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Register now for the Kids 4 Kids Charity Basketball Tournament

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The Sixth Annual “G-bury Kids 4 Kids”

Charity 3v3 Hoop Tournament

Saturday March 10th

 

Registration Now at:   www.gbahoops.org

 

Parents and Coaches

 

Please talk with your son or daughter and help them coordinate their team registration.  Here is what you will need to know/have to register your team

 

  1. Names of at least 3 Players – Max of 5 players (4 Players is recommended)
  2. $100 per team payable online
  3. No more than 2 travel or high school players on any team
  4. A name for your team

 

Who is Eligible to Play?

 

All Glastonbury Resident Grades 3 – 12 (GBA Eligible Players)

** Space will be limited

 

Prizes for Best Uniform & Team Name (By Division)

 

Each team is responsible for their Team Uniform.  Prizes will be awarded. 

 

Game Schedule by Grade & Gender (subject to change):

 

Gender/Grade

Start Time

End Time

Location

Boys 3

9:00

11:00

GHS

Boys 4

11:00

1:00

GHS

Boys 5

1:00

3:00

GHS

Boys 6

3:00

5:00

GHS

Boys 7

9:00

11:00

Smith

Boys 8

11:00

1:00

Smith

Boys High School

1:00

3:00

Smith

Girls 3&4

9:00

11:00

Magnet

Girls 5&6

11:00

1:00

Magnet

Girls 7&8

1:00

3:00

Magnet

Girls High School

3:00

5:00

Magnet

 

 

Kids for Kids Mission:

 

Kids for Kids CT was created in 2013, and provides a vehicle for Glastonbury children to raise money to benefit other children, and instill the values of philanthropy and community.  The primary fundraiser is an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which over the past 5 years has raised over $120,000 for a number of worthy causes.  The tournament and organization is run completely by volunteers, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to worthy causes both local and global.  Past beneficiaries have included Glastonbury ABC House, Hartford Boys & Girls Club, Ghana Children’s Fund, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  For more information, please visit www.kidsforkidsct.com.

 


by posted 02/20/2018
GBA Cancellation Procedures

GBA – WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

 

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:

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

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

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

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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
Save the Date - Kids 4 Kids Charity 3-on-3 Tournament

KIDS 4 KIDS CHARITY TOURNAMENT

March 10, 2018

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!!!  

 

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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