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Elks Club Hoop Shoot Competition

GBA families,

We are happy to inform you that the Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202 has announced the date for the Annual ELKS ―HOOP SHOOT COMPETITION. 

This is a free throw contest for children ages 8 to 13 years old as of April 1st 2018.

 The competition will be held at the Glastonbury High School on December 30, 2017. Registration starts at 1:30 PM.

Age groups are as follows:

  *  8-9 years old
  *  10-11 years old
  *  12-13 years old

This event is fully funded by Glastonbury ELKS Lodge # 2202 and is free to competitors! The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance to the district event in Wallingford, CT  and have a chance to move through additional tiers of competition to qualify for the state, region and on to the national event held in Chicago.

This event is open to all kids not just GBA members, so tell your friends.

Call or email Matt Hill with any questions (860) 316-8989 or  .

Come out, compete and have some fun!

by posted 12/04/2017
GBA Cancellation Procedures



Decisions to cancel GBA activities will be made sufficiently in advance to provide adequate notice and to ensure we do not end up with unreasonable custodial expenses due to late cancellations/no shows.  In order to notify custodial staff, parks crew, personnel/officials and visiting teams, decisions to cancel will be made as follows:



If the Glastonbury Public Schools are cancelled, all GBA activities are cancelled.

If the Glastonbury Public Schools dismiss early, all GBA activities are cancelled.



REC LEAGUE: Cancellations will be announced on the Parks & Recreation Activity Line (860-652-7689) no later than 8:00 a.m.


TRAVEL LEAGUE: The decision to cancel will be made by each town based on weather conditions, confirmation with out of town teams and communication with referees.  Cancellations will be announced on the Travel Hot Line (860-368-2519) as follows:


Morning/Early Afternoon Games

By 7:30 a.m. for all games with start times before 2:00 p.m.


Afternoon/Evening Games

By 12:30 p.m. for all games with start times of 2:00 p.m. or later. 

by posted 11/27/2017
GBA Concussion Protocol

GBA Concussion Protocol rev 11/2017

The following four-step action plan for the GBA Basketball program adapted from the CDC that provides information on what should be done if a concussion occurs or is suspected.

  1. Immediately remove the athlete from play. Look for signs and symptoms of a concussion if the athlete has experienced a bump or blow to the head or body. When in doubt, keep the athlete out of play.
  1. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Health care professionals have a number of methods that they can use to assess the severity of concussions. Recording the following information can help them in assessing the athlete after the injury:
    • cause of the injury and force of the hit or blow to the head or body;
    • any loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out) and if so, for how long;
    • any memory loss immediately following the injury;
    • any seizures immediately following the injury; and
    • if known, the number of previous concussions.
  1. Inform the athlete’s parents/guardians immediately or as soon as possible (required to occur within 24 hours in Connecticut) about the suspected concussion and that the athlete should be seen by a health care professional and that written clearance by a licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions must be provided to the school in order for the student athlete to participate in team activities involving physical exertion. Please notify your League Commissioner at this time as well.
  1. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a licensed health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, determines that the athlete is symptom-free and clears the student to begin the return-to-play protocol. A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first—usually within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks)—can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in edema (brain swelling), permanent brain damage, and even death (CDC 2012).

Note: Best practice suggests that the athlete should be kept out of play until he or she has a normal exam, is back to his or her pre-injury academic participation and has completed a supervised graduated exercise (“Return-to-Play”) protocol (Br J Sports Med 2013;47: 250–258; Journal of Athletic Training 2014;49(2):245–265; Pediatric Annals Sept. 2012, 41 (9):1-6).

by posted 11/27/2017
PCA Requirements for Coaches

PCA Requirement for all GBA Coaches


Hello Coaches,

Thank you for volunteering to coach in the GBA this season.  Your time and dedication is extremely valuable to the program.  Without your effort, the GBA travel and recreation programs do not exist.  ....Again THANK YOU!!!!

As most of you know, the GBA has made a commitment to the Positive Coaches Alliance and it is our ongoing goal to provide a positive basketball experience to all participants.  That goal can't be achieved without your help.  We require all of our coaches to take the Double Goal Coach online training seminar(s).  We believe the kids will benefit when we have coaches, officials and parents working together toward a common set of goals.  

We also would like to encourage coaches and parents to use the PCA website as it provides tools and communications tips for coaches.  Here are a couple examples of resources available at the PCA website:  and

If you have not taken any PCA courses, please take the online course DGC_1 (Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons).

Course access instructions:
1. Go to , and click “Register with voucher code” (Option #1)
2. Enter your organization’s Voucher Code, GlastonburyBasketball17 (case sensitive) at the top of the registration page and complete the form.

If you previously (prior years) have taken the first course, please take the online course DGC_2 (Double-Goal Coach: Culture, Practices and Games).

 Course access instructions:
1. Go to , and click “Register with voucher code” (Option #1)
2. Enter your organization’s Voucher Code, GlastonburyBasketballDGC217(case sensitive) at the top of the registration page and complete the form.

It takes about an hour to complete either DGC_1 or DGC-2 course.  

If you have any questions or concerns, you can direct them either to me ( ) or your League Commissioner.

Have a great season!

Al Plummer

PCA Coordinator, GBA

by posted 11/06/2017
Save the Date - Kids 4 Kids Charity 3-on-3 Tournament


March 10, 2018

Mark you calendar!! 


GBA Families,

It's never too early to start planning for such a special event.  The 6th Annual Kids 4 Kids Charity 3-on-3 Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.   More details including the time slots and gyms for different age levels, date of registration, and volunteer opportunities will be announced throughout the year.  We hope to see you there for a great day of basketball for some great causes.

by posted 09/26/2017
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