

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